FOTD and a Product Review – Mascara


Hey Girls!


Thought I’d pop up a little FOTD for everyone so you guys can see what I wear on a ‘hardly any makeup’ day. It was one of those days when you get up, look outside, sigh at the weather and decide you can’t be bothered making an effort!


Face: Lancome Teint Miracle in 010, MAC Select Coverup Concealer in NW20, Topshop blush in Head over Heels and Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer in 52. 


Eyes: Naked Palette (Sin all over lid with a tiny bit of Buck in the crease) and L’Oreal Voluminous (Review to come)


Lips: Vaseline Cocoa Butter and YSL Rouge Voulpte in 01 Nude Beige


My hair looks brown in this photo when in fact it is dark red! Odd indeed.


Onto a little product rave. My mascara combo of the month has been YSL Faux Cils for length and Collection 2000 False Lash for volume.


However I do have to say, come on YSL! I love the formula of Faux Cils but not the fact it dries out in a month and I can’t afford to keep buying it! This mascara is amazing for length but the time it lasts compared to other less expensive brands is frankly ridiculous. I still love it for its longevity and non-flakiness though, it would be my Holy Grail mascara if it wasn’t for this one major issue.


Yet there is a new contender for my affection on the block! I’d heard a lot of good things about L’Oreal Voluminous, so the last time I was in Boots it happened to fall into my basket, whoops… 


I got the Carbon black version which claims to add 4x more volume without clumping.Whilst I have doubt about the 4x volume claims the product is giving me length, a fair bit of volume and is non-flaky and suitably black enough for me: you all know what I’m talking about, when a product that promises to be ‘black’ is actually grey…


It may not add as much thickness and texture as I usually like, but I am a fussy person when it comes to my lashes and usually combine two mascaras anyway to get the look I want – tons of length, volumes and heavy duty thickness. So if anyone can recommend something to partner with this mascara I would be open to suggestions!


Here’s a quick look at the effect on my lashes:


What do you think guys? What’s your Holy Grail mascara?