I bought this Illamasqua mascara (or masquara) in the colour Raven quite a while ago now, and until recently, I've been saving it just for nights out.
I've always thought of it as my blackest, thickest, most dramatic mascara (the colour is described by Illamasqua as a 'midnight black'), which when built up is ideal for night time, however, over the past couple of weeks I've been toning it down a little to wear during the day too.
By applying two very thin coats onto my lashes, I have been able to achieve a great daytime lash. I like that they give my lashes a slight curl and how they fan my lashes out, making them appear longer and fuller.
The brush is one of my favourite mascara brushes ever, the first good thing about it is that it is a bristle brush (I'm not a lover of plastic mascara wands), it has small and large bristles so that it catches every lash no matter how small and it is quite big... I definitely think the bigger the better!
In these photos I am only wearing Illamasqua Masquara and I haven't curled my lashes at all.
I do have to apologise for my eyebrows in these pictures, I will be visiting a Benefit Brow Bar soon I promise!
Also, on a bit of a side note, I must apologise for the lack of outfit and fashion related posts lately. The darker nights are a big factor for why I've been slacking, but now that I have my new camera I should be getting more daily outfit posts up :)