I have gone through countless numbers of mascaras ever since I've started doing make-up. I had some good ones and I had some bad ones. Few weeks ago when I was cleaning out my make-up storage cases, I came across some used up mascara containers and wondered why I didn't toss them? (And it's so not me to keep stuff, I am not a hoarder AT ALL, I throw away everything lol) I guess this post was just meant to be!
I have been thinking of doing a mascara-comparison post for a while now, so now that I have time I am putting my plan into action, here we go! FYI: There are bunch of other ones I used however it's just really hard for me to keep track of them because they were a long time ago, so I am keeping it limited to the ones I have the empty containers of and Too Faced Lash Injection which I remember so well because of it's (gross) smell.
Thoughts: Thicker, fuller and longer lashes in no time! Has been my HG mascara pretty much since it came out. I first saw it on youtube, not sure who was wearing/reviewing it and decided to give it a go. I've been loving it since then! I've been naturally blessed in the lash department and I frequently get asked if I am wearing false lashes. This mascara plays a big role in it though! ;)
Brush: Is more like a wand with really tiny short bristles
Pros: Lengthening, thickening, volumizing, defining, perfect consistency, no clumping, smudging or flaking, lasts for hours (Wore it to many special occasions, NYE, birthdays...lashes looked exactly like when I left the house!) comes off easily
Price: $ 8.39
Thoughts: I'm sad to say that I stopped using Hypnose when I started using Lashblast. Don't get me wrong Hypnose I still love you but you're a bit expensive to use continuously (with the money I pay for a Hypnose, I could get 3 Lashblasts lol)
Brush: Thin brush with short-to-medium length bristles
Pros: Lengthening and separating
Cons: Formula is too thin, requires way too many coats, isn't volumizing ~ don't expect fuller lashes with this one!
Thoughts: I think this mascara is great if you want dramatic lashes with lots of definition!
Brush: Thick curved, plush brush with medium length bristles
Pros: Lengthens, volumizes, defines, thicker consistency, stays put until you take it off, curved brush, doesn't flake
Cons: Can be a bit clumpy
L'oreal Extra Volume Collagen
Thoughts: Reminds me a lot of L'oreal Voluminous minus the curved brush and a little thinner formula.
Brush: Thick brush with medium length bristles
Pros: Lengthens, volumizes, separates and adds definition.
Cons: Smudges after a long wear
Price: $ 7.99
Maybelline the Colossal
Thoughts: I love bright colors, so when I saw bunch of black mascaras lined up and then bam a yellow one, I had to get it! Maybelline definitely attracted a lot of potential customers with the bright yellow packaging, at least they were good with marketing. I have used Maybelline products before and liked a few of them, so I thought I'd give this a try, unfortunately I don't have too many good things to say about it...
Brush: Pretty thick with long bristles
Pros: Attractive bright yellow packaging, thick formula, does separate ok, adds decent length
Cons: Weird smell, smudging, flaking, sticky, dries out fast, doesn't last long on lashes at all
Maybelline Lash Stilletto
Thoughts: Another let down by Maybelline. Lash Stilletto just like Colossal and didn't do much for me.
Brush: Long, thin with medium-length bristles
Pros: Non-smudging, thick formula
Cons: Not lengthening, volumizing OR defining, doesn't last long on lashes
Too Faced Lash Injection
Thoughts: I know there are a good number of people out there who adore this mascara but I am sorry I just can't agree with you. I used this mascara a long time ago, back when not too many people blogged, that's why you can't see the mascara in the pictures. Anyway I tossed it pretty fast because I didn't like it at all :/
Brush: Big brush with long bristles
Pros: Does make dark lashes even darker
Cons: Clumpy, smudging, flakes, too wet and takes too long to dry, smells bad, not too lengthening and on top of all this expensive for not doing much!
Who wins the battle? Covergirl Lashblast, hands down! I will continue loving this mascara until something better than this comes around...
Of course I will continue to experiment with other mascaras, I won't know if there is a better mascara than Lashblast unless I keep experimenting! What do I like to try next? Diorshow, Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash, YSL Faux Cils, I want to see if I will have any luck with any of these as well as to see if they really live up to all the hype.
What is YOUR favorite mascara?