It seems like suddenly I am seeing dual ended mascara’s everywhere. Dual ended mascara’s were popular a few years back and mainly consisted of a primer (base) which was normally white at one end and a black mascara the other end.
A few weeks ago I walked into Boots and thought I would check out the mascara’s. I prefer drug store mascara’s as high end are very expensive and I do think you get the same result from a drug store mascara as you would from a high end brand.
The big thing again seems to be dual ended mascara as I looked around Boots. I decided to go for Max Factor and Maybelline, my purchase post can be found here but I could have plumped for any of the drug store bands, the choice seemed endless.
Since my purchase I have been using it daily and I wanted to share my thoughts.
First the positives.
- Both brushes are a nice size, the brush for the lower lashes is small enough to catch all the lashes but not too small to make catching the lower lashes an issue.
- The colour is a decent black, with good coverage on the upper and lower lashes from the first swipe.
- The formula is waterproof, stays on all day with no flaking and lashes did not feel crispy. Yes it is hard to remove at the end of the day but I personally want a mascara with brilliant staying power and it I have to use my cleansing balm twice to remove all of my mascara so be it. If this is a problem there is also a washable formula I believe coming out.
- The formula that is in the tube dries out very quickly and this makes for more clumping on the upper lashes. This is a quick drying mascara on the lashes so it is bound to be quick drying if you leave the mascara open to the air for a long time.
- The brushes are fiddly, this is a difficult thing to describe but the size of the brush handle makes it really difficult to get to the corner lashes on both top and bottom.
- This formula is meant to give volume to lashes, I didn’t really notice any change in volume.