|L-R | Maybelline | Benefit | No 7|
today marks the start of a new feature on 'sophielouisew_' - top three thursdays! every thursday, i will be sharing my top three's of something or other with you guys and i have both beauty and fashion posts planned, so i promise it won't get too samey. i'm kicking it off with mascaras, and these are my three holy grail items. they're the mascaras that have a firm place in my everyday makeup bag and haven't been demoted to the endless stash of neglected products.
first up is Maybelline's The Rocket Volum' Express (£7.99) which is the first mascara i fell in love with and is my most repurchased. it has a chubby little plastic wand with plenty of little bristles to build up volume. this is the perfect everyday mascara and with a couple of coats i'm good to go. the narrower end of the wand is also good at catching the little lashes on your inner corner. it doesn't crumble or run and end up down my face throughout the day and just gives a lovely natural lash for an everyday look.
next is Benefit They're Real (£19.50), easily the most expensive mascara i've ever bought, but also the best mascara i have ever tried. again, another plastic wand, and the little bobble on the end is perfectly designed for catching even the tiniest lashes. this gives me wow lashes in just one coat with amazing length and volume. i have fairly short, stubby lashes and this is the only mascara which gives me the falsh lash look without being too overpowering. like the Maybelline, it doesn't budge at all throughout the day and i disagree with any review that says this is hard to budge at the end of the day - i get the majority off with a wipe and anything left behind after that comes off with a micellar solution with absolutely no angry rubbing.
up last is the No 7 Stay Perfect Long Lasting Volume (£12.95) which is my go-to mascara for a 'no makeup' makeup look. super natural looking lashes that don't look overly made up. this definitely adds volume more than length, and i love how diddy the little plastic wand is because you don't end up getting mascara all over the show; it's perfect for precise application and the fact it's so narrow also means this is fab for not missing those little lashes in your inner corner. this does dry really quickly, so you have to work with it fairly fast, and it's not really made for applying a second coat. maybe a little pricey for a drugstore mascara, but i know you girls are fab at saving up your Boots points, so definitely give this a whirl. it is fairly stubborn to remove though, so maybe not great for sensitive eyes, but at least you know it's not going to budge anywhere throughout the day.
so there's my top three mascaras! if you have any recommendations of others you think i would like based on these, then please drop me a comment below!