Beauty Book: Mascara Madness Reviews
Today I want to talk about mascaras. These are the mascaras that I have in my collection. I’ve been testing them out for quite some time now and decided it’s the perfect time to actually give you quick reviews on them incase you were in the market for mascaras. I’ve tried so many mascaras in my years of doing makeup and I’ve had horrible ones and good ones. I’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t for my lash type so I want to save you loves some money and give you the 411 on the following products.
Don’t forget to check out my mascara 101 post here before buying any mascaras. I gave a detailed explanation on why certain mascaras work for certain lashes. Find your type and then try these out.
NOTE: This is just my humble opinion. These mascaras might work better for you but this is based on my experience and my lash type. I have straight asian lashes, so if you have the same as mine then these tips and reviews most likely will apply to you as well.
Lets get started…
Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Waterproof
I love this mascara to get extra volume. The wand is a short bristled fat one that reminds me of my other favourite mascara, cover girl lash blast waterproof. It does the same job so if you loved the cover girl version you’ll love this too. Usually I would layer this on if the first mascara I used didn’t give me enough volume. It is oil based so it’s waterproof which is good for special occasions, humid weather and holding the curl. It doesn’t budge at all. It is not difficult to remove as well at the end of the day which makes me love it more. For those who prefer non-waterproof, there is a version that is not waterproof but I can’t say it’s the same coz I haven’t tried it.
Maybelline Big Eyes Volum’ Express Waterproof
I LOVE THIS MASCARA! It has 2 wands; one for the top lashes and one for the bottom lashes. The wands are thin which make it very easy to coat each lash. My favourite part is the bottom lash wand. Since my lashes are really thin, using a big wand just makes it so hard to coat my bottom lashes but this one is just perfect for the job. It’s actually my favourite at the moment.
Maybelline Faslies Feather Look Waterproof
This is my go to mascara if I don’t want the hassle of removing it at the end of the day. Basically my go to everyday mascara. It’s really good for a natural look as well as fixing the clumps due to another mascara. Everytime I feel like my lashes are looking spidery, I grab this to separate the lashes and give it a fluttery effect.
L’Oreal Butterfly Waterproof
This mascara has a different shaped wand. If you can tell, it goes up on towards the end. The reason for that is to coat and lengthen your outer corner lashes for that buttery effect. I really love this mascara honestly. The only thing I don’t like about it is it flakes on me and it’s really hard to remove. But if you don’t mind that then you should give this mascara a try because it’s really great.
L’Oreal Volume Millions Extra Black
This is a water based mascara, so if you’re like me with straight lashes don’t even dare apply this straight on to your upper lashes because they will plop straight down and remove the curl. However, I LOVE this for my bottom lashes! It gives them good volume and separation. It also lengthens my bottom lashes. It’s not a bad mascara. The formula just doesn’t work on my upper lashes. If you have long and naturally curled lashes, you might just fall in love with this one!
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
This was a mistake I seriously regret, BIG TIME. I caved into the hype of this product and tried it out. This is a perfect example of what I keep repeating that just because everyone else likes it doesn’t mean it will work for you. For those with long and naturally curled lashes this would be fabulous but for those with straight lashes this is the worst you could ever get. The formula is very wet and it clumps easily. I really don’t like it. What I regret the most is it was really pricey for a mascara so I will definitely not repurchase this. It’s sad because I LOVE Benefit cosmetics. This mascara just didn’t work for me.
I think you can tell I love drugstore mascara. I just don’t like to spend that much on mascara since I use it everyday and it dries out easily anyway. There are good ones in the drugstore so I just opt not to even get high end ones.
That’s pretty much it! I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Makeup is really a trial and error and trying to find what works for you. So if you find a certain product that does you wonders, STOCK UP! Don’t ever let go of it!
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