Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Best Mascaras

Mascara is my absolute favorite makeup product, my eyelashes are the same color as my hair so without wearing it they're basically invisible.  I think eyes are such an important feature and nothing looks better then eyes framed with a thick fringe.  Since I love mascara so much it's only appropriate I continue my 'The Best' Series and first makeup installment, with it.  If you haven't seen one of these posts before I will not only be sharing my favorite mascaras with you, but my gorgeous beauty savvy friends' favorites too!

I have been a big fan of this mascara since it came out.  I love how the brush is more of a comb style and helps to prevent any clumps, which is a big pet peeve of mine.  I love the Very Black color as it helps to really define my lashes and make them standout.  I have super sensitive eyes and this never irritates them.

As far as high end mascaras go this is the creme of the crop in my book.  It's super luxe and has a cult following because it works so well.  It smoothes your lashes while adding major volume.  It works to naturally thicken your fringe and covers every lash.

This mascara builds little tubes around your eyelashes to add volume and length (you can actually see the little tubes when you take off the mascara with makeup remover!).  I love the large brush this comes with because it really adds drama to your look.  It also doesn't fade or flake while you're wearing it.

This is my current absolute favorite mascara and I have talked about it on here a few times before (read about it here, here, and here).  This is similar to the CoverGirl LashExact, but it has a much larger brush, which I definitely prefer.  It adds mega volume and never creates clumps.  It lasts all day without flaking and never bothers my eyes.

When I asked my friends about their favorite mascara they all had one they answered with right away.  The girls I asked always have the prettiest lashes and I'm loving their recommendations. Here are the mascaras my friends love the most!

Recommended by: Georgette, 21, Student (Instagram: @georgettelaw26)
Georgette is a big fan of the brush on one of Benefit's newest mascaras.  Of Roller Lash she says, "I love how it lengthens my lashes and curls them even better than when I use a lash curler. They stay curled all day and it really makes your eyes look more open and awake."

Recommended by: Erica, 21, Student and Blogger (Coming Up Roses)
On the blogger favorite Erica says, "I love how it makes me look like I'm literally wearing false lashes without having to put hot glue to my face! It's the easiest (and cheapest!) way I've found to get a more natural false lashes look, it lasts all night but removes easily, and it just never fails to get me compliments on my eyelashes! My eyes are one of my favorite features on myself, so playing them up is always a must for me!"

Recommended by: Shannon, 24, Physical Therapy Student (Instagram: @shannonsamluk)
Shannon has eyes that are easily irritated by makeup, but this mascara never bothers them.  She also says that "It washes off very easily and makes my lashes long and thick!"

Recommended by: Lia, 23, Graduate Student (Instagram: @liadanielle1)
Lia loves this mascara because "It's super intense and dramatic!"  Who doesn't want that in a mascara?  Also I think the brush for this looks awesome!

Recommended by: Angela, 22, Registered Nurse (Instagram: @angelafurbush)
Angela always has the most gorgeous lashes, I seriously always find myself admiring them.  She loves a few different mascaras, but right now this is her number one.  Of it she says, "My favorite part about it is that you can put on multiple coats without it getting clumpy and the size of the brush is not too big, but also not too small!" 

Recommended by: Paige, 20, Student (Instagram: @piagetmadison)
Paige is a huge fan of all MAC's products, "I love all MAC products, it's really the only company I use! The zoom lash mascara is great because it provides great shape and color to my lashes without being a super wet product!"

All of the mascaras in this post are tried and true favorites I recommend looking into.  Any of the picks here are sure to leave you with a gorgeous fringe and make your eyes really pop!  What girl doesn't love long, thick eyelashes?  I know I do!  Have you used any of the mascaras here?  If you have a favorite mascara that isn't listed make sure to share it below!

What is your favorite beauty product?

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  1. Ah I love this post! My eyelashes are incredible short and I can't afford the upkeep of eyelash extensions so I am always looking for some good mascara.

    Linds @ Not A Mom

  2. I love mascara! That's my go-to item if I only want to wear one product! I haven't tried any of these mascaras! The Roller Lash sounds amazing!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  3. Mascara is my favorite makeup also...I have SO many. Next, I'm trying the Diorshow thanks to your recommendation. I love Younique (I sell it) but don't have the time for the application every is wonderful though!

  4. Mac Zoom Black Lash is my personal favorite too. I think it works so well. I loved this and I'll have to try some of the others!

  5. I LOVE that you featured mascaras that your friends love along with your favorites! What a great idea :) I'm a huge fan of Diorshow :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  6. Great post, Kristin! I was actually just thinking that I need a new mascara this morning. I love how you added in friends opinions!

    The Closet by Christie


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