The best three plumping mascaras


Now I don't know about you but on days when I need (..well, want) extra volume to my lashes I usually will opt to use two mascaras. I haven't actually seen many other bloggers write about this so I am thinking it may be this untold rule that you must never use two mascaras. Will I be banned from the blogging world after writing this? I'll take the risk.

My current mascara routine is basically just coating my lashes in layers of the Maybelline Falsies. This is probably my favourite mascara ever because it curls, separates and lengthens my lashes without doing the dreaded spider legs affect. Sometimes though..I just want more volume. This is when I will opt to use another mascara which will add more volume to my lashes.

They're Real! by Benefit

This mascara has quite a buzz about it. To be completely honest: i'm not a fan of this mascara on its own. I need a mascara that curls and lengthens and I found that this just didn't do it. I put away this mascara for ages until one day I decided I could try it to add more volume to my pre-existing mascara. And voom! It added loads of volume while not looking clumpy. It is a little on the pricier side ($38) so there are definitely cheaper plumping mascaras out there. But hey, if you have the cash to spend then i'd definitely recommend trying this out!

Hypnose Drama by Lancome

The first time I used this mascara was in grade 10 and it was a little tester my mum got with her other Lancome products. I loved it, used it all up and forgot about it. It wasn't until I saw it in a gift pack (this time FULL SIZED) that I decided I wanted it. This really should be a product with more buzz because it is just so great. Definitely adds a whole lot of volume to ze lashes.

The Colossal: Go extreme! by Maybelline

Out of all the mascaras that are best for volumising the lashes: this is the winner! Just look at those bristles. I find I don't like this mascara on its own because it isn't an easy shape to get into all the lashes and doesn't exactly curl..but for is amazing. I got this mascara "just to try" a couple of weeks ago but I will buy this once it's dried up because it gives great volume.

Anyway those are my best mascaras that just add thickness to those lashes. (Side note - totally don't want to count all the times I said "lashes" in this post as I know I have used it A LOT. But what other word am I meant to use? Eyeball hairs? That just sounds gross.)

Would love to know if anyone else uses any of these. Also if you use more than one mascara on a regular basis? And what are your "go to" mascaras for volume?

Holly x

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  1. Great post! I wish I could try these. I'm allergic to mascara and have to use one of the clear ones Maybelline makes.

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  2. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

  3. i like they're real but better than sex by too faced is my favorite right now :)

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

  4. I like the Benefit They're Real - I also really like the Roller Lash by Benefit at the moment.
    Alex //

  5. I want to try that Maybelline one, I haven't got round to trying it yet. Great reviews! xXx

  6. One of my favourites is the Loreal voluminous! It's a stand-by. I need to try the Benefit one! Have heard such great things. Thanks for including photos of the brushes, so important.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  7. I really like They're Real but it's so hard to take off so I don't wear it every day. I'm currently using a sample of the YSL Babydoll mascara, it's so good and I don't want to run out cause that mascara is like $30 :))

    1. I love YSL Babydoll too! It is a little exy..but gosh it's so brillant haha x

  8. Ahh I am definitely gong to have to try the Maybelline one! They really do great mascaras! Love your blog! New follower!

    XO, Erica

  9. nice picks! 'they're real!' is one of my favorites!
    following you on bloglovin', hope you'll look for me too. see you around!

    a possible fantasy

  10. Hi! Great post, I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Award!