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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My #1 Beauty Must Have: Mascara

Chloe asked us, "If you could only have 1 eye product what would it be?" and mine is definitely mascara! On days where I don't wear any make-up at all, I will always put a little mascara on, so if I could only have one beauty product in general it would definitely be my pick. These are my favorite mascaras:

Volume:
 My #1  favorite mascara in the world is definitely MAC's Opulash. It was released last year, and recently released in several different colors with MAC's Wonder Woman collection. In the past I've never been impressed with MAC mascaras and always preferred drugstore brands (Maybelline is my favorite), but Opulash definitely lives up to the hype and in my opinion is worth the price. I only need two coats to get the volume I want, and it thickens without that horrible Tammy Faye Baker spider-lash look. The brush is huge though, so I can see how it could be difficult to work with for inexperienced make-up wearers. 

Maybelline's Colossal Volum' Express is a cheaper alternative to Opulash, and the brush isn't as crazy. I can get almost the same effect from both mascaras, but I have to apply about a lot more coats of Colossal and it's annoying having to go over your lashes over and over again. But if you're not into the crazy thick lash look like I am, you'll absolutely love this. The tip of the wand is narrow enough to get the lashes on the inner and outer corners of your eyes without risking stabbing yourself in the eyeball, which is not the case with Opulash.


Length:
My eyelashes are naturally pretty long, so it's hard for me to tell if lengthening mascara is making a huge difference or not, but Maybelline's Lash Stiletto is definitely the exception. I'll usually put Opulash or Colossal Volum' on first and then go over it with Lash Stiletto to get volume & length, something which is almost impossible to achieve without two different mascaras.


Waterproof:

I am so mascara-crazy that I wear it even when I go to the beach, and the only waterproof one I'll use is Lancome's Hypnôse. All the others I've tried have either dried to a matte grey color instead of staying a nice glossy black, flaked throughout the day leaving flecks of dried mascara on my cheeks, or been a complete pain in the ass to take off at the end of the day. I'd end up scrubbing my eyes with remover (NOT good to do) or plucking it off (along with a few eyelashes) with my fingernails. Hypnôse wears just as beautifully as its non-waterproof version, doesn't flake at all, and is a breeze to take off. It's expensive ($25.00) but since I go to the beach a lot back home, and like I said I've never been able to find another one that I like, it's worth the price to me. 




So, what's your favorite mascara?

11 comments:

Miss_LolitaF said...

Maybelline NY is one my favorite brands for cosmetics as-well.

♥Chloe said...

Maybeline is the queen of mascara LOL :D

Ashley said...

I use Loreal Telescopic and it makes my lashes look crazy long!!

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beautybyBeth said...

I use an Almay one. I forget what it's called but I don't like it much anyway I'm gonna try the yellow one you recommended!

poohg_1993 said...

Covergirl's Lash Blast LUXE is my favorite.

PerezStarGossip said...

Those are the ones with shimmer right? I've been wanting to try one, what color do you have? Is the shimmer super noticeable? If it's subtle I probably won't bother with it.

Anonymous said...

Bonjouros ultra clubbing mascars is the best. ever!

Gia is CommesDesGarcon said...

i use fake lashes.lol

Yumi. said...

Hard Candy mascaras are a fave, and my mum uses a mascara which has two brushes, one in white the other in black. It's really cool, but it hurts my eyes.

Kaami1990 said...

Max Factor falls lash effect, FTW.