Just about everyday I am asked what is my favorite eye shadow, foundation, concealer, gloss mascara etc. It’s a tough question to answer because generally I have several in each category…. And being a makeup artist I need the product to do its job all day without wearing off, smudging, fading and so on.
For most of my teen and college years if anyone asked me what product I absolutely could not live without, mascara wouldn’t have even landed in the top 5, you see, I had crazy- thick long lashes in those day, but as with everything as we age our lashes diminish a bit. Yes, I know there are tons of lash growth products but sadly many of them irritate my eyes, and even though I can whip on falsies like nobody business on my clients, I can’t exactly do the same for myself.
So now like most women I put mascara on the top of the list as the one must have makeup item I can’t live without… you too? Well, I have combed the web for the top 5 picks in mascara.
Best All Around
Named the best mascara on several occasions by InStyle Magazine’s Best Beauty Buys issue, Lancome Definicils not only lengthens lashes, but it doesn’t clump either. Of course mascara is one beauty product you don’t need to spend the big bucks on but fans of this product say they’ll spend the $20 for the lush lashes they get in return any time!
Since its debut just a few years ago Diorshow has to be flat out one of the favorite mascara on the market. Devotees can’t say enough good things about this mascara that gives the longest and thickest lashes they have ever seen. So if you want to look like you just stepped off the red carpet or the catwalks in Paris or Milan Diorshow is the one for you. And now it comes in more than one formula to suit a variety of lashes.
Best Drugstore Find
Yes it’s true and I can vouch for it. Makeup artists really do love this mascara! Maybelline Great Lash waterproof mascara. It is a classic and one of the best stay put mascaras on the market. It goes on super black, dries quickly, doesn’t smudge of smear and washes off well with cleanser. My makeup kit is never without it!
Great Budget Volumizer
L’Oreal Voluminous keeps popping up as a favorite volumizing mascara and InStyle Magazine has named L’Oreal Voluminous its Best Beauty Buy mascara on more than one occasion. Enhanced with hair conditioners panthenol and cermide-R, this mascara adds volume without clumping or drying out lashes.
L’Oreal Double Extend has a ton of fans, especially those with underwhelming lashes. One end has a white, fortifying and extending base coat while the other end contains a fabulous lengthening mascara. L’Oreal boasts that Double Extend will make your lashes 60% longer and more lush. It comes in a variety of colors and a waterproof formula.