Monday, 22 April 2013

Super Cheap [but Awesome] Drugstore Mascaras

I don't know about you, but I hate the idea of spending £6-20 (or more!) on a mascara. They seem to dry out really quickly, and so far I haven't found one that I absolutely love that justifies the price tag. I thought I'd share with you my two favourite SUPER-cheapy ones, which I find actually do the job really well on a day-to-day basis.


 You can pick up Natural Collection's Lashbuild Mascara in black or a dark brown shade from Boots, and whilst this isn't a waterproof formula, I don't find that it smudges much at all if I just have it on for an evening. The wide applicator makes sure a lot of product gets onto the lashes, which gives quite a good thickening effect, even though the product doesn't boast that it would do anything of the sort! I wouldn't recommend applying more than one coat with this mascara as then it does get a bit clumpy, but generally this is a very decent mascara, and one I will always have in my make-up bag.






















NYC's Showtime mascara is a waterproof formula, and it's available at Superdrug. This mascara will not budge or smudge throughout a full working day, and it gives a reasonable lengthening and thickening effect.  I would say this mascara lacks nothing that many of the drugstore mascaras in the £6-9 range offer. Nothing groundbreaking, but very very good for the price of under two pounds! Have you tried either of these mascaras? Have you found a higher-price one that really justifies the price? I'd love to know!

Amy
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13 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever tried a cheap mascara, I always tend to pick up one that costs around £6 and I think I will definitely give them a go as hopefully I may find one that I like better and save me a lot of money!

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  2. Ah they look great! I'm always on the hunt for a bargain. I'm a big fan of NYC, I've tried loads of their products but not the mascara yet, will have to give it a go!
    Carrie
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  3. Hello Lovely I agree with the NYC mascaras I have the black one and the pink one - it is terrible I can't remember what the proper names are, running upstairs to check seems to much of an effort tonight lol xxx Laura Great post fab pictures. PS I have your bedspread it is awesome ! www.ascottishlass.net

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    1. Haha thank you! I love this bedspread! :) XX

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  4. Great blog hun! I so need to try NYC!x

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  5. They sound great.. such a bargain!

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  6. I've been using the Natural Collection mascara for ages and it's no worse than more expensive ones! Just the packaging isn't as pretty! x

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    1. I know, it is nice to have higher-end things sometimes, but I think I make up with that with the lipsticks I buy, haha!

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  7. The natural collection also do a clear one great as an eyebrow setting gel ! Loved this post make up doesn't have to be expensive .xxx

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    1. Ooh thanks for letting me know about that, I'll have a look out for it next time I'm Boots :) XX

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  8. I really want to try the NYC mascara now! I've never tried any of their mascaras actually but the waterproof one is definitely up my alley xx - Boho Vanity

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  9. Ohh! I also hate the idea of spending too much money on make-up (but love to buy it anyway!) so thanks for that! :) xx

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