6 April 2013

Beauty on a Budget # 4


For this month's Beauty on a Budget post I wanted to cover mascara, because for me finding a good mascara can be just as hard as finding a good foundation. Finding the perfect mascara can be even harder and sometimes you can go through brand after brand, mascara after mascara, trying to find that perfect one which really makes your lashes stand out and look naturally full, long and thick. I have a couple of high-end mascaras which I think are so good I should bow down at the feet of those who made them. But a high-street mascara is often far more realistic and purse-friendly, especially considering mascaras should only be used for three months before being chucked out and replaced! Today I will be sharing four pretty purse-friendly mascaras that I think are fab!

The MUA Mega Volume Lash mascara is super purse friendly at just £3 and it definitely gives me volume! I was super impressed, and surprised, the first time I used this, to see just how good it was. If you want a really purse-friendly mascara that lengthens your lashes and gives them a bit of volume too, this is the one to get! 

One which isn't readily available in the UK but you might be lucky to find in a TKMaxx store like I did, is the Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara. I managed to pick up two in my local store for £3.99 each, so a real bargain! And it is fantastic for lengthening and opening/spreading out my lashes. I can see why it's such a hit in America!

Neve do some fantastic eye-shadows (read my reviews here and here) so I was thrilled to get to try out their Occhioni mascara*. It's the most expensive mascara in this post at £10.95, but I am in love! I've been using it for a few months and actually just finished it, so it's on my list to pick up again. But it makes my lashes look so full and thick, and I've even been asked if I was wearing false lashes whilst using this!!

And last but not least, and the high-street mascara I am literally head over heels besotted with, Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express. This mascara is amazing!! I was a bit reluctant to pick it up as I've haven't been impressed by Maybelline mascaras in the past and it's not massively cheap at £7.99, but it is so worth it and I cannot recommend this mascara enough! It lengthens, it opens up/spreads out my lashes, it makes them look full and thick and it doesn't smudge at all. It is by far my favourite high-street mascara at the moment! 

What's your favourite budget mascara?



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  1. I have been using Maybelline's Rocket Mascara the whole of last month. I love how it separates each lash and opens up the eyes. x

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    1. I am so impressed with it. I didn't expect it to be as good as it is! Easily competes with some of my high-end mascaras! xo

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  2. The Maybelline one sounds great, I love the Falsies by them too. Avon Supershock is another good cheapy one! xo

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about the Avon Supershock mascara! :) xo

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  3. I have the Rocket Mascara also and i love it.

    Great Post, Very Useful.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you liked the review and found it useful xo

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  4. I have the Rocket volume on my wishlist but the MUA one looks really good too. I didn't even know they did any other than the rubbish basic ones xo

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    1. If it was between the two, I'd definitely recommend the Maybelline one over the MUA one! xo

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  5. I find mascaras a pain in the ass! Its so difficult to find the right one. I can't stand Rimmel for mascaras. They are probably a lot better these days but last time I used one it was just disastrous. I fell in love with Max Factor's Masterpiece and their False Lash Effect but I bought their Lash Extension one recently and well, its not great. I bought my mom the same one and she ain't impressed either! I either have to go back to other Max Factor's or try something else.

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    1. Rimmel do a mascara called 'Volume X10 Flash' or something like that. It's been my holy grail drugstore mascara for years and years, but I didn't have one to add into this post! I love it though, fantastic mascara! xo

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