(Closed) Does luxury mascara make a difference versus the drug store kind?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 46
9384 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

i’d get one of those lashstash samplers from sephora and so you can see what a bunch of popular brands are like–it’s hard to recommend a brand without knowing what you like in a mascara.

Also, i like smaller sized mascaras–that way by the time they start clumping you’re ready to throw it out.


Post # 47
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m another vote for Maybelline Great Lash. I always go back to it, and you cannot beat the price for the quality of mascara.

HOWEVER. I just took a chance on Benefit’s Roller Lash which I had never tried before and I REALLY like it. It really makes a huge difference to my lashes when I do the rolling motion with the brush. 

Post # 48
1453 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I mean all the drugstore brands own a lot of the higher end names i.e. L’Oréal owns urban decay… etc. just try different ones and get what works for you. I’ve tried Dior show and maybelline as well as many others. Some worked some didn’t. Usually you pay for a slight difference in formula and brush shape/size as well as any higher end packaging. Usually they are all the same ingredients in different ratios. My mom worked for many high end cosmetic company labs formulating products for all different brands/companies, I trust her opinion on cosmetics when it comes to these things lol

fwiw; I use physicians formula (organics line-green leaf bottle), that works for me currently since I have sensitive skin and I’m looking for more natural based makeup 

Post # 49
176 posts
Blushing bee

i’ve always used Maybelline and never had any complaints. Then I forgot to bring along mascara while travelling so bought Benefit They’re Real at the airport. My eyelashes did not like this, the saleswoman swore it was smudge-proof/waterproof/whatever proof but it was smudged at the 4 hour mark.

If you can get your hands on it, I’d recommend Heroine Make, it’s a Japanese drugstore brand and that shit does not budge.

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