Testing Out: Drugstore Mascaras

Sunday 23 June 2019

One of my most favourite mascaras is from the drugstore and costs around £3.00, which is the Essence Princess Lash Mascara, and so I thought I would try out five other mascaras from the drugstore which I haven't previously tried to see if they were any good. A couple have been released more recently, whereas some have been around a while.
Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara £2.49, Boots
US brand Wet n Wild have only recently been available to buy in the UK, and their products are incredibly cheap and I have loved so many of them. The Mega Protein Mascara contains soy and wheat proteins, acai oil and D-Panthenol to condition the lashes to make them thicker and fuller. The tube isn't huge but for £2.49, whoever finishes a mascara anyway? The brush isn't what I normally prefer as it looks quite gappy, however it picked up my lashes really well, especially my lower lashes so I was impressed with that. I wouldn't personally say that it made my lashes look any thicker, but for an everyday bargain mascara, this worked well.
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast High-Definition Collagen-Coast Mascara £10.50, Boots
Why do products have such long names? Anyway, this mascara comes in a chrome gold tube which looks great and the brush is what is marketed the most here. It is a seven-sided fan flare 180 brush which features a V-groove to lay down volume and intensity and combing and curling surfaces to give length and definition as well as containing collagen. I couldn't personally see the seven sides, and it did add a little length to my lashes but that was about it. I love so many other Soap & Glory products but I think for £10.50 you can find a better mascara.
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara £10.99, Boots
I actually received this in a beauty advent calendar but I hadn't opened it up and so I figured it was about time. L'Oreal do have a few different versions of their Million Lashes mascaras and this time the brush has been arched to stretch and define the look of the lashes from root to tip. The Feline mascara has been created to give an intense curl and add volume to every lash for a cat-eye flick. The packaging is gold and green chrome and this was definitely one of my favourites of the five, as it really did uplift my lashes and add curl and volume to them, giving the most noticeable difference to my lashes.
MUA Eye Define Nourish & Care Mascara £4.00, MUA Store
I picked this up when Superdrug were having a 25% off offer and I liked that it said nourish and care, as sometimes our lashes can get so brittle with constant makeup wear. The tube is pretty standard with a chrome green lid, and the wand is quite large and fluffy. The formula has been created using avocado oil to condition the lashes whilst you are wearing the mascara which I love. However, this mascara didn't do a great deal for me, but if you have naturally lovely lashes, I would recommend using this as the conditioning properties are amazing.
Maybelline Snapscara Mascara £7.99, Boots
I have had this sitting in my 'To Try' pile for a while now and so wanted to include it in this post so that I could finally give it a whirl. It comes in a rectangular black and silver tube and the brush is full of bristles and has a slight curve to it. The formula is quite lightweight and is a glossy gel-ink and it applied nicely to my lashes. Throughout the day Snapscara remained smudge-proof and even though it gave my lashes volume, it didn't leave any clumps of product, and so whilst this wasn't my favourite of the five, I would definitely say it would be my second choice of the five.
All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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