19 January 2015

Top Budget Mascaras

A picture of the best top budget mascaras
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 picture of the best budget mascaras
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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22 comments

  1. Besides the Body Shop mascara, I haven't tried any of these, I think a few may have to find their way into my shopping bag on my next trip to boots! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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    1. You're welcome Heather, let me know if you give any of the others a try :) xo

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  2. I'm the same as Heather - I've only tried The Body Shop one of these! I really like that one, but my favourite high street mascara has got to be Maxfactor Clump Defy providing that it really is the same formula and brush as the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wish we could just get Covergirl in the UK - their products are so much cheaper than MaxFactor! xo

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  3. Max Factor Mascaras are the best I've tried, I am loving the original Masterpiece one atm (used it when I was a teenager so it's a throwback beauty product for me) but might try the newer version if you think it's good :) I also love the Clump Defy one

    Kat x
    KatHorrocks.com

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    1. I love it - let me know if you decide to give it a try :) xo

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  4. I need to try the Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara, have heard so many people raving about it! My absolute favourite is L'Oreal False Lash Effect Telescopic, doesn't smudge or crumble and holds the curl perfectly xx

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    1. I'll have to check that L'Oreal one out :) xo

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  5. Intrigued to know what the Models Own one it like! I've never tried anything other than polish from them...

    electricSUEDE

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    1. I'm actually pleasantly surprised by their makeup range. Alongside this mascara I've been trying some shadows and liners and they're much better than I expected from a predominately nail polish brand! :) xo

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  6. I really liked the Bourjois mascara and I thought the Body Shop one was pretty good too. I'd love to try some of the others in this post once I finish some of the ones I already have open! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. Let me know what you think to them if you do give any of the others a try :) xo

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  7. Oooh I wanna try that Body Shop mascara! xx

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know if you give it a try! xo

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  8. Need to try that Volume 1 Seconde! Seen so many people rave about it x

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a really great mascara, I'm so impressed with it xo

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  9. The Bourjois 1 Second Mascara is just amazing! I personally really love it, great post as I am on a hunt for new mascara. x

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    1. Thanks Angelika! Really glad you enjoyed my post - let me know if you give any of the others a try xo

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  10. I love the Bourjois One Seconde mascara so much! The Model's Own one looks awesome. :) x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. It's a great, really impressed me considering Models Own is predominately a nail polish brand xo

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