Monday, 27 May 2013

Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara V Guerlain Maxi Lash

When it comes to mascaras we’re spoilt for choice. The market is full of fab lash lovelies at every price point so when it comes to new mascaras they’ve got to be pretty fabulous to impress me.
Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara £22/8.5ml - here
"Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara creates larger than life lashes with the a volumising and curling it-accessory for the eyes. The formula is made up of three polymers: the first wraps the lashes in thickening oils, the second conditions with supple waxes to shape and style, and the last forms a film which sets the curl". What a surprise this was. I love the brush, it’s an old school normal brush... remember those? No rubber, no spikes, nothing curved or zig zagged. A couple of strokes and my lashes were really maxed out! The formula instantly cups the lashes and drags them to new heights. It’s quick and easy to use and gives instant thicker lashes with a bad ass curl. I hardly had to work to get these results and if I wanted to really go for it I could of got some mega volume with this mascara. The formula is everything you'd expect from a top end mascara, I did however experience some smudging on the top lid but I'll put that down to the curl. The full size mascara is encased in a gorgeous gold bullet.. think that's me sold.


Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara £22.50/8g - here 

"A four in one mascara that creates intense volume, strong curl, infinite length and complete lash care" I was very intrigued by this mascara with its kooky spherical brush. Unfortunately I just didn't "get" the brush. It's so fiddly and time consuming. When using the wand it concentrated only on the lashes cupped by the spheres, the ones in between got left out, which resulted in a "spidery" look. It was also impossible to get to the root of the lash and I found myself having to tip the brush vertically and use just the top sphere  I did get good results .. eventually, but it took some effort. The formula is great, very black and long lasting with no smudging and if you buy this mascara it does come with a "regular" brush, which leads me to conclude the spheres are just a gimmick and not one I'll be buying into.



Of the two, Guerlain is the easy winner. One of the best new mascaras I've tried. Best deal I can find for this one - £19.80 from escentual - here. Next on my hit list... the new Chanel Le Volume Mascara
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7 comments:

  1. The guerlain mascara looks incredible, definitely won a spot on my wishlist!!

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  2. What eye shadows are you wearing? :) They look so natural :)

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    1. I was wearing some natural browns out of my Urban Decay Naked Palette and a bit of Wet n Wild Nutty x

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  3. What eye shadows are you wearing? :) They look so natural :)

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