THE BATTLE OF THE MASCARAS IS ON! I TEST OUT DIFFERENT MASCARAS TO SEE WHETHER THEY SMUDGE AND SMEAR. IN MY SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATE CHAMPION.

If there’s one makeup product I couldn’t live without it mascara (ok there are a few others) but it’s an essential for me. I have hooded eyes and without the mascara to make them appear more open and awake, I look piggy eyed (oink oink) and that I don’t like! The problem is that so many mascaras smudge and smear on me. I think this could be due to a number of reasons: 

  1. I have hooded eyes, so my lashes hit the top of my eye bone and tend to smear.
  2. I have oily skin, so the mascara tends to run.
  3. I wear contact lens, so when am out and about the wind can make my eyes water and then may mascara tends to run at the outer corners of my eyes leaving a love black mess behind!

If any of these sound familiar to you then am sure you can understand how annoying it is…I leave the house, see people and then return home later to look in the mirror and see that my nice look mascara has decided to run accross my face leaving a mess in its tracks..buggerations! So I decided to road test a few mascaras and see how they perform in the hope to find some that actually stay where they are supposed to! 

Round One…

Maybelline ‘The Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara’

This mascara looks ok on my lashes but it’s not the best for lengthening or volume. If you like a more natural look then you’d like this but I prefer a heavy thick almost clumpy effect.

I popped out to town and was about 1 and half when I returned I did a check in and the mascara had smudge to my eye bone, grrrrr. Not impressed with this one! After 4 hours the sides had smudged a bit too. Considering its meant to be waterproof it’s not a great outcome is it!

My not impressed face LOL! Smudged under eyebrow and below lash line!


In conclusion this is a no from me. It hardly lasted 2hours before it smudged, I guess waterproof doesn’t always mean it won’t smudge or smear!