When it comes to mascara, we all have our preferred go-to. From just wanting a flick of the lash, to a full-blown fake-look. We take a look at mascara that promises full, lengthy lashes to suit different budgets.

DIOR – Diorshow Iconic Overcurl (£28)
Apparently inspired by the big-screen eyes of movie-star icons (I assume the Hollywood golden age of the past, not now), this mascara promises a curled eyelash with volume. Yes, it does just that, but the best part of all, it is waterproof and looked fabulous all day.

Karl Lagerfeld X L’oréal Paris Volume (£15)
When it comes to luxury brands, this mascara is affordable (though may not be back in stock, FYI). With its buildable formula, a thick, full lash is achievable. The only downside is that it gave me panda eyes when worn all day. Disappointing.

GUCCI – Mascara L’Obscur (£30)
Not only is the packaging appealing with its vintage look, but the mascara itself is a dream. It promises voluminous lashes, which it gives to some extent, but not if you’re after a ‘just had fake lashes put on’ look. Instead, it lengthens them – with no clumps – and stays put with its smudge-proof formula. In the words of Tom Nook, “yes, yes!”

Maybelline – The Falsies Instant Lash Lift Look (£9.99)
This mascara states itself as being better than a professional salon lash lift. I can’t say whether it is or isn’t, but it most certainly gives lashes volume and length without running down your face after a few hours. If you’re after an understated eye, then this is a no-go, but if you want the ‘wow factor’ without the clumps, then this is worth ago.

All of the items were bought by MODAN, and not sent to be reviewed. The opinions expressed in this article are that of the author’sWhat works for them, may not work for you. But it’s always fun giving a new product a go!

All photographs by AJ

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