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Friday, June 10, 2011

Things I Love - Mascara

I love mascara.

This statement would probably catch anyone I know in real life a bit off-guard since pretty much anyone who knows me can tell you I rarely wear makeup.  I'm more of a sleep-in-as-late-as-possible girl than a get-up-early-and-get-pretty girl. I usually only do my hair and makeup if I'm going out somewhere or I have someone to impress.  I don't really think I need makeup, I'm pretty decent looking enough as is, but there is one item of makeup that I feel is absolutely essential to my arsenal.


I could not live without mascara (or bronzer I guess when it's cold outside and I have no tan, otherwise mascara is basically all I need). I still don't really wear it on a daily basis (unless it's sunny outside, some reason I love putting on mascara to get ready for a beautiful day), but if I feel like just sprucing up my look for the hell of it mascara is definitely my go to.

I couldn't help but write this blog post today when I realized I had four different mascaras in my laptop back. Four. Who the hell has four mascaras on them at one time? This girl apparently. I know a lot of girls will have multiple lip gloss/stick/color but me? Mascara.

I guess the reason I end up with so many mascaras is because I'm determined to find that elusive PERFECT mascara. I even have colored mascara in my makeup kit too! Blue is such a fun color to wear especially when it's sunny.

So how do they compare?

Maybelline Great Lash (Waterproof): I love this mascara, it's been voted one of the best mascaras year after year for a good reason.  It doesn't add much length or volume but it's great for just an everyday, basic look.  I go waterproof mainly because my contacts and I don't get along so I tend to get watery eyes and the last thing I need is mascara smeared all around my eyes. I sometimes also use this one over the other two since the other two are not waterproof. Definite must have for me.

Covergirl LashBlastLength (Water resistant): This one is okay, it was a buy one get one free deal at Jewel-Osco months ago and I bought two and still haven't finished this one up.  Water resistance isn't that good, I end up with it all over. Does definitely lengthen but I wish I had bought the LashBlastFusion for volume and length, or maybe one of this and one of LashBlastVolume.  The water resistance thing kind of bums me out too, probably why I don't wear this one much.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator: I just bought this one last week while at Ulta since I had seen it on TotalBeauty as their #1 rated drugstore mascara. I don't really believe the claims of 117% longer lashes after 30 days of use, but then again I'm also not wearing it everyday so I couldn't tell you if it's lash growth serum works.  So far I have a love/hate relationship with this mascara.  Some days it goes on GREAT, no clumping at all and looks near perfect. Other days I do one swipe over my lashes and it clumps like hell, which is so frustrating. It's not waterproof (at least I don't think it is) but I haven't had any issues with it running either. For the most part I'm liking it so far.

I've used a few other mascaras in the past, some Mary Kay ones that were alright. The only one I remember that really stands out as a favorite was Maybelline Full 'N Soft (waterproof of course) which I remember loving too.

If anyone has any mascara suggestions please let me know in the comments!

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