I have been on a hunt for the perfect mascara! This is not out of necessity — I actually like the one I currently use — but I’ve been using it for 8 years. I’m sure technology has improved mascara since then, so I want to try some options.
For a long time, I used Maybeline in the pink and green tube. Until I discovered this:
Loreal Voluminous Mascara! I started using it the year I was Miss Oklahoma. It is just a great mascara – affordable and volumizing (hence the name).
But one of my friends raved about Diorshow Mascara. Whew! It has a hefty price tag, but I finally decided to give it a try. I opted for the Diorshow Backstage mascara.
On the first try, I wasn’t really convinced. It is a very dry formula. It didn’t glide across my lashes like my Loreal. However, after repeated use, it’s growing on me. It gives really good volume! But is it better than my Loreal Volumnious? Not sure yet.
Then, I read that the Pioneer Woman looovvveesss this Benefit “They’re Real” lashes. So I decided to give it a try. Not a pricey as the Diorshow, but not as affordable as my discount drugstore find!
I really want to love this mascara, but I just don’t. The little brush doesn’t give my lashes any volume (and I keep poking myself in the eye trying to get make some volume happen.) The formula is almost too liquidy. And the very worst part, I can’t get it off my lashes at night! I’ve tried many different eye makeup removers, and this one has staying power (one plus), but this one won’t be a re-purchase for me.
Finally, I got this free sample of Lancome Doll Lashes. This one might be my favorite, if only I was coordinated enough to use it! Look at this cool angled brush. One end is full and it tapers to a narrow end. Ideally, I think the thicker end should get your outside lashes with the tapered end getting the inner corner.
This worked great on my right eye! But I cannot figure out how to put the mascara on my left eye without getting mascara on my nose, in my eye, across my forehead, in my hair. I’m sure you get the point. I just can’t figure this one out.
So… drumroll… when it’s all said and done, I really like the Diorshow. Overall, Bang for the Buck, I’ll have to stand by my Loreal Voluminous.
What about you? Are you in love with a mascara? Anything you recommend I try?