See, skinny brushes for mascara are a thing. It seems that everyone is moving away from the fat brushes and when it comes to good coverage, that’s all to the good, especially if you have shorter lashes. Those with naturally long and full lashes are doubly blessed in that the fatter style mascara brushes perform better on them simply because there is more wriggle room and they can get the brush to the lash root. For the rest of us, with average or short lashes, these skinny applicators are the answer to our prayers.
Blown Away, £9.99, is a decent budget mascara – nicely black, good coating and a protective formula. But, we’re back to brush issues again. I found this particular brush a bit aggressive – it actually tugged my lashes (not in a good way) because one row of the small bristles is a comb designed to define and separate. So, while, yes it does do those things, it wasn’t that comfortable and I literally can’t remember a brush doing this before. The mascara did give a nice amount of curl though, that held throughout the day and two coats gave a natural-ish look. There are two options, black and carbon black. It hasn’t launched on line yet but may well be Superdrug stores already.
I know – so many mascaras for a Monday! The other new mascara launch from GOSH is Turn Me On. Frankly, don’t bother. It’s a vibrating mascara with the vibration emanating from the lid of the wand – so the wrong end vibrates without much enthusiasm, and the wand end, where the ‘thousands of oscillations per minute’ are supposed to capture and lift every lash is thoroughly ineffective in terms of the vibration having any effect whatsoever.
However, the good thing is also the brush! Skinny, coats all the lashes easily and from the root and makes a very decent everyday mascara, especially at £8.99 HERE. I wouldn’t say it was particularly volumizing or thickening but I liked the way it applied and particularly how easy it is to do a light coat on bottom lashes. So, basically, if you keep it turned off, Turn Me On is better, or at least less annoying.
Of the four mascaras I tested over the weekend, Benefit definitely is the best.
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