I posted about whether I thought that paying for premium beauty was worth it or not last week (read about it here). As I mentioned there are just some products that premium brands do better and as much as I love a budget friendly mascara, there isn't much competition when it comes to a select few premium ones.
Mally is a makeup brand which you can only purchase from QVC here in the UK (lucky readers stateside have Ulta to shop from too!). The brand is by the all round super woman MUA Mally Roncal (famous as Beyonce's MUA). I've tried quite a few bits from her range which have all been impressive, but this mascara takes it to a whole other level. Mally Volumizing Mascara (slightly different packaging but as far as I can see it is the same product) is incredible. One coat of this and it looks like you have some lash inserts in, two coats and you look like you have full on false lashes because of the amount of volume that it gives. It lasts incredibly well and does not crumble or flake off of the lashes.
bareMinerals Lash Domination is brilliant for getting outstanding length to your lashes without them looking too spidery or thin as it provides a volume boost at the same time (not quite the same boost as Mally gives, though). This is brilliant for day time if you apply one coat to your lashes as it gives just enough to look glamorous and ladylike without looking as though you are ready for a night out at 8am while you are on your way to work. It doesn't dry the lashes out and stays put all day long without making me look like Alice Cooper toward the end of the day which is always a bonus.
I have just rediscovered this beauty as it was in the bonus time gift, for some reason I had forgotten how much of a gem this mascara is. Clinique High Impact is amazing for giving lift and volume to the lashes without making you look too 'done'. You can still get a very glamorous look by applying two coats of this but it is similar to Lash Domination in the sense that it still looks quite ladylike and avoids that 'night out' look. It doesn't cause the lashes to break or dry out and much like the others doesn't crumble or travel down your face as the day goes on. This might just be my favourite at the moment.
What are your favourite mascaras?