So….the holidays are here. Already. And I suspect many of you have a shindig or two coming up, so let’s talk….lashes. Specifically, mascaras. Longtime readers know I love my fake eyelashes, but they can be reallly hard on my own lashes. So I need mascaras that are not only gentle, but that can compete with the falsies. Below are the best mascaras that I’ve found for daily use, for max drama, for priming and repairing your lashes (and I’ve included the go-to mascara I’ve been using on brides for their big day).
- It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara: This is my favorite daily mascara. After using fake lashes for YEARS, my lashes were in desperate need of some TLC. This conditioning formula is volumizing AND lengthening, but the best thing about it is the lash-enhancing serum in it. The brush separates your lashes easily and has a ball on the end for getting hard-to-reach lashes. It’s paraben-free, fragrance-free, phthalate-free, and sulfate-free.
- Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara: This is hands-down my favorite mascara to use on lower lashes. For years I didn’t wear any mascara on the bottom because it would always clump or smudge no matter what formula I used. Enter this little wonder . . . the small brush makes applying mascara to the bottom lashes easy and it stays put. LOVE.
- Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara (also in waterproof, although the original version is better at getting those crazy big lashes): This is the mascara I use on (almost) all of my brides. It gets HUGE lashes, stays put all day and is great for special occasion looks. (Pair over the primer below for maximum drama!)
- It Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer: Ok so this one is technically a primer, but I’ve often used it alone on top AND bottom lashes. The brush is super skinny so you can get right down to the roots of your lashes – something that’s difficult to do with those big brushes that are great for volume. When used as a primer your lashes get an extra WOW factor.
So there are my favorite mascaras for different looks from dramatic to daily wear. BUT. I think what’s really saved my lashes from the wear and tear of falsies is RevitaLash ADVANCED Eyelash Conditioner. Shana has used Latisse in the past with good results, but I was nervous about the women who claimed it caused discoloration in their eyes. So, I gave RevitaLash a try and I cannot explain the difference in my lashes. To say they were sparse before is an understatement. Since using this (every day to every other day), they’re so much thicker and longer. A tube of this lasts FOREVER and it really works. (Shout out to Rachel at Superior Aesthetics for her recommendation!)
Did I miss anyone’s favorite mascara? Let us know in the comments below and keep an eye out for a review of those magnetic lashes coming soon!