Thursday, April 23, 2009

Finding the RIGHT mascara!

It’s been a long time since I have put up a “make-up tip of the week”. Sorry!! It’s been a little crazy these past several weeks!! But, this week, I wanted to give some advice as well as hear from others about their favorite mascara. What is your favorite mascara and why?? Finding the right mascara has always been a challenge. Everyone likes something different when looking for a good mascara, whether you're looking for a light coat of color, lengthening, volumizing, or one that is waterproof and doesn’t smudge. It seems everyone that I have talked to lately has usually tried about 10 different kinds and still haven’t found something they LOVE! So…I thought I would give a few suggestions as well as get some from others. I, too, am always looking for the next best thing!!

Lengthening/ Volumizing:
Fresh Supernova- $25
YSL Volume Effect- $28.50
Laura Mercier Thickening and Building- $20
Maybelline Colossal - $5-$10
Lancome- $24
Kevyn Aucoin

Basic Defining:
Laura Mercier- Regular black- $20
Bare Escentuals black or brown- $15

Blinc Kiss Me- $24
DiorShow Waterproof Mascara- $24

Unless you have very light lashes, I would typically recommend black for everyone. If you do have light lashes, use a brown/black. Your mascara should be replaced about every 3 months. Also, try to turn and wiggle your mascara as you take the wand out instead of pumping it. When you pump it, you allow air to get in the product which makes the mascara dry up faster. These mascara's I listed are ones that I have tried or at least have heard are good. I would love to hear what your favorite mascara is!!!


  1. What a fun blog!

    I found you through Shannon's blog and I will enjoy keeping up with you! I love makeup (and believe me I need ALL the help I can get-I am 40 now!!)

    My favorite mascara is Lancome Definicils (black)! I think I am having allergies to makeup lately too! My eyes will sometimes water and then they get very sore and red in the corners! But, as long as I stick with Lancome mascara, it is okay! But, now I am on a quest for new eyeshadow!! Any suggestions?

  2. I have always used Lancôme Definicils, but this year has been crazy so I got some BOGO Maybelline Colossal at CVS and I like the Maybelline. If the Maybelline runs out when I need moisturizer, I would probably get the Lancôme again.

  3. I LOVE Clinique's new high impact mascara. It rocks! I also like Estee Lauder mascara.

    I recently found a wonderful eyeshadow that I love. It is double wear by estee lauder and they are awesome. they last and last and last!

  4. I love Dior Show followed by Great Lash :-)