I’ve been experimenting with three different mascaras for the past two months. I have pretty long eyelashes so, when I am looking for a mascara, I am usually more interested in a product that primarily thickens and adds volume.
I hate to admit it but, I don’t have much brand loyalty when it comes to mascara, mostly because I haven’t ever really found a mascara that just totally and completely blows me out the water. Also, I don’t really see much of the point of paying big money for a pricey mascara, when most drugstore mascaras work more than fine for me.
All the pictures of me wearing the mascara are with two coats of each product and, I did not curl my lashes beforehand.
First up, is Rimmel London Volume Flash The Max Bold Curves which I bought at Target for about $5. This is the first mascara that I have ever bought that has a curved brush instead of a straight one. It was pretty weird to use at first, but eventually I got used to it.
This is a pretty decent mascara. It’s not waterproof, and I can’t wear it when working out without half of it ending up on my cheeks by the end of my workout. I would probably repurchase this in the future in the fall or winter when I don’t have to worry about the sun melting my makeup so much. I haven’t had any problems with clumping and it does a pretty good job at thickening my lashes. Nice mascara.
Next up, was Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara which I bought at Walmart for $4.44. I like this mascara for a washable formula. It doesn’t clump or flake, and it does a good job thickening my lashes and adds volume. Even though it removes easily with soap and water, it doesn’t end up halfway down my face when I am working out, though there will be minimal smudging around my eyes.
I would say that this is a pretty decent buy. I like it for every day makeup, or when I am rocking a bolder lip. I would repurchase.
Finally, I have been reaching for Essence’s Get Big! Lashes Mascara on days when I know that I will be working out at night, but I want to wear mascara during the day. I bought this at ULTA for $2.99, and some of you may have seen it in my ULTA Haul. This mascara is a waterproof formula and stays perfect even after I sweat through my workout, but I don’t have any trouble getting it off when I use Ponds Dry Skin Cream.
I really love how thick that this mascara makes my lashes, but since the brush is so fat you do have to kind of be on the watch for clumping. The only real trouble I have with it is that sometimes it smudges just during everyday use. The weirdest thing is that it smudges way up on my brow bone. I honestly have no idea how in the world it gets up there but, it happens almost every time I wear it!
I don’t think I would repurchase this, simply because of the smudging issue, and I know there are better waterproof mascaras in the sea. It’s too bad because this really is a nice volumizing, thickening mascara.
What are your favorite mascara brands? Do you splurge on mascara or prefer drugstore brands?