Typically I use Chanel's Sublime mascara in black, a little biased due to the great service I always receive at the Chanel counters in John Lewis (free samples usually available with brush testers and some with mascara too!)
Although I love this mascara like most I'm always open to finding something better, and have recently bought Chanel's brand new Volume mascara Le Volume De Chanel
Tried and tested, I think this may be my new fave!
Available to buy online from stores such as Selfridges, priced here at £24. I managed to get mine at a bargain price, John Lewis were holding a "price match" so the mascara was already discounted from their price of £26* by 10% and then using my Partnership Discount I received another 25%
Heres me giving it a try...
|Bare eye, no make-up!|
I took the above two images using the front camera on my i-phone, no photoshop or editing has been applied as I wanted to show an honest, true difference; the below image was taken using the back camera on my i-phone for a clearer image.
Details of application...
Application: I started by using some MAC concealer in NC35 applied with MAC 195 concealer brush, I then curled my lashes using Chanel curlers (very posh) dusted some NARS laguna bronzer over my entire face using a MAC 150 bronzer brush, and finally applied a couple of coats of Chanel Volume mascara. Now, I'm no make-up expert but in my opinion no one knows their own face better than themselves, and after years of subjecting friends to playing "makeovers" I have a few of my own tips and tricks...
My Mascara top tips!
#1 Curl lashes before not after:
I find it works better for me to curl my lashes before as previously mascara has flaked off when curling them after
wiggle the mascara brush at the root of your lashes and half way up them, before dragging through to the tips
#Close your eyes:
once the first coat of mascara is applied I always close my eyes and apply half a second coat, rather than going through my lashes all over again (as I find this can make them look too clogged up) I instead close my eyes and just go over the tips of the lashes a few times to add some extra length!
*£26 by memory - apologies, price will be confirmed shortly.