Yep. You heard that right. I threw away my mascara, not on purpose, not at all. Completely by accident. I was sorting through my make-up as I was putting it away and I could of sworn blind it was my old one, so in the bin it went. Luckily I did have a sample size MAC mascara from a purchase I made the other month, so not all was lost when I went to put on my mascara the next day. However, mascara is an essential, so off to Tesco’s I went..
Now, I don’t know about you, but I am not a mascara snob in any way shape or form. It’s actually very rare I repurchase the same mascara and I just enjoy trying out new ones, be it from the high street or a more expensive one. Doesn’t bother me.
Currently, I am skint. Well, no I’m not actually skint it’s coming upto payday and all of my money is in my savings, so I am living off the bare minimum in order to save for a house. This meant when choosing my mascara it was more about what was the cheapest/what’s on offer/what looks good value for money.
After much deliberation, weird considering I’m a self-labelled non mascara snob. I went for a Maybelline mascara. This is due to the fact the past 3 mascaras I’ve had have also come from them, and I’ve rather enjoyed them/there was money off. Hooorah!
I went with the Maybelline Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara in black, now I can’t find the black version on Tesco’s website only the brown, (£4.99, Tesco) but if you’re after the black find it in stores, or here’s a link to it on Boots website (£7.99, Boots).
Now you can see on the before and after pictures, it’s a decent enough mascara. It’s description explains that it’s collagen enriched maximising the lashes by 9 times the volume. I would say yes, it definitely increased the volume of the lashes don’t know if I would say by 9 times but it’s noticeable. It defines the lashes not leaving them clumpy and gives a nice wispy look to the lashes. The wand itself is pretty big, usually I prefer the small thin wands but I’m not one to complain at least I don’t have to use a tiny sample sized wand any more!
Not something would I have chosen given the fact I was after a cheap option but I am pleasantly surprised and if you too, like me, are on a budget or stupidly throw away your mascara and also have to do a panic buy at Tesco, this is one I would highly recommend.
What’s your favourite bargain mascara?