Waaaay back in June I started a journey in search of “World’s Best Mascara”….
and I’ve been traveling on that journey ever since.
I come to report with good news and bad news.
Let’s start with the bad. ( I like getting that stuff outta the way.)
As much as I wanted to find a HOLY-GRAIL-WORKS-AMAZING-ON-EVERYONE-NO-MATTER-WHAT! mascara.
I didn’t. (crying emoticon)
I have come again to the conclusion that mascara’s are like bra’s. Everyone wants something different from them and everyone’s starting from a different point to begin with. Some things are pretty universal and I’m just thinkin’ mascara isn’t one of them. It seemed like all the recommendations were so different and often opposing!
The good news is I tried over 40 different mascaras and came up with my favorites in the bunch. I use them on all of my clients and love them.
My lashes are short, fine and fair. (everything lash dreams are made of, amiright?)
When looking for a mascara I want something that thickens, lengthens and makes them really black.
What I’m looking to avoid is anything that dries them out, makes them look clumpy/spidery and/or takes too many layers to build (who’s got time for that!?)
I chose three different formulas in three different price ranges.
YSL Shocking | Too Faced Better Than Sex | L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
These formulas are all pretty similar at first use (thick/creamy/easy to apply, good dark coating), the biggest difference I noticed from least to most expensive is that the shocking stayed fresh and creamy the longest and the Voluminous dried out the quickest BUT I could have purchased three voluminous tubes for the price of one YSL.
I had a lot of great feedback when I first started my mascara journey, so reference the comments of THIS POST for more to read other thoughts!