Post # 1
Hi Bees! This is slightly wedding-related because I’m almost 100% sure I’m going to do my own makeup on the big day. I’m looking for an awesome mascara that will give me a ton of volume and not flake midway through the day. More length would be nice too, but my lashes aren’t short, so it’s not as important as volume. The two I use currently are Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion and Maybelline The Falsies Flared. Both are pretty good, but not GREAT. Any suggestions? Doesn’t matter if its a drugstore brand or high-end.
Post # 2
I LOVE Buxom Lash from Bare Essentials. It’s a Sephora exclusive and is about $20 with tax. It’s not waterproof, though. Anastasia makes a waterproof mascara “top coat” that is pretty amazing. It’s clear and you just layer it over any mascara and you have instant tear-proof lashes!
Post # 3
I swear by Dior. Diorshow is fabulous. The new IT Lash is pretty good too.
Post # 4
Dior Show was my absolute favorite until I started using “They’re Real” by benefit. Those two are AWESOME and you can’t go wrong with either one. I get compliments on my lashes when I actually barely have any. They work wonders 😉
Post # 5
I always use two coats of different mascaras, and people are always commenting on my eyelashes. I love L’oreals Voluminous Million Lashes topped with L’Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black for extra length. They both have the plastic brushes which I prefer because it grabs every lash without getting them clumpy.
Post # 6
TheLadyA : I agree. Love They’re Real! as well.
Post # 7
Diorshow by Dior or Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced. I’ve used They’re Real by Benefit, but I get spider looking lashes with it.
Post # 8
They’re real by Benefit–that stuff STAYS ON forever. Better than sex by too faced is good too. If you want a waterproof, I would go with Stila.
Post # 9
I use a coat of Diorshow over a coat of Loreal Telescopic. I love defined lashes and the combination of the two are great. Just use a lash curler beforehand to keep the shape.
Post # 10
I really like the L’oreal voluminous and the telescopic in carbon black. Sometimes I use both, haha. The “butterfly” stuff is pretty good too IMO, and I love the shape of the brush. I like Benefit’s They’re Real as well, but I find the L’oreal is very similar and a lot cheaper.
Post # 11
I really like Prestige brand My Biggest Lashes. It can be a little difficult to find, but it’s awesome; I prefer it to more expensive formulas. I think it’s comparable to Diorshow, if you’ve ever used that.
Post # 12
I third the L’oreal voluminous. I’ve tried many of the expensive brands at Sephera, and there were a few I liked too, but not any better than the L’oreal, so I go with that for the price. I even wore it for my wedding day. It held up perfectly though a hot, humid, and rainy day (but beautiful!).
Post # 13
FutureMrsBex: Ditto. Layering thin coats of different mascaras is the way to go!
Edit: I go nuts on mascara–I use a lash primer, Lancôme Cils Booster XL, then a coat of Covergirl Lash Blast, then They’re Real, and if it’s a big night out, a coat of YSL Shocking, which really just is blacker than anything else. I also curl my lashes with heat.
Post # 14
The L’Oreal Voluminious Butterfly is great but needs to be used a few times first before it works best. The first couple times you use it its a bit wet and not at its full potential…use it 4 times first would be my suggestion. And use a curler with it..it looks amazing!
Post # 15
TheLadyA : +1 to this but I will go a step further…
I put on Benefit “They’re real” first because it’s thick and black and awesome, but some people say it flakes or it’s TOO thick, so I put on one coat of “they’re real” and then I put on one coat of Diorshow over it which separates and locks on the color. I get a lot of comments about my eyes