I could say that my lucky genetics have contributed to all of the sweet compliments in regards to my fabulously long lashes, but by golly I doubt anyone would notice them without my trusty mascara lash-kick. I’ve become a bit of a mascara snob over the years as I’ve hopped from brand to brand trying to find a mascara better than the last. I want my lashes to look long and voluminous with no clumping. So far, I’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 mascaras that I’ve had the best results with. I’m definitely a proponent to department store/higher end mascaras because of their quality, but I know some ladies are on a budget so the first two on the list are my favorite drugstore mascaras and the last three as my three favorite high end mascaras.
NYX :: Le Frou Frou
NYX Le Frou Frou is a little difficult to run the wand through the lashes, but there’s very little clumping and it adds incredible length. Perfect for an all natural look. One of the better drugstore mascaras I’ve used. You can find it on Amazon and stores retailing for about $6.00.
Maybelline :: Great Lash BIG
Maybelline Great Lash Big is the classic go to. Cheap from the drugstore and perfect to grab on the go. I used this for years. No clumping, great length. Needs quite a few coats to get volume. Very comparable to Le Frou Frou. You can find it on Amazon for $3.99 or in stores retailing closer to $5.99.
Calvin Klein :: One
I mean, of course, Calvin Klein would make a fabulous mascara. Complete with a twisty top because your lashes deserve a full coat the first time and air sure isn’t going to sneak it’s way into this tube through pump action. Precision wand for volume and length. Only available at Ulta for $18.00.
Benefit :: They’re Real!
One of my favorite mascaras of all time is Benefit They’re Real. Not only does it have an amazing formula, but I absolutely love the wand. It gets every lash. Dark. Long. Think. Beautiful. And guess what … they’re real! Can be found at Ulta and Sephora for $23.00.
Mary Kay :: Ultimate
I was blown away when I tried the Mary Kay Ultimate for the first time. I wasn’t expecting anything to beat my Benefit They’re Real mascara, but this did. It’s like Benefit’s but even more enhanced. That’s saying something. Volume, thickness, length, no clumping – perfect. If I had to make one change, I wish the wand had the same feature the Benefit wand has with the spikey looking ball on the end for getting the inner corner of the eye and more easily working with the bottom lashes. That aside, this is my absolute favorite now. You can’t beat it for the price retailing at $15.00 from your Mary Kay consultant.
(*None of the mascaras listed are waterproof. I only use a black formula. Some may be available in other colors or have waterproof formulas. Lashes were not curled prior to mascara application.)
What is your must have mascara lash-kick?