“Finding the Perfect Mascara”



I think it’s safe to say, that I am a mascara freak.  I had eyelash extensions for 3 years straight, but unfortunately my lashes became weak and couldn’t hold them anymore.  It was a sad day… I know, first world problems, right?  So needless to say my lashes were in bad shape.  I tried anything and everything to get them healthy again: Latisse, Rodan and Fields Lash boost (that is a future blog post), and every mascara on the market. And here are the results of my experiment!

Loreal Voluminous Mascara–  This is probably my favorite drugstore brand.  I have thin, blonde lashes and this is great for volume.  It does tend to get clumpy with multiple coats, so you may just want to do 2-3 coats.  And because of the design of the brush, I usually have to blot it before application so it doesn’t go on too thick.  But, it does what is says! Volumizes!!!

Better than sex mascara– This is Great if you want that dramatic “falsies” look!  It lengthens and volumizes with it’s uniquely shaped brush. The bristles are really dense, so it grabs every lash. I love this mascara for an “evening look”.  It is smudge proof and really lasts!

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes– If you’ve never tried this product, it is a two step process. You apply the transplanting gel, then immediately apply the fibers.  Then you seal the fibers again with the gel.  This product definitely lengthens and volumizes.  Then you can repeat these steps until the desired results are achieved.  It is important not to overdo the fibers, or you can end up looking “spidery” as I did a couple of times.  Also, make sure you seal the fibers so they don’t flake off.  I really do like this product, but most days I don’t have the time to do the 2 step process.  My Two year old literally destroys my house while I get ready, so it has to be brief!  This is great for a night out, special occasion, or daily wear if time allows.

Lancome CILS Booster– EVERYONE NEEDS THIS!! I SWEAR BY IT!  In fact, I bought each of my close friends a tube of it because I didn’t want them to miss out. How is that for being passionate about a lash primer?  This is a clear primer that you put on BEFORE your mascara.  It plumps and lengthens before you even apply your mascara. You can also apply it at night to nourish your lashes!! Just in case you can’t tell, I really LOVE this product! 🙂

Lancome Hypnose mascara-This has been my go to for quite some time!  You get amazing volume in just one or two coats.  With multiple coats, you can really get a dramatic look!  It is long lasting and doesn’t smudge or flake in my experience.   I can get fuller, longer looking lashes with FEWER coats of it in comparison to some of the others brands!

Lancome Grandiose Mascara– I really like Lancome products, so I guess that is why 2 of their mascaras made my list.  This is great for lengthening and separating the lashes.  It doesn’t create as much volume as the Hypnose, but made my lashes look much longer for sure!  The wand is actually curved, so it seemed a little awkward at first until I got used to it.

Limelight by Alcone Perfect Mascara–  This little gem has been a well kept secret! I had never heard of it, but two sweet gals in my neighborhood start selling it.  So, I gave it a try and I was not disappointed.  It is amazing for length and separation.  I am a multiple coat kind of gal and it doesn’t get clumpy at all which I love! For a natural look, you can just apply a quick coat or two, or you can easily build it.  I thought nothing could touch my Lancome Hypnose, but I will always have a tube of this on hand!  And it washes off very easily. I feel like I have to work at it to get some mascaras off, but this one just glides right off. It is long wearing though.

I hope this makes your search for the perfect mascara a little easier! Now go and bat those lashes, girls!


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