My Mascara History and RecommendationsMonday, April 04, 2011
May I just start off by saying - an Asian girl's quest for a holy grail mascara is never-ending. In general, we tend to have short, sparse lashes. Some lucky few are more blessed than others, but generally, short and sparse is the norm.
I've tried a lot of mascaras. And I mean A LOT. So when a reader requested a mascara post, I thought, why not?
Here are some of the most famous mascaras out there, and my experiences with them:
NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, nor do I claim to know everything about mascara. This is just a write-up based on my experiences with these mascaras, which I hope will help people narrow down the types of mascara that they want to try. Everyone's lashes are different, so that means what works for me may not work for you, and vice versa.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
I had such high hopes for this mascara - so many rave reviews and so many happy customers. It did nothing for my lashes. Nothing. Also, my eyes reacted quite badly to the formula - it took only about 2 applications before I attributed the stinging and redness to this mascara.
Australis Lash TLC Conditioning Mascara
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus
here. It holds curl, adds volume, and defines. It has two different combs - one for volume, and another for definition. It reaches every lash, and adds fibers to them, which is why it is so effective. A few coats of this on top of my Diorshow Iconic (or more recently, the Australis TLC mascara), and I'm ready for a night out. Also, this does not move. Waterproof, no smudging, melting, nothing. Which also means it's a b*tch to remove.
Benefit BadGal Lash
Estee Lauder Magnascopic
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Sorry guys, I've never tried any Chanel mascaras. From reviews, I've read that Chanel tends to lend to a more natural as opposed to dramatic look, and that's why I've never purchased one.
I may have missed out on some good ones, but these are the most memorable to me. I hope this list helps!