With masks becoming the new normal I have shifted my makeup routine along with quite a few other things. While medical grade masks are the way to go in many situations – including traveling – but in other situations double lined fabric ones due the truck. Thus a swipe of color just makes a mess and even a high cheek highlight comes off. Despite some not wearing makeup in lockdown I have gone the other way, especially when it comes to eyes. Bring on the big, bold lashes!
I have featured mascara countless times over the years and it’s made its way into a number of gift guides. As I work my way through my own gifts, samples, and profits I’ve purchased after reading reviews I’ve tried almost two dozen madras in the past year. And today, I am sharing my favorites for bold lashes:
Benefit They’re Real – I am overly loyal to their concealer and despite the glowing reviews I only tried this one recently but it certainly does pack a punch. The color really is a glossy black and it is clear why it is one of Sephora’s best sellers.
Lancôme Mr. Big Mascara – A tried and true winner I have been wearing for years, along with it’s waterproof counterpart – and when it says it is smudge-proof and does not flake, you should definitely believe it. Plus right now it is 25% off in the UK.
Sweed Lash Lash Lift Mascara . – when the first three words in a description are lift, length, and volume I can tell it’s going to be my kind of mascara. This one is true black, true does define the lashes and I really like the skinny wand which you can see in some of the close up shot.
Lancome Grandiose Mascara – This baby is an absolute show stopper and definitely worth the hefty price tag (it is the most expensive of these five). Like the Sweed one the special wand, which they call The Swan Neck™ really makes a difference – though be careful, it is not waterproof!
Sephora Collection LashCraft Have It All Mascara – This staple provides good volume and is an every day go to for work video calls. It may not be as big of a ‘wow’ bold lashes but some Tuesday’s just don’t need that.
And before I sign off, does anyone remember this 2015 post featuring the Sephora Collection Outrageous Curl Mascara? It was my number one for years and I was devastated when they discontinued it- but onwards and upwards!
Lastly, I have shared this adorable cotton Blue Toile de Joie mask before on Instagram but wanted to leave the link here as well. This triple layer design even has room for a filter and I purchased it from Etsy direct from a local UK shop, Elizabeth Merlin!
How do you feel about bold lashes?