My Top 5 Mascaras
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It’s been a while since I shared my favorite mascaras so you’re in the right place if you’re looking for something new!
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes – I always come back to this mascara. It’s a bit on the drier side, which I find works better for thinner, shorter lashes. Sometimes more “wet” mascaras are too heavy for lashes. I like to use either Benefit Roller Lash or Lancome Lash Idole to create a clean, fanned-out base and then add volume and thickness from Lights, Camera, Lashes. The only downside is it can be a bit on the clumpy side but it just takes a little time to brush out the clumps if you get any!
Lancome Lash Idole – extremely clean and defining mascara. You can build layers to create more thickness, and there are zero clumps with this formula.
Benefit Roller Lash – this is the best curl-enhancing mascara I’ve used. Not only does the wand encourage lift on the lashes, but the formula is like a thicker version of Lash Idole and dries a bit quicker too. It builds length well but not a lot of thickness.
Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara – I love using this mascara when my lashes are long and I have a fresh lash lift. It’s extremely thickening and adds a lot of impact with one swipe. It’s a bit more on the wet side and can occasionally clump.
L’Oreal Voluminous Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara – this is one of the best drugstore mascaras I’ve used that really does everything it says it does. It adds volume, thickens, and adds a little bit of length. It makes my lashes soft and doesn’t cause any fallout. The only downside is that it can take a few coats to build impact.