The Mascara Edit: High-End Mascaras Worth Trying for Fuller Lashes

The Mascara Edit | High End Mascaras Worth Trying for Fuller Lashes | Feat By Terry | Charlotte Tilbury | Benefit | Marc Jacobs | Styled with scarf macarons teacup and misc items

Mascara is probably one of the most popular makeup purchases for just about everyone.  Those much sought after fuller and fluttery lashes has us all on the look-out for that one mascara that does it all.  I go through tubes of the stuff, partly because mascara is something without fail I discard after 3 months, and partly because I too want to try the next big thing.  I’ve mentioned before that I normally stick to drugstore versions – I think they perform just as well.  But lately it’s been a bit of a high-end mascara phase for me.

As ever, curiosity always gets the better of me and there are currently 4 high-end mascaras I have added to my justified purchases because they give me what I want – fuller lashes as well as curl, volume and length.

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By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara

This is the new kid on the block and yes I was swayed after seeing it complimented several times on Amelia Liana’s Insta-stories.  So does it live up to the claims?  Yes.  I don’t normally go for anything that involves “steps” but I made the exception with this and I’m glad I did.  The first step may just look like your normal run of the mill wand, but it helps lengthen and separate the lashes.  You could just stop there but for that extra wow factor, a simple twist reveals a spiral shape which really packs on the volume.

I love the dramatic lash effect without any clumpiness, and this mascara does it perfectly.  The extra black pigments coat the lashes with each stroke and it’s enriched with protective oils including jojoba and avocado as well as rich waxes to protect the lashes.  You can easily build this and it maintains a curl, giving a lovely doll-eyed look.

Although it has a 2-step process, you can choose one over the other and they both perform just as well individually as they do together – the latter is great when you really want to glam things things up.  Equally, there is little faffing around and I really love this mascara.

The Mascara Edit | High End Mascaras Worth Trying for Fuller Lashes | Feat By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara styled with espresso cup on pink plate pink, Megan Hess Book & macarons_



I recommend using an eyelash curler before applying mascara. It provides a great outline and helps maintain that perfect curl.




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Benefit They’re Real Mascara

I love this one for extra definition.  However, it’s also a great one for volume and curl.  The jet black formula doesn’t smudge and although the bristles are a bit prickly, I love this for being a great all-rounder.

It’s also a good one for layering, giving that full, long-lash effect. I spoke about this mascara in a recent post, which you can read here.







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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

This iconic mascara is popular for good reason.  For that va-va-voom when it comes to lashes, this is my go-to.  It delivers dramatic, bold lashes with pretty much one layer.

I mentioned this in a recent post which you can read here and although quite a thick formula, the effect is stunning.


The Mascara Edit | High End Mascaras Worth Trying for Fuller Lashes | feat Marc Jacobs Velvet Nior Major Volume Mascara & Benefit They're Real Lengthening Mascara on marble backdrop

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara

This glossy black mascara from the Queen of Makeup is another all-rounder and delivers both volume and length. The bristles grip the lashes well and are soft too – you don’t get an immediate build up in any one area.  However, you do need to work a bit quick as I find the formula is a tad dry.

Maybe it’s the fancy packaging, or just that it’s Charlotte Tilbury, but I always feel extra special when I use this mascara.  It compliments my makeup perfectly and like the name suggests, it gives you full, fat lashes.



I think for now at least I’m pretty much covered when it comes to mascara.  But you know me, I’d love to try some more and Dior and Lancome are on my wishlist.  What about you – what have you got on rotation? x

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  • It does doesn’t it. Such a great mascara x

  • Beautiful photos (heart eyes emojiiiiiiiiiiiii) – I’ve only tried the They’re Real one but the Marc Jacobs one is calling to me, such sleek packaging!

    elese |

  • Yes exactly. The Marc Jacobs mascara is perfect for that x

  • I love Marc Jacobs, but I’ve always wanted to try By Terry too. Thanks for sharing your insights about these products dear. Also, great photos you got here!

    Jessica |

  • Oh fantastic I’m so glad you found this useful. I was definitely swayed when Amelia Liana mentioned it on her stories x

  • Caitlin

    My favourite at the moment is the Better Than Sex by Too Faced!

  • I love the CT Legendary Lashes one, that has to be one of my faves but I do have to apply a waterproof one on top.

  • They’re Real is an oldie but a goodie! The By Terry looks like something I’d really enjoy too 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • I absolutely despise They’re Real, the wand is so spikey, I always poke my eyes with it!
    I love the Marc Jacobs one though. I had to use it for a while to fall in love with it, as the first stage where it’s just a bit too wet, was not my jam. But now I really like the effect it has on my lashes!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    • That’s a shame you hated it so much, i do like that one. The Marc Jacobs one though like you said is also lovely x

  • i would love to try the by terry mascara. my favourite at the moment is actually from the drugstore and its the l’oréal paradise mascara.

  • I understand what you mean and up until now I was all about the drugstore versions. I still love them and once these finish I’ll probably balance things out and go back to my loved L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes. I haven’t tried any Chanel mascaras though and this one sounds great x

  • They are both great mascaras x

  • Oh wow I’ve never tried these – sounds great. Thanks for the recommendation x

  • I hope you like the By Terry one too x

  • Thanks for reading xx

  • It’s so lovely right x. I don’t wear false lashes that much really but I am hearing good things about the Eyelure X Emma Willis range – maybe try those x

  • i love the benefit they’re real mascara ! It gives me length and volume and it lasts very well throughout the day !

    • I agree, it’s a good all-rounder and doesn’t budge at all x

  • I love the Marc Jacob Velvet Noir! It gives me volume and length without any clumping. For a more natural look I like my Givenchy mascara, that one never clumps no matter how many layers I apply!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  • I’m sure you would love the Marc Jacobs x

  • I love the CT one – great for big dramatic lashes x

  • Thanks lovely x

  • Oh you definitely must. I have been using an eyelash curler for years and it’s one of those where only when you stop using it you realise how much you need it! x

  • I’m glad you found this useful x

  • Ha me too when I use any CT product x

  • Can’t go wrong with CT! x

  • I wasn’t too impressed with the Charlotte Tilbury one and I thought it was just not worth the money, compared with a lot of her other products. However everyone raves about the benefit mascara. Love the photos, beautiful layouts

    Katie xx

    • Thanks so much. I think like ever, what works for some doesn’t for others that’s why sometimes I end up going for drugstore mascaras, that way if they don’t work I haven’t broken the bank so to speak! That said, I have been fortunate to find some high-end ones I really like x

  • I love They’re Real but haven’t tried the others and I am a bit of a mascara fiend x

  • Alexandra Roman

    Beautiful & Elegant post…

    With love,

  • I love the MJ mascara, but unfortunately, Their Real didn’t work for me. xx


  • I might be considered a gross risk taker but I usually use mascaras till they smell funky or run dry. Thankfully my eyes aren’t too sensitive and I’ve never had an issue. Haha! xxx

    • I have sensitive eyes so I don’t take the risk it’s like automatically my eyes will start to look more red if I use mascara longer that I should – like an in built timer or something! x

  • I adore the MJ mascara! I wasn’t a fan of They’re Real but I really want to try the By Terry mascara! Have you tried Armani Eccentrico? xx

    • The By Terry one is worth trying for sure. I haven’t tried this Armani one before, perhaps next time…!

  • You already know I’m a huge fan of MJ mascara but Benefit They’re Real didn’t work for me. It’s a very iffy mascara on my lashes, sometimes it works great but more often than not, it sucks.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Ahh shame it didn’t work for you but that said, MJ is a fab mascara x

  • Yiotou_La

    Your photos are a dream, it’s like a romantic dinner with all these beautiful roses and details!! I haven’t tried any of these mascaras, in fact I haven’t tried many high-end but I always love to read about them!x


  • I feel ashamed because I’ve never tried any of these!! But I need to try more from Benefit, this might have to one and there new one xx

  • I absolutely love the sound of the Marc jacobs formula x

  • Erin Russell

    I am really wanting to try the marc Jacobs one soon, it looks amazing! The tube too is so luxe, in love! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • These photos are beautiful, I so need to try the Marc Jacobs mascara. It looks like my kind of mascara and the packaging is so luxurious! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️