If, like me, your lashes are short and stubbly it can be a nightmare trying to find mascara that thickens and lengthens enough to emulate the doe-eyed beauty of Cheryl Cole. I’ve found good mascaras over the years that all do wonders, but I tend to find one and stick with it until I’m forced into trying something new.
My previous favourite was Maybelline Rocket Volum’ but my sister bought me a little beauty set this summer which contained one of the best mascaras I’ve ever used: Model Co. Fibre Lashxtend.
I’m a firm believer in curling lashes, with lashes as short as mine it’s definitely a necessity. Curling the lashes before applying mascara (or even afterwards when it’s set) can really open up the eyes and help display fluttering lashes that Cheryl would be proud of. It took me a long time to realise, but I do find that the shape of your eyes and how the lid sits can really affect how the lashes appear. For instance, those with deeper set eyes seem to have the curliest, never-ending lashes I would kill for. My friend Clare is the perfect example of this! My eyes aren’t deeply set and not particularly wide and doe-like either, but I make do!
This mascara isn’t a miracle worker but it does add fibres to the ends of the lashes to help lengthen. The above is without curling, and it really does make a difference. I will say that the brush isn’t the greatest, many other brands have perfected their brush shape to help prevent clumping. This one does clump slightly but it’s easily fixed and not too noticeable in motion, thank God.
I really do recommend this mascara, especially for those on somewhat of a budget. I have found over the years that the cheaper brands are far better than the more expensive designer brands. I’m not sure why this is, but I swear by brands like Barry M and Rimmel.