So I was sorting out my makeup the other day and I was horrified to that I had only three active mascara's left, infairness I haven't bought any for a while plus I've been quite skint so haven't bought too much anyway. But what I wanted to do was review two out the three that I am using.
So here they are one is by Estée Lauder the sumptuous extreme mascara in black and the other is from Esscence and is the Rock and Doll mascara which incidentally I picked up in Wilko.
So first of all onto the price points the Estée Lauder comes in at a jaw dropping £22.95 and that's actually the cheapest I've seen it at Allbeauty. So what are my thoughts? It's packaged beautifully as you would generally expect from a premium beauty brand encased in an elegant gold case which is not bulky or annoying it's great for travel when your restricted really with your makeup items and you don't want a huge bulky thing hanging out your makeup bag. I use this this with the lash primer that I'm identically I won in a competition. The brush is huge which you can see from my picture it's like a big Christmas tree style brush well I think it looks like one anyway. You do get a lot of product on the brush and a lot of wetness feeling on your lashes so it feels a bit like a paintbrush slapping paint on the wall. I use two coats of this and it does give you a good coating on the lashes. I didn't get any clumps which I do like, I do not like this brush at all for the lower lashes I find this too awkward and big really for getting in at the lower lash, I much prefer the Clinique mascara designed solely for the bottom lashes.
After a day of wear this did hold well and still looked quite fresh not the best when I've been to gym but then it's not labelled as water proof and lately my face has been a hot sweaty mess after the gym. Oh and I don't put makeup on to go to the gym I just can't be arsed removing it before work to go.
Now onto the Esscence one you can see from the picture the brush is completely different to the Estee Lauder one much smaller and difference in shape. The price point I picked this up for about £4.00 so value wise tons cheaper than it's premium friend above. Packaging wise it's ok a bit clumpy but not gross, quite trendy with the rock n doll slogan this would appeal to my 15 year old daughter. Application wise much drier than the Estée Lauder one, I like the brush easy to use and apply. Now for me I did get quite spiky looking lashes I wouldn't say clumpy but a bit of a weird hedge hog style eyelash look. Not horrific just different, but after a day I did experience a bit of smudging. Didn't irritate my eyes or anything like that though. Again I would prefer the Clinique mascara for the bottom lashes as nothing beats that one for them. In terms of price I think it's ok, I'm at the age where I want my eyelashes to look like classy sweeping brushes so I wouldn't say this is my favourite but my daughter has now stolen if off me, I don't recommend sharing makeup I will add.
I like the Estée Lauder one but I don't think anything currently beats Lancome Hypnose or Magnificels unless you can let me know if any can.