Mascara Competition

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A while ago on my Instagram, I asked in my stories for people to recommend their favorite mascaras to me. Knowing me, I would buy one at random and try it, use it until it ran out and then try another one, and by the time I got to the end of the recommendations, have no idea which one I liked best. I do love mascara.

I decided to choose four that were available either in my Walmart pick up or on Amazon and try them all at once. It’s a mascara competition!

The contenders:

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara $22
 Definitely at the top of this price range, I almost didn’t purchase this. Then I thought to myself, let’s see if it’s worth it. It was. It glided on smoothly. It lengthened beautifully. I went for a walk outside in the snow and it didn’t budge. It looked good at the end of the day.   it has a weirdly shaped bottle and tips over in my make up holder. It came off easily using only I the homemade make-up wipes I prefer to use.

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof $4

I really wanted to like Great Lash. Recommended by a beautiful friend, it’s also the exact same that my mom used all the while I was growing up. I nicked it one day in the fourth grade. While in school, I lifted my desk top, and without looking in a mirror, I piled and piled it on. My teacher made me go wash, but of course it didn’t all come off. I’m sure I looked like Tammy Faye Baaker’s white trash cousin.

Anyway, I did not like the tiny brush. The bristles were hard, so it was kind of scratching my eye lids going on. It lasted ok. I went for a walk outside  while it was snowing and it smudged. I couldn’t believe it! By the end of the day, the length was gone even though the mascara color was still there. It didn’t come off well with only my wipes; I had to use oil based eye make up remover several times. My lashes felt crunchy. Normally around $7, it’s on sale on Amazon right now for only$4, so I guess it’s a steal if you want to try a mascara I didn’t like.

NYX Pin up Tease  Mascara $6


I love the name of this. If I could dress like a 50’s (modestly clad) pin up girl every day, I absolutely would.  However, going on, it took a long time to dry. I thought it was dry and I smudged it. I blinked and it left large eyelash prints all my cheeks. I sneezed, and it did it again. The brush was hard and the bristles far apart. The length was glamorous. I loved how this mascara lasted; it kept the length even by the end of the day. Its bottle is too fat to fit in my make up holder.

L’Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise $9

Hands down my absolute favorite! Not too bad of a price point. It goes on nicely. The brush is a nice width and the bristles feel good swiping it on. It dries quickly. No smudging during application or during the day. It makes for a beautiful length and the length lasted until removing it at the end of the day. It did need to use an eye make up remover to completely take off.

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5 thoughts on “Mascara Competition

  1. Melissa says:

    I love Great Lash! So cheap, they do have a few different kinds with different brushes. I think I might try to Lash Paradise though! They all looked great on you, probably because you are so beautiful!

  2. Sandie says:

    My favorite for years has been Maybelline “Lash Stiletto” non-waterproof. The waterproof is too hard to remove. 2 coats and my lashes are almost to my eyebrows!

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