We are drawn to people’s eyes. They frame the face. They’re bold. Alluring. Hypnotising. It’s human instinct.
Or is it just me who thinks that?
They’re the first thing I notice when I look at someone, even more so when they’re sporting a mascara that makes their eyes pop. I’m a fan of volumized (and lengthened) lashes, so here are my top 5 picks of the ones I’ve recently used or been a fan of for years. From budget to big, there’s something for everyone.
Also, it’s just in time for the party season, so might make a great gift for the party season.
Maybelline Lash Sensational £9.99 (but always on some kind of offer in most places)
This remains my ultimate winner and is probably my favourite mascara as I keep coming back to it as it doesn’t let me down. It’s a budget-friendly way of getting big, bold, volumized and beautiful lashes, that doesn’t smudge on the top or bottom. It lasts pretty much all day when I work in London, only just smudging when I get home from the train 6am to 10pm – if that!
I got it earlier this year in my Beauty Pie haul and have finally got round to properly using it. It’s perfect! No faults and it lasts all day. I haven’t come across panda eyes yet, unless it’s super late in the day. Nor have I seen smudging on my lower lashes.
It ticks a lot of boxes, where 40% of its packaging is made from post-consumer waste and 99% of its ingredients are derived from natural raw materials. It’s super volumizing and stays on for most of the day, although I refrain from putting it on my bottom lashes as it heads into panda-eye territory quicker.
Charlotte Tilbury mascaras how come a long way since their first Legendary Lashes which would smudge at the first opportunity. This one is gorgeous and a treat for the eyes. The makeup artist used this on me at my makeover when I went to their Covent Garden boutique, although if you have extra long lashes like me, be sure to check below your brows for possible smudging
MAC Stack £26 (get a 2 pack at Boots for the same price!)
I wore this in Naples. It lasts pretty much all day, but won’t lie, it’s not the best at waterproof! I only started to get panda eyes as I approached taking my makeup off at the end of the day – not bad for battling the elements during the day.
Have you tried any of these? Maybe you have some more recommendations – drop them in the comments below!