Back in 2014 I shared my pick of the best high-end mascaras (see here), so it seemed only right I shared my favourite budget mascaras, too.
A new one to my collection, I've instantly fallen in love with the newest release from Models Own, the Models Own HyperEyes Mascara*, £8. It’s the wand I love the most about this mascara, unique to others I have in my beauty stash it has a brush which has been designed to both lengthen and curl lashes. The brush itself has a ‘Mohican’ style; one side has raised longer bristles which work to create volume, whilst the other side has shorter bristles which work to define lashes on the lower lash line. The wand is fairly flexible, which makes creating a curl super-easy (just remember to use your eyelash curlers before application and not after, as this can damage your lashes). This beauty will be launching on the Models Own website very soon!
Essence is such a budget-friendly brand and I've so far really enjoyed the products I've tried. I've tried Essence mascaras before, when I did a beauty swap with an overseas lovely before they expanded over to the UK. I was a big fan of that one, and I'm a big fan of the Essence Multi Action Blackest Black Mascara, £2.50, too! Using a thick full bristled wand it helps to create thicker looking lashes in a flash. The only downside to this one is that the formula dries pretty quickly, but considering the amazingly purse-friendly price, it’s something I can deal with.
The more makeup I try from The Body Shop, the more I love their products. The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara, £10, is one of their best-selling products, a volumising mascara available in Black, Brown and Cobalt Blue. With a classic wand and bristles, it offers intense colour, easily volumises lashes, all with a clump and smudge-free formula.
One of my favourite finds of 2014 was the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara, £9.99, a mascara I’ve raved about quite a lot here on Tattooed Tealady! My favourite mascara for effortless 360’ volume, which is perfect for both the upper and lower lash lines, it has a clump free formula and easily defines, lengthens and volumises lashes (full review here).
Last but not least, the Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara*, £9.99. I love the wand for this one! An ‘instant impact’ wand, the bristles get longer as from the tip of the wand to the top, making getting all those teeny tiny lashes super easy! A real jet-black mascara, this is one of my favourites for staying smudge-free throughout the day and keeping a curl in place, whilst lengthening my lashes with ease. Love!
What’s your favourite budget-friendly mascara?
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