One of the many things I love about blogging is trying all the new products! In addition to the latest and greatest in skincare that I frequently share with you, I get to put new beauty products to the test too! This blog post is short and sweet, but a long time in the making. It was around the time I moved to Toronto that I decided I wanted to find the best mascaras on the market. Since then, I’ve jumped at every sample or demo opportunity and finally, I think I’ve come up with my favourites! At least for now…. new things are always popping up.
- LANCOME MONSIEUR BIG – Best Volume + Length Combo
This is the newest mascara to my roundup and my favourite to use on the daily. It gives the best combo of volume and length. It isn’t easy to find a product that does both well!
- DIOR DIORSHOW PUMP N’ VOLUME – Most Insane Volume *spider lashes*
This mascara makes the biggest statement. It creates so much volume that it almost looks like false lashes! I consider this more of a going out mascara than a daytime one.
- STILA HUGE EXTREME LASH – Best Lengthening
This mascara is for you if length is what you’re looking for. I start with a layer only on the ends and that put a second layer on the whole lash for added oomph.
- COVERGIRL KATY KAT EYE – Best at Holding Curl
I find it tricky to find a mascara that doesn’t kill half the curl that I just put in my lashes. This one is super lightweight, so keeps your lashes pointed to the sky! Plus, it’s a drugstore price point, so you really can’t go wrong.
- REVLON MEGA MULTIPLIER – Lash Tubes *waterproof*
This is one of my all-time favourites. I can’t even count how many times I’ve bought it! I fell in love with this product via the original “Lash Tubes” at Sephora, but quickly discovered this version that’s just as good at a fraction of the price. Lash tubes are different than mascara in that once they dry they solidify, so they will never run. To remove, you simply run warm water over them until they slide off your eyelash in the shape of a tube. It can be a bit freaky the first time because you will feel like your lashes are falling off! Anyways, I love this mascara because I don’t like normal waterproof mascaras. I find that they leave residue on your eyes for ages and that’s not healthy. Having said that, I have really long bottom lashes, so I always end up with racoon eyes if I wear normal mascara. To combat this, I wear this mascara on my bottom lashes in combination with another mascara on the top lashes. You can also wear it on the full eye, but it doesn’t have quite the same lengthening/volumizing effects as the alternatives.
- WELL PEOPLE – Best Natural Mascara
We know I love my all-natural products, although I still have lots of traditional beauty favourites too. I’ve tried about ten different green beauty mascaras and this one is by far the best! I find that the natural mascaras either don’t stay in place (racoon eyes for days), weigh down your lashes big time or just don’t really provide good coverage. This one doesn’t do any of that! Definitely give this one a try if you’re into natural beauty.