Illamasqua Masquara in Raven Review and Photos

While a lot of people say that if you want to save some money on makeup products – you should just get a cheaper mascara. Doesn’t work for me, unfortunately.

With my pretty short, thin and light lashes I need a miracle worker, and I haven’t yet found a low-priced mascara that would satisfy my needs for 100%!

Today I want to tell you about mascara that I have been using for the last several weeks and it’s Illamasqua’s Masquara in Raven.

First of all, I want to give some extra points to the brand for the coolest name ever, “Masquara” is  a great choice. I also like the price – £15, which is cheaper than most mascaras that do deliver. And, yes, Mascquara does!

As for the product itself, there are certain things that I love and certain things that I don’t like that much.

It gives a very intense black colour which doesn’t fade during the day.  The volumizing effect is pretty mind blowing, very impressive, the lengthening effect is also stunning.   I don’t like natural looking lashes, I want drama, that is still day appropriate, and this is exactly what I get.

Just make sure that you don’t layer up too many coats as it can get clumpy and the lashes may look a bit “plastic-ey”, if you know what I mean. It may take some time to get used to the big brush, especially if you’re used to small(er) ones.

It also is a bit hard to remove, but that doesn’t really bother me.

Overall, I think this is a great mascara, definitely among the best that I have tried.

And did you know that Illamasqua has a fantastic sale going on? You can pick my favourite product from them, which is Pure Pigment in Berber, for just £5. I may have some products in my basket, too.


4 thoughts on “Illamasqua Masquara in Raven Review and Photos”

  1. Masquara is such a cool name! And it sounds like it gives lashes a beautiful dramatic look that’s not over the top, which is what I look for in a mascara too.

  2. Yep, another one that wants dramatic lashes for daytime too!!! 😉

    I’ll try to add this to a future Illamasqua order (anxiously waiting to see what they have in store for the end of the month)!


    1. I’ve ordered some products it their fantastic sale, it’s a shame some were already sold out. I also want to get Freak at some point, have small samples and LOVE it! x

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