Curl interrupted

No biggie, but my mascara ran out last week, giving me the perfect excuse to try out some of the new ones that have been rolling in.


Five mini reviews:

Maybelline Lash Stiletto, £7.99

This transformed my lashes in to a perfect separated fan of lashes that didn’t budge till I washed it off that evening. It’s not the most volumising mascara I’ve ever tried but it’s perfect if you want your eyes to be defined without looking overdone and don’t want to have to give a second thought to flaking or touch-ups.

Rimmel Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt, £6.99

Another mascara that’s about lengthening and separation rather than volume, and I loved the way it opened up my eyes. You’ll have to wait for this one, though. It’s not on counters till 22nd April.

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara, £13.21

This gave a pretty false eyelash effect and, unlike so many full-on formulas, didn’t end up smeared by lunchtime. In fact, it lasted all day.

Prescriptives MotorEyes Instant Mascara, £22.51

I know they’ve been around for a while now but this was my first encounter with a vibrating mascara. Once I’d got past the gimmick – the wand starts vibrating as soon as you unscrew it – I liked the product. It perked up my perma-wilted lashes with lots of glossy volume and lift, though I’m not sure how much the vibrations had to do with any of that – in my experience, all Prescriptives mascaras give great results. But if for whatever reason applying eye make-up has become too boring for you, this would be worth a try. On counter: 25th April.

Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara, £14.50

Despite the fact it didn’t come with the BADgal trademark fat brush, this mascara didn’t disappoint. Unlike a lot of waterproofs, it gave my lashes a perfect coat of shiny gloss and made them look twice their actual size. Plus, it only took a tiny bit more extra scrubbing to get it off.

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