After being on the losing side of a quarrel with Rimmel’s ‘wake me up’ for a month or so I felt like my faith in Rimmel foundations had been knocked a bit. So when it came to doing a bit of a drugstore haul I expected to gravitate to something a tad different… well, I was clearly mistaken.
After all the blogger hype over the Max Factor ‘False Lash Effect’ mascara I eventually had to go out and buy myself one. The 24 hour one was on introductory offer and I also re-purchased the Rimmel ‘Scandaleyes’ in extreme black so I thought I’d do a quick comparison.
Scandaleyes is my go to ‘drug store’ mascara so this might be a little biassed I’ve had the normal one before but I much prefer this one; the black packaging is much nicer than the, slightly tacky, bright orange packaging of the original.. It’s definitely extremely black and the brush gives you tonnes of volume making it pretty much everything you need out of your day-to-day mascara.
I really like the False Lash Effect mascara, although I’m not completely sold on the 24 hour one. I find it a little too long lasting and so hard to get off of your lashes that I felt like I was doing damage to them. However, I do quite like the effect it gives and if you have a particularly hectic day ahead of you and need a mascara that is going to stay put then this will do the job.
Personally I prefer the Rimmel and, generally, I recommend it over the Max Factor although it doesn’t have anywhere near as much staying power !
This is one of my favourite lip products that I’ve been using for a couple months now… I got my Figs&Rouge balm in my April ( I think ) glossy box and I absolutely love it !
Mine is peppermint and tea tree and it smells amazing and has cutest packaging, although the sample size one I have is a little small and so its a bit tricky to open.
It says that it’s for lips, face and body but I’ve only ever used it on my lips and, although it’s not waxy or oily like most other lip balms, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about putting it on my face..
And I’m pretty sure they’re due to launch a range of tinted lip balms, which I’m definitely going to be looking into !
You can buy it at boots and urban outfitters or online at feelunique.com