When it comes to mascara I must admit that I’m usually an avid Bene-babe. Such a fan, I can put my hands up to often making a naughty purchase or two whenever Head Benefit Makeup Artist Lisa Potter-Coyne is on QVC.
I get completely drawn in by the offers and Lisa’s warm, fun personality as she showcases the latest makeup trends. – Can you tell I have a slight girl crush!
Not only do I love their general makeup ethos, their fabulously pretty packaging and the obvious results, make it a firm favourite in my beauty bag. In fact, I’d say 90% of my makeup is Benefit. Oops.
But when my ‘They’re Real’ ran dry on a recent trip away, panic took over as the only brands stocked in the drug store were the usual suspects, so grabbing what I could, I prayed to the beauty gods to give me a break and make it a worthy purchase.
Well my prayers must have been answered, because despite my reluctance, the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara turned out to be quite the hidden gem.
Like most mascaras on first use it was a little wet and messy, but once I had cleaned off the excess product and given it a good wiggle along my eye line, it soon started to transform my short fluffy lashes into an array of fluttery spider legs.
The first coat leaves much to be desired, but be patient as three coats later it gives an incredible look that could be classed as false lashes.
Like my old faithful ‘They’re Real’ is does draw similarities on removal, as it just doesn’t seem to want to come off. I would definitely recommend having some makeup remover to hand or even my personal favourite Cleanse & Polish by Liz Earle.
I never thought I would reconsider my love for Benefit, but now I’ve seen just how good the drug store brands are becoming it’s obvious that Benefit has stiff competition.
If you want the ‘They’re Real’ effect without the premium price tag, I would definitely recommend giving the Lash Sensational a go, as unlike many brands, it does what it says.
Sensational lashes are now all mine, but for a fraction of the price.
A guest post from Lizzie @ www.lizaboo.co.uk