I have what are to be considered non-existent eye lashes, and this has irked me a lot over the years. My lashes are thin and short and finding a mascara that both thickens and lengthens them is virtually impossible. I've been using L'Oreal's Carbon Black Telescopic Mascara for the past 3 years and whilst i've generally loved it, i found that it mostly lengthened and didn't do much for thickness so I sometimes ended up with the dreaded clumpy spider lash!
In the June copy of ELLE with the gorgeous Miley Cyrus on the cover, I spied a cheeky free mascara, but not just any mascara, a Benefit mascara! Now i've heard lot's of good things about the "They're Real" Mascara, but the thought of paying £19.50 for a mascara seemed ridiculous especially as a student on a budget.
First things first, the things I love about this mascara; With one coat my lashes were lengthened and thickened, meaning you don't need to use much product to get the look you desire. I also loved that the brush has lots and lots of teeny bristles that catch literally every lash. Also, the brush has a little domed tip that is perfect for getting those tiny wispy bottom lashes!
There wasn't much i disliked about this product except for the fact that i found the wand just a little bit too big for my eyes and I kept poking myself in the eye with it! And the fact that the brush sometimes has too much product on it. Also, I found it quite difficult to remove from my lashes after a long day and my lazy girl routine of simply wiping it off with wipes didn't quite cut it. I had to go through the whole process of the "Cotton-pad-on-eye-for-five-minutes" which for someone as lazy as I am with beauty, was far too long.
Would I purchase it? Honestly, yes! (I'd be grouchy paying nearly £20 for a mascara though) I can't lie, for me, this mascara is a winner. I got so many compliments on my eyes the day I wore it to uni! And one was even from a guy! Seeing as you only need a little product to go a long way, it's an investment (can a mascara be called an investment?!) But I will 100% definitely be repurchasing after my sample run's out!
What beauty products have you guys been loving this month?
P.S. Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Company Magazine awards! We find out who won at the end of the month so fingers and toes crossed hehe! <3