Will I ever find the perfect mascara? Probably not, but I will keep trying again and again until I do. I have been testing out a few new products lately, and I wanted to share my thoughts on them , just in case you are also on the hunt for your holy grail lash tint!
For reference, I have very short, straight lashes that struggle to hold a curl, and I always curl my lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler before applying any mascara.
$16.00 for 0.29 oz
Say hello to my new go-to day to day mascara. You know I am a Glossier groupie, and when they released this fiber packed product I fell in love. The consistency of this falls somewhere perfectly between a regular mascara and a tubing formula. I was a little apprehensive when they claimed that the fibers would just cling to the end of the lashes, but I really do see added length without the heaviness of a tubing formula. This product is not waterproof, so removing it is so easy at the end of the day, no harsh rubbing around the eyes.
I don’t notice any flaking or clumping with this product, and it never irritates my sensitive eyes. This product does not give you huge, falsies-like lashes, but it does give a natural thickness and fluffiness that is perfect for everyday wear.
$24.00 for 0.34 oz
For days when I want something a little less natural and a little more voluminous, I reach for this ‘edgy’ mascara from Milk Makeup. Eyes rolled across the makeup world when they read the name and consumed the weed themed beauty guru videos that came out about it, but I decided to try it out before completely dismissing it.
The name itself comes from the CBD Cannabis oil that is meant to volumize each lash while adding some nourishment. Whenever I hear a mascara touting oil as one of it’s main ingredients, I tend to keep my distance. Oil translates to added weight, and the last thing I need is something else weighing down my curl-less lashes. This formula is actually dry enough to add volume, but not so dry that it flakes off and irritates my eyes. I wouldn’t say this gives my lashes extra length, but with the thickness it gives, my small eyes really open up.
$7.00 for 0.32 oz
I don’t usually reach for waterproof mascaras, because removing them can be such a pain. I had heard good things about this brand, and when I saw a new display in my local Rite Aid, I decided to test out a few of their items. I was worried that the formula would be too dry and flakey, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this mascara.
My favorite part about this product has to be the brush, it perfectly separates and coats my lashes without making them look to clumpy or spidery. This formula adds both length and volume, and I really only need a few coats to get the desired effect.
$7.00 for 0.40 oz
I love testing out mascara primers, they really help add extra volume to my lashes, but they can be a bit tricky to work with. This formula from Kokie is my new favorite, it sits evenly on the lashes and never looks clumpy while it adds thickness. I apply a coat of this to each eye, wait 30 seconds for it to dry just a bit, then go in with whatever mascara I am wearing that day.
The white cast disappears as soon as you apply more mascara on top, so no ghost lashes. The tackiness of this product also helps keep my mascara even and vibrant all day long without any flaking.
Let me know your current favorite mascara!