I’ve been meaning to do this post for some time now. Over the past few years people have asked about the mascaras I use, so here a few recommendations. I hope you find this helpful and informative. (FYI: the picture above are my real lashes using #1 on this list, but with a snapchat filter so they REALLY stand out.)
1. Mac Cosmetics in Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara
This baby is my holy grail. I may wander but I always end up right back. I have been using this for years! I started off using the regular Extreme Dimension, with the white letters on the tube, but eventually switched over to this one. The picture below has no filter at all, just great sun light and my real lashes. My fav of all time.
2. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
I only used this one for a short while, but it worked really well on my lashes. I don’t worry about volume too much but lengthening is something I really look for in my mascaras and this definitely did the trick.
3. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
I’d say this is a tie with the Benefit mascara, they worked the same for me. It is also number three on my list because of the great reviews.
4. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara
OK, now I haven’t used this one personally but every review I’ve seen on this mascara has been really good. I definitely plan on trying this one soon. A back up mascara is always good to have, if you like to switch back and forth between brands. It is very affordable too!
5. Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara Loud Black
Although this one is discontinued, I wouldn’t feel right not putting it on my list. This would be number two for sure if it wasn’t for it being discontinued, it was another holy grail. The wand was perfect for long and short lashes. It had a twisting dial on the top of the wand that would change the brush position to compact or fully extended. (shown in the picture below.) Dope right? lol I would always switch back and forth between Mac and this one. Rest in peace Buxom Amplified. 🙁
6. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Spider Effect
I would definitely put this as a tie between the “Big Shot” mascara but lately I’ve been using it a lot more and I have to say it has become better than the Big Shot. Although it doesn’t add a whole lot of volume it still gives the length and definition I need in a mascara. Mac is still my holy grail but this one is definitely a good back up mascara to have. Did I mention it’s VERY affordable too?!
Thanks for reading!
– Riah <3