Tuesday, September 23
- Mascara Comparison with Cohorted...
Mascara would have to be my next beauty must-have after lipstick, so when the lovely India from Cohorted contacted me to compare two mascaras, I was thrilled. For those of you who don't know, Cohorted is a social shopping site based on the theme of group buying (cohorts). Beauty products from well-known brands such as: Real Techniques, Urban Decay, Sleek & Essie, can be snapped up at bargainous prices, as the more people who buy them, the lower the price drops. New cohorts are available every Monday and you can request items for future cohorts! I was kindly sent two mascaras to review which have previously been sold on the site. First up is the Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara, which I haven't heard much about before, and secondly, is Benefit's BADgal Lash Waterproof Mascara. As a huge fan of Benefit's They're Real mascara, I was desperate to give this one a go! Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara*
RRP: £9.99 Cohorted: £7.65, (3 people wanted this item) ...
Upon opening this mascara, I was very happy to see a plastic brush as I tend to get along much better with these. The packaging is nothing special but it's nice that it avoids looking tacky, unlike a lot of other drugstore mascaras. Now, onto the formula and how the mascara performs. Online, Max Factor claims that this mascara creates 4x your usual lash volume. Whilst I do agree with this, the finished look wasn't something I wish for. I normally find plastic wands effective in brushing out clumps, but this mascara was so volumising it became extremely clumpy after only a few strokes and the brush struggled to rid these. It took a lot of time for me to achieve the look in the image above. In the end, I was left with a mascara that felt very heavy on. Therefore, I'd only recommend this mascara if you're more into heavy make-up, looking for a lot of volume, and are happy to spend some time working with the brush and formula.
Benefit BADgal Lash Waterproof Mascara* RRP: £17.50 Cohorted: £17.06, (1 person wanted this item) ...
This is a product I was really hoping I'd like and I'm pleased to tell you I did! Infact, I'm surprised only 1 person wanted this when it was available as a cohort. I'm thinking perhaps this is due to the hype over the 'They're Real' mascara and this has been left underrated?
I really like the packaging of this mascara as the tube is thin and very sleek, which I think looks lovely. However, this does mean that the brush literally squeezes out of the tube, leaving a lot of product in there and not much on the brush. I guess this is to ensure not too much is on the brush so clumps are avoided, but it does mean numerous layers are needed.
With the bristled brush not containing too much of the mascara, it's safe to say I experienced no clumps and my lashes were perfectly separated! That's probably a first I've experienced with a mascara. Not only this, but another huge plus is that this edition from Benefit is extremely lengthening, as you can see in the image. The shape of the brush also provided a slight curl.
I don't know about you, but I usually despise waterproof mascara formulas, but this is a real gem and feels so lightweight! This has easily become my #1 choice for a waterproof mascara and I'm hoping it becomes a cohort once again for all of you to try!
Make sure you check out Cohorted website as it really is a fabulous concept! If you are part of a cohort, you will always pay the final price! To me, this is a great way to tick off your beauty wishlists, so spread the word with your friends and get your hands on popular beauty products for amazing prices!
Have you heard about Cohorted before? Have you tried either of these mascaras?