Friday, 17 August 2018

The £25 mascara worth every penny

It is not often I fall head over heels for a mascara on the first use but the Hourglass Caution mascara has well and truly wowed me. I have quite short lashes so I always need to use a bit of mascara to achieve any sort of wow factor to my look. I'm also quite particular about what I use and have some firm favourites I don't tend to move away from, until now. The Hourglass Caution Mascara (£25.00) landed in my hands by complete surprise and as my first ever piece of makeup from Hourglass, I was VERY excited to try it. 

The mascara has received rave reviews already and I can totally see why, I'm hooked. The mascara aims to deliver incredible length, unbeatable volume and an impressive lift you'd pay a surgeon for. The all in one mascara has a 4D amplifier brush, combining two brushes in one meaning lashes are coated from root to tip for the most precise application you'll ever experience. 

The formula is buildable so whether you want soft but voluminous lashes or something completely jaw dropping you can easily achieve both looks with this little beauty. It's not too wet, it's not too dry, it's just a really great in between formula that doesn't flake, smudge or run. 

Hourglass say
Features a double-action brush and densely packed bristles for easy and precise application
Smooth formula glides onto lashes to deliver definition, volume and length
Creates bold and impressive looks
Buildable mascara can be used to create varying degrees of drama
Vegan friendly and cruelty-free

I know the price is what will put most people off of this product, myself included but I would repurchase this again because it has been yonks since I've had a mascara that really does do everything I need it to. As I said, I have some firm faves but I would still change one or two things about those so to discover a mascara where I wouldn't change a think is a big thing for me. Especially as someone who hates waterproof mascara but expects her mascaras to last. 

As you can see from the (slightly awful) photos above, the way it coats, lifts and separates my lashes is incredible and I've had so many compliments since using it which I don't usually get so it must be good. Unfortunately, it's currently recovering in my fridge after spending four hours in a 28 degree train carriage but I'm hoping I've saved it. If not, then I'll be repurchasing this quicker than you can say caution. 

Have you tried any mascaras from Hourglass?

Features press sample - see disclaimer


  1. I'm loving hourglass the more I try it and I seriously need to try this mascara out, it looks so good and the impact it makes to the lashes is awesome!

  2. AAAAH WOW! Your lashes look incredible! I might just have to check this one out, it looks amazing! I know Fleur loves it too, so pretty!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. I NEED this. I love a good mascara! xx

  4. WOAH! Look how volumised they look, I need this! x

  5. I can't believe how voluminous it's made your lashes! I love Hourglass products but never thought about trying their mascara before, until now! x

  6. Wow, it really made a difference! I adore Hourglass!

  7. Holy crap! The difference in your lashes is amazing! I must pick this up and try asap!


  8. This looks amazing! I love Hourglass products anyway but haven't tried this.
    Alicia Xo

  9. Wow the difference is incredible!! x

  10. I'm always on the lookout for the next best thing in the world of mascara! I've been eyeing this one, so thought I'd have a read of what you thought. Sounds like a definite contender for next purchase! I'm currently loving the Tarte lights Camera Lashes mascara and can't really fault it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

    Samantha x

  11. Omg, your lashes this mascara, if it did that I need it. Hourglass take my money haha x


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