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Skin Blog - Makeup by Meags - Meagan Rawlings, Freelance Makeup Artist, Auckland


Meagan Rawlings

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I never, ever leave the house without Mascara on my lashes. If I don't wear mascara, my eyes look bald! I have quite the array of mascaras in my possession as I am always on the hunt for the best, so I thought I would show you the results of each one and share my opinion. Enjoy!

Loreal Paris Miss Manga Party

Worst Mascara I've ever tried! Seriously bad, the brush is rubber and has very short bristles, so basically there is nothing to help comb the product through your lashes and your left with mega clumpy and heavy lashes. Such a shame because I am a big fan of Loreal mascaras and the original Miss Manga is quite good.

Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes

This mascara gives quite a natural finish, the brush combs the lashes really well so you get more length and don't get any clumps but unfortunately it means you can't build any volume (despite the word Volume being in the name?) It's just a bit meh and I wouldn't re purchase.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

LOVE. So this is my absolute favourite mascara at the moment! It has the blackest pigment and you can build up the volume easily. The brush isn't the usual type that I go for ( I normally like rubber bristles) but this brush gets right in amongst your lashes to coat them all and help separate them as well. The other plus to 'Luxury brand' mascaras is that they are much more gentle on your lashes, I find consumer brands dry rock hard and are a lot harder to remove.

Bare Minerals Lash Domination

Ok so if Miss Manga Party is the 'Cake Face' of the Mascara world then Bare Minerals Lash Domination is the 'Au Naturel'. I'm not a fan, not because its barely visible on the lashes but because the hard rubber brush hurts every time it touches the part of my eyelid where my eyelashes grow out... Also I've never had a mascara end up under my eyes throughout the day as much as this one.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Extreme

Such a beautiful mascara! This comes in a close second to my Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, it gives lovely soft, feathery lashes and the volume is build-able. The brush has soft rubber bristles which disperse the product perfectly. It is definitely more of a high end price point but you get what you pay for with this one. I would re purchase this.

I hope you found this review helpful, the most important thing when wearing mascara is making sure you remove it properly each night. I always us a waterproof makeup remover, even though I never wear waterproof mascara, because it has the oil in it which helps to soften everything and minimize the amount of rubbing involved :)

Meags xx