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vanity fair // favourite mascaras…

So, we’ve got bases covered, onto the glam stuff!

I think of mascara as the jeans of the make up world, we’re forever searching for that one perfect pair, the ones that will lengthen our legs, give us curves in all the right places and never lose their shape.

Mascara is no different, and just like jeans, we usually end up with a couple of favourites that we use on rotation.

So, herewith, my current top 3, from left to right…

Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara
The most minimal of the three, but perfect for those times when you don’t want to look like you tried. I also use this on my lower lashes, as they’re quite long and thick, and anything heavier just makes me look like Twiggy.

Dr Haushka Balck Mascara
This is one of my favourite make up discoveries. Dr Haushka were kind enough to send me a selection of products for a photo shoot I was working on last year where everything had to be 100% natural. I will confess that I was unsure of just how good the products would be, but I’ve used the mascara, translucent make up, and loose powder on nearly every bride I’ve made up since. The botanical ingredients and essential oils are very soothing, the smell of the foundation alone is enough to calm the nerves of a frazzled bride, but it also provides great coverage and their colours run pale enough for even the most porcelain skinned English rose.

I’m now a total Dr Haushka convert, and the mascara is my everyday, can’t fail product. My lashes look beautifully black and glossy and well defined. It lasts well, with minimal drop down during the day.

Maybelline The Falsies
My “look into my eyes” product. Thick, long, mesmerising lashes are one coat away with this bad boy. It can be a bit hard to work with when the tube is brand new (as are so many mascaras, annoyingly) but once it thickens up a little, this stuff is like magic, although a lot of that is due to the spoon-like brush that scoops your lashes skywards giving that false lash look.

And that’s my mascara ‘wardrobe’. Of course, the product is one thing, but application is half the battle. No weak-handed wand waving please ladies, get that brush into the roots of your lashes and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your way up the length of your lashes to the tips, dragging them out and up as you go to create a nice flutter and open up your eyes. Et voila!

I’d love to know your favourite mascara, just in case I’m missing a trick, so spill!

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3 Responses to vanity fair // favourite mascaras…

  1. Emily 27 July 2012 at 11:16 am #

    I am currently using No.7 Fanomenal which, I admit, I only bought because I had a £5 off No.7 voucher, but I have been pleasantly surprised and would definitely buy it again. Although less dramatic than my usual Max Factor False Lash Effect, it it lasts the whole day, without flaking.
    Emily

  2. Kate 27 July 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Thanks Emily, good to know. I’ve heard good reports on Fanomenal, so will have to check it out!

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