L-R: MAC Studio fix lash, Maybelline Pulse Perfection, L'oreal Telescopic Carbon Black, Maybelline Full'n'Soft, Rimmel Sexy Curves Intense Black
As you can see I prefer 'plastic' bristles to 'natural' bristles as I find they coat the lashes better and give a more defined effect :) My lashes without mascara are nothing to shout about, they're blonde, relatively short and difficult to get to curl and 'fan out'...
The following photos show just one coat of each mascara!
Mac Studio Fix Lash - this gives really full, defined and dark lashes, the brush is massive so its really quick to use and i've found that it doesnt flake or crumble, even when worn all day, or all night at my current bar job! I love it!
Maybelline Pulse Perfection - This can be clumpy and hard to work with and the vibrating mechanism is basically pointless because i never bother with it when i use this mascara! Again the brush is nice and big so its quick to work with but if you aren't careful when applying more than one coat you can end up with spidery, clumpy lashes. This also tends to flake after a few hours :(
L'oreal Telescopic carbon black - this gives a really defined look to every single tiny lash and i love it! The brush can be quite hard to work with though as the 'spikes' on it arent very long... if you aren't careful with this you can clump all of your lashes together in one big sticky mess! Although this doesnt tend to flake or crumble off, it does take AGES to dry!
Maybelline Full'n'Soft - this can be really hard to get hold of in the uk and i found it in my local t j hughes! i'm so glad i did because it rapidly became one of my favourite mascaras, its really flexible and 'soft' (as the name suggests) so doesnt crumble or anything like that! Also it has two really good uses, the first is as a lash primer for nights out, it coats every lash and primes them really well then i apply a more dramatic mascara over the top... the second is for a really nice fluttery daytime look, i use this on my 'no make-up' make-up days as it gives a really nice natural finish to the lashes :)
Rimmel Sexy Curves Intense black - although i have never noticed this being more black than any of my other black mascaras, i absolutely love the brush and the product, and generally everything about it! this gives my lashes a really good curl and the brush coats every single one :) after using this my lashes look thick and fluttery and its currently my 'everyday' favourite!
My absolute favourite of these five is the mac studio fix lash, but it smells really strong! Also i tend not to use it everyday as it is quite expensive so i use the rimmel one on other days :) My least favourite is the telescopic carbon black, although i love the really defined look to my lashes, the brush can be difficult to use!
Each of these mascaras can be built up with extra coats to create more dramatic looks (normally i used two coats) but i decided to just use one for these pictures so you could see the immediate differences in application :)
Hope you enjoyed this post and it was helpful for you!