I am a huge mascara girl! My entire life I’ve had naturally long eyelashes (thank you, Lord!) and I love a statement eye-makeup look. Since I tend to try new mascaras fairly often, I wanted to share some of the best ones I have used, name-brand and drug store. I apply a heavy amount of mascara when I apply makeup, and sometimes apply false lashes but I’m pretty new to doing my own false ones so I can’t say I have a certain brand to recommend, yet! Here are some of my favorite-of-all-time mascaras!
Urban Decay Perversion
This mascara tops ALL for me! I love this one because it makes my eyelashes touch the bottom of my eyebrows and creates the fullest look possible without fake lashes. This one lasts a really long time, as well, so that’s another reason I’m a huge fan. It comes off easily with makeup remover but doesn’t smudge or drift away in appearance mid-wear. If you’re looking for a new mascara for a “wow” look, you should most definitely try Perversion!
Too Faced Better Than Sex
Better Than Sex is my second favorite to Perversion, simply because it just doesn’t last that long for me! It might be because I apply a pretty heavy amount of mascara everyday, but I just don’t get as long of a use out of BTS than I do UD Perversion. However, this one is another “wow” look on your eyes and makes your lashes look extra black and full! If you have big eyes like me, a mascara like this really makes your eyes pop!!
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real
I typically like a more full mascara brush, but I was surprised how much I liked the thinner brush that comes in They’re Real. This brush is finer than the two above, so it really combs through your lashes to prevent your lashes from clumping and sticking together. This one is a nice dark black as well and lasted a pretty long time for me. I still have the empty bottle and sometimes just use the brush to comb through my lashes if they’re ever sticking together after I apply mascara.
Maybelline Lash Sensational
To be more on the “drug store makeup” side, this mascara is amazing! A friend recommended this one to me and I was so impressed when I tried it! I felt like I had false lashes on with full application of this one. This one is perfect for a “natural eye” look when you don’t want to wear an eyeliner because it makes your lashes appear super long. However, I found a con to this one, with that being that it was SUPER difficult to remove for me. If you’re wanting an 6 am - 11 pm mascara, this one definitely does the job. I tend to have super sensitive undereyes, so having to scrub to get my mascara off often can take the skin off of my undereyes and even cause light bleeding, so that’s why I can’t use this one year round, because even with my strongest remover (makeup wipes, facial cleanser, Pond’s dry skin cream), this one was so hard to get off!
Maybelline Volum’ Express the Falsies
This next Maybelline mascara is super flexible and easy to apply! With just a few times across your lashes, this one has your lashes looking long and bright. I really like this one because with makeup remover, it comes off super quickly and easily and I don’t lose any lashes in the process! I definitely recommend this one to mix with more expensive mascaras, and to use just on days you aren’t wearing a full face of makeup.
Covergirl LashBlast Volume
I wore this mascara very often in high school and like it for a light makeup look. This one comes with a thicker, more round brush that is on the shorter side, but is great because it doesn’t create an overpowering look on days you want to wear simple and little makeup. I wouldn’t wear this one for nightwear or event makeup, but it’s great for daywear and on-the-go!
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Waterproof
I wouldn’t quite consider this Maybelline mascara the best one for nighttime events like I would the UD Perversion or Too Faced BTS, but for a work makeup look or shopping/on the town day, I think it’s great! This is a good one for a casual apparel look, and lasts a while as well. If you go through mascara quickly and prefer a less expensive, easy-to-find product, I would certainly recommend trying this one out! I’ve used it several times throughout the years and always gotten great results.
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Black Drama
I use this mascara to begin my mascara before putting on bolder ones. I like this one because it preps my eyelashes for a heavier, thicker product like Perversion, but it’s still very easy to apply and comes off easily as well. I think this is also a great option for daytime wear, or if you don’t have naturally long lashes or aren’t a huge fan of an “eye pop” makeup look, I would recommend this one for full-time usage.
Want to Try/ Recommend to Try:
Tarte Maneater Voluptuous
Every time I go into Ulta, I am always looking at this mascara! I really want to try this one in the near future.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1
I’m also really interested to try this mascara because I think it would really make long lashes pop, and it has great reviews!
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting
I have almost tried this one several times since I am a fan of They’re Real, but I don’t think I have yet. I have had friends recommend this one, so I’m going to check it out.