Sunday, 24 July 2011

Best Drugstore mascara!!!

My previous concession to the world of drugstore mascaras was MaxFactor Masterpiece. Its thin brush and intricate bristles meant it was perfect for lengthening. Then Barry M brought out their 3 in 1 mascara for about a fiver and it was rather similar to Masterpiece at half the cost... But, I ultimately abandoned both, as I missed the double deal of length and volume which my high end Lancome Hypnose always delivered. Now I am not going to say that this mascara quite matched Lancome Hypnose HG... But it cetainly reminds me of it, and that in itself is quite remarkable!

Introducing, the best drugstore mascara that I have yet tried, L’OrĂ©al Paris Lash Architect 4D mascara (£10.99)

The concept behind 4D is: 1D volumised, 2D legthened, 3D texturised, 4D curved. And, as far -fetched as it seems, I really do think it does work like that!

The mascara wand is fairly thin and set at an angle, making it easy to catch each lash. The fibres actually do a marvellous job of multiplying your lashes, the colour is a satisfying black - and best of all, this did not smudge throughout the day. I think its greatest strength is lengthening and texturising, it was not quite as volumising or curling as my Hypnose. But it was buildable and never made my lashes feel crunchy and brittle like some drugstore mascaras have done, nor did it have any noticeable scent or anything at all that would stop me from buying it in future. In short, I definitely recommend this!


  1. I've got his, and it's one of my all-time drug store faves! Totally agree!

  2. L'Oreal does make some great mascaras. I've recently gone back to that brand after trying out several high-end mascaras that didn't impress me. I'm currently using Voluminous, but I'll probably try this one next.

    So far, the only high end mascara that I found worth the extra expense was Chanel's Exceptionnel. And even that one dried out really fast, so I'm reluctant to repurchase. (I do still have a sample of YSL's Faux Cils that I need to try out.)

  3. @Jamilla Camel Thanks, yes isn't it great! xx

    @Ms.M Yes Chanel's Exceptionnel was good, I only had a sample but indeed noticed it got a lot less good after just the first few uses, somehow. I also tried Faux Cils I think it made my lashes feel a bit brittle but maybe I didn't give it a real chance. I have stuck to Lancome or EL for a while now - but this L'Oreal one might just coax me out! Well worth a try xx