If there is one thing I love to try, it's definitely mascara! I get so excited when I open a new tube! What I look for in a mascara is most importantly volume. It is also important to me that it doesn't flake or smudge, and a bit more definition, curl and length never hurt anyone, right? So what if I have high expectations? I might not always know what I want in life, but when it comes to mascara, there is most definitely a check list!
I have decided to share with you the mascaras that I am currently loving and using! Some days I wear them on their own, sometimes I like to layer them. I also have been known to wear false lashes more often than not, but I still like a beautiful base to set them onto. Sometimes I like to re-apply my mascara before going somewhere, just to intensify my lashes a bit.
The following mascaras have left me checking lots of boxes on my list, as they all layer nicely, wear well throughout the day, and make my lashes ever so pretty! I should probably add that though my lashes aren't extremely long, they are rather full. I consider them good-average lashes. No complaints, but always room for improvement!
Dior Addict It-Lash
I have to start by saying that I am absolutely obsessed with this mascara! I hadn't given Dior mascaras any consideration for a long time, but then I was introduced to It-Lash and was simply blown away. This mascara delivers the same amount of volume as the famous Diorshow, however is way more buildable! It applies so luxuriously, its synthetic brush grabbing and beautifully coating each lash! The formula is creamy but not too wet, and if you wiggle it just a bit the whole way from root to tip on your second and third coats, you will notice it makes your lashes look so full and fluffy! Honestly this is magic and I love it! It is a dark black colour, is long wearing and lightweight, doesn't smudge or flake, and is easy to remove! Definitely worth the $32CAD pricetag!
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash
I really do love most of the Marc Jacobs Beauty products, and his new stuff is just fabulous! MJB recently launched the O!Mega Lash, a blacker than black mascara that promises to be deliciously thick and luxurious to give you high-drama lashes. This mascara delivers in every. single. way. It does it all, but I am extremely impressed on how well this really thickens and volumizes my lashes with so little effort! Seriously big lashes with no clumping! The brush looks basic, but is an intricate weave of two different brushes and it is anything but ordinary, and just a really good, non-scary brush. I am also absolutely smitten with the ingredients in this bad boy! Plenty of plant extracts, essential oils, vitamins B5 and C all to improve the health of your lashes and make them even more beatiful! At $33CAD, this is a splurge, but again I feel it's just so good that it's worth it!
This is a mascara that I honestly was not overly excited about when I first got it. I decided to go ahead and use it, and I was very pleasantly surprised! The brush is a little bit intimidating. At first glance I felt it was just going to lightly coat my lashes and just give subtle definition, nothing special. I was so wrong! Although the Buxom mascara is definitely not nearly as dramatic as the other two mascaras, it still gives a pretty amount of volume to my lashes. I reach for it on days where I want a more natural look, with a more subtle amount of volume and fullness. The bristles are actually firm enough so that my lashes don't clump together and stay nicely seperated. I like this as a simple day off or no makeup makeup look staple. The pricetag is a bit friendlier than I have mentioned so far, you can get this for $24CAD.
Alright so that's it for the mascaras that I am using right now! I honestly try to not have too many tubes on the go, but with so many good mascaras out there to try, what else is a girl to do?
What mascara(s) are you using right now? What are some of your favourites? I have a few other good mascaras tucked away awaiting their turn, so look forward to seeing more posts like this in the future!