I have never owned an expensive mascara. I have never even owned a 'slightly more' expensive mascara. Never having worn a great deal of it, because my lashes are naturally dark anyway, I never really saw the point and have got by with the odd slick of a cheaper brand that you can pick up anywhere...such as in supermarkets and chemists. Maybelline has always done me just fine, and I still can't really fault these lesser priced brands, but finally I decided to spend a bit more and get a different mascara.
So browsing through the fabulous online beauty store Mecca I came across this one - the Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara. Having heard so many great things about Argan Oil and how good it is for your hair I thought I would give it a whirl on my lashes.
The one thing I have discovered is that it is definitely worth spending a little more on your mascara. I actually can't remember what I paid for this, yes I'm a dufus, but I am pretty certain it was just under $30.
My thoughts so far is that it creates quite a natural look with the first application and that it has a really good brush to it. It left a few tiny clumps this morning but they brushed through ok and it did leave my lashes looking a little longer and thicker. I did apply one coat but discovered that for maximum definition you will need at least two coats, particularly if you want your lashes to really pop.
I will probably need to keep using it for a while to see whether the Argan Oil has any long term effect, although I think it may be difficult to actually see whether my lashes are more conditioned or not....they are pretty small! But I am confident that I will keep using either this one, or another that is a mid-range priced product.
What is your favourite mascara?