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Sunday, 5 January 2014

the mascara cull II

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam:*, No7 Extravagant Lash Volume Mascara*, Pur Minerals Big Blink Mascara*, Chanel Les Volumes D'Chanel, Origins GinZing Mascarareview swatch photo

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam:*, No7 Extravagant Lash Volume Mascara*, Pur Minerals Big Blink Mascara*, Chanel Les Volumes D'Chanel, Origins GinZing Mascara*

As the new year is upon us, I’ve decided to go through another Mascara cull. I did this last year, which you can see here. Mascaras to go off the quickest of all beauty products. I generally try and use a new one after a month or two, but you should throw them out at around the 6 month mark.Today I've pulled some of the mascaras I’m parting with to do a few mini reviews and rundowns.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam: It feels like mascara wands are getting thicker, fatter and larger with each new release. This mascara has an oversized rounded figure of 8 type of shape, which I initially found very awkward to apply. While it did coat lashes well and build length and volume. I do feel I had to use quite a few layers to get it close to looking like how I like my lashes. Overtime I just didn't think it was that good and there are much better drugstore mascaras out there than this one. It was average at best.

No7 Extravagant Lash Volume Mascara:This was my mascara of choice for the hotter months as the waterproof formula prevented me from getting panda eyes in tricky situations. This mascara has a short chubby little brush which coats each lash and gives a lovely volusimed look. The waterproof formula meant it was perfect for my holiday And when hayfever struck. It could get a little bit spider lash-y when over applied, but if you use sparingly and layer up slowly you get a lovely doll eyws look. I think this mascara from No 7 is really underrated and possibly one of my favourite drugstore mascaras.

Pur Minerals Big Blink Mascara: I'd never really heard of Pur Minerals before I received this mascara in the post one day. I wasn't really fussed with it at first as it isn't a "known" brand to me. Which is super ignorant of me and I should really learn to stop judging books by their cover! One day I couldn't find my usual mascara, so I decided to give this one a go as it was lurking in my "to review box". Boy was I impressed! From the first stroke, my lashes had so much definition and really pushed up effect. The long brush is a plastic chubby wand seems to works best for my lashes. Other positives of this mascara include the fact that it's super black, non clumping and infused with Argan Oil. Definitely a big thumbs up from me.

Chanel Les Volumes D'Chanel:This is my "Holy Grail" mascara, and I'm surprised I haven't repurchased it since it dried up a few months ago, I'm a hoarder, I know! This is the best mascara I've ever used hands down. So black, so lengthening, so volumizing and just the perfect all round mascara. It really opened up my eyes and gave a wonderful dramatic look. There isn't really a whole bunch I can say about this really because it just ticks all the mascara boxes ever.

Origins GinZing Mascara: This is another highly rated mascara too. It gives me really dramatic wide-eyed doll look, pushing up my lashes to hold a curl all the while lengthening and volumizing. This one is a really chunky fibre bristled brush, they are quite sparsely spaced out. I had no issues with applying to the upper lashes, but I did struggle a little to apply to the lower lashes because of the size, but I did eventually get used to it. It pushes my lashes up with dramatic volume without looking like a spidery mess. My only niggle would be that it did start to fade and flake during the day and a waterproof version of this wouldn't go a-miss! It's also worth noting that its paraben free and not tested on animals!
Any mascara recommendations for me to try next?

39 comments

  1. I love the Maybelline rocket mascara! And L'oreal just came out with the Ms Manga mascara which is really good to! berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xx

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  2. They're Real! from Benefit is my favourite! xx

    http://a-little-treat.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm so terrible with mascaras, I have two that are my absolute favourite and so I've just given up trying new ones now, which seems a waste really but I hate being disappointed. Love the sound of the Chanel one here though x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  4. oops looks like i should be purchasing a new mascara i've had mine ages but still seems to work well ! i've used maybelline one by one volumin express since i was 16 and always found it works :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. The Origins mascara is the best product I have found this year!!

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  6. I have two on the go at the moment. .. max factor's Wild volume which is brilliant for density and volume and the new Loreal Manga Eyes one which is also fab although you may find it slightly wet to start with xx

    www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn1.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I wish we could get a good range of Origins products down under in Australia! I hear so many good things about the mascara and the Plantscription anti-aging concealer but can't find them anywhere and so many online stores have shipping restrictions. Will keep hunting. At least we get Benefit in Aust!

    Love Lana xx

    lovelanaxx.blogspot.com

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  8. Rimmel scandaleyes is one of the best mascaras I've ever had xx

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  9. I have been using They're real by benefit and not really been loving it, I had been using the same Chanel mascara which I wanted to buy again but I am going to try Rocket and a few others first!
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  10. I might have to try the Chanel mascara, even if it's a little more than I'd usually spend on one. I agree with you re: the Rimmel mascara too, but I never seem to have a good time with any Rimmel mascara really. xo

    Like Sarah

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  11. I haven't tried any of these mascara's....slightly ever so not with it these days....!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I haven't tried any of these, I can never find a really good mascara!

    Beauty by Alice | Blog | YouTube | xxx

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  13. I haven't tried any of these, but I'm on the hunt for the perfect mascara now the L'Oreal Telescopic has been discontinued, and the No7, Chanel and Origins are definitely on my shopping list!

    Sophie | An Arrangement of Notes

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  14. My favourite mascara is the Benefit They're Real- it's such a good mascara!

    Beth | BeautyBubbles♡

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  15. Ooh this is such a good idea, I'm terrible for hoarding old mascaras. I'd recommend Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes if you haven't tried it already xx

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  16. Max Factor Masterpiece! I keep going back to this one x

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  17. Ah why do the most expensive products have to be the best ;) need the chanel mascara xx

    EmmiHearts

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  18. I really want to try the Chanel one, I just hate paying a lot for mascaras I go through them so quickly! I do love YSL and Estee Lauder mascaras but my favourite of the moment is Maybelline The Falsies and Avon Supershock although that one is a bloomin pain to get off!! :) x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  20. love how you've included No 7 here and you liked it! Not a lot of bloggers include No 7 and I think they are underrated :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  21. This was a great post I'd love to see more of them with other beauty products like eyeliners or concealers!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  22. I agree with Rimmell, I've never found a Rimmell mascara I like!
    My favourites are Benefit's They're Real, or Maxfactors 2000 Calories for which is alot cheaper and nearly as good!
    Rosie x
    RosieLM

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  23. i've always wanted to try a chanel mascara, however i'm so picky about my mascara, i often chicken out! xx
    http://thehannahway.blogspot.com

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  24. really really want the chanel mascara! the best one i've tried out so far is the Benefit 'they're real', i know everyone raves about it, but it is fab!

    shanlxuise.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. The Chanel mascara sounds really good!

    Shaunyland

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  26. This is such a helpful post as I'm always looking for a perfect mascara.
    Sammie
    Little Blonde Life - Lifestyle Blog

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  27. love this type of post
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  28. No.7 sounds great for when summer rolls round again!

    Check out my latest blog post for my giveaway!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  29. ooh I really want to try the Chanel mascara! I've got loads of deadlines this week so maybe i'll treat myself afterwards :) x

    yespleasebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I really liked the Rimmel Mascara when I had it, but I do feel like there are better drugstore ones out there. Another good one from No 7 is the Stay Perfect mascara, the best waterproof mascara I have ever tried hands down.

    Tiny Alis.

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  31. I totally agree with you about the Chanel Mascara being a holy grail product, I need to buy a full size of this!

    Katrina xx
    www.beautrina.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. The Pur Minerals mascara seems to be the best mascara it's got so many positives (the argan oil really sold it for me). Great post :) xo

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  33. Such great mascara choices! I really like Maybelline Falsies too x x

    zoeblogsbeauty

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  34. I've tried many mascaras and I found that the one I love the most is the L'oreal Telescopic one. Under $10 and seriously the best.

    www.thoughtsofglam.com

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  35. The Chanel offering sounds dreamy, such chic packaging too! xx

    Eleri Roberts

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  36. I loved They're Real by Benefit for ages but then didn't want to repurchase as wasn't too sure about it! I went for the MAC, now on an Illamasqua mascara but definitely planning on going back to Chanel Le Volume. Best mascara I've ever tried too!

    Becks xo
    thenotsosecretdiary.com

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  37. I'm so fickle with mascaras but that Chanel offering is the best I've ever tried, will most definitely be repurchased! x

    www.andbeautyorsomething.blogspot.co.uk

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