It wasn't really difficult for me to choose my favourite Mascara's of 2012 really. These are my hardcore favourites that I have discovered throughout the year and have loved immensely, so as not to deviate from them unless of course the drugstore tempted me something spectacular. I don't believe in 'luxury' Mascaras. Not yet.
GOSH Boombastic was my ultimate favourite out of these. It has a huge wand and a very clumpy, OTT look and feel to it. The kind that Kim and Khloe would go for even in the day time - yeah that. Having said that, it doesn't give me brittle lashes or the dreadful spidery effect. Lashes look full, separated and thickened. It's perfection really.
Another one from GOSH that is albeit more of a subtle contender is the Provocateur Mascara. This one has a more 'wet' formula that the one above and a curved wand. It's the perfect day time Mascara when you want to slightly coat your eye lashes black, especially if you have less pigmented lashes like mine. It lifts the lashes, separates well and coats them black enough to look polished and natural for daytime.
NATOrigin's Mascara is what I use when I want a bit of an oomph during daytime and am looking for foolproof lashes that won't smudge or make me tear. This one holds the curl better than the above due to it's drier formula that leaves lashes slightly crispy. It is pigmented and separates lashes well, if that's what you're looking for.
Saving the best for the last, we have two of my evening Mascara's that I like to use occasionally, for night outs and when I want to replicate a false lash effect in seconds.
The Avon Super Shock Max Waterproof is very famously known to give a full set of lashes, mostly due to the short bristles on the wand that separate and coat lashes brilliantly and it's formula of course. Not sure why, but I have at thing for huge Mascara wands that always make me feel like they'll work better.
Clinique's High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara gives dark, thick lashes that are subtly lifted but still appear fluttery and wispy without looking crispy or spidery at all. It's as natural as a full-on Mascara can get. The formula of this is amazing at creating no clumps and neatly defined yet equality thickened lashes. It's not the best at curling and lifting so give those lashes a nice, tight curl before dipping into this baby.
Shoot me with your favourites now will you?