7 Surprisingly Awesome Mascaras ...


7 Surprisingly Awesome Mascaras ...
7 Surprisingly Awesome Mascaras ...

I’ll confess, I have been cursed with tiny eyelashes. They aren’t super tiny, but compared to some girls -- and boys -- I just got the short end of the eyelash. Since I can’t put on falsies with any degree of skill, I’m always on the lookout for mascaras that make my lashes look longer and thicker. Here are my top picks!

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Chanel Anything

Chanel Anything Price: $64.80 at amazon.com
Actually, specifically, I have to recommend Chanel’s Exceptionnel mascara. The wand has a comb and a brush, and it really does give your lashes exceptional volume. It’s a little on the expensive side, but it’s worth it. Or you can be like me and take supreme advantage of the fact that your BFF works at the Chanel counter at Macy’s! This mascara makes it easy to apply several coats for extra thickness. I have a shade that’s kind of darkly purple, and I love it.


L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes

L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Price: $11.99 at target.com
This is probably my favorite mascara. I’m generally skeptical about any of the mascaras that use that white base first, because they usually leave my eyelashes looking clumped and awful. This mascara doesn’t, plus those tubes actually work! I get length all out of town. You’ll definitely need makeup remover, though! You’ll also still want to be careful with your application, and try to keep both sides of the brush clean.


DiorShow Mascara

DiorShow Mascara Price: $24.00 at sephora.com
Surprisingly affordable for a designer mascara, this stuff is awesome. It curls your eyelashes and makes them look thicker as well. Of course the premise is that it lengthens all on its own, and it does, but anyone who tries to tell you they use this instead of falsies on the runway is probably flat out lying.


Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Mascara

Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Mascara Price: $5.04 at target.com
This is a great choice when you don’t have a lot of money to spend on mascara. As far as the shelf life of makeup goes, it’s been around an age, and there’s a reason for that. Quite simply, it works. You may need to replace it more often, but heck, that’s still a small price to pay -- literally.


Sephora Advanced Lash Booster

Sephora Advanced Lash Booster Price: $17.00 at sephora.com
Sephora has some of the best makeup within its collections. Plus, the products aren’t as expensive as you might be dreading. This mascara really does give your lashes a much needed boost, and it’s been my experience that it goes on pretty smoothly, without a lot of clumping. You just have to be careful with how you apply your coats -- a little bit is going to take you a long way.


Maybelline Lash Stiletto

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Price: $6.24 at target.com
This comes on a recommendation, although I haven’t yet been able to try it myself. I have seen its effects on someone else, however, and I’m already a fan. This mascara really does have a super shine to it, so it will really make your eyes stand out and sparkle. As far as lengthening goes, it does a really good job. There’s a reason Maybelline has been around for so long, you know?


Buxom Lash

Buxom Lash Price: $18.00 at sephora.com
Last but not least, we have the Buxom Lash Mascara by Bare Escentuals. This is a really great pick and, again, it’s not nearly as expensive as you might be expecting. It’s sort of what you go for when the Chanel is just totally not an option. This promises to actually thicken your lashes for real while you’re wearing it.

My mascara quest will never be over, although I do have some clear front runners right now. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I run out of the Chanel, beyond mooching some more free samples. What do you think?

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I have been using #2 L'Oreal Double Extend for almost 3 years now and I have tried several mascaras in the past. It is easy to remove for me without makeup removed. I use warm water take my fingers and gently pull off the mascara tubes. My lashes look amazing and best of all the conditioner protects my lashes from any mascara I wish to use with it. Some times I switch to a mascara with more volume depending on the look I'm going for and I just use the white coat and I find it helps reduce any loss of my lashes.

I seriously recommend LASH BLAST from COVERGIRL (: it totally works super good, really makes you eyelashes stand out and covers every one of them, i liked it alot, i bought the waterproof one, and is SICK! i'm considering buying the normal one, to have them both!

Buxom lash has such a cute brush.It really looks like it can get to even the tiniest of lashes

i am sure there is a great deal of good mascaras out there but i have tried lancome, bourjois, astor, rimmel, loreal, maybelline and clinique (from what i can remember) - lancome of course is good, but clinique does magic for me. Not planning on changing it, the only way i'd ever get longer and thicker lashes is if a glue fake ones one. Clinique mascaras- a must try.

i use all maybelline mascaras. i personally prefer the "Full N Soft" to the Collosal

I recently buyed COVERGIRL'S LASH BLAST and it's AMAZING, i got it recommended by a friend of mine whose eyelashes recently were very noticable, i asked her, and she gave me the name of the brand. I'm serious when i say this mascara is GOOD pretyy good, before i met this mascara i didn't knew i actually had that much of eyelashes, even old friends asked me "Did you always had such eyelashes?" of curse, you have to know how to apply it too (: i reaaally recommend this one! 100% worth it AND economically reachable (:

What is a good mascara that is cheap and does not smear? I hate it when my mascara, even waterproof, goes all under my eyes :p

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