Generally speaking, I don't tend to buy many high-end mascaras. The main reason I don't is because I think that drugstore brands such as Rimmel and Maybelline do such a good job of releasing amazing mascaras that I never feel the need to splash out on high-end ones. Having said that, I have a few high-end favourites that I've gotten as gifts or just as little treats for myself. I'm going to show you my top picks today, so maybe this will come in handy if you're thinking of treating yourself!
YSL Faux Cils Mascara, €31
My favourite types of mascaras are the long, thin wands that separate your lashes, like this one. The design of the wand allows you to fan out your lashes without making them look spidery. I would say this mascara is more for length than volume - it does give a nice volumized look to your lashes without looking clumpy though! For me, it gives more of a false lash effect more than anything else. The formula of it is incredible - it holds a curl if you like to curl your lashes before mascara, and it doesn't smudge throughout the day. I absolutely love YSL mascaras as they have such a fantastic formula. If you can't get your hands on this one, I would totally recommend trying the Babydoll Mascara - no words! I love it!
Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara, €32.50
MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara, €18.50
I got this mascara for my birthday last year, which is why it has the gorgeous rose gold RiRi Hearts MAC packaging! The mascara itself is not limited edition thankfully - the normal packaging is blue. I fell in love with this mascara instantly - it has a lovely small brush which makes coating both your top and bottom lashes a breeze. It separates and thickens my lashes without making them spidery or clumpy. It doesn't flake throughout the day, and it holds a curl really well. Even better news, it's much cheaper than the other mascaras featured in this post! I couldn't recommend this mascara enough, I think it's great for natural make-up days as it gives long, full lashes without looking too false. I also adore the rose gold packaging from the Rihanna collection!
Dior Diorshow New Look Mascara, €34
It's a great day time mascara because, like the MAC one, it gives a nice defined look to the lashes without being too over the top or false-looking.
Estee Lauder Turbolash Mascara, €39
Stila Major Lash Mascara, €18
So there you have it - my top luxury mascara picks!
Let me know if you have tried any of these or if there are any others you'd recommend.
Zara :-) x