Battle Of The Mascaras

A couple of months ago I did a Battle Of The Concealers post and I thoroughly enjoyed writing it. It featured my two favourite high street concealers at the moment and I compared them using their strengths and weaknesses, which helped me determine which one I preferred. I think I'm going to start doing more of these kind of posts because they are so much fun to write and I really enjoy going through my makeup collection and making out my top products to compare. Today I decided to compare different high street and high end mascaras, which I all love very much, but only one can take first place! Not all of them are my all time favourite mascaras like my last concealer post, but they are what I have been using recently, so I already know straight away that there are some that I love more than others. However, there are also a couple which I just can't choose which one I prefer. I'm going to split this post into different features that I look for in a mascara and which ones do those jobs. The mascara with the highest score will obviously become my current top mascara.

Durability
One of my first questions when I'm on the hunt for a new mascara is how long does it last before the mascara starts to smudge or loose its length, curl or volume? A long lasting mascara is always a win win situation as I hate mascaras that begin to rub off your eyelashes or that don't prevent your eyelashes from losing their shape in the blink of an eye. Okay, so maybe I'm being exaggerating a tad but you know what I mean right? We have all been there, tried them, binned them, and never looked back.

Laura Geller Style Lash: 9/10
Maybelline Great Lash: 7/10
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast: 9/10
No7 Lash Adapt: 8/10


Results after only one coat
Laura Geller Style Lash: 8/10
Maybelline Great Lash: 9/10
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast: 10/10
No7 Lash Adapt: 5/10

Removing is quick and simple
I hate mascaras that are so exhausting to take off no matter how good your eye makeup remover or face wipe is, which also make you feel like your tugging harshly on your eyelashes which never ends up feeling good and can also result in redness and irritation around your eyes and gradual eyelash loss.

Laura Geller Style Lash: 9/10
Maybelline Great Lash: 6/10
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast: 9/10
No7 Lash Adapt: 9/10

Defines and separates
Laura Geller Style Lash: 9/10
Maybelline Great Lash: 9/10
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast: 9/10
No7 Lash Adapt: 9/10

Doesn't dry out quickly
The maximum life expectancy of a mascara is three months so I expect no less. I pay good money for my makeup and expect them to last as long as they are supposed to. Those that dry up in a couple of weeks are just no good for me because its such a waste of money.

Laura Geller Style Lash: 10/10
Maybelline Great Lash: 10/10
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast: 7/10
No7 Lash Adapt: 9/10

Application/Formula
Laura Geller Style Lash: 9/10
Maybelline Great Lash: 6/10
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast: 9/10
No7 Lash Adapt: 10/10

Price for quality of product (RRP)
Laura Geller Style Lash - £15.40 (high end mascara): 10/10
Maybelline Great Lash - £4.99 (high street mascara): 6/10
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast - £10.00 (high street mascara): 10/10
No7 Lash Adapt - £12.95 (high street): 8/10


Overall
Laura Geller Style Lash: 64/70
Maybelline Great Lash: 53/70
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast: 63/70
No7 Lash Adapt: 53/70

I enjoy using each mascara either separately or paired with another for different reasons. Each mascara have their pros and cons and also serve different purposes, but I always find myself reaching for the Laura Geller Style Lash more often than others. Of course, the points I gave each mascara aren't 100% accurate as they are just based on my own opinions.

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