Beauty | Mascara 2014

Two mascaras really stood out for me during 2014. A good mascara for me is a must, as my eyes are lightly inset, I need good lashes to pull out my eyes and add definition. If I skip everything else, I wouldn't skip mascara! There's something magical about long voluptuous lashes, that I just can't get enough of!  I couldn't choose between these two, find out why...


Benefit - They're Real - £17.99 here 

Lancome - Hypnose Star - £22.50 Here


First up is Benefit - They're real mascara. It's no secret that They're real was a real hit with the beauty world this year, as well as in my makeup bag. With a thin tapered plastic applicator, it super easy to divide individual lashes, expertly coating them in product as you go. The end of the applicator is rounded making it super easy to catch every single lash, even those baby lashes on the outer corner. The formulation is fairly thin, and builds beautifully to create a really defined look, if you're going for the spidery look. Holding curl all day long, They're real mascara not only lengthens but elongates the look of the lashes. So much so I really have been asked if I was wearing false lashes! With no fall out or smudging, They're Real is pride of place in my make up bag. 

Next up is Lancome - Hypnose Star mascara. Firstly, lets take a moment to admire the packaging - sleek, sexy, black, with the end dipped in glitter. For that reason alone I would treasure this mascara. However the product inside matches the packaging for beauty and quality. The Hypnose star applicator is a fibre brush, tapered to the end and fatter at the base, with a unusual flattened over all shape. It's this shape which makes it super easy to get to the base of the lash line to pump up the volume. The formulation is much thicker than they They're Real mascara, and makes lashes appear fuller at the base compared. It's super lengthening, and lasts literally all day. 

So if you're looking for a more defined look - definitely check out Benefit - They're Real Mascara. But if you're looking for a fuller more voluptuous look - Lancome - Hypnose Star Mascara is the ticket! For me - I think I'll take both! 


What Mascara are you loving at the moment? 

XO