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I can no longer afford Lancôme mascara. What's the next best thing?

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StrangeDream Thu 19-May-16 18:46:55

I'm on maternity leave and need to adjust my budget accordingly glares at DH

Have used Lancôme Grandiose since it came out and I LOVE it. However, I can no longer justify £25 on a tube of mascara now I'm on maternity pay so I'm looking for an alternative, under £15.

What's best? I have half decent lashes but they need fattening and lengthening.

Thanks in advance flowers

Snowberry86 Thu 19-May-16 18:49:26

I use a Maybeline one for day use and its brill. It's a rose gold colour tube. Will have a look later at what it's called.

StrangeDream Thu 19-May-16 18:57:31

Thank you smile

I have browsed in Boots / Superdrug etc but clearly I cannot make this purchase without consulting MN first. grin

SouthDownsSunshine Thu 19-May-16 18:57:51

I swear by maybelline. I was a big fan of expensive mascaras but actually prefer these now. I swop and change but always get good results. Only one I've tried has been too clumpy.

Coldtoeswarmheart Thu 19-May-16 18:58:31

Maybelline, the pink and green one. Brilliant.

Tinkfromlovejoy Thu 19-May-16 18:59:22

I like the body shop one, green tube, twirly brush (don't know what it's called), it's about a tenner.

StrangeDream Thu 19-May-16 19:01:37

Hmmm...Maybelline coming out on top so far. I've heard good things.

beeny Thu 19-May-16 19:02:12

Rimmel in the yellow tube

user1463596134 Thu 19-May-16 19:03:31

I use Barry M lash Vegas , it's brilliant as it has fibres in which plump out your lashes. It is around £6-7

SweetChickadee Thu 19-May-16 19:03:53

OP you know what, I just bought a Lancome mascara for the first time in aaages - thought I'd treat myself...and it's no better than Maybelline.

I'm going back to the cheapo stuff next time

StrangeDream Thu 19-May-16 19:05:01

That's interesting, sweet. I do find Lancôme mascaras dry out quickly.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Thu 19-May-16 19:06:03

Max factor masterpiece is better than any fancy brand I've tried

QueenMolotov Thu 19-May-16 19:48:49

I use L'Oreal Double Extension (waterproof) and I think that's £11. I was a big fan of the false lash effect one by Clinique (can't remember the exact name) before converting to L'Oreal - Clinique is about £18.

hollieberrie Thu 19-May-16 20:10:47

I really hate that Mabelline pink and green one. Everyone raved about it so I tried it, but it did nothing for my stubby little blonde lashes at all confused

I switch between these 2:
L'Oreal Telescopic - my fave. Has a teeny brush so great for getting all those little lash hairs. Its around £10.
No 7 Lash Impact £13 (I originally got this as a freebie from Boots but i really love it too).

Whyhellodaffodil Thu 19-May-16 20:13:11

Max factor false lash effect mascara is fab and about £10-12 I think

Mrs9C Thu 19-May-16 20:14:29

I really like Benefit They're Real, I think it's £16. I've gone through 2 of them, tried other, although not the one everyone here is raving about, maybe I'd give that one a go first.

twilightcafe Thu 19-May-16 20:17:11

Aldi 3d mascara is fabulous. Makes your lashes look long and lush without going clumpy.

CreviceImp Thu 19-May-16 20:19:49

Worth looking on EBay for Lancôme gift sets.

StrangeDream Thu 19-May-16 21:00:29

Bloody hell! Too many choices here. You know you were supposed to unanimously come up with the worlds most amazing, best value mascara?!


Whyhellodaffodil Thu 19-May-16 21:20:35

grin maybe start at the cheapest (Aldi?) and work your way up?!

FinallyGotAnIPhone Thu 19-May-16 21:26:32

I am a Lancome mascara snob and over the years I've dabbled with others - both expensive and cheap. I still keep going back to Lancome. That being said I think Max Factor mascaras are pretty good.

GetAHaircutCarl Thu 19-May-16 21:28:39

I like a Lancôme mascara, but I also rate Maybeline.

SinisterBumFacedCat Thu 19-May-16 21:31:15

Avon Supershock mascara usually about £8, but they sell off limited editions in the sale catalogue for as little as £4. It's my favourite mascara.

Diddlydokey Thu 19-May-16 21:34:36

You sound like you have fairly good lashes. I think I do too but I can wear pretty much any. Max factor 2000 & maybelline great lash or the yellow tube are all good. Bourjois too and even natural collection if you're really broke!

PersonalSpace Thu 19-May-16 21:38:23

Mac zoom lash is brilliant and about £14.

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