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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Drugstore Mascaras

When I think back to how much money I wasted on high end mascaras!?!?!  I could have bought several Coach bags or some new jewelry. Maybe I'm just getting old, but I cannot justify paying 3X the price for a mascara when you get the same amount of use out of it as you would a drugstore brand.  I've been working my way through drugstore mascaras that I've bought over the past year. I've picked up plenty that have been on sale and as I use them up, I move onto another, keeping track of what I would buy again.  I'm a big fan of CG Lash Blast (the original version), so I've been using that as a comparison.  Let me say that I'm a contact lens wearer and I use the water-based Almay Eye Makeup remover pads to take off my mascara.  Also, I have decent lashes, longish and somewhat full, but blond.

CG Lash Blast Fusion - Like an idiot I bought the wrong color-brown mascara really does not do it for me. So it seems nice, but I can't really tell.  I'm leaving this one at work for emergency use only.

Rimmel Sexy Curves- Meh.  The brush was a pain in the ass, and the formula was just okay for me.

Rimmel The Max Volume Flash-LOVE IT!!!  It has a big, fat, honking wand that reminds me of the Dior Show mascara wand.  The formula lasted, it didn't really flake by the end of the day and it was easy to remove. Would totally buy again!

L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion- I had such high hopes for this, because I almost caved and bought the Givenchy one, but $30 geez!  This is not that great, it's not even that good.  The product clumps and the wand is really only good for getting into the corners, but it dumps a ton of mascara onto your lashes. So bummed about this one!

Maybelline The Flasies Volum' Express- I like this one a lot.  It does start to flake a little by the end of the day, but I'm in love with the brush.  It's not like a regular curved's cupped, and it fits my bottom lashes perfectly!  

L'Oreal Million Lashes-currently using this one.  I like that it does a decent job with just one coat.  The wand is a dupe of the CG Lash Blast wand. It takes a little bit to get it off my lashes though.

Purchased but not yet used:
NYX Doll Eye
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Mascara Duos


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