Lashes have the ability to transform your face. You may wear foundation, concealer, blush, lipstick, draw on your brows or even contour but in my opinion, your face is never really made up until you’ve applied mascara or false lashes. They say the eyes are the window to your soul and so it is important to pay attention to that area whenever you apply make-up. I love the drama and alluring look false lashes give your face. You needn’t worry about much else with the right lashes. When I need a bit of eye drama, I use strip lashes BUT I find the application to be quite tedious and so have been on the search for the perfect mascara for quite some time.
My lashes are full and length wise, they are longer than the average, but years of doing individual lashes have affected my lash length and volume and is why I now opt for strip lashes whenever I need my eyes to pop. I’ve found that strip lashes are less damaging to your lashes than individual lashes. However, as much as I love the look strip lashes give, I am impatient and don’t have 30 minutes to spend trying to get my falsies just right. I’ve watched countless YouTube tutorials on how to apply falsies but can NEVER seem to get it right the first time. I end up with glue in places glue has no business being.
To make my life easier but still look pretty, I knew I had to find a mascara that would give my lashes a falsie effect without the hassle of applying falsies and so I was encouraged to try Max Factor’s Clump Defy by a beauty consultant at Clicks who had used the mascara herself and being so impressed by what I saw with her lashes, I excitedly purchased the mascara.
I tried the mascara the next day and it did give me that false lash effect without the clump. However, I end up with mascara smudged on my lids each time I use it. That is the only thing I don’t like about this mascara. Otherwise, I love it and I’m pleased with the result I get at such a reasonable price of R139.95 too.
After I bought the Max Factor Clump Defy, I felt the urge to purchase another mascara. I wanted to see if I could find a mascara even better than the Max Factor Clump Defy and so I came across an Instagram post by Melissa’s Wardrobe on the Lancome Hypnose. Liker of things that I am, I head over to Stuttafords and left the store with Lancome’s Grandoise Wide Angle Fan Effect mascara. This mascara I was told is perfect for not only giving length but added volume too and it did not disappoint. I only bring this mascara out for special occasions and when I’m done using it, I put it back in the silver packaging it came in – just because I can. This mascara is definitely worth the R439.95 I spent on it.
I can’t say that I’ll pick one mascara over the other but I can say if you’re looking for a budget buy, rather go for Max Factor because it does the job almost as well as Lancome and for less than half the price. But if money is not an issue and you love packaging as much as I do, I’d say go for Lancome. Not only does it come in a pretty package, it also comes with an instruction guide.
Why wear falsies when you’ve got mascaras like these? Try them, let me know what you think.