My Favorite Mascaras
Just like the conundrum I had with my eyeliner blog entry, I had a really hard time narrowing down my favorite mascaras. I will confess something to all of you...I am the biggest make-up snob. I am as cheap as they come and yet, when it comes to putting stuff on my face, they have to be from department stores or Sephora. So the most inexpensive thing you will see in this list will be over $10. If you are not going to purchase anything form this list, then that is perfectly fine and I hope you at least find this entry somewhat entertaining.
1. CHRISTIAN DIOR DIORSHOW:This is the ultimate product to build on. The formula is neither thick nor waxy; its actually thin enough to layer over itself after each layer dries to achieve amazingly long lashes. My favorite thing about his mascara (besides its ability to lengthen and volumize) is that it separates the lashes really well and that there's no clumping. Some cons are that the mascara does happen to get all over the lower lid by the end of the day so bring a brush to remove the mess. Also, the wand is relatively big but with enough practice, you'll get over it BECAUSE ITS DIOR!
2. LANCOME OSCILLATION VIBRATING INFINITE POWER MASCARA: Here's the deal, this mascara people usually love love LOVE or hate hate HATE! I am in love with Lancome so I think there is a bias I possess with this product and that's ultimately why I love this mascara. Anyways, another note about me: I'm overdressed to EVERYTHING, therefore, my eyelashes are probably always coated in mascara. If you want dramatic lashes, this will be your number one choice because it builds incredibly well. It applies easily because the oscillating motion does all the work, and it results in super-defined, long, and volumized eyelashes. I've heard of plenty of people who have had their eyelashes mistaken as fake because the product is that effective. The only con in my opinion is the price.
3. CLINIQUE'S LASH POWER MASCARA: This is my mascara of the moment and I fell in love with this product from the get-go. It's staying power is AMAZING. It stays put all day so you don't have t retouch it and it doesn't fall onto your lower lid. Unfortunately, that maybe unfortunate for people who like to touch up or change how they look during the day...which I just don't have the time for so I NEED this baby. Like Diorshow, it's a great lash separator. However, I realized it doesn't build up as well as Diorshow and that may lead to clumping, so caution there. Lastly, it is one of the most inexpensive department store mascaras which is great for those who want a big name mascara but don't want to spend over $15 for a product doomed to dryness in the next 3 months.
So here are some of my experiences with my mascaras. They are expensive, but I have this belief that if you really want something, then don't compromise because it's a waste of money when you end up replacing it anyway. Just save on other parts of you life that you believe you can thrift on.
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