Finding the perfect mascara can be a hassle, especially if you consider that you can’t exactly take it back after it’s been opened and tried! Here’s a listing of 5 of the best mascaras on the market, to help you prevent that pile-up of mascara duds in your makeup drawer.
1. Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara
My absolute favorite mascara of all time has got to be “They’re Real”! This mascara has really become such a phenomenon in the past year, and personally I can see why. The formula is very different from any mascara I’ve ever used before. It glides on smoothly and doesn’t clump, but the product lengthens your lashes so far that it seems other-worldly. The wand is also a big selling point, as it’s long and slender with very thin rubber bristles that supply a very fine coating to each lash, and a spiked ball-shaped end that grabs onto the lashes in each corner of your eye with ease. This mascara is a must-have for someone who loves super long lashes. Every time I wear it, I hear multiple times a day, “Are those your real lashes?” which makes the name of the product all too appropriate. And once you tell your friends about it, it won’t be long before you start seeing them all wearing “They’re Real” too!
2. Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara
Following as a close second is Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara. This product both lengthens and volumizes lashes. The hourglass-shaped wand is both attractive and efficient as it also does a fine job at grabbing onto the lashes in each corner of your eye, and its curved shape give your lashes an extra curl as you apply. The formula is long lasting and never smudges. This is just another mascara I could never live without!
3. Bobbi Brown “Everything” Mascara
The name is fitting for my pick for number three, because this mascara really is good for everything! The formula glides on in thin coats like a dream, and the wand has bristles that are just enough spaced apart to ensure that the product never clumps. The formula looks the most natural out of all the mascaras I’ve tried, but is versatile because it can be layered and built up in several coats for a more dramatic look.
4. Benefit “BADgal Lash” Mascara
Benefit BADgal is another one of my go-to mascara products. Like number three, it can be applied in one coat for a more natural look, or built up with many coats. In comparison with Benefit’s “They’re Real”, the formula is similar in its application, but is definitely more volumizing than lengthening. This product makes it look like I have about twice as many lashes as I actually do!
5. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
This bottom lash mascara is one of those products that you didn’t know you needed until you try it… and then you’ve just got to have it. This mascara comes in a small package with an equally small wand. It’s the perfect size and shape to reach and coat even the tiniest of lashes, and the formula looks very natural and is smudge resistant, which is even more important for mascara on your bottom lashes. Another plus is that the mascara is extremely easy to take off, and can be removed with warm water alone.