(Closed) Recommend your drug store mascara!

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I think this is the fourth or fifth recommend for Full And Soft… their black is a little harsh for lighter complexions/hair colors though. And I don’t know if they make it any more (one stupid thing about drugstore brands is how often they update to the new and improved version when a girl just wants to find a product that works and stay faithful! ugh!) but Physician’s Formula used to make a cream mascara — Lash-In-A-Tube, I think — which was AMAZING. Loved it so much… sigh.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

A friend of mine who is an actor swears by Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara. I love Almay personally because it’s gentle on my sensitive eyes.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

I recently got a tube of Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash for free when I bought some Garnier Nutris Face Cream and I LOVE it.  It’s in a fuscia tube, not sure if it’s waterproof, but it does not run on me. 

 

Next I might try Full and Soft though b/c all of the recs here have me curious…the great thing about the drugstore brands is if you don’t like them you can return them!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I second Max Factor’s 2000 calorie mascara. It gives my lashes amazing thickness and length without getting in my eyes. It’s by far the best mascara I’ve ever used.

I’d recommend Max Factor for any kind of makeup- it’s a brand that was recommended highest among drug store brands and the more expensive brands (i.e. MAC, Sephora, etc) for quality, and I definitely agree.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

L’Oreal Double Extend is awesome! Absolutely does not flake or smudge, looks amazing, comes off easily with water.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

another vote for waterproof max factor 2000 calorie lash. actually my only complaint is that it’s hard to get off – but it looks amazing and the hold in unbelievable. after washing my face and rubbing my eyes my lashes were still curled and no smudge. I don’t wear it every day because I have to rub a lot with eye makeup remover to get it off, but it is a MUST for my wedding day look.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve always been a die-hard Maybelline Great Lash fan (the pink and green tube), but recently discovered Maybelline’s new XXL Extensions and I really like it. Mine isn’t waterproof, though, so i don’t know if it comes in a waterproof version.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes!!  I used to get giant rings under my eyes until this mascara.  It doesn’t smudge or run through tears, yet magically comes off with water (though it can look a little freaky when it comes off because of the ‘tubes’).   

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I also love the L’oreal Double Extended Beauty Tubes.  It’s a much more affordable tube mascara alternative to expensive Japanese brands.  Another brand I also love is NYX Doll Eyes Mascara–it’s available at Ulta or through the NYX website.  It’s not a drugstore mascara per se but it’s very reasonably priced.  I believe around $8 and sometimes the website as 1/2 off sales.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I like Cover Girl Lash Exact also.  I used to be fairly committed to splurging on Yves Saint Laurent, but decided to try CG.  I think it works great.  Also, b/c it’s so much less expensive, it’s easier to justify changing even more often than the 6 month recommendation…

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I definitely like the Cover Girl Lash Exact. I tried the newest one that is in the pink tube and has sparkles. When people notice, they think I’m wearing blue mascara. I have not gotten a compliment from those people. It’s more like, "Are you wearing blue mascara?" and I reply "No…it has sparkles in it" and they respond "Ohhh…it looks like blue mascara". Thanks. I still think it’s a good mascara though.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m another maybelline gal. I have tried other brands that claim to give fuller or longer lashes and such, but I always go back to my standard pink and black maybelline because it works better!

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i am a mascara junkie, and the ones i currently have are the lash blast (love it!), double extend (the beauty tubes), stila sample, great lash (pink and green) and my most current one is the l’oreal extra volume collagen mascara.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Covergirl Lash Blash is a keeper!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

For regular every day – I like Loreal Clean Defintition Telescopic

When it needs to really last – Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes

I don’t wear the Beauty Tubes kind every day because it takes so long to get off. It really stays on! Also, the two-step process just takes to long for every day.

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