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My Favourite Volumising Mascaras For All Budgets

19:51Alice Grace

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We all want long, thick, voluminous lashes, right? If I had to pick only one, makeup item to use for the rest of my life, it would have to be mascara and I'm sure the majority of people be with me on that. To help me make the most of my lashes, I have a few mascaras that I can always rely on to make my lashes look their best.

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No matter what your budget, there are so many great mascaras available. To be honest, only a few high-end formulas have truly impressed me enough to warrant spending upwards of £12, as drugstore versions are really on point nowadays. The cheapest of my current, favourite trio, is the Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara (£6.99). The thin, tapered, plastic wand fits right into the root of the lashes, gripping each, individual hair to give even separation. Adding length and volume without a clumpy result, no matter how much you layer it, this mascara is seriously impressive. With just one coat, it gives quite a soft, day-time appropriate look, but you can keep building it for more of an intense finish. Accidentally, I bought the brown/black shade and, for anyone with blonde hair, this colour would make a softer alternative compared to harsh black. As my hair is so dark, I need something with more depth, so I'll be sticking to true blacks in future.

bourjois volume 1 seconde mascara ultra black review

Bourjois' Volume 1 Seconde Ultra Black Mascara (£9.99), which I've previously mentioned in a current favourites post, is another high-street formula that delivers a bold, lash look. Compared to Seventeen's Falsifeye HD, the wand of this mascara is monstrous in size. Again, it's plastic, but it's a bit more difficult to navigate and you can risk poking yourself in the eye if you aren't careful. Interspersed between the bristles, there are little wrap-around spheres which hold extra product and help to envelop each lash completely, to give even the most sparse lashes a huge helping of volume. Even just one coat of this mascara gives a crazy amount of drama, so it's a great one to use whenever you need to get ready in a hurry. It can start to look quite clumpy if you let the mascara dry between coats, though. As it's available in an ultra black formula along with the standard shades, you have the option of boosting the intensity even further, which I always like to do.

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Upping the price further, we have Benefit's They're Real Mascara (£19.50). Apparently, this is the UK's number one selling mascara and I can totally understand why. It seems I'm a major fan of plastic wands, as this has one too. Size-wise, this brush sits somewhere between the other two, but it has triple the amount of bristles and a domed end, which can be used to really catch all of the lashes at the outer corner, pulling them into a winged, cat-like shape. Be warned, though; this mascara hangs on for dear life. Great if you have extremely oily lids and struggle to find a mascara that won't smudge and leave you looking like a panda, but annoying if you normally avoid waterproof formulas. Personally, I think the false-lash look is totally worth the extra effort during your evening, skincare routine!


How do you make your lashes look their best?

AGB X


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31 comments

  1. Mascara is quite a personal makeup item, what works wonders on some might not work for others :) I've tried the Seventeen and Benefit mascaras and I wasn't impressed with them, they didn't give my lashes much volume. But I haven't tried the Bourjois mascara so will definitely try it next :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I think all makeup and beauty products are personal preference, to be honest! Which mascaras do you find the best for volume? :) x

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  2. Benefit They're Real is one of my all time favourite mascaras, however I haven't tried the other two. They sound great though and so much more affordable too, so will definitely give them a try as soon as I run out of my current mascaras x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Mine too, but I do hate to hand over so much money each time I repurchase it, especially when you should technically throw mascara out after three months! x

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  3. My lashes are pathetic and I'm hopeless with finding great mascaras, mostly because I'm pretty bummed about spending money on a product for them but I think it's time to splurge on them, though it doesn't seem like I'll have to splurge much considering two products you named here are highstreet and drug store! I'm hoping to get my hands on the Seventeen one. Loved this list, Alice!

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    1. Well I hope you manage to find a mascara that works for you! Thanks so much :) x

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  4. I agree with Dagmara, sadly, what works for some doesn't work so well for others! I have the Seventeen Falsifeye HD mascara, and I find it works wonders for my bottom lashes, but not so much for the top ones! I tend to opt for length over volume anyway (L'Oreal Telescopic is my fave!), but the ones I have found work well for volume are the Max Factor false lash effect range and the Bourjois clubbing mascaras xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Yeah, I guess that's why we all blog though, to share our different views :) I used to use Bourjois Clubbing years ago and really loved it then, so I'll have to pick it up again! x

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  5. i am totally inlove with Benefit's they're Real. im glad that it works for you :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Me too, it's one of my holy-grails! x

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  6. Great post, thanks for sharing!Love Benefit's cosmetics!

    _Marta

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  7. I haven't tried any of them however they sound really good. I like silicone/plastic wands and they look great. Lash sensation is one of my favourite mascara at the moment, it gives a good volume!

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    1. I always think I prefer natural bristles when it comes to mascara, but clearly that's not the case haha! Yes, I love that Maybelline mascara, too :) x

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  8. I've tried all three of these and they're all pretty good - especially the Seventeen one for the price. My current favourite, although I hate the stupid name, is Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara - it's amazing!

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle blog

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    1. I still haven't got my hands on that one, yet! Can't wait to give it a try, but I have heard mixed reviews on it x

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  9. cute post! I never wear mascara because I have never found one I like! I need to try these!

    kelseybang.com

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    1. I wish I had the confidence to go mascara-free, but my face just looks totally bare without it! x

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  10. I love mascara and have heard the benefit one is amazing. Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. They're Real is my favourite of their mascara options, but Roller Lash is also great if you need more of a curl/length :) x

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  11. great mascara!


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  12. I've only tried the They're Real mascara and I'm actually not a fan x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. What a shame! What didn't you like about it? x

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  13. Great suggestions! I love Benefit They're Real - it's probably the best mascara I've tried. It's just so pricey when there are very good mascaras for cheaper that I can't justify buying another full size one just yet!

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    1. I totally agree, I wince every time I repurchase it! Considering how often you have to replace mascara, it can get so expensive if you buy them from more premium brands x

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  14. All those mascaras look so pretty! I'm a major mascara junkie, definitely need to check these out.

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  15. I definitely need to re-purchase Bourjois 1 Seconde, I remember loving it! I really like the non-clumpiness of the Seventeen Falsifeye too :) though They're Real is probably my favourite of the bunch xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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