Sunday, 19 February 2012

Quick Review: Three Recent Mascara Releases



I'll cut right to the chase: one of these mascaras is good. No7 Lash Adapt has been my mascara of choice since I picked it up with a handy £5 off Boots voucher towards the end of last year.

The medium-sized bristle brush allows you to coat all of your lashes, creating lots of volume while keeping a soft, fluttery look. The 'lash adapt' element means you can add as many layers as you like for a lighter or heavier effect. It's quite simply a fab mascara and one I can see myself sticking with until something else throws itself at my eyes.

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast came free with a magazine and my Lash Adapt had dried up so I put it into makeup bag circulation. The wand is massive and I find it nearly impossible not to blob mascara around my eyes as I apply. The bristles are in a spiral shape with gaps between each layer; not conducive to catching all of your lashes or creating a soft, voluminous look. The formula applies unevenly. Do. Not. Want.

L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic was given to me and, still without a new Lash Adapt and with the above failing to impress, I faithfully gave it a go. The rubber wand is long and skinny and allows for precise application. I already have long lashes so am not the target customer for this mascara, however I don't see the point in having twelve spindly, stabby lashes when you could have a normal amount of shorter, thicker lashes that actually make your eyes look pretty. When I apply this my lashes stick together in spears and I have to use the end of the wand to try and prise them apart. They're also crispy. The only thing 'false lash' is how unnatural it looks to have twelve spider legs stuck to your eye. One plus point: the skinny wand is good for bottom lashes.

My recommendation if you're looking for a reasonably priced, reliable mascara is Boots No7 Lash Adapt, £12.95. If you have any suggestions for me please leave them in the comments!

9 comments:

  1. i live the soap + glory mascara but u differently have to get used to the brush as its soo big, ive had a couple of times where its ended up all over my lids
    http://penelopesbeautyobsession.blogspot.com

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    1. Different strokes for different folks as they say! Glad you're getting on with it as they're a fab company in general.

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  2. Lash Adapt is my favourite mascara. I find myself reaching for it more often than I reach for my more expensive ones. I love it.

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    1. I rarely have several mascaras on the go - would be nice to have the option - but goes to show what a gem it is! I don't like spending loads on mascaras as they don't last me long.

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  3. I love Benefits They're Real at the moment but I am on the look out for another so I'll give Lash Adapt a try. Thanks, a perfectly timed post :)

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    1. Still haven't tried that one! Kind of don't want to as if I love it I'll have to keep paying for it!

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  4. I've also got the Soap & Glory one from the free gift on the mag to try out, but at the moment I'm totally loving the one by Jemma Kidd - even with three coats, the lashes are still feel really light and flexible.

    I'll definitely try out the Lash Adapt one when I run out.

    Ambarina xXx

    http://beautypassionista.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh Ambarina you're tempting me to try the Jemma Kidd one! xx

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  5. I'm with you on the Soap and Glory mascara. By day two of a three day job it was gloopy, dry and clumpy. I'd only used it for two applications! Icky!!!!!!!!

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