Can a mascara ever create a false lash effect?
|Mascaras put through their paces!|
wearing them. So can lashings of mascara
create the same full flutter?
question to the test:
|Seventeen HD mascara|
quite provide volume and thickness. On
the plus side, the mascara is relatively clump-free and glides on smoothly. After a couple of coats, you’re left with a
good finish on top and bottom lashes.
Little Mix mascara
|Collection Little Mix mascara|
|Collection’s wand – spiky and flat-ended|
|Collection Little Mix close-up|
a good lengthening mascara. The thin,
comb –like wand grabs the lashes and adds a pinch more thickness than the HD
version. But thickness can come at a
small price, in that it’s susceptible to more clumping. The small head also makes it good for
application on the bottom lashes.
It’s a Long Story mascara
|Arbonne ‘It’s a long story’ mascara|
|Arbonne’s wand – slightly wider flat-top with longer bristles|
lengthening and a cleaner finish.
Arbonne’s it’s a long story provides a good curl and length when applied
properly. Clumps are minimal, and true
to the name, it’s more about length rather than width. It’s flat top makes it tricky to apply to the
bottom lashes without transferring to the skin.
|Collections Volumising wand – wider with more bristles|
|Collection Volumising mascara close up|
more volume. While I’ve not quite
scientifically measured it, there is a visible amount of thickness to my
lashes. However with this comes a little
clumping. There might be a clue in the
wand, Collection’s mascara is the only one that has the traditional fuzzy wired
wand, while the others are more slimline, if not a fine-toothed comb. So it seems the thicker the lashes, the
fatter the wand.
recreates the look of false lashes. The
very nature of falsies is that you’re adding lashes to your natural set, rather
than thickening your existing lashes.
What mascara tries to do is coat the lashes, adding width and
length. However, this can make mascara
look clogged or clumpy.
The happy medium
can achieve a bit of a middle ground by applying lengthening and volumising
mascara, I’ve combined the Collection Volume with a coat of Arbonne’s
lengthening, and been pretty pleased with the results.
wearing them, it’s good enough for me.
About the Author
I’m not a makeup artist, chef, lifestyle guru or stylist. I’m just me. And like you, I’m trying to make the best of most things, only I’m sharing my warts-and-all thoughts along the way.