Long have I searched for the perfect mascaras to make my pathetic blonde, straight eyelashes look like they actually exist. This story started aged aged 11 when I was so desperate to look like I had lovely, luscious eyelashes I literally just used to get a kohl pencil from Natural Collection for £1.99 and draw them on.
Aged 15 or so I discovered the beauty of eyelash curlers, again laden with Natural Collection mascara (also £1.99) which looked great… for about 5 minutes. The mascaras I used never held, or did so for an hour at most. I would come home from school and just think ‘what is the point!’
One epiphany about aged 17 or 18 was when my mum bought me some ‘proper’ make up, in the form of Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ mascara. And OMG… was this a godsend! My lashes actually looked normal. They didn’t hold for too long, but surpassed anything I had tried before.
This love affair continued for a few years until I reached the tender age of 22 when I accidentally bought the waterproof version of Maybelline’s Lash Sensational and MY GOD. Eureka! The lightbulb moment hit. Maybe Waterproof mascara was the holy grail for straight eyelashes… Maybe a quick Google or YouTube might have told me this was an age old tip and surely everyone with straight eyelashes knew this… But this was my moment.
Suddenly people were commenting on how nice my eyes were and my grandma asked me to stop wearing fake eyelashes. Finally, the moment I had been waiting for had arrived and since I have been continuing the quest the best mascaras for straight eyelashes and am about to share with you what I have found so far!