Just look at that- I have FIVE mascaras open! How did that even happen? To be fair, 3 of them are little samples, but that is still a lot of mascara to have open! I thought it would be fun to have a little mini review session, especially since I don’t review mascara too often. 🙂
First up is the Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara. Wow- What an amazing mascara!! I LOVE this mascara. They actually sell it in two sizes- full size ($24) and trial size ($12). This mascara is easy to remove, doesn’t irritate my eyes, and it adds incredible length to my lashes. It’s easy to build as well. Definitely a fan of this one.
The Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24 Hour Mascara ($29) came in my March Birchbox. This has 4 stars with over 12,000 reviews on the Birchbox website, which boggles my mind, because I had a terrible time with this mascara. The brush is nice, but it didn’t curl my lashes or make them look much different, just darker. The real kicker is removal. This was worse to remove than They’re Real by Benefit! This mascara had messy removal, got all thick and stick, irritated my eyes, and just did not work for me.
The Sephora Outrageous Curl mascara ($12) was a sample I received in one of Sephora’s many promos. This mascara is fantastic! I might purchase the full size once I run out of other mascaras. It adds volume and length, and although my eyelashes don’t stay totally curled, they have slight curl to them- a win in my book. The brush is kind of weird and takes some getting used to though- it’s kind of a short, rectangular shaped brush.
I won the Neutrogena Healthy Volume ($7) in a giveaway from Allure, and I really like it. It is very similar to Maybelline Full and Soft mascara. It’s lightweight, doesn’t flake or smudge, and is overall very gentle on the eyes. I would say it is average in terms of volume and length; it is simply a good mascara for daily life.
L’Oreal Power Volume ($8) is one of my favorite mascaras- this one is the waterproof variety, which I needed for my half marathon at Disney last month! I love this brush. The waterproof formula is nice, but I do prefer the non-waterproof variety since it adds more volume and length than this one.
I’m pretty happy with most of these mascaras and would repurchase all but the Mirenesse. 🙂 What are your favorite mascaras?