Top 3 Drugstore Mascaras

After eating all these amazing Christmas Dinners it’s time to finally relax and do some online shopping!

Today I want to talk about my Top 3 favorite drugstore mascaras.

The following mascaras made it into my Top 3:
Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express, Maybelline Lash Sensational and L’Oréal Volume Million Lashes So Couture.

Here in Switzerland all of them are directly available on Parfumcity.ch. At the moment all of them are on sale and you can also use my code “GRATISJU” to benefit from free shipping!

Maybelline the COLOSSAL Volum’ EXPRESS – my first big Mascara Crush

Packaging

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The packaging is just as eye-catching as the result. It is bright yellow with purple lettering. I’m personally not the biggest fan of this packaging as it looks a little cheap to me. On the other hand you will never have to search for it as the packaging is so striking.

Brush

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The brush is huge and really bushy. The individual, tiny bristles are relatively long and placed close to each other. As with all bigger brushes the application is a little harder and you have be a lot more careful while applying; especially on the lower lashes. Due to the size of the brush and the placement of the individual bristles you are able to reach even the tiniest of lashes, without any clumps.

The product itself is rather on the dry side and the mascara wiper does a really nice job so that there is always exactly the right amount of product on the brush.

Application/Effect

What Maybelline promises:

What it is:
Volum’ Express® The Colossal® Washable Mascara instantly plumps lashes for dramatic volume, without clumps.

Benefits:
Colossal lashes in just one go! The volume-plumping formula contains collagen and the Mega Brush instantly achieves 9X the volume, all without any clumps. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.


 www.maybelline.com

Sounds promising, doesn’t it? Let’s have a look at some real life results!

Volume

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The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara is amazing for everyday wear.
As promised it creates beautiful volume after just one coat. It is buildable though and doesn’t clump even after two coats. I personally never apply more than two coats as it gets pretty heavy on the lashes. Since the brush is so big it reaches all the small lashes directly at the root, and creates the illusion of crazy volume.

It holds up the whole day without losing any of its intensity as long as it doesn’t get in contact with water. If your eyes tend to water easily, I would recommend you to try the waterproof version instead.

On the other hand I love how easily the washable version can be removed at the end of the day.

Length & Curl

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I also adore the length I get with this mascara! The Colossal Mascara elongates the lashes remarkably with only one coat. My lashes almost reach my eyebrows!

Conclusion

pro

  • amazing result using only one coat
  • Volume, Definition and Curl all in one
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers

con

  • application due to the huge brush is a little more tricky on the lower lashes
  • washable version not recommendable if your eyes water easily

The Colossal has been a loyal companion of mine for several years now. It has actually been the first mascara I have ever repurchased.

If you are looking for an intense, but still natural result without any clumps this mascara is the one for you!

  • available on: Parfumcity.ch in the following shades:
    – Glam Black (washable and waterproof version)
    – 100% Black 
    – Glam Brown (currently out of stock)
  • Price: currently on sale for CHF 6.75 instead of CHF 7.75
  • Content: 10 ml (waterproof) respectively 10.7 ml (washable)
  • shelf life: 6 months

If you are looking for an intense black effect and the perfect definition the next mascara is the one for you!

Maybelline Lash Sensational – deep black, perfect definition

Packaging

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The packaging is mauve along with some black lettering. It is quite slim which makes it look quite elegant and easy to hold.

Brush

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The innovative brush contains really short bristles on the inner side and longer bristles on the outer side. This makes it perfect to attach to every eye shape and lash. Due to the shorter bristles you are able to reach even the tiniest of lashes in no time.

The mascara wiper takes off quite a lot of product so that there is never too much product on the brush itself. That way you can easily build up the desired intensity on your lashes without any clumps.

Application/Effect

What Maybelline promises:

WHAT IT IS
Lash Sensational® Washable Mascara. This fresh liquid formula captures lashes from root to tip for a full-fan effect.

BENEFITS
Exclusive fanning brush with ten layers of bristles reveals layers of lashes for a sensational full-fan effect. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

– www.maybelline.com

Let’s have a look at some before and after photos.

Volume

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No other mascara in my collection separates my lashes as nicely as this one. There are no clumps and they really have a full-fan effect as promised. The shorter bristles reach even the tiniest of lashes creating a lot of volume.

Length & Curl

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The Lash Sensational elongates my lashes nicely. Also because it gives my lashes a great curl – almost as if I used a lash curler.

I love the longevity of this mascara, it has never disappointed me and always held up without any budging. Even the curl holds up without any problems which is really rare for me with washable mascaras. The only thing I don’t really enjoy as much is the fact that it makes my lashes really stiff.

Conclusion

pro

  • deep black lashes
  • perfectly defined lashes
  • holds up curl

con

  • needs more than one coat for the perfect result
  • stiff lashes

As I mentioned before I adore this mascara because of the perfect definition it gives me.

  • available on: Parfumcity.ch in the following shades:
    – Black (washable and waterproof version)
    – Intense Black 
  • Price: CHF 6.75 (Black) respectively CHF 6.50 (Intense Black)
  • Content: 9,5 ml (wahshable) respectively 9,4 ml (waterproof)
  • shelf life: 6 months

L’Oréal Million Lashes So Couture – heavenly fragrance

Packaging

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Out of these three mascaras this is definitely my favorite in terms of packaging as the combination of gold and purple looks really elegant and highend.

Brush

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The rubber wand is quite long, but still slim. Due to the combination of really short and some longer bristles it’s really easy to reach almost every single lash.

Application/Effect

What L’Oréal promises:

BENEFITS
Volume Million Lashes dresses your lashes in a liquid black silk for lash by lash definition.
• Refined volume
• No clumps
• No stiff lashes

The Couture brush has been tailored by experts to coat every lash without clumps. Its extra soft & small bristles gently thicken the look of each lash while its rigid wand enables you to spread the formula evenly from root to tip.

– www.loreal-paris.co.uk

Let’s see how it performs on my lashes.

Volume

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The Volume Million Lashes is amazing at separating my lashes, which gives me incredible volume. The effect holds up the whole day without losing any of its intensity. What I especially love about this mascara in opposite to the Lash Sensational is the fact that my lashes don’t feel stiff at all. They remain feeling really natural.

Length & Curl

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I absolutely love how long my lashes look with this mascara. Again – my lashes almost reach my eyebrows.

Another highlight about this mascara is definitely the heavenly scent. I have only known perfumed mascaras from the Highend/Luxury section but I have never come across a drugstore version before. The so Couture mascara can not only keep up with some highend Mascaras in terms of scent but also packaging and performance!

Conclusion

pro

  • Highend qualities in terms of performance, packaging and scent
  • perfectly defined lashes with lots of volume
  • Lashes feel really natural (no stiff feeling)

contra

  • needs more than one coat for the perfect result
  • color not as intensely black as other mascaras

All in all, this is the perfect all-in-one mascara!

  • availabe on : Parfumcity.ch in Black —> here
  • Price: currently on sale for CHF 9.25 instead of CHF 10.75
  • Content: 9,5 ml
  • Shelf Life: 6 months

I can totally recommend all of these mascaras from the bottom of my heart depending on what factor is most important to you.

Have you already tried one of these mascaras? Let me know your experience down below!

In the category “Winter Sale” you will find lots of other products that are currently on sale! Happy shopping!

xoxo justanotherbeautyholic


*Disclaimer: bezahlte Partnerschaft mit Parfumcity.ch
Meine Bewertungen entsprechen wie immer meiner ehrlichen Meinung! ❤

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