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Mascara - this time it's serious

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2ManySweets Mon 30-May-16 08:14:12


I've got an ongoing beef with several brands of mascara I once loved: Max Factor 3000 Calorie, Rimmel Extra Wow Lash to name but a couple.

Please - please can you recommend mascaras that won't

- clump
- make my eyes watery
- smell weird after six weeks
- dry out in record time

Basically looking for a decent mascara that can provide a bit of length and volume 👁

knitknack Mon 30-May-16 08:25:05

Technics in the silver tube! I just bought six of them in case they run out....

the best bit is it's £1.65!!

It's very black and not clumpy, and it's got a little spikey bit at the end of the brush which is perfect for lower lashes.

I'm fed up with expensive mascaras too - so much let down!

Oh, I do also love Maybelline's lash sensational.

2ManySweets Mon 30-May-16 09:01:43

Ooh, never heard of Trchnics but that's a shout...

Has anyone tried any of the Boots No 7 mascaras? Heard such mixed reports about them.

suze28 Mon 30-May-16 09:03:16

How much do you want to spend? Eyeko Black Magic mascara is brilliant.

2ManySweets Mon 30-May-16 09:05:52

To be honest anything up to £20 is fair game (the value of a quite frankly rubbish Benefit "They're Real!" Mascara. NEVER buy it).

suze28 Mon 30-May-16 09:09:04

Eyeko is £17 from M&S. Also look at Lancome Definicils which used to be my HG mascara.
Diego Dalla Palma Ciglione and Pur Vixen mascaras are great aswell, both sold in M&S.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 30-May-16 09:10:29

No 7 Intense Volume- I've tried them all, it's brilliant.

2ManySweets Mon 30-May-16 09:19:21

Ooh, thanks thanks thanks! Whilst we're at it, any recommendations for a decent black liquid eyeliner in pen form not brush ?

Ps: why did I never consider m&s as a viable contender before?

Thatrabbittrickedme Mon 30-May-16 09:27:58

I've tried so many pen liquid liners and they all dry out almost immediately. The Rimmel lasting stay liner in a pot is extremely cheap and the pot lasts literally 2 years. Eyeliner stays until you wash it off as well. It's the best thing in my makeup bag by far and it only costs a few quid. Any chance you could practise with a brush, they really are so much better?

suze28 Mon 30-May-16 09:28:57

NYX eyeliners are supposed to be good too. Does your nearest big Boots have a NYX stand?
M&S beauty dept has lots of fabulous makeup brands and often 20% off.

hollieberrie Mon 30-May-16 09:42:08

Mascaras - 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).

CaroleService Mon 30-May-16 12:33:12

Anyone feel able to recommend a tubing mascara? I currently use the Boots No 7 one in the gold tube - not bad at all - but I feel there is probably something better out there.

Littleallovertheshop Mon 30-May-16 12:36:59

Eyeco is free with one of the women's magazines this month if you hurry. I think it is marie claire.

I use the gold tube no 7 and nothing else

SecretSpy Mon 30-May-16 12:42:57

I've got a L'Oréal one in blue and silver tube (Flutter?) on the go that I'm quite liking, also bought the L'Oréal Sculpt one but the brush is a bit too poky.

Max Factor masterpiece is on oldy but a goody. I've liked the Lancome ones but found they dry up super quickly.

17 falsify HD has been getting some rave reviews lately but I've not tried it yet.

leedy Mon 30-May-16 13:13:51

Benefit They're Real is indeed pants but I really like their Roller Lash. They also do a tinted They're Real "lash primer" which is actually a decent enough everyday brown mascara, and also seems to oomph up black mascara over it.

2ManySweets Mon 30-May-16 14:16:54

This is really helpful. Am going to get the latest edition of Marie Claire from the shop NOW! 👍

Littleallovertheshop Mon 30-May-16 14:30:44

Get more than one, theyve eyeliner pens too!

spankhurst Mon 30-May-16 14:33:08

I use the gold No7 one too, after a lifetime of grey smudges under my eyes. It's fab.

MadSprocker Mon 30-May-16 14:56:06

Not Marie Claire, they have Elemis day or night cream, think it's Instyle with the Eyeko freebies.

dragonsarebest Mon 30-May-16 15:08:34

Instyle this month has choice of two eyeko eyeliners and a mascara, there's something else too, maybe eyebrow gel? The skinny eyeliner is good.

Littleallovertheshop Mon 30-May-16 15:28:55

Aaah sorry Instyle - I read neither smile

purpleporpoise Mon 30-May-16 15:37:03

Estée Lauder double wear zero smudge is the only one that doesn't end up on my cheeks!

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