My best friend Heather asked a while back if I would post about mascara: what kinds I've tried, what I liked, what I didn't. Because she's getting married on Saturday (yay!), I decided today would be the day. I think mascara is pretty subjective--we all have different eyelashes and different eye shapes, which means we're going to want different things from our mascara. With that being said, I do think it helps to hear why others like a certain brand of mascara, in case we're looking for the same thing. So these are the mascaras that are in my makeup bag now, and here is why I have not liked or liked them.
Maybelline Great Lash - Blackest Black
$4.24 at Target
You get what you pay for. The wand is tiny and the bristles
are really spread out and short. I think it goes on messy
and I don't like this one.
Covergirl Exact Eyelights - Black Gold
$7.24 at Target
I tried this because I wanted a really natural-looking
mascara. Well, this was a little too natural for me. You're
supposed to pick the color to matches your eye color and
enhance it, but there was no enhancement at all. Thumbs down.
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Waterproof - Very Black
$6.94 at Target
This is my favorite mascara for length. I wear this a lot
without eyeliner, because I think the extra length it
gives my eyelashes is enough oomph that I don't need
eyeliner. Or sometimes I put a coat or two of this on for
length before another mascara for more volume. And I think this is
the only waterproof mascara I use.
Physicians Formula Organic Mascara - Ultra Black
$8.74 at Target
This is 100% natural, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and
fragrance free. So if you're into that, this is the mascara
for you. This is really amazing mascara though. When
I put it on, my eyelashes don't feel heavy or weighed down like
with other mascaras. It feels very light, but still looks good.
It also doesn't clump or make your eyelashes brittle. My eyelashes
felt soft and like I wasn't wearing any mascara! This is
becoming a fast favorite.
Maybelline Volum' Express - Classic Black
$5.94 at Target
I think this is my second favorite, which is awesome because
it's one of the cheaper ones I have! It does give good volume,
but it's not too overwhelming for the daytime. I like wearing
this whether I want a more natural look without eyeliner
or a more definition with eyeliner. A great
mascara for a great price!
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara - Black
$15 at Mary Kay
This is my all-time favorite mascara. I've been wearing
MK mascara since 11th grade and I will probably use it
the rest of my life. This is the mascara that has everything I'm looking for.
It adds length, gives amazing volume, is super black, and
doesn't feel sticky or clumpy. It is double what you will
pay for a lot of drugstore mascaras, but it is so worth it.
This is just my opinion on some of the mascara I've tried. What mascara are you using? I'm always up for trying something new!
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