Who doesn’t love a good mascara?
Mascara is one of those products that are not only intuitive (no real instruction needed) but also an easy way to immediately brightening up your eyes without much effort. If I am ever in a rush and don’t have time to put on makeup – mascara always comes to the rescue. Two layers and you’re done!
Putting on mascara is different for everyone. Some people start from the inside of your lid moving out, others like to use the point because of the amount of product on the brush, and so many other variations.
Although I am sure that there there may be a ‘right’ way to do it, I find the best way that has worked for me is to apply from the base of the lashes, and wiggle the brush back and forth as you move to the ends of your lashes. I feel like this helps me to get better coverage and I have less of the clumping that I used to get when I wasn’t applying it as evenly.
So, while you contemplate over what your method of application is, I sampled five different mascaras that you could totally add to you beauty routine.
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If you have been following along for a while, you will know that I am obsessed with my go-to daily mascara. This Buxom mascara option is perfect for daily use. It helps to lift the lashes without too much volume, and goes on smoothly. I used to shy away from waterproof mascara because of how difficult it was to work with, but this one is too good to be true. It is the right blend of lift and volume for everyday virtual meetings without looking like you are trying too hard. I have used it for years and don’t leave home without out. I am almost out and will need to reorder soon! I wear the blackest black color.
I have used Nars products for face and eye makeup, but never their mascara. This one surely fits right in with the rest of the products and does not disappoint. The mascara helps to give your lashes that signature “curl” that you get at the tips when you are using false lashes. What I loved about this was how it helps the base of your lashes where it meets your eyelids – look thicker. So instead of the volume being at the tips, it is at the base of the lash which gives a great definition that you normally depend on eye liner for. I have the mini (explicit black-satin finish) because I needed a good travel option – but they also sell it in full size and there is also an extreme volume version that I have not tried yet.
So this is a party mascara!! hah. So my daytime mascara is the Buxom one above, but my night time option is this velvet noir (standard black)! The reason is that this mascara give full volume and lift that is the right amount for a date night out or girls night. Because the formula is a little thicker, its helps to extend my lashes at the tips. Sometimes so much so that my lashes touch my upper eye area and leaves a black line across (because I applied way too much). So as you can imagine, you don’t need much of this mascara to make an impact. A great option if you are planning many get togethers with friends this summer to make up for lost time.
This volumizing mascara is most likely going to be the next add to my beauty arsenal. First of all, they thought about the shape of the tube – it has indents on it that allow you to squeeze the tube to make sure that your applicator is fully coated!! Genius. Do you know how often I do those ‘circles” to scrap the edges in order to get it all? Pretty often. Also, even though the brush is deceivingly small (outside of the fact that I have a sample size) the amount of lift is tremendous! I felt like I was ready to walk the runway with how flashy and beautiful my lashes looked. They look full yet feathered. I will have to use the rest of the sample tube to make sure that this is the one to add – but its highly likely!
Lastly, the Omega Lash. This mascara is great if you like to have the outer edges of your lashes look like you added those individual falsies. This formula and brush fans out the ends and opens the eyes. Since my eyes are more almond shaped – it helped to give some definition to my eyes and face. A great option but I am not sure that I would use it as often as I would some of the others. They also make a lengthening version called At Lash’d that might be a better fit but this one is a good option for those that add on falsies.
I hope that this helped you to potentially find a new mascara that works the best for you. Let me know if you have any questions!!