I’m a mascara hoarder and things are getting worse…
Okay, after that very dramatic intro, let’s get straight to it – I like my mascara’s to fake it big time, have loads of volume, a slight curl and clump and lots of length. With that many boxes to tick and short and straight lashes to deal with, these favorites are long tested and truly loved. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Clinique Impact Mascara: With this formula, think thick. The product is amazing and does give you long lasting curled, voluminous lashes, however, it takes some working. The wand takes too much product and accumulates between the bristles because of its consistency and thus I have to struggle to make it work. With that said, the formula deserves to be applauded.
Rating – 7/10
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara: This one comes with a Christmas tale. I was gifted this by one of my friends two Christmas’s ago. My mascara preferences were different back then and this mascara reached the Bermuda Triangle of my makeup organization. However, I tried it once again and this time, it was love at first swipe. The wand is Triangular, tapered sharply in the beginning, which gives the lashes a fluttery, butterfly like look. So far, I have re-purchased this twice already!
Rating – 9/10
Maybelline the Falsies: Ahh, this one is a drugstore favorite and doesn’t bend your pocket backwards while purchasing it. Actually, to me this has been a dupe for benefit They’re Real mascara which is a dryer formula and comes with an exceptional wand. It is also very good, however, I have run out of it. Anyways, The Falsies mascara is a wetter formula that comes with a soft bristled – dense brush. It creates volume, curl and a lot of length.
Rating – 8/10
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: A new addition to my makeup stash, this mascara is one of those more natural, yet voluminous formulas. So if you’re in-between natural to full-on lash look, this one’s for you! Bonus – It comes with a lash primer called Subversion that conditions the lashes and ads faux volume. The formula is fairly dry and long-lasting that holds a curl very well. I’ve been really enjoying it for daily use.
Rating – 8/10
YSL Shocking Mascara: One word to describe this one – OMG! This is a true faux-lash effect mascara that never disappoints. It’s a formula that stays exactly the same as your first buy it – a little tacky and a little wet, which is why it layers very well to give full-on body to short, stiff lashes. The wand is also quite similar in feel to Maybelline the falsies.
Rating – 10/10