Today I want to talk about mascara. Why? I’ve learned the importance of mascara the hard way. Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you are racing against the clock from the get-go? If you haven’t you should try it. Really great way to start the day… So, I was having one of those days last week and I completely forgot to put on mascara. I keep thinking something was different with my makeup but I couldn’t quite figure out what. The sad part is that I didn’t realize it until I was washing off my face at the end of the day. Oh well, not that worse thing that has happened to me.
I’m not one to really purchase high-end, name-brand mascaras. I’ve tried a few of them in the past, but have found that drug store brands make great mascaras! They are really affordable and I get the effect I am looking for. What do I like in a mascara? I like length and volume, but if I had to, I would go for volume over length. I don’t like the super clumpy look on me, but I do like some of it, especially because my day time makeup is so simple.
My two current favorites are Maybelline’s Colossal Big Shot Mascara and Loreal’s Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt. The Colossal Big Shot Mascara got a lot of attention on social media so I was really looking forward to trying it. I have to say I was a little disappointed with this product. All the hype around this was that it gave you the perfect amount of clumpy-ness and length, but that was not what I experienced. I did get some length, but I didn’t really get much volume. It did made my eye lashes look separated, which I really liked. If I had to go with a Maybelline mascara, I would much prefer to use the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara.
I have loved the Loreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt mascara for quite some time now. I love the volume it adds to my lashes and I how long lasting it is. This mascara also claims to tightline your upper water line and I agree 100% with that statement. I’ve had days where I don’t line my water line and this mascara has come to the rescue, making my lash line look thicker and fuller. I also like the wand as I feel that you can really get to the root of the lashes. This is mascara is one of my holy grail makeup products.
What is your favorite mascara? Have you tried either of these? Do you prefer drugstore or high-end brands?