Top 3 | Marvelous Mascaras


It’s pretty much a global idea that we can’t leave the house without a slick of your favourite mascara. I, of course, am no exception. I think mascara is the perfect way to finish a look, and is a heck of a lot easier than wearing falsies everyday. I only wear falsies for special occasions ;)

Understandably, there is a myriad of mascara products out there, and some will work for you, and some won’t. I thought I would share the three mascaras that have CHANGED my life (for the better) in the past year. One even in the past month!


Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Effect - RRP $24.95

This was my favourite mascara of 2013, and it is easy to see why. It separates and coats my lashes evenly, with little smudging and zero flaking. The wand head is plastic with spiky points that lengthen and flare your fluttery lashes to the nth degree. Packaging is a matte finish dark purple thick tube, so it’s not the most elegant of tubes to be seen on a dresser, but god damn I hardly care.


Benefit They’re Real - RRP $US23 $AUD38

One of the most coveted mascaras, it’s easy to see why this one is a favourite among many. I really love the wand that has a small, spiky ball on the tip. It’s great for manouvering around the eyeball to reach the finest, blondest hairs on your inner eye.

The formula can be a little dry, but because I have such oily eyelids (is this a thing? Anyone with me here?) it is never an issue for me. I also noticed that it has flaked on me once, but nothing too terrible.


Covergirl Clump Crusher - RRP $17.95

This is the newest love of mine, and I can tell it’s going to be a long affair. A friend on the social media site reddit sent me some products that aren’t available in Australia (I bought the Naked 3 Palette for my sister for Christmas) and she threw in this mascara for me to try, as it’s her favourite (and costs considerably less in the US). My word. How I’ve survived this without it is beyond me.

It lengthens, separates, coats in black and fans out lashes like you’ve never seen. This rivals Max Factor as my new favourite for certain! If you haven’t tried it yet, I recommend it highly! It has a plastic brush as well, with a similar looking wand. Again, it’s not particularly high-end looking and is bright green. But hey, if it does the job, I don’t really care about packaging all that much :)

What is your favourite mascara? Do you prefer plastic or fibre bristles?

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx

14 comments on “Top 3 | Marvelous Mascaras
    • It’s definitely an awesome mascara, sucks that it is so pricey in Australia, especially when you should really be using up mascaras quickly! :(

  1. I’ve never tried any of these…my favorite ones are from Maybelline, but I’ve heard so many wonderful things about the Benefit They’re real that I’m thinking of trying it out!

    Rosie’s Life

  2. I love the effect of the Benefit mascara but it gives me panda eyes every single time (even when on the upper lashes only).
    I’ve given up on it sadly. Such a shame as it makes my lashes look great :(

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