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Let's Talk Mascara-- My top 3 favorite mascaras right now

Let's Talk Mascara-- My top 3 favorite mascaras right now

Testing is hard business...

Let's be real here, where would we all be without mascara? I'm a redhead. Without mascara I just do NOT have eyelashes. My first makeup purchase was mascara and it's the only thing that I feel I absolutely have to have on in order to make any public appearances. Everyone has that one thing that they feel naked without and mine is mascara. I'm about to show you a super embarrassing photo in which you will see why it is necessary for me to always have mascara on.

Eeps. See that lack of eyelash color? They DO exist, I swear, they are just so light!

So as you can see my need for mascara is great. I've gone through a lot of mascara in my life and so I thought I'd let you know what my favorites have been recently. Without further ado here are my top 3:

  • Benefit They're Real! mascara-- This is what started my love for the plastic bristled wands. Previous to this mascara I had mostly used fibrous wands. This stuff does the job well, but my experience has been that the product dries out quickly. Has anyone else experienced that? I tend to LOVE this mascara for the first few weeks to a month of using it and then it becomes unusable as it starts to dry out. 
  • L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black mascara-- This also has a plastic wand, but it has a really unique comb type wand. The product sits between the "combs" and coats your lashes while the plastic bristles comb through them. The effect is long, fully coated black eyelashes with no clumping. 
  • Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara-- What a name! This mascara has been my favorite one lately. It has a really thick plastic wand similar to the Benefit one but it somehow coats my lashes much quicker and thickens them more. I find that when I'm in a hurry this is the one I pick because it just does the job so well and quickly.

One coat of Clinique on the left and L'Oreal on the right

Above you can see the effects in action. Re-testing these for this post has brought my attention and love back to the L'Oreal telescopic. Look at that length! The Clinique definitely wins in the volume category, but they are both winners in my book. What do you think? Which do you prefer?

Benefit They're Real! Mascara

L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

I absolutely adore all three of these mascaras. They are the ones I reach for over and over. I wanted however, to give an honorable mention to the new L'Oreal Miss Manga mascara. This one does the job well, I just haven't had it long enough for it to make the list yet. 

Let me know, what are your favorite mascaras? I'm always on the hunt for new great ones. 

Links below to the products mentioned (Affiliate Links)

Benefit They're Real! Mascara

L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 

<3 Lindsay

 

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