So, I’m a sucker for mascaras. I’ll try them all. Cheap, expensive, waterproof, fiber. I’m a girl that doesn’t have to have eyeliner or foundation on when I leave the house, but I always have my mascara. These past 6 months I have tried 5 different mascaras and found that some of them are worth the money, and some of them not so much. One of them I even hated so much that I used it twice and ended up throwing it away. It was really that bad.
So here you have it…The good, The bad, and The ugly of Mascaras.
Let’s start with one of the “goods”, which has always been a personal favorite of mine.
This one is an expert at curling and lengthening the lashes, which has a lot to do with the hook n’ roll brush. The curved brush tip works wonders when it comes to curling and separating. Add two coats of it and you’re adding lots of length to your lashes as well. Out of all of the mascaras I’ve tried these past several months this one definitely looks and feels the most natural. My lashes don’t feel weighed down, and they’re soft to the touch. It washes off easily with your cleanser, which is nice because it doesn’t require an eye makeup remover like some of the other mascaras.
Retails for $24.
Finished look of the Roller Lash Mascara
Another “good” one is the classic beauty blogger fave, Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara. I’ve heard bloggers talking about this one for a very long time, and this technically wasn’t my first time to try it. I have to say it isn’t my absolute favorite, but I see what the hype is about. It adds a lot of thickness to the lashes, which is nice for someone like me with very thin natural lashes. What I don’t like about it is that you have to be careful applying it or it will clump up quite a bit. It seems to take me longer to apply, so I only use it sometimes. It doesn’t wash off super easily with just your cleanser, so you have to use an eye makeup remover when taking it off.
Retails for $23.
Finished look of the Better Than Sex Mascara
When I first started using this mascara I had very mixed feelings about it. I kept seeing pictures of people who had used it and their lashes looked pretty awesome, and mine just seemed to look ugly. I kept using it, though, and I’m glad that I stuck it out because it works pretty awesome when you figure out how to use it properly! It’s a little tricky at first. There’s a transplant mascara that you apply OVER a different mascara (I used Roller Lash as my base), then you apply the fibers, and then REAPPLY the transplant mascara over the fibers. See? Tricky. But I really like the way it lengthens and thickens my lashes. It gives lashes the look of false strip lashes without fussing with the glue and application. This does not come off with your cleanser, so eye makeup remover is required for removal.
Retails for $29.
Finished look of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes
Wondering which mascara is the “bad” one? It’s seriously the worst mascara I’ve ever tried….it’s
Revlon claims that it’s going to lengthen, add volume and definition, lift, and add intense color. It literally did none of these things for me. This drug store mascara is only $6 but I wouldn’t waste my money on it again. I used it twice and then threw it away because it wasn’t even good enough to just finish the tube and move on. I definitely think there are way better mascaras that are priced about the same as the Revlon All-In-One. Don’t even waste your time or efforts on this one.
Retails for $6.
Finished look of the Revlon All-In-One Mascara.
My cousin is a Mary Kay Consultant and sent me a sample of the Lash Intensity Mascara a few months ago, and let me tell you, it quickly rose to the top of my favorite mascara list! It’s amazing! My lashes look so full, long, and dark all while staying very smooth and natural feeling. I am starting to really love Mary Kay products! Not very long ago I tried a charcoal mask from Mary Kay and was so impressed! (You can find my review here.) The mascara is easy to apply because it looks good even with just one coat. If you want to check it out or have questions about the product, contact my girl Audrey Parnell. It’s definitely worth the money, in my opinion. I think I’ve found my new go-to mascara!
Retails for $18.
Finished look of the Lash Intensity Mascara.
What’s your all time favorite mascara? Leave it in the comments below!
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