Benefit They're Real!* £18.50
By far the mascara I had been most excited to try for a while as it claims to give you the false lash effect. I love the packaging which I believe is designed to look like a drinks shaker (I may be wrong) and the brush is also very interesting. It is a rubber brush with almost a little ball on the end and very small bristles. This is a great mascara if you are looking for both volume and length and is really black. My only problem is if you already have decent lashes (as I do) it can be easy to apply to much and when you do it gets worse and not better. It is quite a wet mascara at first which I think gets a little better with time and when it is drier. I do like the volume it gives but the consistency makes spider eyelashes way too easy to achieve.
Bourjois Volume Glamour £7.99
I wasn't expecting too much from this mascara; it has a small want and very conservative packaging but I was surprised by how good it is. As it is quite a dry formula it doesn't clump but you can get great definition and volume. The size of the brush is great even for the smaller bottom lashes. Perfect day mascara and actually even for the evening if your not looking for anything very dramatic. It claims to be ultra black but I think it isn't anything blacker than a standard mascara (or the Benefit one) A great drugstore mascara if you are looking for volume.
Clinique High Impact extreme volume mascara £17
As it is Clinique I was under the impression it would be average as I don't associate Clinique with dramatic lashes but inside this very impressive shinny tube lies a very impressive product. It is a rubber brush which is quite fat and seems to have longer bristles on one side although they are all pretty short meaning it grips the lashes really well. If you have decent lashes already this mascara is fabulous, adding lots of volume and a little length however I do think if your lashes are a little thinner it may be a bit much and make it look a little spider-y.
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara £11
(On the bottom lashes of the Clinique image below) I have alway thought this mascara was a bit gimmicky, do I really need a separate mascara for my bottom lashes? I can't pretend that this mascara doesn't do it's job, it does. However I would say that the other two mascara's I have tried do the same job. Using this tiny brush is more time consuming, more expensive and just not worth it. I know so many people would disagree but I didn't get any more length or volume than I would carefully using a different mascara.
Overall I think all three mascaras are great this month. I was a little disappointed with Benefit They're Real but thats as I have very high expectations. Bourjois Volume Glamour adds great volume if you like a mascara that is a little drier, with a smaller brush and at an affordable price. The Clinique mascara really surprised me, the volume is great and it doesn't clump on my lashes. The only mascara I was disappointed by was Clinique bottom lash and that just because I think it is an unnecessary extra.
What mascaras have you been using this month?
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