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.
Have you tried Essence false last effect? I was skeptical since it’s only $5 on Amazon but it’s one of my favorite mascaras now
I agree with the essence false lash effect mascara…the green…I loooove it. I use it 1st then use perversion by urban decay on top!
Love that Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara! It’s my go-to when I don’t have fake lashes on. I’ve been curious about that Hourglass one though.
It superhero mascara is the absolute best. It keeps a curl and instant volume in one application. 2nd application gives length….
Hi Kate! Do you have a waterproof mascara that you recommend? My son is getting married and I don’t want to ruin my face, but I’ve literally never used a waterproof one before so I’m clueless. Thanks!
Would love your honest opinion on SeneGence mascara. Is it worth the cost? How does it compare to your top 5?
I’m sorry I’ve never used it!
Can you share the lengths your Miranda Frye and Maya Brenner necklaces? Thanks!
What are your favorite eye makeup removers, especially mascara? I don’t like anything oily on my eyelids, like several I have tried. You may have covered this and I missed it! Thank you for your hard work trying/sharing products, clothing, best reads and house decor!
What is your favorite mascara remover? I have used the Lancôme and am out. Thought I would try something new