Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mascara 101

Do you know that a mascara that works great for your friend does not necessarily mean it will work the same way on you? If you do, then way to go! I didn't realize it until I've tried several different mascaras and watching people reviews on youtube.

I'd always thought that if someone has claimed one to be a bad mascara, then I wouldn't bother to take a second look at it. Mascara works differently for every person. As for me, I have a short, thin and wimpy lashes. Because they tend to face down all the time, I can't wear mascara with wet formula. The wet mascara will just weigh my lashes down. I need mascara that offers volume which usually contains building ingredients like polymer and wax. Those building ingredients will help hold my lashes longer and give them volume without weighing them down.
As for people with thick lashes, they're so lucky! Haha. They can wear wet mascara because the wet texture can help build their lashes high.

I haven't found a mascara that really wows me, but I have found a couple that works for my lashes. From the drugstore, I have Maybelline Great Lashes Lots of Lashes. The almost-heart-shaped brush help to coat each lash and the formula doesn't make my lashes wimpi-er.
From high end, I like Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara. You can check my review on the mascara here.

Let me guide you step by step on the two mascaras

My wimpy Eyelashes

I held on to the curler for 20 seconds and here's what I've got

Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!

Look at the different between my right and left eyes. Look at the volume the mascara gives me!

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash - Lots of Lashes
Compare to Tarte, the maybelline Great Lash mascara doesn't give me as much volume, but it holds pretty well.

Left: Maybelline Great Lash
Right: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!

What is your best mascara so far? Leave a comment below to let me know so I can try it out. Thanks!
May you find the best mascara there is! 

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  3. Great post on mascara! Mascaras are my MUST HAVE beauty item!
    My fav drug store is the Falsies Black Drama and high end is Fairy Drop.
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