Beauty · July 8, 2020

Lashes to Lashes: My Current Favourite Mascaras

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No matter how late I’ve stayed up watching Taylor Swift documentaries (or just re-watching Miss Americana again and again), scrolling on TikTok (and then realising my music taste is now ‘dooon’t stay awake for too long’) or even attempting to remember my never ending to do list at 2am in the morning- my arsenal of mascaras have proved time and time again that there’s very little they can’t do to lift even the sleepiest eyes from butterbean territory and add a spring to even the weariest lash-line.

Thankfully, over lockdown- as well as perfecting a great freezable cookie, I’ve also discovered a handful of five eye products my make up bag barely functions without.

From liquid liners, Twiggy-esque mascaras and the eyelash curlers that make it all happen- I thought I’d walk you through some of the best I’ve discovered this year…

The Eye Five

At Lash’d my favourite mascara has come along…

If you’ve got a keen eye on new beauty launches, you’ve probably already heard the praise that’s been going around for the At Lash’d Lengthening and Curling mascara by Marc Jacobs. I’m not an avid follower of new beauty launches (as you’ll have probably observed when you hear me talk about a product that came out five years ago that I’ve just discovered)- but this mascara is beautiful. For long, curly Lucy Boynton-esque lashes, this is your guy. It’s great for layering (if like me you’re partial to something a little spidery and sixties) and does so with minimal clumping and utmost longevity.

For le volume…

If you’re more of a volume > length kind of lady, this mascara is one of my favourite fancy go to’s. Beautifully pigmented, Le Volume Révolution De Chanel is great for giving serious lash-line thickness and perfectly curled lashes.

For sixties Bambi Eyes…

For a proper doe-eyed sixties inspired look, Bambi Eyes is one of my favourite mascaras. A little ‘drug store’ gem, it’s the ultimate for layering for lengthy, lifted lashes- or even a one-coat wonder if you want something a little more subtle too.



For the finishing flicks…

The new classic…

Ever since receiving a sample of Rouje’s ‘The Eyeliner’, it quickly became my go to for creating the perfect cat eye. I’m a huge fan of a pen style applicator, and the nib brush on this makes it perfect for the heavy handed- but also easy to create something finer, or thicker dependant on where you stand with your flick thickness.

And for definition…

A new discovery to me, but if you’re after definition and rich pigment, the Guerlain Mad Eyes liner is a total wonder worker. The tip feels less flexible than it’s Rouje counterpart, but creates the most gorgeous graphic lines which last beautifully too.

And the curler…

I’ve spoken about these Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curlers in the past, and they’re still my favourite thing for amping up an eye look- even on days where liquid liner and mascara take a backseat (a.k.a a red lipstick and ‘naked eye’ look). They’re completely transformative and I owe any lash curling education to the lash curling queen that is Zoe Taylor. They’re a bit of an investment, but one that cements that this little tool is a brilliant thing in any make up bag (my mum was right all those years ago)!



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    July 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    The Chanel mascara is also my favorite!
    Miki x

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    July 10, 2020 at 10:11 am

    What a gem of an article! Been wondering whether I should give the Marc Jacobs number a whirl and well, I’m now SOLD. Also v curious about Bambi Eyes, how have I never heard of it before?

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      July 17, 2020 at 11:24 am

      Would be great to see more cruelty free recs in future – was really interested to read this post but sadly can’t buy any of the products.

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        Olivia Purvis
        July 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm

        Thanks so much Kayleigh, I’m definitely doing more research into cruelty free recommendations x

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    July 10, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I love Max Factor’s false lashes – such a great affordable mascara.

    Zoey |

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    July 11, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I need to give the Chanel mascara a try. My favorite mascara at the moment is Pat McGrath’s – it gives such insane volume.

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    July 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    That Chanel mascara looks so good! <3

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    August 14, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Great information. Thanks!

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