A reader asked me what mascaras I like. She wanted one that doesn't smudge, flake, or look stiff. That's a tough one! However, I do have a Top 3 list of mascaras I love. Mascara is a hard cosmetic to recommend because what works for one may not work for another. I like A LOT of lashes. And, it's always the blackest of black. I also layer my mascara probably three times before walking out the door. I cannot handle a mascara that clumps for that reason. With that being said, here are my Top 3:
Trish McEvoy Curling Mascara:
Let me tell you, I very, very rarely buy a mascara twice. There are just so many out there! And, I have gone back and forth to department store and CVS type mascaras. Some people will tell you that it doesn’t matter where you get it from, and it truly doesn’t. Pharmacy type mascaras are great, don’t get me wrong, but nothing compares (dept. store or pharmacy) to this mascara! It’s the only one that I have bought multiple times in a row. For one thing, I don’t need my eyelash curler when I use this, FOR REAL! Secondly, it coats each and every lash so that the definition is unbelievable. I have had friends ask me if I had on fake eyelashes. Thirdly, and probably most important for most people, it DOES NOT SMUDGE at all! Even when you wash it off (all you need is water), it comes off in lil’ tubes and doesn’t leave your under eye area smudged with residual mascaras at all! Fourthly, it leaves my eyelashes more supple and conditioned. It is a little pricey for a mascara, about 27 bucks, but so worth it! It will really last you a full 3 months. That doesn’t normally happen with drugstore brands.
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara:
The brush is huge, and that might take some getting used to. But, tons of mascaras have that huge brush now, so you may have already tried one! I worked with a lady who swore by DiorShow mascara. I always thought her lashes looked great, but not any better than what mine did with this $8 tube of lash ink. This is my hands-down drugstore favorite mascara. It adds tons of volume without leaving my lashes looking stiff (like my current DS brand, Maybelline One by One). You can layer and layer this stuff and it will never clump...REALLY! The bristles of the large brush are rubber and "comb" through every lash. I have not tried the waterproof version, so I can't say if that works the same.
Cover Girl Super Thick Lash Waterproof:
I am not a fan of waterproof mascara. Although the Trish McEvoy is water resistant, I wouldn't trust it in the pool or ocean. I have never seen a mascara hold a curl as well as this mascara does. It can look a little stiff, but that's because it's waterproof. My lashes stayed curled, long, and thick all day.With summer coming around, and this mascara in my makeup bag, my next quest is to find a really good waterproof mascara remover. Any suggestions?