Mascara That Works For Me

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Like many of you, I don’t have long eyelashes. Thank goodness for mascara! But there was a span of months when I didn’t wear any. I had been trying out different brands that looked good on me, but most of the time, there was some ingredient that made me rub my eyes constantly; probably some type of allergic reaction. It was miserable. I think most brands say they’re hypoallergenic, but I’m not too sure. (So word of advice – double check those ingredients!)

I didn’t even bother working with false lashes (falsies); so many ladies rock them and I think it’s great. I haven’t worn any since I did musicals back in college and I don’t think I apply them correctly *facepalm*.

Thankfully, through a sample at Sephora and a recommendation from a friend, I found two wonderful brands that I can use and don’t give me any trouble.

HIGH END: Laura Gellar Lash Boss

I was highly impressed by this. The wand is dual-sided – one for volume and the other for length. Of course, here’s the best part for me – I was able to apply without any itching afterwards. It was an answer to prayer.  I’m running out and I like having options so in the near future, I’ll purchase the full-size.

DRUGSTORE/LOW-END: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

My friend Rachel recommended the Lash Paradise. Her lash game has always been on point, so when she told me about this, you know I had to check it out.  I had also seen a few of my fave beauty vloggers mention it, so it was worth checking out. I was happy about this one! It’s only $10. Maybe less, depending on where you purchase your drugstore products. But I immediately noticed the difference and again, no irritation.

I asked online (FB and Twitter) for faves and here are the ones my friends mentioned. Check them out!

Benefit Roller Lash | Benefit BADgal Lash | Too Faced Better Than Sex | Pur Fully Charged | Lancôme Définicils | Pixi Beauty Large Lash | Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint | It Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing | Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion | Wet N’ Wild Max VOLUME PLUS | Elf Volumizing & Defining | Neutrogena Healthy Volume

This list varies in style and price range. There are so many out there, from popular brands to up-and-coming ones.



– Find out what works for you. Figure out what kind of mascara you need/would like. Some products focus more on volume than length, and vice versa.

– Double check the ingredients to make sure you’re not allergic.

– See if your product has a waterproof option.

– If you’re conscientious about cruelty-free/vegan products, be on the lookout for symbols on the packaging.


Wise advice from my friend C: “I always try to buy my mascaras based on the shape of the brush. The product isn’t worth squat if you don’t have a good tool to apply it with.”


Which mascara brands do you use? Why do you like them? Let me know.

Hope you’re having a great week so far!


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