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Is there really such a thing as a great ( smudge proof ) mascara for around £25?

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surferjet Thu 05-Jan-17 09:42:15

Any recommendations welcome ( up to £50 )

Thank you.

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Thu 05-Jan-17 09:48:34

Are there really mascaras that are over £50?

Trumpton Thu 05-Jan-17 09:48:49

I absolutely love Boots No 7 stay perfect tubing mascara . I am forever rubbing my eyes and it never budges until you use warm water to "melt" it off.
www.boots.com/en/No7-Stay-Perfect-Mascara_1348691/

AprilLudgateDwyer Thu 05-Jan-17 09:49:57

Max factor in gold tube doesn't smudge and my skin is really greasy. You can also get stuff from clarins called fix mascara which makes any mascara smudgeproof.

SorrelForbes Thu 05-Jan-17 09:50:35

Any of the Estee Lauder Double Wear mascaras (also tubing)

Lovelybangers Thu 05-Jan-17 09:50:48

Yup. The no7 one stays put on me and usually suffer with smudgy mascara.

Also Hypnose by Lancome was always a good one. (I haven't bought it in a while so don't know if it still exists)

Rudymentary Thu 05-Jan-17 09:52:12

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TheMasterNotMargarita Thu 05-Jan-17 09:52:50

I got some perfume for Xmas which came with a mini YSL luxurious mascara. It's lovely.
It didn't shift on me and I'm quite bad for having watery eyes.
Spoilt for Rimmel now.

surferjet Thu 05-Jan-17 09:52:59

Fantastic! Thank you.

surferjet Thu 05-Jan-17 09:54:28

I don't tend to use eyeliner during the day but I do mascara my lower lashes and this is what's smudging.

MadisonAvenue Thu 05-Jan-17 09:55:00

Benefit's They're Real works for me. I'd given up on mascara, as I had constant panda eyes, so would dye my lashes monthly and I used clear mascara on top but was given a sample of They're Real and it lasted from 7am until I removed it at gone Midnight without a smudge.

Rudymentary Thu 05-Jan-17 09:57:32

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luckygirl322 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:51:46

Lancome Hypnose Drama (waterproof)

MrsMarigold Thu 05-Jan-17 18:07:28

The Boots one is wonderful best ever

Newtssuitcase Thu 05-Jan-17 18:09:38

Ive used max factor Aqualash for 30 years. Its now called Max Factor 2000 calories waterproof. Once its on it will not smudge no matter what you do to it. It is the holy grail of mascaras IMO

greeeen Thu 05-Jan-17 18:18:28

I also use benefit they're real. It's amazing and I leave it on for two days😱, cream cleansing around my eyes and bathing everyday, no smudging or flaking yet! £20

QueSera Thu 05-Jan-17 18:22:02

Barry M waterproof black is the best ive found, no smudges and easy to remove

GruochMacAlpin Thu 05-Jan-17 18:23:42

I find that Clinique waterproof mascara doesn't smudge.

MsRinky Thu 05-Jan-17 18:37:14

I have stockpiled the No7 in case they ever go mad and stop making it. It is the only mascara I have ever worn that doesn't give me panda eyes.

WotsitWig Thu 05-Jan-17 19:32:07

Another vote for Barry M mascara.

imjessie Thu 05-Jan-17 20:03:00

Surely it's you that smudges it ? If you don't touch your eyes Andy old mascara will do ! I use the natural collection from boots and it never smudges and people always comment on my eyelashes .. I never touch my eyes when wearing mascara .

bingohandjob Thu 05-Jan-17 20:24:26

I've used loads - Estee, Chanel, YSL and most recently, Charlotte Tilbury....none as good as No.7 Lovely Lashes - goes on great, stays on, no smudging and I happily chuck out after 6 months to get a new one.

YesThisIsMe Thu 05-Jan-17 20:26:18

The Boots gold tube isn't super thick and long, but it's easily good enough for lower lashes and it's absolutely completely smudge proof.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 05-Jan-17 20:26:38

No7 intense volume waterproof

surferjet Thu 05-Jan-17 20:41:08

Thanks everyone!

Looks like I'll be trying boots no7 first, lots of reccomendations for that one.

I'll let you know how I get on smile

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