My boyfriend and I took a little daytrip to Asheville this weekend so that I could find a dress for my cousin's wedding. Three minutes into the drive, we go around the corner, and my makeup bag spills all over the floorboard. My boyfriend has a brilliant idea - Why don't I just zip my makeup bag up? Well, I couldn't because I'm a cosmetics hoarder. Y'all, I had an embarrassing number of old mascaras in there. No need to worry - I don't use them; I just carry them around. So today I'm going to share brief reviews of them with y'all, as well as some reviews from my blogger besties!
Almay One Coat Lengthening Mascara || After my beautiful allergic reaction a few weeks ago, I've been researching products that are awesome for sensitive skin and actually work. This article said great things about Almay One Coat Mascaras, so I gave it a try. I started using it Sunday, and I'm the type of person that doesn't really know if they like a mascara until they use like half of the tube. So far, I'm underwhelmed by it, but it doesn't bother my eyes, so that's a plus! Instead of rebuying, I will probably check out this mascara on the list.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara || I loved Roller Lash! Despite being difficult to remove, it made my lashes look amazing. The cost of this one is kind of a downside, which is why I didn't repurchase. (full review here)
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara (c/o) || I was kind of in and out of love with this mascara, but the more I used it, the more I started to fall in love with it. The only thing that I didn't love was how clumpy it got, but the more I used it, the less I had that issue. I have been seriously reconsidering ordering more of this! (full review here)
Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara || This one is really similar to Lash Love, and I really liked it! I don't usually purchase the same mascara two times in a row, especially with drugstore mascara, but I did with this one! (full review here)
Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara (Waterproof) || I hate waterproof mascara. Hate it. My favorite blogger, Katey McFarlan, referred to glitter nail polish as Satan's manicure, and if that's the case, then this must be his mascara. I ended up with this because I paid my Mary Kay lady for my products, then she realized she didn't have the regular kind. It was a nightmare to remove, and I doubt I even used half a bottle before buying something else.
ULTA Amped Lashes Mascara || I won this on a blog giveaway right around the time I ran out of a different mascara. The result was nothing dramatic, but it did the trick of separating my lashes.
CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara (not pictured) || This stuff is a nightmare. It made my lashes look so bad that I wanted to sob. Luckily, I was able to use the brush from Amped Lashes to salvage the mascara that was already on my lashes. I returned it the next day.
Bonus: L'Oreal Lash Serum || I went through a really stressful period where I lost my eyelashes. They were falling out in clumps, and I was so insecure about it. This stuff was amazing. I saw results within two weeks. The only downside was that it really dried my eyes out. Because of that, I didn't buy more when I ran out.
I'm not a mascara expert, and while I would love to try every mascara in existence, it really isn't possible. So I've teamed up with some of my blogger besties to share their mascara experiences, as well!
I want to hear from you - What's your favorite mascara? Anything you absolutely would not recommend?
PS - Happy Friday, y'all! We made it!
I received a few of the products in this post for free through partnerships; they are denoted c/o. All opinions are my own.