My Must HAVE Mascaras

Some say a Mascara is a Mascara, is a Mascara.  I beg to differ. Mascara is one product that I tend to spend more money on.  I’m not opposed to trying drug-store brands I just never found any that really worked for me.  But I do have a few in my cart so look out for a dupe or drug-store mascara blog in the future.

Today on the blog I am sharing my 3 favorite got to mascaras.

Mascara Favorites

Alright first up, is HANDS DOWN my ultimate favorite mascara.  This one is my go to for sure. I wear this for my everyday and nothing fancy.

Bare Minerals Screen Shot 2020-05-27 at 3.25.22 AM

What it is:
It lengthens, volumes, and is long wearing. The wand on this mascara is amazing! It is curvy and leaves your lashes clump and smudge free! This is the mascara that I tend to wear everyday.  It definitely is an all day wear without the intense look. I typically will only apply 2 coats to the top lashes and barely coat the bottom.

What it is formulated WITH:
Quinoa proteins to add extra volume to your lashes

Price: $20

What else you need to know:                                                                 “BareMinerals exclusive ProTwist180 Wand is spiraled 180 degrees to curve around lashes and coat ALL angles with intense black color”.


Next up, is my favorite for the beach or long days out and about. This one is for sure to give you volume when you need it.

Too Faced – Better than Sex Water proof mascaraScreen Shot 2020-06-11 at 3.54.51 PM

What it is:
I love this mascara for it’s voluptuous volume and it’s hourglass-shape wand. I like the wand because it has stiff bristles which leave your lashes full and dramatic! I typically only use two coats for the top lashes. I don’t tend to use this on my bottom lashes either. I will use the lash domination.  I also like the fact that this mascara is formulated with out parabens! The one thing that I don’t really care for is that the mascara dries out quickly.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

Price: $25

What else you need to know:
“Better Than Sex mascara contains a film-forming polymer for smudge-proof, all day wear and unique peptides for the deepest, intense black possible”.


Last but not least, is my must have mascara for date night or date day!!

LANCOME – Monsieur BIG mascaraScreen Shot 2020-06-11 at 3.57.28 PM

What it is:
This mascara has a gel-like texture leaving your lashes looking sleek and full.  I will say I am not in love with the wand. I am really into the finer hour glass shaped brushes which tend to get all angles of your lashes. But the wand and the fiber technology helps to have build able coverage and clump and free lashes.

What it is formulated WITH:
Fibers to add length to your lashes

Price: $25

What else you need to know:
Research results suggest that ” 95% feel this mascara glides easily on lashes during application, 91% feel this mascara makes their eyes look bigger, and  90% feel this mascara lengthens their lashes well”

Now you know my must have mascaras, I would love to hear from you what yours are. If you loved this post make sure to check out some of these other posts.

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Until Next Time,


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