Mascara is one of my desert island products and I frequently have more than one on-the-go at any one time. When I noticed I had four open and being used in rotation, I decided it was high-time for a mascara update so, here are some speed reviews of mascaras I have been loving lately! I've just realised that all of these mascaras are samples which, I usually try to avoid but, the truth is, mascaras are one of those things that brands churn out frequently so, I rarely buy my own as I am always testing new ones. As always though, my opinions are genuine!
Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara* (€8.99) is a very dramatic mascara. It reminds me a lot of Make Up For Ever Smokey Eyes (which really should be included here but, I'll give it it's own review soon!) as it's the only other mascara that mutiple people have told me my lashes look long when wearing. It's very black and a slightly drier formula which I like. However, it does have a tendency to flake towards the end of the day or if you rub your eyes so, be careful with that. I would never gravitate towards Seventeen as a brand but, this mascara would definitely make me look twice!
No7 Lash Impact Intense Volume Control* (€17.50) is separating and lengthening but, not so much volumising - despite the name. I love the skinnier brush on this and frequently use it for my bottom lashes. It's much more "daytime" than some of the others shown here and it doesn't clump or cloy on the lashes. I've always been a fan of No7 mascaras and this is another great addition to the line-up. As always, though, I find the No7 price point a bit off-putting.
Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme! Volum'* (€10.79) is another lovely mascara from Maybelline. They say this has a collagen-enriched formula to thicken and lengthen as well as pro-keratin to strengthen and smooth to ensure no clumps. I don't know about most of those claims but, this is very much a "pump up the volume" mascara which I love. The brush is on the large side (which is usually when I use the No7 mascara on my bottom lashes) but, it does a really great job of adding a lot of product/faux-volume to the root of the lash.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara* (€21.00) promises drama and curl and it definitely delivers. I love the squeezy tube packaging and the slightly curved brush but, the results are what really sell this to me as being worth the money. As someone who has short, relatively straight lashes, finding a mascara that maintains the curl is pretty damn impressive in my book!