My Top 5 Mascaras

So, my mascara ran out today and it’s the one make-up bag essential that I can’t live without!!!

I love blackest, black Priscilla Presley sixties style mascara, with lashings of length and loads of volume. I’ve been addicted to batting my lashes since I was 12. In that 17 long years, I have tried numerous brands, wands and colours. I even went through a retro 80s phase where I wore blue mascara for a while back in 1999-not cool 😦

After years of trial and error, I feel I am qualified to advise on my top 5 mascaras 😉

Sarah & Jason-21

5) Essence Get Big Lashes

One of the girls I used to work with in Dunnes Stores, back in the day, recommended this mascara to me, back when Dunnes were first stocking Essence and Catrice products. At the time, I was a bit skeptical about how dramatic this mascara would be because it is such a budget product. It didn’t disappoint. In fact, it far exceeded my expectations. All the mascaras in this brand are like a bargain version of Maybelline mascaras, in my opinion. The only downside to these ones is that the formula can dry out quickly and they don’t last as long as some of the more expensive versions. But for €4-who cares?!

Can’t wait to try Princess Volume Lashes and love Essence fake lashes as well 🙂


4) Bourjois Coup de Theatre 2 in 1

A favourite of mine since I first started wearing make-up. Add length with a coating of the white side and extra volume with the black side, but now it’s all in one step. Amazing.


3) Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Cat Eyes

Mid-range pricing and an excellent product-I love Cat Eyes. Collagen and a claw brush create flirty and fabulous lashes. Embrace your inner feline 😉 I love the packaging too. Even the slightest glimpse of leopard print sets my heart racing-hahaha!


2) Benefit They’re Real

This jet black mascara is a wonder mascara. It lifts and lengthens lashes and makes them ludicrously long. It also adds curl and volume to make natural lashes look too good to be real 🙂


1) Diorshow Black Out Mascara

This magic mascara is ultra-black, with kohl pigments. It’s smooth to apply and adds oomph to your lashes. Perfect for evening time and luxe enough for a special occasion-this is the mascara of fairy tales. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother totally decked Cinders’ lashes out with this wand, when she was off to the ball. On the more expensive side, but totally worth it. Treat yourself to Dior 🙂


These are my top picks. Let me know if you guys have tried any fab mascaras.

xx ❤ Sarah

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