A Tale of Two Mascaras

When it comes to mascara, I have to admit, I am a bit of a brat. A lot of times I get stuck in ruts and I'll just keep repurchasing a mascara because I know it works and then when I finally tell myself to try something new I, more often than not, end up being unimpressed. That being said, I was in the market for some new mascara because both my Covergirl Clump Crusher and my Maybelline Mega Plush Waterproof (which I have completely fallen out of love with) had dried out. So I told myself I could repurchase an old standby as long as the other mascara was something new and different.

The Oldie - Maybelline Full 'n Soft Waterproof Mascara

I don't even know how long I've been using this mascara for, but let me tell you, it's been a while. This just gives me the most natural-looking fluttery lashes, it is definitely the perfect amount of volume, length and definition. I find that the waterproof version is super long-lasting and believe me it really is waterproof, that being said it isn't extremely difficult to remove.

The Newbie - L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Carbon Black Mascara

A long time ago I tried the L'Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara and was thoroughly unimpressed. I thought that the brush, combined with the wet formula made my eyelashes look a bit spidery and gloopy. However, after watching a load of Anna's videos, I was inspired to give this mascara a second chance. Now admittedly, the Shocking Extensions version is different than the Clean Definition (which I think is discontinued), but this time around I was extremely impressed. The wetter formula and the small brush take some getting used to, because I am used to using bigger, more fibrous brushes, but this makes my eyelashes look super long, while still giving them a bit of volume and definition. 

I have a feeling I will be repurchasing the L'Oreal offering when this one dries out in a few months (uh oh the cycle is starting again!). 

Have you tried any new mascaras lately?

xx Hannah

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