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(24 Posts)
froginthepond Thu 25-Apr-13 10:01:11

I was just wondering what mascara people use and how long it lasts when using daily smile

SPsYoniTheOneAndOnly Thu 25-Apr-13 10:06:34

I use about 3.

I have a Miss Sporty one with lengthens, a empty Rimmel one and I use the brush from it to separate and then a Avon one for volume and curl.

They last a few months and i wear mascara every day. I have about 5 but they are the main ones I use

JennySense Thu 25-Apr-13 10:21:56

I've just started to use dreamweave which is one of those lash conditioning and fibre lengthening ones - I'm pleased with the results so far - it looks like it may have worked for me.

MrsBertMacklin Thu 25-Apr-13 10:26:54

I use:

Maybelline Full 'N' Soft, when I want pretty, fluttery, but natural lashes

Clinique High Impact Curling or Estee Lauder Double Wear Volume & Lift, when I want lashes/mascara that will stay in place all day

YSL Faux Cils for nights out / big fat lashes needed for strong make-up looks.

All last for about 6 months.

harleyd Thu 25-Apr-13 10:32:50

benefit bad gal

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 25-Apr-13 10:34:06

I used to use a Lancôme one. It was nice and the lashes didn't clump but its only mascara and its a bit pricey to be replacing regularly.

I found a Rimmel one. It's a purple tube and its called Sexy Curves (cringe name) it's really very good though.

Xiaoxiong Thu 25-Apr-13 10:39:23

I've just started using max factor clump defy for work. Does what it says on the tin and deals with my poor mascara application technique smile

valiumredhead Fri 26-Apr-13 08:58:19

Max Factor Masterpiece - about 6 weeks with heavy every day use.

froginthepond Fri 26-Apr-13 13:45:40

Thanks folks! I use benefit "theyre real" mascara my lashes always look amazing and long when i start using it but im a month in and the mascara feels a bit thicker now than its runny self when i first start using it. I can never remember how long they last for though. I never pump the wand though which i know can dry them out. I love the mascara and have bought it for a while now just noticed that the wow effect wares away and was not sure if it was the tube starting to go low, dry out etc if im just getting used to the look, lash cycle changing etc.

browneyedpixie Fri 26-Apr-13 22:13:41

another Max Factor fan! Mainly because I don't get panda eyes with it! [[ link to pic to show]]

browneyedpixie Fri 26-Apr-13 22:15:19

oops did it wrong.

ps been using for a while and and still good. The benefit one was good when I tried it, but I only tried the once.

browneyedpixie Fri 26-Apr-13 22:15:19

oops did it wrong.

ps been using for a while and and still good. The benefit one was good when I tried it, but I only tried the once.

OneLittleLady Fri 26-Apr-13 22:18:24

I use Dainty Doll in brown for everyday and Benefit BadGal in black for nights out or when I just want a bit more oomph in my lashes.

mrspaddy Fri 26-Apr-13 22:22:21

I treated myself to the Benefit They're Real too. It dried out far too quick. Use any cheapie brand mostly but going to try the Yves St. Faux one next

MikeLitoris Fri 26-Apr-13 22:24:43

I'm having the same problem with 'they're real'

Been using it since Christmas and it just feels rubbish now.

Have heard good things about some of the ones mentioned but I wince at the thought of spending £20+ on mascara.

SlinkyB Fri 26-Apr-13 22:33:26

I use a cheap Maybelline one (yellow tube) for every day, and the Amazing YSL Faux Cils for weekend/special occasions.

Both last 3-4 months.

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 26-Apr-13 22:47:23

Chanel inimitable every day without fail! Just add an extra layer or 2 of I want a more dramatic look. One tube will last me about 2 months but I'm not exactly economical with it. I've tried countless others but always come back to old faithful wink

MarianForrester Fri 26-Apr-13 22:53:35

Estée Lauder DW. Tried it after seeing on here, and no panda eyes after 17 hours on holiday.

OrbisNonSufficit Fri 26-Apr-13 22:55:28

Maybelline Full n Soft during the day (I have long lashes, anything too volume oriented makes me look like a prozzie), and Diorshow at night when I want a bit more oomph. I got benefit they're real as well but it flakes into my eyes - very annoying.

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 26-Apr-13 23:22:20

They're Real is the best mascara I've ever used. But it does dry out prematurely.

rubyflipper Fri 26-Apr-13 23:27:47

I am loyal to Max Factor Masterpiece Max for everyday use.

If I need my lashes to have a bit more oomph for a night out then I use false lashes.

Laquila Fri 26-Apr-13 23:35:02

Crickey my mascara lasts me about a year! looks sheepish

At the moment I'm using a No7 one in a silvery blue tube, and am pleased with it. I've also had good results with Estée Lauder Doublewear Curling (amazing for weddings, holidays, or potentially soggy/hot situations), Max Factor Masterpiece and in fact most of the other No7 ones. I bought the new Rimmel one in the pink tube a few weeks ago and am not impressed. I used to like Maybelline Great Lash but now I like something a bit thicker/stiffer (ooh err...)

froginthepond Sun 28-Apr-13 22:03:20

Ooh thanks for the tips people! Glad to hear its not just me thats having issues with the they're real mascara hmm Think i may invest in a new brand to try and get lashes looking longer as i keep forgetting to use my revitalash and i need some oomph grin will check out all the brands mentioned.

DisappointedHorse Sun 28-Apr-13 22:23:58

I love Theyre Real but yes, it dries out far too quickly.

A good, cheap alternative that I always, always go back to is L'Oreal Telescopic. It's cheap and really very good.

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