best mascara?

(21 Posts)
tiddlesisback Sat 26-Mar-16 15:52:53

I'm looking for a new mascara, any recommendations?

Have been using a brown Rimmel mascara for last few years but struggling to find it, have liked the brown for work, bit more subtle than the black volume lash type

In the past have tried:
- Benefit - not overly impressed
- Bourjois - not overly impressed
- Maybelline - the big bushy, extreme black and volume types - dramatic and good for going out but bit too much for work
- Clinique - black, was pretty good but not any better than the Rimmel one

I want one that doesn't end up under my eyes within an hour or two (loads seem to do that including the Maybelline waterproof kind)

Budget is Boots/Superdrug types, around £10 or a little more.

Just saw the Rimmel 'argan oil' one in Boots, has anyone tried this and is it any good?

dudsville Sat 26-Mar-16 16:23:44

I've tried loads of big name ones but I prefer Maybeline. If you think it's too much for going to work could you apply less? I currently use the one in the green tube and a few swipes is not heavy at all.

N0tfinished Sat 26-Mar-16 22:29:19

Max factor clump crusher is pretty good

Parrotmore Sat 26-Mar-16 22:30:43

Urban decay mascara is amaze balls and vegan/ cruelty free. Goes on lovely and isn't clumpy. Feels light but still looks bold iyswim.

spankhurst Sat 26-Mar-16 22:34:49

I too suffer from panda eye syndromw but about a year ago I discovered 'tubing' mascaras which have been a revelation. I use the Boots No 7 one but there are lots - Google them.

lucy101101 Sat 26-Mar-16 22:40:42

Kevin Aucoin curling mascara - amazing - I will never use anything else again. It was a mumsnet recommendation too!

peachcake Sat 26-Mar-16 22:41:09

Max Factor Masterpiece Max is the business!

bakingaddict Sat 26-Mar-16 22:51:21

I've also discovered tubing mascara as for years tried loads of mascaras only to end up panda eyed within 20 mins. The Boots No7 one is amazing l have long lashes all day now

Shopgirl1 Sun 27-Mar-16 10:08:13

I always use Lancome mascara, find them all brilliant, have tried the occasional other brand, but they never come close...

MrsLion Sun 27-Mar-16 10:20:09

Mac uplift

MrsLion Sun 27-Mar-16 10:22:29

Posted too soon! Amazing. Has a strange little brush which holds a lot of product but when I'd mastered it I looked like I had long, thick, curled eyelashes but not wearing any mascara.
A couple of layers gives a more obviously made up look that is jet black and lasts all day/ evening.

Follyfoot Sun 27-Mar-16 10:22:36

No 7 in the gold tube (which is the same one as others have mentioned above).

botemp Sun 27-Mar-16 10:58:02

Yes, to tubing mascaras. I like eyeko's Rock Out & Lash Out and their Skinny mascara. They're slightly above your £10 mark but get pretty close if you order from their site, first order is 20% off when you sign up to their newsletter and it's always free shipping, when I ordered a single mascara from there I even got a free eyeliner (worth £12) with it in the package as a complete surprise.

Also, if you love a non-tubing mascara but have the panda eye syndrome simply layer over a tubing mascara on top (the Skinny one is great for this but I like it on it's own too for a natural look), it'll seal it all in and ta-da no more panda eyes. To remove tubing mascaras use a warm flannel to loosen the formula and then follow with your usual makeup remover if necessary.

HappenstanceMarmite Sun 27-Mar-16 11:00:26

With regard to tubing mascaras - do they add volume or just length?

Indecisivejo Sun 27-Mar-16 12:56:53

I loved the no7 tubing mascara, it didn't irritate it stayed on etc but it made my lashes clumpy and u have to be very quick applying it and never 2 coats!! (Any tips welcome)
I now use boots natural collection water guard mascara for £1.99 and it's really good.

botemp Sun 27-Mar-16 13:10:54

HappenstanceMarmite they can do both or either but in all honesty it will never be as impressive as non-tubing mascaras, there are some outstanding ones (Sensai 38C Volumising is in a league of its own) but they're rare. That's why I will usually layer a single coat over a non-tubing mascara to get the best of both worlds.

HappenstanceMarmite Sun 27-Mar-16 14:43:04

Ah thanks botemp

GertyTheGert Sun 27-Mar-16 17:38:59

Someone on a similar Mumsnet quest a while ago had recommended Boots 17 mascara and I cannot recommend enough! I had tried everything from Rimmel to Chanel, Lancôme etc (Duty Free obvsly!) Max Factor & Revlon and 17 range is THE best - honestly, I couldn't believe it!

MrsMarigold Sun 27-Mar-16 17:55:45

Boots No. 7 Mascara in the purple tube with the royal blue - Lengthening one it is good for work.

twofingerstoGideon Sun 27-Mar-16 17:59:32

I bought Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara after reading a recommendation on MN. It's brilliant. Before that I'd never had a mascara that stays on all day and evening before without flaking or smudging.

mumsnit Sun 27-Mar-16 18:18:03

I bought the Boots Natural Collection one after a recommendation on here and I can honestly say it's the only mascara that doesn't end up down my face after an hour! Cheap as chips 😀

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