Hello lovely people,
A bit of an experiment for my blog today – I’m going to have a go at a beauty post. And a bit of an odd beauty post at that, because I’m lamenting the fact that my favourite mascara has been discontinued! This post was triggered by me finding a tube in B&M today, which is brilliant for now as I managed to buy a backup, but further proof that I need to find a replacement soon…
Mascara is my desert island beauty product, the only thing I wear every day. It was the only piece of makeup I took backpacking with me and was pretty much the only makeup I wore through the whole of my teenage years. I’ve been using the Rimmel Glam’Eyes Mascara for years and am always disappointed when I try another. It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what makes it so nice – it just seems to give a lovely overall effect and makes my eyes stand out without weighing down my lashes.
I have pretty average length eyelashes, not exactly short and stubby but not long either. They don’t have much natural curl, so I really want my mascara to curl and lengthen. I like a bit of volume, but not too much as I prefer them to look long and skinny than short and fat. You can see how I wear this mascara in the picture below – with one coat my eyelashes are defined and stand out, while still looking natural.
The wand is a plastic one, which I know isn’t to everyone’s taste, but they seem to work better to create the effect I want.
Apologies for the picture quality by the way – my plan is to keep practising and eventually improve (fingers crossed!)
That’s my review over and done with – as you can probably tell, this is my ideal daytime mascara. I do have a backup for myself of this mascara, which should hopefully last me a while, but I now have a plea for any suggestions that might be similar. I really don’t think you can rely on cosmetics companies claims to judge the results of a product – the only way to tell is to try them out. So any and all suggestions are most welcome – the hunt is on!
Just in case this has convinced you that you desperately need this mascara (poor timing, I know), it’s floating around the internet reduced to about £3 or £4 as Rimmel try to clear their stock. There are a few at Cheap Smells here – I use shade 002 Brown Black, but the normal black one is just as nice. I can’t vouch for the green!
Pretty please leave your recommendations below! And let me know how you feel about beauty posts being mixed in with everything else. I’ve become a little bit obsessed by beauty blogs and Youtube channels, but know I’d never manage to regularly update a separate beauty blog. Hopefully this will work instead!