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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

What is Your Favourite Mascara Ever

What is Your Favourite Mascara Ever

Over the last weekend, I was ruthless and cleared out my eye make-up drawer. I said goodbye to all my un-loved palettes, less than favoured eye liners and all that is in-between and one fact was glaringly obvious - I am not loyal to any particular mascara.

As a beauty blogger I do have the excuse that I am purchasing the latest Mascara to touch down in Boots under the guise of research but that couldn't be further from the truth. It is just that, an excuse; I am fickle - all those half used, dried up tubes now in the recycling bin are testament to such admission. Sure I have discovered Mascaras that I would happily repurchase and recommend to a friend but I am forever on the search for the "next best thing".

My real problem is that I have pretty poor eyelashes to begin with: blonde, flimsy, poker straight and a little sparse, there probably are very few Mascara's out there that could really live up to my expectations, all things considered of course. In an ideal world, my dream mascara would be blacker than coal, beyond waterproof (my oily skin pretty much destroys most formulations), flake and smudge free, not prone to clumping and provide noticeable length and volume - I'm not asking for much now am I?

Well yes, apparently I am, well at least in my experience. The real problem I find with most Mascara's is that they weigh down my already sub-par eyelashes, which then leads to them not being able to hold a curl and of course clumps aplenty; add smudging and smearing due to oily skin and you can see why I am eternally on the hunt for a new and impressive mascara.

As I have yet to win the lottery (fingers crossed), I don't want to continually waste money looking for the one, I am turning to you in my moment of need. What is your favourite mascara ever and why, or perhaps you know someone with similar eyelashes to myself (LOL at catagorising eyelashes) and could maybe recommend a mascara that may be what I have been searching high and low for.

Help a gal out...




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39 comments:

  1. I too have blonde eyelashes that are difficultly straight and weak. To get the most out of mine without weighing them down too much I use two mascaras and this seems to work. To start off with i use Chanel inimitable which keeps my eye lashes separate and puts on a nice amount of mascara (I call this my natural look mascara). If I am then wanting more fuller lashes say for the evening I then apply Dior Diorshow Iconic Waterproof. I have yet to find an 'all in one' but for now i'm happy with the results I get with these two mascaras. Maybe you've given them a try before?

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  2. I really love the bare minerals mascaras because they're not clumpy or flaky and have a nice black colour :)

    Lana-sultana.blogspot.com

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  3. Shockingly I never used to wear mascara on a daily basis but these days it's a product I've grown to love and would not be without.

    Current favourite is L'Oreal Superstar Mascara, I expected the whole prime in white etc to be a faff and gimmick but it's amazing. I feel like I have false lashes on!

    Other faves are Chanel Le Volume and Tarte Lights Camera Lashes.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. My current fave is BeneFit's They're Real.

    There was an Armani mascara that had a comb wand which was brilliant, but I can't find it anywhere anymore, so i think they discontinued it - but it could be that the formula is in their other mascaras, just with a traditional wand. So they could be good (but pricey).

    I also really like Doll Eyes by Lancome. But the wand is a bit fiddly and I do tend to do a bit of eye poking with it. Oops.

    If you don't really get on with mascaras, would you consider trying false lashes, the ones that last a few weeks? A girl at work used to have them and they were fantastic, and didn't look fake, just lovely and full.

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  5. I have the blonde lash problem too, and it's been MONTHs since I've had them tinted so I rely on all sorts of mascara miracles these days.
    I used to ADORE Benefits Bad Gal mascara but I ended up with SO many mascaras via beauty subscription boxes that, like yourself I've been testing everyone out for the last few years. Do they even still make Bad Gal?
    I think one of the best I've used is D&G Passioneyes that I got free with a perfume - I just can't bring myself to spend £27+ on it at the moment though when I have so many others in my drawer still to test out.
    One day I'm sure I'll buy it though.
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks.com

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  6. I've also had a little clear out recently. I say 'little' because it literally consisted of me throwing out three Max Factor mascaras that just don't work for me! My personal favourites are Bourjois Liner Effect and L'Oreal Telescopic xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  7. I've always been fickle with mascara. High end or otherwise nothing ever really made a difference. But some time back I discovered CODE Beautiful Mascara and Fairydrops Quattro and they are all I use now. Best mascaras for volume, definition and a little length and they hold a good curl. I also like that you don't need to put on 20 layers of it for it to do the job. x

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  8. I have really short lashes and struggle to find a mascara to lengthen them and make them look fuller. I am currently loving a new release from Seventeen, The Long Lash Mascara.
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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  9. These have definitely been my thoughts lately, I just don't feel like I've ever found a mascara I'm super passionate about! I really, really loved the lash sensational by Maybelline, but when it dried up I tried out the L'Oreal telescopic and it's just not working for me as well... It's an eternal struggle!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  10. My favourite Mascara is the L'Oreal Telescopic but the last time I was in Boots the lady told me it was to be discontinued. So upset so now I'm on the hunt for a new one too!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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  11. hands down better than sex mascara:) xoxo
    https://surleen.wordpress.com/

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  12. Maybelline Full 'n' Soft Waterproof is perfection!

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  13. I spoke to a Benefit expert who said that They're Real actually weighs down your eyelashes if they're short and straight, and doesn't volumise that much, whereas rollerlash helps to curl them a lot more - so perhaps that would be a good shout for you? I'm using Maxfactors False Lash Effect mascara at the moment and love it!

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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  14. I have the same problem with smudging and I find that the only mascara that doesn't smudge, is the Covergirl Lashblast. And it also does a very good job of lifting my straight lashes. I'm definitely stocking up on that one next time I'm in the US. I think MaxFactor Masterpiece is a dupe (MaxFactor is Covergirl, same factory and such). Though I find that that one actually does smudge, but only a bit and after a long day.

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  15. Forget the mascara. Get some revitalash advanced. After a month I ditched the eyelash curler and could wear just 1 coat of any mascara at all. It's not hyped, it really works.

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  16. I'm in the same boat as you. I sometimes think I'll be perpetually searching for the perfect mascara. I've tried tons, but I always seem to go back to the Maybelline lash stiletto waterproof. This mascara is almost perfect for my lashes. It holds the curl, it gives me crazy length and it's super black but it does smudge a little by the end of the day.

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  17. Benefit BadGal or YSL Faux Cils Volume Effet Mascara are the ones I always come back to

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  18. Can you get Essence where you live? If you can than try Essence I <3 Extremes Waterpoof mascara. It's super black, very volumising, really waterproof, doesn't smudge or flake and holds a curl all day :)

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  19. Anything Maybelline is a winner for me, but you've gotta let it dry out slightly first - weird i know. Once you do that you get amazing results!

    Chloe x

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  20. I really like They're Real by Benefit as it coats every single lash hair. But, I also like Maybelline Falsies which is my go to, drugstore mascara.
    I used to love Max Factor 2000 Calorie but I have a feeling they changed the formula or something.

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  21. Maybelline seems to do the trick for me, either that or better than sex if I am in the mood for a high end! But mascara isn't something that excites me, I don't ever have more than one at a time - just don't see the point!

    Http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  22. my favourites are too faced better than sex mascara, essence i heart extreme crazy volume mascara and maybelline lash sensational!xx

    http://perks0fbeingnazia.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Mascara is definitely my single favourite makeup item so i've got a wee collection of ones i've loved and go back to.

    YSL Faux Cils Volume Effet
    Benefit They're Real
    MAC Haute and Naughty

    And for some cheaper versions:
    Max Factor false lash effect
    Maybelline the falsies
    Maybelline the rocket
    L'oreal telescopic

    Boom!!

    Lx

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  24. I've never been someone who falls in love with one mascara, and repurchases it religiously. That being said, I do have some that I really enjoy wearing when I have the chance. Charlotte Tilbury full fat lashes is amazing (but really expensive, considering you should throw it out in a few months). That Tarte mascara is another one I tend to gravitate towards when my mascara drawer is empty.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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  25. Benefit Roller Lash! Honestly the BEST mascara I have ever used in my entire life! It has not let me down even once! Good luck!! <3

    Tahana <3
    http://tahanalee.blogspot.com.au/

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  26. Dior overcurl dahhhhhling, bit of a splurge but amazing at separating and curling the lashes x

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  27. I am definitely always looking for a better mascara, two of my favorites are Maybelline Cat Eyes & Cover Girl Clump Crusher. Some of my lashes are straight & some of them are curled... they don't like to conform!

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  28. Agree with Tahana Lee. Roller Lash is thee best mascara I have ever tried for short, stubby lashes. I learnt a trick to make it long and curly without the clump. Stroke upwards 31 times slowly and you'll see them lashes groooowwwww!!!

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  29. I use Max Factors False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara and I absolutely swear by it. It is so voluminous and lengthening, I couldn't go a day without it.

    Good luck with your search,
    Hannah xx

    hannahbeautyspot.blogspot.com.au

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  30. I love maybelline the rocket mascara waterproof version or their lash sensation. As for high end I always go back to Clinique lash power I love how it doesn't budge until you want it too - best to remove with warm water.
    Adele acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I love love love YSL Babydoll (but expensive and annoyingly dries out super fast!!!); L'oreal Volume Million Lashes So Couture; L'oreal Voluminous; Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde and a new discovery, Soap & Glory Thick and Fast - the blackest mascara I have found in a long time and I think it has a liner effect too! Love it.

    I have very blonde lashes - quite long already, but I definitely need help in the volume department.

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  32. Also I forgot to mention - Avon Spectra Lash - by far my most used. I never see it get any mentions but its amazing!

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  33. Theres so many, but like most Maybellines lash sensational is one of my favourites! Natural Collection mascaras are also surprisingly good, especially for the price

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  34. L'Oréal voluminous carbon black, L'Oréal Manga (pink and black tube), Soap and Glory thick and fast, YSL Faux Cils and finally Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme which is really good. I do tend to layer mascaras to get the effect I like which is OTT lashes!

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  35. L'Oréal voluminous carbon black, L'Oréal Manga (pink and black tube), Soap and Glory thick and fast, YSL Faux Cils and finally Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme which is really good. I do tend to layer mascaras to get the effect I like which is OTT lashes!

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  36. My favourite ever without a doubt is Too Faced's Better THan Sex, it elongates my lashes so well and makes them look thick but not clumpy. I also really love MACs Zoom Fast Black Lash!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com/

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  37. I've tried a ridiculous amount of mascaras both high end and high street and the only two I'd recommend are the Essence Get big lashes volume&curl mascara (red packaging) and the Maybelline Lash Sensational Multiplying mascara (phew, what a name!), this one takes a couple of days to dry down a bit but, once it does, it's the most amazing mascara I've ever tried! Good luck in finding a fave haha, hope you're good lovely! Xx

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    1. Oh, I forgot to add - Maybelline Lash Sensational does not budge. Ever!

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  38. Rather predictably my favourite is Benefit's They're Real. This is probably on par with Benefit's BADgal, although I'm disappointed they discontinued the plum one, and then I think followed by Soap & Glory's one, I can't remember what it's called now! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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