Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Hunt for the Perfect Mascara

I'm on the hunt for the perfect mascara.  For the longest time I've used Favorite Thing #173 but lately its been flaking off and leaving black specs under my eyes at the end of the day.  Instead of running out and buying a bunch of mascara, I thought I would start with the samples I have been collecting.  So far nothing has completely won me over.  Here's my reviews of the first three I've tried.

First up is Clinique's High Impact Mascara. I liked this mascara a lot because it gave a very natural look.  It definies lashes really well (no spidery look) and it gave me just enough length (I'm lucky because my Italian/Portuguese heritage has given me long lashes).  What I didn't like is it didn't give me the volume I'm want.  I don't want anything too dramatic but still want a little boost.  If you don't care about volume and are looking for a natural look then I definitely recommend this mascara.  And the price point isn't too terrible at $16/tube.
Next is Bobbi Brown's Extreme Party mascara. The nice thing about this mascara is it's "buildable" meaning you can do a layer for a day look and then a couple of layers for a more dramatic evening look.  In my opinion its an ok mascara.  It did its job but didn't wow me or give me an extra volume that I was looking for.  And I'm definitely not a fan of the $25 price tag. 

So far I'm 0 for 2 but it's just the beginning of my mascara journey.  What are some of your favorites? 


MegBice said...

I'm a huge fan of the Maybelline (the one with the "pink and green" tube you see in all the magazines) - I like their blackest black. I've been wearing it for years and its perfect. Doesn't clump or flake and makes my lashes look longer than any others I have tried. I always try the "free" ones when you buy cosmetics at department stores, and have tried the expensive ones Laura Mercier and Smashbox but I always come back to this one. Give it a try you can find it at any drugstore for $7 or less! Hope you like it as much as I do.

[darci @ the good life] said...

After spending too much on drugstore brand mascara, hoping to stumble upon one that really, really worked, I started asking for help! Ha!

Here's what was recommended to me and what I do really like. :)

amandajernigan said...

Diorshow and Laura Mercier!


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