Tuesday, 20 May 2014

MAKEUP GRAVEYARD: MY USED UP MASCARAS



I admit it does sound a little over the top when us beauty bloggers use odd words in our titles or weekly/monthly posts. Why on earth name it Makeup Graveyard instead of just "used up mascaras"? Do we wanna make it sound a little more...fancy? I guess I should stop with my silly ramblings and get on with the actual post. 

For the past few months I have accumulated a few mascaras that I used up to the point where there is nothing else to do with them. Now, I decided it was time to finally throw them away since they've been part of my makeup collection since last year. YES, LAST YEAR. According to some legend you're supposed to throw away your mascara after 6-8 weeks but I never really listened to that rule. I take care of my makeup area, keep it hygienic and every product lasts a very long time. Even when a mascara is dried out I still have uses for it, like brushing my eyebrows when I'm out of my brow gel. I can't be the only that does this?!

Mascara is one of the must-have items in my daily makeup routine because it instantly opens up my eyes and makes me a look less tired. That's one of the reasons I go through them like crazy. I decided it would be cool to share them with y'all as I go through a wide variety so that you can see if any of those are to be put in your "must buy" list or not. I like to try both voluminous and lengthening mascaras. I have no major preference in wands so I am really open to trying everything. 


Eyeko "Eye Do" 




Out of the 4 I'll be featuring today this is my favourite one. It gives you both length and volume. It has good properties thanks to the botanical infused formula. The way the brush is designed makes it easy to pick even the smaller lashes in the inner corner. It also comes with a guitar pick that helps you avoid getting product on the lid. This specific mascara came in the Alexa Chung collection and I did do an in-depth review of the whole package down below.




Bourjois "Elastic"



My mum came home one day with this in her purse and it wasn't love at first sight. The wand looked so skinny and weak that I thought: "This will never make me look great" however I was wrong. If you use a clumpy mascara before hand you can use this bad boy to get rid of the mess. It's also great as a lengthening mascara for a super natural "no makeup" look. Not to mention how amazing it's for the bottom lashes. An overall winner for me. 


Clinique "High Impact" 



As you can see this is a travel size version. I got it when I was buying some skincare from the Clinique counter. I didn't think much of it even though the lady did tell me it's one of their best selling products. The wand is very dense but interestingly enough it never clumps up! I love how it never gets too much product out and applies it evenly on my lashes. It has the staying power of a waterproof mascara even though it isn't one. I really like it and I'm sure I'll purchase the full version at some point. 



L'Oreal "Miss Manga" 



 The horror. I am probably the only blogger out there not raving about this mascara. It's clumpy, more difficult to apply because of the "bendy" wand (you can bend it 360 degrees around) and hey, it made my eyes super irritated. Probably the worst mascara I have ever tried. I was so disappointed. If it didn't irritate my eyes it could have barely passed but it's not something I would run and re-purchase or highly recommend on my blog. Sorry. 


So that's it! I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful. More will come in the future. Let me know what mascaras I should try - both drugstore and high-end and let me know if you tried any of the ones I featured in this post! 


xoxo



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21 comments

  1. LOVED this post! Super useful review and great images!

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  2. Very informative review :)
    Have you tried any Collection mascaras?

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    1. Thanks :)
      Nope, I heard very mixed reviews so I am curious to try one from them

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  3. I love that Clinique mascara! You should try one from YSL! Their formulas are amazing :)

    Great post
    xoxo

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    1. aw I have my eye on a YSL mascara ;)

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  4. I like the sound of Makeup Graveyard! :P Much more interesting than plain old "Empties"!

    The Oxford Owl

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  5. Make-up graveyard sounds like a real sentence for mascara - love it ! i also rarely throw my mascara out oops but if it still works keep it ey ?! i love maybelline mascaras, never had anything better
    Lauren x
    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love Miss Manga, really need to try out Eyeko as I adore their eyeliner!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Ahhh I know I am the only one that hates Miss Manga haha

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  7. Interesting review! I need a mascara that can lengthen and volume my lashes :D

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been wanting to try the Eyeko mascara out for a while now as I loved their eyeliner pen! Also the packaging really intrigues me haha :) I'm really enjoying using Collection's Does it All mascara at the moment, but normally I'd go for L'oreal it's definitely my go to. X

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. I need to try more L'Oreal mascaras :)
      x

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  9. That Eyeko mascara looks so good. Love this recap!

    xo, alison*elle

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  10. A great vid. I found this post really informative, thank you! I cannot wait to read more xxx

    Pink Polka Dot & Popcorn

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    1. Aw thanks :) I'm glad you found it useful!
      xo

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  11. Hi! I voted for you! Thanks for the review the the Loreal mascara, i've also heard positive things about it and was considered buying it! You've convinced me against it!

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on Blog Lovin! I always follow back! :)

    Love from Canada
    Marie from www.ElleCharie.com

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