Eyes on a Budget

Eyes are everything! No matter what the occasion is, your eyes at all times have to look good. As a student I’m always on a budget and I do love to look good and my eyelashes have to look good if not at least presentable, so its very important for me to get a good buy for my money. Fake eyelashes do give your eyes the eyelashes you’ve always wanted but its time consuming since I don’t wear them every day, and although looking good is a priority, I savour every minute of sleep that I get so when I do wake up for a class at 7:30 a.m. I spend a few minutes applying a product or two just to look decent, and one of those products are of course, mascara.

Mascara is an essential in every girls makeup-bag, whether you are a makeupholic or not. Mascara gives your eyelashes volume and gives it an extra oomph. My eyelashes are extremely short and quite straight, so I need loads of mascara on my eyes each day. When I started wearing makeup, I kept on changing mascaras as I couldn’t find one that actually catered for all my needs, eventually I started finding ones that were more suitable on me and that fitted my wallet too. I’ve decoded the best mascaras on a budget that will give your lashes the oomph that they need without looking less then a high-end product.

Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara755931_xlarge

                                       Maybelline colossal Volum’ Express: R115.

When I discovered this mascara I was in awe, I loved it. It gave my lashes volume, volume that I didn’t usually have. The wand is big, which makes it tricky to apply but eventually you get use to it, and the wand helps to get mascara all over each lash. I loved the volume for the price, and it’s definitely worth a try.

Maybelline Volum’ Express the Falsie Mascara


Maybelline Falsies Volum’ Express: R115,95

I discovered Falsies shortly after using the Colossal Mascara till its last drop. As I mentioned earlier, I have short, thin and quite straight lashes and with Falsies it definitely gave it the oomph that I wanted so badly. Although I had to pair this up with a layer of powder, it then gave my lashes that lift that I wanted so badly. I used this mascara from my first year of campus until my third year.

Rimmel Volume Lash Scandal Eyes Mascara


                                       Rimmel Volume Lash Scandal Eyes Mascara: R139,95.

I love Rimmel products especially the eye products, they are just everything! This mascara gives you that really false lash effect without the application of actual false lashes. The wand reaches each and every eyelash, and its clump- free. Insane volume and extremely black!

L’oreal Voluminious Carbon Black Mascara


L’oreal Voluminious Mascara: R189,95


Mylah Morales, celebrity makeup artist of Rihanna loves this mascara! And I can definitely see why. This L’oreal Mascara gives your eyelashes volume for days, it also has a thickening formula which makes it clump- free. The wand is able to reach the root and every single lash, giving each lash the same voluminous effect so several coats don’t have to be applied, thereby making it great for a rushed morning before heading off to class or quick touch up during the day.

Benefit they’re Real


                                                          Benefit they’re real: R159.95

The Benefit Mascara they’re real gives your eyelashes that extremely black eyelashes which you want. It’s everything I’ve ever  wanted in a mascara all in a single bottle: it lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and at the same time separates each lash, giving your lashes the ultimate “wow” factor which we each lust after.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless

                                              Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless: R149,95

I saved this for last, this is by far my favorite mascara which I will be using till the last drop. I absolutely love love this mascara! This Rimmel mascara gives your eyelashes that extremely black color, it also provides volume, a lift and length for days! The brush reaches every single lash, even those tiny ones on the inner corner of your eye. I can use this mascara without an eyelash curler, and eyelashes still look good. Its totally worth the amount and every penny in your pocket.

*Products are subjected to price changes. They can be purchased at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Edgars or a drugstore near you.

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