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Friday, November 13, 2015

Mascara Madness

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!

Mascara Review Roundup

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. 

Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara (c/o) ||  This is definitely one of my favorite mascaras, as reminds me of Chanel's Inimitable, but is half the price!  I would probably still be using this if my Mary Kay lady hadn't flaked on me.  It's easy on my sensitive eyes, and you don't have to scrub it off.  (full review here)

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.


  1. I LOVE Roller Lash and They're Real by Benefit.
    I tend to just buy sample sizes of those because they're only 10 bucks and I can get through the whole tube and not waste any.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. Okay, I have never tried any of these! I need to get with it! Mascara is my go-to makeup product. I love Loreal's Shocking Telescopic Extensions mascara and They're Real by Benefit.


  3. I haven't used ANY of these and it sounds like I'm missing out! I'm due for new mascara soon and will definitely be referencing these reviews. I'm currently loving Lights, Camera, Lashes and Well People's Expressionist mascara.

  4. My mom is a Mary Kay lady so I've grown up with the lash love! It's great for an every day lash :) I also love anything Covergirl, they're great!

  5. Benefit Roller Lash is my absolute FAVORITE! I use this one with Chanel
    Le Volumen and it's a magical mix!

  6. I'm always looking for better mascara - the Revlon one I'm using right now is clumping up badly! I'll check some of these out - I haven't tried any of them before!

    Alessandra |

  7. Mascara is such a tough one! I'm currently using maybelline's bloom one and like it a lot...I'm still particularly found of the one in the orange tube though!
    with southern grace,

  8. Thanks for mentioning my reviews-as you can tell I'm a bit of a mascara maven ;) The first link of mine is linking up to another sweet blogger though-just a heads up!

    Great post :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  9. I use a lot of the different Maybeline line mascaras. I adore the rocket one! It's my go to! I do love the Benefit They're Real as well. That one is just a bit on the pricy side :)

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  10. Maybelline is always my go-to for mascara (:

  11. I use three different mascaras layered everyday haha- I like my lashes super dramatic!!

    This is such a great review post! I would be interested to try and see how I'd like the Mary Kay or YSL ones you reviewed!

    xoxo A

  12. I wear mascara everyday, even if I wear nothing else! I love to hear reviews because I have tried so many and still haven't found "the one" for me that I keep going back to.

    How 2 Wear It []

  13. I've been hooked on the Maybelline Rocket mascara for years! It works better than the more expensive versions and makes me look like I'm wearing false eyelashes! I'm glad someone else agrees with me ha!!

  14. I've actually never used any of the mascaras you listed but I am a HUGE mascara fan, it's the only makeup I actually wear every single day (#BlondeEyelashes). I love DiorShow and Better than Sex (I think it's Benefit?)

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  16. The Benefit Roller Lash is my favorite! Love love love it!

  17. I can be a makeup hoarder at times too! Out of all of those mascaras, which one do you use the most?


  18. Haha that so sounds like me! I buy make up because I forget what I already have!

  19. SO glad you did this round up because I'm thinking about trying something new!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul