Thursday, 18 February 2016

My Current Mascara Rotation

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'm a bit of a mascara hoarder, and usually I have about ten plus mascaras in my rotation. Over the past year I've been really winding down with my mascaras, trying to get the most out of them. I'm rather proud of bringing my every day mascara rotation down to just five tubes so I thought I might share my thoughts on my current mascaras.

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'll admit, it does irk me a little bit not being able to try the newest mascara as soon as it's released - but I know that this way just works best for me. 

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'll also admit that I don't adhere to the three month rule. I know all the risks, but I also know how to take care of myself and my mascara. I always my face before applying makeup, and I never wear mascara when I'm feeling sick or off. I also rarely have any kind of eye problems, so I feel safe enough using my mascara a little longer than three months. If my mascara starts looking off, or smelling strange, or not working as well as it used to, then it gets the bin.

All mascaras but one are drugstore and are fairly cheap. I'm currently using the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Extreme Mascara*, the Australis Cosmetics Fierce Eyes Mascara*, the Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara*, the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara and the Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Volume Express Mascara. A few of these were originally sent to me, but they have been repurchased since.


My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

Rimmel London, Australis, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, Maybelline

As you can see, all the brushes are rather different. This is probably why I have ended up with this rotation to be honest. I find that the Rimmel London and the Australis give the best curling action. The brushes are so easy to twist as you're applying due to the shape. The Covergirl gives the best volume in my opinion, as it actually has two ends (one is a primer). The Estee Lauder is my favourite to use for special occasions as it gives a nice false lash effect. The Maybelline is my all time favourite though as I feel it's a great balance between false lashes and natural lashes - it gives a perfect curl and holds all day, whilst still giving me volume.


My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

Rimmel London, Australis, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, Maybelline

As you can see, the Maybelline is actually the darkest shade of black, too, with the Covergirl actually being the lightest. The Rimmel London is very light and not too thick on the lashes which is great for every day usage. 

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A few of these mascaras lives are coming to an end, so sadly my rotation will be coming to an end soon. I will miss these, as I love them all, but I'll also be excited to try some new mascaras.

Have you tried any of the above mascaras? If so, what are your thoughts?
Do you have any suggestions for what mascaras I should try next?

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Products marked with a * were provided for consideration. 
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15 comments

  1. The struggle is so real, right? I have about 5 tubes on the go at the moment too, and I'm dying to open a few others!

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  2. These are great I really love Maybelline mascaras!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  3. I've only tried Bombshell out of the above and the wand was too thick and short to work with for me. CoevrGirl have a new one called the Super Sizer which I LOVE! Give that one a try!!

    Tahana <3
    www.tahanalee.com

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  4. My favourite Tarte Lights Camera Lashes has dried up so that's disappointing! I'm currently rotating between Maybelline Lash Sensation for every day, Essence Lash Princess for more dramatic lashes (SUCH good value) and NYX mascara in blue for when I feel like it.

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  5. The mascara obsession is real! I am loving Covergirl and Max Factor for my mascaras right now :) And Maybelline as always <3

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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  6. I've taken your approach and stick to having no more than 4 or 5 mascaras in rotation at the same time to save room on the bathroom bench as much as getting the best wear out of them. I've tried the Rimmel and the EL which I also love, although unfortunately the current tube will be my last as it's not cruelty free.

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  7. Thanks! This is one of the only ones I've tried but I'm keen to try more now! xx

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  8. It definitely saves room too haha! Ohh yes how exciting going cruelty free! Do you have any mascaras lined up? xx

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  9. Ohhh I need to try me some Max Factor ones.. it's one brand that I tend to miss when shopping haha xx

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  10. Awww no it's so sad when they dry up. Ohhhh I'm adding all of those to my try list ;) xx

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  11. It is super short isn't it! Like weirdly short haha. I made it work for me but I can definitely see how it would be a pain for others. Ohhh I wanna try that now! xx

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  12. Seriously five is not enough bahahaha xx

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  13. Great post. I love the EL mascara..)

    www.luv4beautyblog.com

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  14. I really like Rimmel's scandaleyes mascara, it's gives my lashes a nice lift. But I've been doing the no-mascara and no foundation biz for the past week... eep

    Lily @ Lily not Louise

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  15. I too love the estee lauder mascara! And I struggle with wanting to open all my new mascaras but limit myself to have 2 or 3 open at a time haha

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

My Current Mascara Rotation

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'm a bit of a mascara hoarder, and usually I have about ten plus mascaras in my rotation. Over the past year I've been really winding down with my mascaras, trying to get the most out of them. I'm rather proud of bringing my every day mascara rotation down to just five tubes so I thought I might share my thoughts on my current mascaras.

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'll admit, it does irk me a little bit not being able to try the newest mascara as soon as it's released - but I know that this way just works best for me. 

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'll also admit that I don't adhere to the three month rule. I know all the risks, but I also know how to take care of myself and my mascara. I always my face before applying makeup, and I never wear mascara when I'm feeling sick or off. I also rarely have any kind of eye problems, so I feel safe enough using my mascara a little longer than three months. If my mascara starts looking off, or smelling strange, or not working as well as it used to, then it gets the bin.

All mascaras but one are drugstore and are fairly cheap. I'm currently using the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Extreme Mascara*, the Australis Cosmetics Fierce Eyes Mascara*, the Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara*, the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara and the Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Volume Express Mascara. A few of these were originally sent to me, but they have been repurchased since.


My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

Rimmel London, Australis, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, Maybelline

As you can see, all the brushes are rather different. This is probably why I have ended up with this rotation to be honest. I find that the Rimmel London and the Australis give the best curling action. The brushes are so easy to twist as you're applying due to the shape. The Covergirl gives the best volume in my opinion, as it actually has two ends (one is a primer). The Estee Lauder is my favourite to use for special occasions as it gives a nice false lash effect. The Maybelline is my all time favourite though as I feel it's a great balance between false lashes and natural lashes - it gives a perfect curl and holds all day, whilst still giving me volume.


My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

My Current Mascara Rotation - Sweetaholic Beauty

Rimmel London, Australis, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, Maybelline

As you can see, the Maybelline is actually the darkest shade of black, too, with the Covergirl actually being the lightest. The Rimmel London is very light and not too thick on the lashes which is great for every day usage. 

-- 

A few of these mascaras lives are coming to an end, so sadly my rotation will be coming to an end soon. I will miss these, as I love them all, but I'll also be excited to try some new mascaras.

Have you tried any of the above mascaras? If so, what are your thoughts?
Do you have any suggestions for what mascaras I should try next?

--


Products marked with a * were provided for consideration. 

15 comments:

  1. The struggle is so real, right? I have about 5 tubes on the go at the moment too, and I'm dying to open a few others!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are great I really love Maybelline mascaras!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've only tried Bombshell out of the above and the wand was too thick and short to work with for me. CoevrGirl have a new one called the Super Sizer which I LOVE! Give that one a try!!

    Tahana <3
    www.tahanalee.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. My favourite Tarte Lights Camera Lashes has dried up so that's disappointing! I'm currently rotating between Maybelline Lash Sensation for every day, Essence Lash Princess for more dramatic lashes (SUCH good value) and NYX mascara in blue for when I feel like it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The mascara obsession is real! I am loving Covergirl and Max Factor for my mascaras right now :) And Maybelline as always <3

    Kate | themintedblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've taken your approach and stick to having no more than 4 or 5 mascaras in rotation at the same time to save room on the bathroom bench as much as getting the best wear out of them. I've tried the Rimmel and the EL which I also love, although unfortunately the current tube will be my last as it's not cruelty free.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks! This is one of the only ones I've tried but I'm keen to try more now! xx

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  8. It definitely saves room too haha! Ohh yes how exciting going cruelty free! Do you have any mascaras lined up? xx

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  9. Ohhh I need to try me some Max Factor ones.. it's one brand that I tend to miss when shopping haha xx

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  10. Awww no it's so sad when they dry up. Ohhhh I'm adding all of those to my try list ;) xx

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  11. It is super short isn't it! Like weirdly short haha. I made it work for me but I can definitely see how it would be a pain for others. Ohhh I wanna try that now! xx

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  12. Seriously five is not enough bahahaha xx

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  13. Great post. I love the EL mascara..)

    www.luv4beautyblog.com

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  14. I really like Rimmel's scandaleyes mascara, it's gives my lashes a nice lift. But I've been doing the no-mascara and no foundation biz for the past week... eep

    Lily @ Lily not Louise

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  15. I too love the estee lauder mascara! And I struggle with wanting to open all my new mascaras but limit myself to have 2 or 3 open at a time haha

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