When it comes to mascara, we all have different criteria for what makes the best lash booster.
Thicker, volumised, a touch longer; whatever your chosen lash look, there’s a mascara in the big wide beauty world to suit your needs.
If you’ve read any of my previous beauty posts, you may remember that I tend to be a sworn advocate of luxury beauty brands (Chanel Beige 202, anyone?).
I’ve found what works for me over the years and pin-pointed the products that are my personal go-to; from Estee-Lauder’s double wear foundation (to see me through my working day and then to the gym in the evening) to Tom Ford lipstick in Sable Smoke or Nude Vanille (both are different but perfect velvety nudes that create a luxurious veil over the lips). When you know, you know.
With mascara, I always ALWAYS use multiple products. In fact, I use a total of three mascaras all in one beauty routine. Yes. I. Do.
Anyone who’s worked in the beauty industry will understand that with make up, quite often you need a few products at once to create the right shade or result for you. It baffles me on a regular basis that many women still use one shade of foundation – there’s not one shade of foundation that is the right colour match for your skin. You need two to pretty much custom mix your way to being #flawless. At the moment, I’m using two pumps of Giorgio Armani’s Power Fabric in shade 5.5 mixed with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear in Ivory Beige.
It’s similar with mascara; I’ve found what works for me. And it happens to be three amazing mascaras used in conjunction with one another.
My heroes? Le Volume De Chanel in Noir. L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes in Extra Black and L’Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara in Black. The result?
I use the Chanel mascara for the first layer, creating longer, plumper, thicker lashes followed by L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes which then continues to elongate the lashes whilst giving an amazing fanned out look.
I then finish off with L’Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara which amplifies all of the latter by curling the lashes – the great thing about this mascara is that it really is the finishing touch as the amazing comb brush coats and lifts lashes from the root. So you’ll see an impactful result, immediately.
This product is the must-have out of all three as you can use it in conjunction with your preferred mascara(s) to get the effect of having curled your lashes. It’s phenomenal. The brush looks slightly odd but it’s for a reason – I gently press the brush on my waterline, filling in between the lash roots, just like a liner. It sculpts out and defines even the smallest lashes, charging them with volume from root to tip.
L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes in Extra Black | £10.99
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L’Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara in Black | £10.99
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Chanel Le Volume De Chanel £26.00
Buy from Selfridges, here: http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/chanel-le-volume-de-chanel-mascara_437-73004626-LEVOLUME/
I now tend to order a lot of my beauty products from The Hut Group just because they’re prompt with delivery, and they always have stock for the L’Oreal mascaras when I’ve run out and need them quickly!
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