If there’s one makeup product that I buy exceedingly too many of it is mascara. I love a new mascara tube about as much as my pup loves a new toy. There’s just something about swiping something new on my lashes that fills me with a joy that’s more lovely than anything.
While going through my makeup bag I noticed that a big collection of it is mascaras. And while I don’t use them all every day, I love them all for a different reason. Some add more curl, some make me seem like I have a million lashes, and some look so natural it looks like someone Photoshopped my eyes. All my different mascaras have their own benefits.
With that said, I thought I’d take today to go through my collection and introduce them to you all so you can make your own decision. Pros, cons, faves, etc.
Note: The images used are from others because I cannot swipe on and swipe off mascara without losing about 900,000 lashes.
The Enthusiast Does Mascara: A Review
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara: Drama & Curl
Pros: Creates natural looking lashes that are dark and dramatic without any clumps. Honestly one of my favourites to use on a weekly basis and always use for dinners out with friends.
Cons: Can take a few coats to get the perfect look.
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara
Pros: Enhances lashes to become long and dark. Great for a very natural look or when you just need to darken your lashes. I love it for going for a simple look.
Cons: Don’t expect it to make your eyes pop for girls’ night out.
Maybelline New York The Falsies Big Eyes Volum’ Express
Pros: My absolute favourite mascara of all time! I love using the wand for bottom lashes on top and bottom to prep, adding another layer of something else, and another layer to keep lashes clump free. The top lash wand is great for adding lots of volume. If I had to choose one mascara to have in my bag, it is this.
Cons: The top lash wand can make lashes very clumpy if you don’t use the formula correctly.
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Pros: Creates dramatic lashes that can be seen from forever away. Adds lots of volume and length. I love it for a smoky look for a concert or date.
Cons: Can be quite clumpy, especially on the top lashes.
Maybelline New York The Falsies Push Up Drama
Pros: Volume, length, and coverage are exactly what this mascara does. One coat is perfect for heading to class, and another makes it great for going out with the girls.
Cons: If you’re not careful you’ll end up with lashes that look like a two-year-old was allowed near your eyes.
Maybelline New York Mega Plush Volum’ Express
Pros: Adds lots of volume while providing a natural enough look that makes it perfect for whatever occasion you’re running off to. This is my go-to for an everyday look because it looks amazing no matter what kind of lash day I’m having.
Cons: The older your tube, the grosser the product. So make sure to follow the shelf life of a normal mascara.
NARS Audacious Mascara
Pros: This mascara does everything you could possibly need your mascara do. This is my “special occasion” tube because not only is it pricey, but it is truly an amazing product. There is never a bad application, and it lasts all day so you have great lashes no matter how insane your day gets.
Cons: Because it finds every lash, there are lots of little spikes on the applicator, and if you’re not really careful you can poke your eye with a cactus. Proceed with caution.
it Cosmetics Hello Lashes! 5-in-1 Clinically Proven Mascara
Pros: The applicator has a range of tips to find every lash and get it to its pure potential. And the five benefits are definitely there, even if it can take a week or so to notice.
Cons: This is definitely my least favourite, despite it being in my bag and being used occasionally. It comes out more goopy and unnatural looking than I prefer, but if you’re into it, that’s the look it gives.
What mascaras do you use on a regular basis? What mascaras do you swear by, and what would you never put near your face? Let me know in the comments!
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