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I think I've found the world's worst mascara!

(20 Posts)
JosieRosie Sat 11-Jun-11 18:39:48

Had a £5 off no7 voucher so thought I'd treat myself to a new mascara. I have used no7 'extreme length' before and was quite happy with it but for some insane reason, I thought I would try the 'extravagant lashes' version today.

Well I got it home to try it and it's HORRENDOUS stuff! Clump city. lashes totally stuck together, completely unwearable. So disappointed - only cost £8 with the voucher but still far from happy.
I know mascara is a hot topic on here so thought I would share my experience with all you lot. If anyone would like to recommend a really good mascara for under £15, I will be your friend forever!

apple99 Sat 11-Jun-11 18:50:03

Urgh, I have had that one before and felt the same, put me off no7 mascara's. Always spend my £5 off vouchers on the cleansing wipes now smile

Am not using mascara at the moment as have been having my lashes tinted.

Furball Sat 11-Jun-11 18:51:32

take it back and say you were allergic to it.

Don't buy Tescos Barbara Daly cos thats rubbish too.

I like Natural Collection mascara from Boots and it's only £1.99 - bargain

L8rAllig8r Sat 11-Jun-11 18:51:52

I always use Boots 17 Va Va Voom Volume mascara. Works really well and not clumpy. (in my opinion!) Forget what it costs but it's definitely less than a tenner.

TheMonster Sat 11-Jun-11 18:51:55

I was going to say maybe it was 'off' and you just get an exchange, but if someone else has experienced the same then it must just be rubbish.

Igetknockeddownbutgetupagain Sat 11-Jun-11 19:01:47

I think the Maybelline mascaras are fab.

I've tried loads and loads and loads of mascaras, all kinds, expensive and cheap...

But the two I love (at the moment, they're always bringing out new ones that I love more than the last in this brand!) are the red tube 'One by One' and the yellow tube 'Collosal'.

Along with some eyelash curlers, (which I give a quick blast with my hairdryer before using, supposedly it holds the curl and then the mascara sets it like hairspray does for your hair), they're absolutely the best.

valiumredhead Sat 11-Jun-11 19:25:16

Take it back. BOOTS are very good at giving refunds. I bought a bracelet that snapped after one day -- I MIGHT have over stretched it a bit-- and they refunded with no fuss. Have also taken bak a pair of supposedly fantastic insoles because they weren't comfy - thought I was chancing it a bit tbh but again no problems.

I LOVE No 7 waterproof mascara smile

dexter73 Sat 11-Jun-11 19:42:49

JosieRosie - I too have bought that mascara and it is shit. I binned it though as I couldn't be bothered to take it back. Maybelline is good.

MrsMilton Sat 11-Jun-11 19:45:39

For cheap mascara, you can't beat Maybelline.

smugmumofboys Sat 11-Jun-11 19:46:13

Avon Super Shock is good. Have just ordered a new one from colleague who does Avon and it's on offer at £5.50. It's really good.

fromheretomaternity Sat 11-Jun-11 19:46:18

I love Clinique mascaras though more expensive than No 7

JosieRosie Sat 11-Jun-11 19:56:59

Thanks so much everyone. I'm going to take it back and swop it for Maybelline x

sedgiebaby Sat 11-Jun-11 20:02:01

The Super Shock is quite good I agree, I like it because it does not transfer, something I seem to get with most mascaras. I mostly use Max Factor (false lash effect I think) But really good is l'oreal voluminous better than lancome hypnose in my view for dramatic lashes, using this, resulted in the only time my husband has commented on my lashes, he thought I had false lashes on.

MrsMeow Sat 11-Jun-11 20:04:25

I bought the curl one in the gold tube, it was awful!

bluebump Sat 11-Jun-11 20:04:31

I like every Clinique one i've tried. I also like Maybelline but the last time I bought the one that's in the pink tube with the green lid it gave me sore itchy eyes which is a first.

MrsMeow Sat 11-Jun-11 20:05:01

ps Max Factor 2000 calorie is the best I've used, and I've tried 20 million different ones!

wineisfine Sat 11-Jun-11 20:05:48

I use blinc, I have very deep-set eyes and anything else gives me panda eyes in moments.

Rosemallow Sat 11-Jun-11 20:18:27

Normally love max factor ones but do not buy Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara.
It's like the Emperor's new clothes - 10 coats later and it still looks like you aren't wearing any and your eyelashes look the same as before.
Very disappointing.

MrsLevinson Sat 11-Jun-11 21:25:50

Well I recently bought L'Oreal Telescopic and it actually makes my lashes look shorter than they really are, and clumpy too! Quite an achievement I think!

sungirltan Sat 11-Jun-11 21:39:47

i have no7 lash 360 atm. its ok. thats all i can say though it does separate well but it goes everywhere. i had loreal volume million or whatever its called and actually used it until it ran out and went all flakey - amazing stuff!

rimmel volume whatever waterproof mascara - shit! so shit i actually binned it and i never do that just leave makeup hanging around for years. this one dont waste your money!

i have maybelline define a lash now - jury still out as not used it much

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