Friday, November 1, 2013

Lets Talk Lashes

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a great Halloween and is ready for the weekend!  Instead of today's usual Face Mask Friday, I wanted to talk about something I always get asked about: mascaras!  Everyone wants to know which one is the best right?!  Here are my top three!  I chose a drug store pick, an averaged priced pick, and a high end pick:


The first, and my personal favorite, is Benefit's They're Real mascara.  This mascara works unbelievably well, and coming from someone who has short straight lashes, that is a major statement.  This is a jet black mascara that really lengthens the lashes, without the clumps!  The wand has a unique tip, which allows you to maneuver the brush to coat hard to reach inner corner lashes.  According to the Sephora website:

In a consumer panel survey, the following results were reported:
- 94% saw dramatic length and volume
- 90% saw base-to-tip curl
- 94% saw visible lift
-100% saw long-wearing results

While more expensive than a drug store mascara, it is not as expensive as some high end picks!  For $23.00, you can achieve the same great lashes $30.00 + bottles of mascara give you.  You can pick it up here for $23.00 for the larger size or $10.00 for the sample size.


My next pick is the high end YSL's "Shocking" mascara.  This mascara provides lots of volume and really makes the lashes look full!  I use it when I want a really "glossy & black" look, however if you use too many coats of this mascara, it can look a little clumpy and spider like.  So you have to find that balance of what looks best for your lashes.  This mascara is also a top pick of mine because it comes in several different colors, such as purple, green, and blue!  It is a bit pricier, coming in at $30.00!  If you are interested, you can pick it up here.


My final pick is Maybellines "The Falsies: Volum Express," mascara.  Coming in at only $7.77, it is a great budget friendly option.  As you can see from the picture, it has a curved wand that really mimics the shape of your eye, allowing it to grab ahold of every single lash.  It coats lashes I didn't even know I had!  This also makes a great bottom lash mascara because of the wand shape.

This mascara gives the lashes lots of volume, but not so much length.  So, feel free to use this mascara with a lengthening one for your perfect eyelash combination!  I like to pair this with Benefits They're Real for the perfect lash look!  You can pick up this mascara at your local drugstore- I got mine from Target!


Thanks for reading!

xoxo
linds&bells

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16 comments:

  1. I love maybelline they make some of the best mascaras.

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    1. I think so too and you cant beat the price! Thanks for reading!

      xx
      Lindsey

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  2. I think so too and you cant beat the price! Thanks for reading!

    xx
    Lindsey

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    1. Thank you! Just followed your blog and sent you an email!
      xx
      Lindsey

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  4. This reminds me that I need to get a new mascara...these ones look fab!! have a great weekend doll x

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    1. Thanks!! Which mascara did you end up going with?!
      xx
      Lindsey

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  5. Awesome review! Given me a broader idea for my next mascara purchase! Thank you Lindsey!

    Annie xx
    Pure Élan

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! Let me know if there are any new mascaras out there I should be trying haha!
      xx
      Lindsey

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  6. GREAT POST :)

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  7. love the different mascaras at different price points! i'm DYING to try YSL's mascara!

    xo, Alicia
    River City Chic

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    1. The YSL one is great! If you get it, please let me know what you think of it! Its great in the different colors too! Thanks for reading
      xx
      Lindsey

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  8. Love the Maybellines "Volum Express"! my favorite! :) great post!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading! I love it too! And you can't beat the price! A staple in my makeup bag...
      xx
      Lindsey

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  9. I've used all of those and I have to say I love the benefit and YSL mascaras! I'm wearing my YSL right now.

    xo

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