Length, Curl & W/P Mascaras: Splurge or Steal?

There are literally hundreds of mascaras available in today’s beauty market; each claiming to dramatically enhance the appearance of your natural lashes in different ways. I have picked out a cheap and a chic option for “lengthening” and “curling” mascaras which tend to be more natural, daytime options.  I’ve also chosen ones which, with repeated coats, can provide a more dramatic look and thicken lashes. Therefore, one mascara really can be all you need day or night! I’ve also given my top pick waterproof option.



LENGTH & DRAMA: Benefit’s BADgal Mascara; £16.50

This mascara extrememly lengthens lashes to give a gorgeous wide-eyed effect but also thickens them. If you want a natural look one coat is perfect but for a night out, two coats really adds drama to its finish. It is long-lasting and smudge-proof; plus, the large tube makes this product quite cost effective! An all round a great mascara available in black, brown, plum and blue from Boots.com.

LENGTH & DRAMA: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara; £5.19

An old classic, this product has been around for years and is still enjoyed by thousands. It’s affordable, effective and long-lasting. It gives lashes great length as well as volume. A product which stands the test of time. Like Benefit’s BADgal, this mascara can be built up.  Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is available from Boots.com.

CURLING: Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara; £15

The unique wand gives lashes a perfect long, curled curve. The wand also make application very easy as it’s shaped to fit the lashes to ensure the whole lash is coated.It provides a natural curling look and length can be built up with repeated coats. Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara is available from Boots.com.

CURLING: 17 Wild Curls Mascara; £6.29

This mascara curls lashes effortlessly without clumping or looking too heavy. This mascara comes in a range of 3 colours; black, brown and ‘blackest black’; and is also available in waterproof. It also lifts and lengthens the lashes very well and is a perfect every day mascara at a very affordable price. 17 Wild Curls Mascara is available from Boots.com.

WATERPROOF: YSL Waterproof Mascara; £22

Ticking the boxes of great length and buildable volume, no beach babe should be without this waterproof wonder.  The excellent shaped wand makes application easy and just one layer will get you through the day. Available in blue, indigo, green and brown, as well as black, you can look tropical too. It’s well worth the extra money… goodbye panda eyes! YSL Waterproof Mascara is avialble from Boots.com

WATERPROOF: Max Factor Aqua Lash Mascara; £6.99

This waterproof mascara will stay perfectly put through sun, sweat and sea and so is a summer essential for all gym queens and jetsetters bound for sunny shores. It doesn’t dry or flake and is easy to remove with most eye make-up removers. It is also comes in brown, ideal for fairer ladies wanting a more natural look. Max Factor Aqua Lash Mascara is available from Boots.com.


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