I know which high street mascaras work for me (Maybelline Colossal and Max Factor False Lash Effect) but I always get stupidly tempted by something on offer which I later regret. This Prestige mascara is my latest mistake. The £6.99 price tag looked good and I like their eyeliners so thought it wouldn't be all bad.
To be fair it does what it says - it really lengthens my lashes. First photo is one coat, second photo is two coats. It's very pigmented, doesn't flake and is easy enough to remove. My only niggle about the formulation is that it stays tacky for a little while after application and can clump if not careful.
So why don't I like it? The spiky rubber brush is so cheap and is flimsy as hell. See how it flops and bends in the above photo? This makes it difficult to get a "grip" on my lashes and I have to really work to apply the mascara effectively. EXTREMELY annoying when I'm in a rush getting ready for work in the morning.
I would promise not to stray from my faithful mascaras but I know that's not going to happen. Curiosity always gets the better of me :(