Friday, June 19, 2009

Mascara Comparisons and Reviews

When it comes to mascara, I'm all about cheap prices for great quality! Today I am going to compare and review some of the mascaras I use on a regular basis. The pictures show the mascara on my top lashes only (except for one in which I was wearing that day). All swatches are ONE COAT.

Here is my bare eye. There is a little liner still left of my upper lash line. As you can see, my lashes are naturally pretty thick, and they have decent length, but the tips are super blonde.



MAC Zoom Lash. The wand on this is pretty tiny. Not as tiny as some, but tinier than most. There is a rather strong scent to this mascara. It doesnt smell bad, but it is very apparent. I actually like the brush because the tip is the skinniest so it really gets the lashes in my inner corners and is doesnt clump. At one coat, this mascara gives good definition and length, but doesnt thicken much. At 2 coats, it thickens more and gives more drama. What I dont like is that this mascara seems to take a long time to dry/set, and if your eyes tear or get wet at all, the mascara smudges like crazy and never dries again.
Lumene Blueberyy Curl Mascara. This is one of my new favorite mascaras. It can be purchased as CVS drugstores as far as I know. (I won this in a giveaway.) As you can see, it really did curl my lashes. At one coat, this is not one of the darkest mascaras, but at 2 coats, it is much darker. The brush on this is very different. It has those spikey type bristles like Covergirl Lashblast, but the wand is MUCH smaller and shaped different which I prefer. I got no clumping and it seperated and lengthened my lashes nicely. There is a slight scent like most mascaras, but I didnt notice it until I puposely smelled it to see if there was one.
Cover Girl Lashblast. The HG for some. Im on the fence with this. This particular one is waterproof, so the formula is slightly different than the original. I use this mostly because it is waterproof when I need it, but its not my favorite. The wand is really big, and the spikey bristles are very short so it sort of pokes my lash line. It does seem to thicken, but it doesnt add much length.
Loreal Voluminous. This is my HG mascara, this is only one coat, and you can see how full it makes me lashes. It adds tons of length and is super dark. At 2 coats, I have that false lash look that I love. Many times, when I do smokey eyes, my lashes sort of disappear because my shadow is so overpowering, but not when I put this mascara on. I have been using this mascara for 6 years and will continue to use it for years ahead!

Til next time!

11 comments:

Sherry said...

wow.. nice review. I think my mascara dried up as long time no use. :(

~tHiAmErE~ said...

nice review!
although i think all of them did a good job but i understand why voluminous is your HG

i haven't tried it myself though..
maybe sometime
^_^

lipstickrules123 said...

great review! I am partial to L'Oreal Voluminous too. I am going to give Dior Iconic a try though I hate to pay lots of $$ for mascara.

Jean said...

Loreal Voluminous looks fantastic :)

KRYSTAL said...

wow i love this post! looks like the loreal voluminous worked the best!

verina oei said...

yeah loreal one looks AMAZING !

Makeup Mama said...

great post posey, thanx!

Edna said...

Thanks for the mascara comparison and review

Jheneal said...

Great review. =] The L'oreal Voluminous looks really good. You get fuller lashes AND length.

Jerah197 said...

Great review!! I have the Loreal Voluminous mascara and it's amazing!!

Shantee said...

Great review! I have the zoom lash too! i hate it when it smudges you have to be careful if your lashes get wet or cry...sux! But other then that love it! :)