22 December 2015

The Battle of the High End Mascaras


For the longest time I've been 100% loyal to my drugstore mascaras (nothing beats a Maybelline in my book); however I recently decided to dip my toe into the high end waters. Since my drugstore brands can prove to be rather hard to get off, I wanted to give my lashes a break. I've found that high end mascaras are just as long-lasting but not quite as stubborn to remove. 



While scoping out good options, I turned to my favorite beauty guru (Lou Teasdale) for some suggestions. Two mascaras she frequently uses are the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes & the YSL Shocking Mascara. While both are fantastic, the YSL Shocking Mascara wins this one for me. 


What I love about the YSL is how glossy black and thickening it is. I've actually had friends ask me if I have lash extensions in while wearing it. One swipe of this and you've got instant, jet black lashes that don't even require liner. It doesn't flake and stays put throughout the day as well but it's not a total pain to take off at night. The brush is also fantastic, it's smaller which means you can really get to the root of your lashes to add extra volume. This is also a great mascara to layer up if you want more of a spider lash result. 

The Fat Full Lashes comes in just below the YSL for me. It's still super black and gives fluffy thick lashes, but it doesn't carry quite the punch that the YSL does. This one is great though for everyday lashes that are still quite full on. The brush on this is a bit thicker, so it gives just a slightly difference effect. Like the YSL it doesn't flake, but I don't recommend using this one on bottom lashes. When I wore it on my bottom lashes it did tend to transfer a bit (but I am prone to that which is why I like using MAC's Extended Play bottom lash mascara).

Have you used either of these mascaras? If so, which one did you prefer? If not, what's your favorite mascara at the moment?

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