I have really long eyelashes, but they aren’t super full. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they are “thin” because they aren’t sparse by any means. They look rather normal most of the time. However, when I wear mascara my normal looking lashes suddenly clump together and begin to look a bit on the thin side. So I’ve spent the past couple of years trying out different mascaras to find the PERFECT one (for me anyway, haha). If you are looking for mascaras that volumize well then this post is for you! 🙂
Four things to note:
1. Elle from ElleSees is like my beauty guru so she definitely helped me a ton in my search over the past couple of years!
2. I don’t wear waterproof mascara so I only tried ones that weren’t waterproof.
3. I always get the “black” or “blackest black” when choosing color.
4. This picking a favorite mascara process took so long because I don’t wear mascara often (about once a week) and because I didn’t want to spend a lot of $$ on something that I didn’t know if I would love or not all at once.
So after a ridiculous amount of research and trying out mascaras, these were my favorites:
Want to know the craziest thing? Despite those higher end, more expensive mascaras… my absolute favorites were the two cheap ones. After trying all these mascaras (and many others as well that just didn’t make this list of ones I liked), I landed on my top two favorites: L’Oreal Voluminous and the Rimmel ScandalEyes Flex. All of the others listed here were good too, but I wouldn’t repurchase any of them.
The L’Oreal Voluminous has a very natural look to it. It adds plenty of volume to my lashes without clumping and I love that. The Rimmel Scandal Eyes Flex also adds volume without clumping, but it also adds extra length for an even more dramatic look. And neither of these are flaky which I really appreciate! So just depending on the look I’m going for decides which mascara I wear. 🙂
I would be remiss if I didn’t add in that during all this searching, I discovered the Sephora Lift Off Lash Comb which is awesome for my long lashes! It helps separate them both before and after putting on mascara. I love it! And I have to tell you guys about how great the Clinque Lash Building Primer is as well. I tried it as a base coat with every mascara that I tried out and it made all of them look even more dramatic. I actually don’t use it often because my eyelashes are already pretty long and this makes them stand out even more underneath the mascara (also sometimes I’m lazy and don’t want to use more than one product haha). But I do like to use it for special occasions.
Do you wear mascara? If so, what’s your favorite and why?