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:
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.
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.
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?