Best & Worst Drugstore Mascaras – *with one sneaky mid range inclusion*


My Top 10 Drugstore Foundations video was a hit and I had some requests to do similar with other categories so I thought I would continue with mascaras. Another tricky area and what is for one is not for all.. I may love what you hate and vice versa but as always I will share my best and worst regardless. I prefer plastic wands over traditional bristles as I find that they work better for my lashes which are not great to begin with but you may feel differently so lets get that out of the way first of all, here’s the video..

L’Oreal Volume Million Luminizer*
L’Oreal Volume Million Excess*
L’Oreal Mega Volume Collagen
elf 3-in-1 *
Benefit They’re Real
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Maybelline One by One (not shown)*
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye*
Maybelline Rocket Volume

*’s indicate best over worst

For those interested here are each of the brushes close up and I’ve linked individual reviews where possible


L’Oreal Volume Million Excess


L’Oreal Volume Million Luminizer


L’Oreal Mega Volume Collagen – REVIEW


elf 3-in-1 – REVIEW


Benefit They’re Real – REVIEW


Covergirl Lash Blast Volume


Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye – REVIEW


Maybelline Rocket Volume – REVIEW


So..what’s your favourite mascara?

Miss BB



  1. 16 May, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    Oh waw, what a great post this is! Information overload 😀 Thanks for sharing.

  2. 16 May, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    The L’Oreal collagen wand looks like it’s the absolute worst. There is no stiff shape and it looks like it’s going to be clumpy and not evenly coat the lashes either. Off to watch your video now! x

  3. ann
    16 May, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the post! I have been meaning to buy a new mascara, but after I bought the Max Factor False Lash Effect I’m scared to do so! It is everything you would hate too: it is not waterproof but does not leave the lashes even after hard scrubbing AND it has this big short bristled wand like Rocket Volum and Covergirl mascaras. Horrible! That’s why I’ve stuck to the Maybelline Cat Eyes, it is my favourite but I find it a little too flaky!’:( I will check the other Max Factor ones out now! 🙂

  4. Angela
    17 May, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    I just recently bought the L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara and I love it! It’s not quite as thick as the Benegit They’re Real, but it’s much easier for me to apply.

  5. 19 May, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    hey i love your blog,its so interesting

  6. 20 May, 2013 / 12:34 am

    I’ve been an advocate of Rimmel’s Scandal’Eyes Show Off mascara for a couple of years and I think it’s really good but it’s great to see these reviews because I’ve been thinking of trying a new mascara.

    Paige x

  7. 20 May, 2013 / 12:39 am

    I’ve been using Rimmel’s Scandal’Eyes Show Off mascara for a couple of years and I’ve really liked it, but it’s great to see these reviews because I’ve been thinking of trying a new mascara for a couple of weeks.

    Paige x

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