MASCARA!!! I have to say, I am obsessed. The funny thing is that I never really wore mascara until this year so although I’m relatively new to the game, I’d like to think I caught up pretty quickly. I never realized how much mascara really matters if you want your eyes to pop. Not only do they make my lashes look ten times longer, they make them thicker too!! I’ve fallen into a really nice mascara routine, as I like to call it. Prior to this, I was only using the Maybelline Falsies mascara but, I found something a lot better.
The Maybelline Lash Sensational is absolutely sensational!!! (Haha) Seriously this stuff is AMAZING. However, the waterproof and regular formulas are a little different in my opinion. The picture up here is the regular one and although it’s amazing, I find that the formula is a little wet for me sometimes. My lashes aren’t naturally very curled and I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t use super wet mascaras because they’ll just drag them down. However, on days where I’m feeling a little lazy and I don’t want the hassle to removing waterproof mascara, this is a great option!
Now for the star of the show, the waterproof formula. I don’t know what I’d do without it. The brush of this mascara allows me to really coat each lash individually and because of the harder bristles, I like to wiggle it a little and separate my lashes so they don’t clump. I use this one first in my routine because it lengthens like crazy and it separates all of my lashes. This is gonna sound like an ad… but my lashes do look like a fan sometimes after I’m done. This formula is a lot dryer in comparison to the regular one and it stays on really beautifully. As you can see, the packaging is a little worn because it’s so well loved. I’ve gone through two of these already and I’m ready to go back for more.
Alright, next comes volumizing. After I get my lashes nice and long, I like to use a volumizing mascara (or two). This one is the Lancôme Hypnôse and I think it’s a great high end option. I didn’t actually purchase this one because I got it as a present but I’m so glad it came into my life! What I like about this brush is that I can go over my lashes more carefully for an extra coat and the size is perfect. The brush is also really soft and the bristles go through my lashes really smoothly. However as much as I love this, if you’re living on a budget and want to have one volumizing mascara only, I would recommend the next one.
I feel like Maybelline Falsies is such a cult favorite. I have been using this mascara for such a long time and I never really fully appreciated it until now. The brush is shaped like a spoon and for me, it’s the perfect shape to get to the base of my lashes and build up the volume from there. The formula isn’t very wet, especially if you use it after the lash sensational. It’s the perfect consistency that is just the right thickness. I have nothing bad to say about this mascara, it’s just great. If you haven’t tried it yet, please please do.
Last but not least, I have the Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious. Now I don’t use this on my top lashes because I find that the formula is way too thick and when I try to build it, my lashes start to look really clumpy and flakey. I know I’m not making it sound good right now, but this does wonders for my lower lashes. The reason why my tube looks so gross right now is because I wipe off the excess formula from the wand before I apply. I usually choose one side, wipe off the extra and lightly wiggle on my lower lashes. Not only does this method volumize and coat my lower lashes very nicely but it does not budge. What I hated about this mascara on my top lashes was that it was almost too dry and gave my lashes no movement. However that’s exactly what I need for the bottom. I also find that I never get raccoon eyes with this mascara and even if I cry, it still stays. The only thing you have to do is really wipe off the excess because you’ll look crazy if you put too much formula on the bottom.
That’s it for today!! I’ll be back soon with other favorites and a skin care routine! If there are any mascara you want me to try let me know!