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had a refusal in boots, went to buy some mascara, I haven't got a clue..... help me PLEASE!

(45 Posts)
bigbuttons Sat 25-May-13 18:32:01

I just want some that won't clump. I don't need to look like my lashes are 20 ft long. There were a thousand different types, different wand styles, all claiming brilliance.
How the hell am I supposed to know which are good and which are crap? I thought my head was going to explode so I walked out and decided to ask on here first.
Please, please can you recommend brands you really like or even tell which ones to avoid?

Dilidali Sat 25-May-13 18:42:58

I have been using Max factor Masterpiece, the black one, for years now.
Just for a kick, I tried a Lancome, a clinique and a rimmel. Then I went back to max factor and swore never to experiment again.

MollyNollyNoo Sat 25-May-13 18:48:22

There is a Clinique one that I like, a friend who is very into make up bought it form me, I think it's the high impact one.

Other than that I like Boujour mascara, plus they do it on Ocardo which I like so if all else fails I can get it with my food shopping (I have small DC's who seem to hate shopping).

If they are giving No7 vouchers with purchases over £5 in boots I will buy a No7 one, they are not my favorite though tbh.

I've had Estee Lauder in the past too and they have been good.

fedupofnamechanging Sat 25-May-13 18:51:40

I like Maybelline Great Lash mascara. It didn't clump when I used it. I would be inclined to get one that promises to define rather than one which promises volume or length.

bigbuttons Sat 25-May-13 19:02:27

Thank yousmile I will look in to all those mentioned!

MrsHelsBels74 Sat 25-May-13 19:03:46

Avoid Benefit's 'they're real' mascara, very disappointing. It's ok but not 'WOW'

MrsMaryCooper Sat 25-May-13 19:07:20

I like the Benefit "They're Real" mascara it doesnt clump. but you could get the same a lot cheaper. However it does not irritate my eyes when wearing contacts so worth it for me.

Also a fan of Great Lash.

Mrsrobertduvall Sat 25-May-13 19:08:59

I am using a Clique waterproof one at the moment which is excellent.

PestoSwimissimos Sat 25-May-13 19:32:09

Another vote here for Max Factor Masterpiece mascara, I have it in the waterproof version due to copious amounts os swimming grin

PestoSwimissimos Sat 25-May-13 19:32:31


KatieScarlett2833 Sat 25-May-13 19:36:03

I have the black and white one from Aldi. I also have one by Clinique and Lancôme. The best one by far is the Aldi one.

EuroShaggleton Sat 25-May-13 19:36:31

I keep coming back to a L'Oreal one - the one in the gold tube. Called something like Telescopic. I've tried loads of others (including some 3 times the price) and can't find anything else as good.

QuinnFabray Sat 25-May-13 19:37:25

Revlon Grow Luscious, Barry M's Lash Modelling.

weirdthing Sat 25-May-13 19:38:54

I always wear L'Oreal voluminous but it is very thick and dramatic so probably not what you're after!

chocolatemartini Sat 25-May-13 20:02:54

Clinique doesn't clump

maxbradbury Sat 25-May-13 20:07:14

Max factor for me too. I did buy benefit but I found it to smudge very easily.

bigbuttons Sat 25-May-13 20:08:11

katie and euro please can you tell me why you like them so much?
thank you so much everyone, i shall be looking at various website reviews on all the ones mentioned! ( I might be up all night!)

HaveToWearHeels Sat 25-May-13 20:09:38

Max Factor Masterpiece here too. Have been using it for years, occasionally buy a different one that always ends up in the bin.

Kbear Sat 25-May-13 20:11:49

DD bought the Rimmel Lash Accelerator and in a turn around from the norm of her nicking my make up, I borrowed it and it is fabulous - no clumping, long defined lashes, not waterproof but no smudging and doesn't run when your eyes water. £9 I think.

Kbear Sat 25-May-13 20:12:56

It is actually called Lash Accelerator Endless - green packaging

Wheresthecoffee Sat 25-May-13 20:16:56

Avon Superextend. It's £8.50 and one of the best Ive ever used. No clumps, it doesn't flake off, gives clear definition without looking unnatural and with an easy to use straight wand. No, I don't work for Avon but I'm delighted to have found a mascara that suits me!

bigbuttons Sat 25-May-13 20:23:30

does anyone understand all the different wand shapes? Are they just gimmicks?

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Sat 25-May-13 20:28:30

Max Factor Lash Extension in brown-black, natural looking lashes just longer, darker and slightly thicker looking.

Locketjuice Sat 25-May-13 20:37:51

Collection 2000, the one in the black tube with yellow writing it's £5 and amazing smile to stop the clumping use a mascara brush that's pretty much dried up after your normal full mascara and it leaves you with thick long lashes smile

KatieScarlett2833 Sat 25-May-13 21:13:04

The Aldi one has a white and black end which gives fuller lashes with less black used. It has never clumped and never run down my face smile I have hay fever which is murder on mascara and the Aldi one is best for me.

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