Got it from a deal already posted on here last time. If I’m quick enough, I’ll post it first next time!
Do post next time you get that deal? (y) 🏾
Thanks, Op! It's £4.21 with 15% S&S, which makes it a bit more attractive. However, if you're not in a hurry, there are often vouchers applied to this product... I paid £2.48 the last 2 times. (highfive)
Yes defo. Her deal was the Friday £5 deals. This was the 3 for 2, Friday £5 deal and advantage card offer stacking deal plus student discount bringing it down to £8 for 3.
Credit to millarcat for the original post which listed this https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ps5-friday-offers-includes-no7-mascara-no7-liquid-lips-soap-glory-self-heating-face-mask-more-free-click-collect-on-ps15-at-boots-3710830
Nice one I got the 6 for £15 as well also had bonus 200 points in my offers heat from me
Mascara: Finding The Best Deals From Top Brands
Many people consider mascara to be one of the most important makeup essentials – it makes a huge impact on the overall look of your eyes and is immediately noticeable when being worn. We also don’t need to tell you how expensive it can be, with mascara from the top brands often costing over £20! Shopping around for the right deal is essential if you want to get beauty products without bankrupting yourself, so read our buyer’s guide to find how to get your favourite mascara for less.
A Brief History of Mascara
It was the ancient Egyptians who first used minerals to darken their eyes. Both men and women used a substance called kohl to darken their eyes and lashes – this was believed to ward off evil spirits and protect the soul. This practice of using kohl spread to Europe, but the practice fell into disuse in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. It wouldn’t be until the Victorian Era that the practice of wearing mascara would become common, with middle-class Victorian women making their own mascara at home using a mixture of ashes and elderberry juice.
It wasn’t until the advent of petroleum jelly in the late 1800s that modern mascaras could be produced. The British chemist Eugène Rimmel manufactured a mascara made out of a mixture of petroleum jelly and coal. It took the form of a solid compact and was more similar to the appearance of today’s foundation or blush. On the other side of the Atlantic, Thomas Lyle Williams created a similar substance for his sister, Mabel. It would grow into a business that was to become Maybelline. It wouldn’t be until the late 1950s that mascara took on the liquid-based form we known today. The Polish-American businesswoman Helena Rubinstein packaged her lotion-based cream with a small brush that allowed the cream to be evenly applied on the eyelashes. This allowed a more dramatic look – something we still associate with mascara today.
The Top 5 Mascara Brands Available Right Now
When it comes to finding the perfect lash, many consumers opt to go for nothing but the best. With brand recognition and quality comes price, but there are a few tips to follow when it comes to finding the right deal. Read below to see where to find the best deals on top mascara brands:
Maybelline – The New York-based makeup outlet is currently the number one cosmetics brand in the world, with a current repertoire of over 200 products. There’s a mascara available for everybody here, from the Falsies Mascara Black Drama that lets you create a dramatic false lash effect, to more natural looking Big Eyes Mascara.
Clinique – While it’s best known for its dermatologist-developed skin care products, the American company also has an extensive line of makeup products, including a mascara line. Extensive testing means that these mascaras are particularly suitable for those with sensitive eyes, but the extensive research behind each line means the price of these mascaras is a lot higher than the competition.
No7 – Developed by British pharmacy giant Boots, No.7 is better known for its anti-ageing creams than its mascaras. Don’t underestimate them though! They have an enormous range of products, with Boots regularly offering decent 2-for-1 deals on their house line.
’Better Than Sex’ by Too Faced – Founded in 1998 by two former makeup counter employees, Too Faced aims to bring back an era of unapologetic glamour and femininity to the makeup world. Their Better Than Sex mascara line is arguably the hottest mascara on the market right now – though it comes at a price, so snap up a deal if you find one our listings.
Estée Lauder – One of the oldest makeup houses around, Estée Lauder epitomises quality and class when it comes to makeup. Best known for their makeup counters, you can find good deals on their products from Debenhams (although don’t expect them to sink below the £15 mark).
Finding The Best Mascara For Your Needs
There are plenty of multi-use mascaras that will create a more defined, darker set of lashes, but if you need to deal with a specific problem these are unlikely to be effective. Mascaras are all made with a range of precise ingredients and it is these which provide the promised benefits. So, if you want the best results, you'll need a product which has been developed to target the issue you have. From curling straight lashes to delivering a fuller result or adding length, there are brushes and formulas which can have a transformative effect.
If your lashes are shorter than you’d like and you want to add volume, a wand with lots of bristles is likely to work best. Go for an applicator that is significantly larger than others, as it will be capable of picking up more product, allowing you to build your lashes up quickly. No7’s Lash Impact is a great choice for enhancing fine lashes because it is designed to work in two ways. The initial coat makes them look thicker, whilst the second coat enhances the effect to deliver a more glamorous finish. For extra help that even a specialist mascara cannot provide, it could be time to test out a lash conditioner. These nourishing serums can be applied in the evening after removing makeup. They then work to thicken and strengthen each lash overnight.
If you want to produce length on shorter lashes, thinner brushes often do a better job of creating longer-looking lashes than rounder ones. This is because they are able to reach every part of the lash, even those in the outer edges of the eye. Once in position, a thinner brush can coat lashes in a layer of product which runs from the roots right up to the tips. A couple of separate coats can also make a difference to short lashes, just be sure to begin with the wand held lengthways and sweep outwards from the base of the lashes in a wiggling motion rather than a smooth stroke. After the first coat, put on the second about 15 seconds later. For optimal results, use a lash comb prior to applying any mascara to separate the lashes. This means the bristles have a better chance of reaching each individual lash and the result will be more defined.
Both the formula and the brush are equally important if you want to add a curl to straight lashes. The tool and the product work together to ensure the finished result is achieved quickly and easily for each user. Maybelline’s solution is Lash Sensational, a product designed to pick up each layer of lashes and coat them all. To do this, the wand is equipped with ten separate rows of bristles and is also curved. The bend reaches every area of the lash line with each sweep, allowing it to cover more ground than a straight brush. A curved wand performs well because it reflects the natural shape of the eyes, tugging the lashes up to reinforce the curling action of the product and adding definition. If you want to tackle the little lashes that can sometimes be missed at the edges of the lash line, use a wand with a tapered end which stretches out to cover them with every swipe.
If you’ve recently had an eye infection or regularly forget to take your mascara off, thickening damaged or irregular lashes will be close on your mind. Using mascaras which promote volume, length and colour allow you to not use expensive fake lashes and get a more natural looking effect. Often it is the traditionally shaped wands and bristles that provide the best levels of separation, but thinner brushes are also effective as they allow you to reach right down to the lash line. Once there, you can deliver the product to the outer, inner and middle sections evenly, as well as the lower lashes. The High Impact Clinique mascara has a traditional wand that hold lots of product, so layering is simple. If you are still unhappy with the result, you could add the illusion of thickness with eyeliner as well as mascara. Just apply a sweep along the length of the upper lash line and carefully fill in any patchy areas for a bolder result.
Video: The Tips || How to apply mascara perfectly by Maybelline
What Are The Different Kinds Of Mascara
While makeup brands strive to create the ideal all-in-one mascara, they also recognise that some people want a more specialist product. From gentler formulas to those which are more colourful or hardwearing, there is plenty to consider when buying your next mascara.
Colour Mascara – Black and dark brown are universal colours which tend to suit everyone, but colour mascaras are enjoying a comeback. It can be applied in small subtle amounts, layered on for bolder highly individual looks, or used as a fun alternative to colour eyeshadow.
Innovative Tubing Mascaras – One of the best mascaras if you prefer an all-rounder, the latest tubing mascaras are not cheap but wear well. Instead of covering the lashes with a liquid that dries, tubing mascaras form a watertight tube around each individual lash. They rarely flake, smudge, or run, but are simple to remove without scrubbing as the tube-like structure just slides off. A solid, affordable tubing mascara is No7’s Stay Perfect Mascara often available for less than £8 each (if bought as part of a 2 for 1 deal).
Waterproof Mascara – Whether you work out a lot or are prone to watery eyes, a waterproof mascara is designed to stay put. These robust mascaras are helpful for people who curl their lashes, as the strong-hold formula helps the shape to stay put. People dealing with sensitive eyes that run after makeup is applied, can use a waterproof mascara for sensitive eyes to solve both problems at once.
Mascara for Sensitive Eyes – Sensitive eyes can react quickly to makeup, but there are many types of mascara which minimise the problem. Whether you are allergic to the parabens in standard mascaras or affected by environmental factors, there are versions with gentle ingredients which are less likely to flake off and exacerbate the issue. If heating or air conditioning makes the problem worse, go for a sensitive formula that is also waterproof.
Are All Mascaras Liquid? What Other Options Are Available?
Although most modern mascaras are liquid, there are 2 other options available for makeup users who want to create a different effect or simply try something new:
Cake Mascaras - This is dryer than other formulas, so won’t attract bacteria and lasts longer. Most versions are activated by adding water and can produce a dramatic, false lash finish once applied. You’ll need patience to use cake mascara, as blending to the ideal consistency and building the product up in multiple layers is time-consuming.
Cream Mascaras – Another vintage product, cream mascara is not widely used, but is still available. It can produce a bold and deep range of blacks even on thinner lashes, but is more prone to smudging, so applications need to be very precise.
Choosing Between Mascara, False Lashes and Lash Extensions
Many people who regularly wear makeup are tempted to seek out an alternative product for their lashes which has more impact and lasts longer. People most often turn to false eyelashes or extensions for fuller looks, but how do they measure up against mascara?
Mascara – Mascara can create the illusion of darker, thicker lashes in seconds, the slim tube makes it convenient to carry around and there are plenty of great value products to choose from. The problem for some wearers is that mascara is only designed to last for one day at most and it can never produce the same level of volume as fake lashes. Furthermore, it can dry your natural lashes if not properly removed and each tube must be replaced every few months to prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria.
False Lashes – Once you have had enough practice, it is possible to press on your false lashes in a matter of seconds and they are easy to peel away at the end of the day or night. Depending on the length you choose, the results tend to be far more dramatic than would ever be possible using mascara alone. However, they can be fiddly to get in place, they may fall off unexpected if not glued down correctly and are more expensive than mascara if used daily.
Lash Extensions – If you want the best of both worlds, lash extensions provide a semi-permanent solution and are available at most salons. They can take a few hours to apply, depending on the look you want to achieve, but as they are glued in place, lash extensions can last for up to a month before any maintenance is needed. Although the upkeep is expensive, these may be your best option if you want the fuller effect of false lashes every day, but don’t have the time to keep applying them.
How To Find the Best Mascara Deals
The simplest way to buy mascara for less is to take advantage of 2-for-1 deals – these can often let you get expensive mascara for less than £10 per bottle. We recommend shopping around for a mascara you like, then buying in bulk as often as possible. Just make sure to time it correctly. Mascara usually has about a 6-month shelf life, so don’t buy way more than you need only to end up throwing most of your purchases away down the line.
If you’re looking for other special offers on mascara, our listings here on hotukdeals should be the first place you look. We list deals from top U.K. retailers like Boots, Debenhams, Superdrug, John Lewis, Amazon & Asda.
Timing your mascara purchase can also help you to make big savings. You’ll usually find many bargains during Black Friday, which takes place at the end of November. The post-Christmas sales are also a great time to find a bargain, while mid-summer sales on makeup are also an ideal time to make savings.
Get Top Deals On Mascara On hotukdeals
To cut the cost of buying cosmetics, take a look through the mascara offers and reductions at hotukdeals. We bring together promotions and bargains from across the beauty pages and the high street, then publish them together on our dedicated mascara page. So if you’re looking to get your hands on mascara for less, look no further than the hotukdeals listings.
I’ve got an offer for 400 points on a £20 spend, app is down so I’ve used website. It says I’ll get 80 points in the checkout?
That's a good deal. Heat
Personally, I prefer the waterproof version as it holds my curls way longer than the original one (I got stubborn straight Asian eyelashes). I haven’t tested it on the water so I can’t say about the longevity but I have oily eyelids so all mascara tend to smudge on me but not with the sky high waterproof one. And even though it’s waterproof, it was easy to remove with oil cleanser. Hope this help.
Personally I think it is, however always subjective and dependent on your lashes but for £4.16 a go I was prepared to try it and wasn’t disappointed
does anybody know if this is better than the originsl lash sensational mascara
Why have you merged my deal with yours when I posted my deal you did not have the CYO brow and lash bundle, you only had 3 or 4 of the deals on your post , you have added all the others today not happy with this
It’s great isn’t it? Think they’re trying to cut down on the orders for click and collect xx
Thanks @millarcat for the usual £5 offers. Few things I have never tried before. (highfive)
Thanks @chunkychippy I didn't know that. That's good. (y)
I’m not sure about that but REQM30 is 10% off £30 spend
Thanks for sharing deal with us I think this Bundle is worth for £5 I am going to adding here might help someone because sometime people looks at pics then they click on deal. OfferCYO Brow and Lash Bundle - Shade Fair/Medium £5 Friday - Online Only £5.00 Save £26.00Was £31.00. And this Bundle OfferGillette Blue II 5 Months of Shaving Bundle with Moisturising Shaving Gel £5 Friday - Online Only £5.00 Save £3.69.And extra saving here OfferBoots Immune Defence Effervescent Advanced Support, 20 Tablets (0) £5 Friday - Online Only £5.00 Save £2.50Was £7.50 20UNI | £0.25 per 1UNI
Thanks for doing this thread. Heat added. I'll purchase things I don't need. Lol. Oh well.