Makeup Madness

Soo... I've tried five drugstore mascaras in the past month, and thought I'd share with you some of my findings.
Especially because it's insane that I bought that many, I need to at least blog about it so it's not a complete waste ;]

(from left to right: Maybelline Lash Stiletto; Rimmel The Max VolumeFlash; Revlon Lash Fantasy;
Maybelline The Falsies Volum'Express; L'Oreal Extra Volume Collage)

 Mascara Reviews:

*one weak, faltering drumroll, please*?

Rimmel's The Max VolumeFlash mascara is currently my favorite.

♥ single application gave lashes a naturally darker, thicker, feathery look
♥ washes off easily
♥ decent brush

- doesn't build well
- not available in waterproof

For now, I'm satisfied enough to want to use it up (and some of the others, too) before I go spend more money. But I'm not done yet with my search for the perfect un-smudgeable, ultra-thickening & lengthening inky black potion.

The second-place goes to Maybelline's The Falsies mascara. The name is just so promising. I really like the look of false lashes, but I mean, that's not real life for me. Someone needs to give an award to the person who decided on that name, though. While it builds better than Rimmel's The Max, the brush's curved shape and odd bristle lengths left me a little put out. Hrmm, maybe I should use one brush in the other?

Maybelline Lash Stiletto promises shiny, longer lashes, and it sort of delivers. Lashes do have a slightly different finish than the dullness of most mascaras. For me however, the effect of lengthening sparse lashes is a bit unflattering. This might make a good choice for someone with thick lashes who wants length or just a more natural look.

Dear Revlon Lash Fantasy. Two things: chunky? and Tammy Faye-looking?

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen mascara glided on nicely, but I wasn't impressed by the brush or formula.


has anyone tried Maybelline's Great Lash BIG?


  1. You should post pictures of your lashes with each of the different mascaras on! Magazines hardly ever do that, but it would be nice to compare the effect :)

  2. I love makeup reviews! Thanks :)
    XO Lynzy
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  3. This post is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing your findings with us. I've tried a ton of mascaras on a whole lot of people as a makeup artist, and I must say, every mascara is better with:

    Shiseido Mascara Base

    A coat of this adds thickness and retains the curl of the lashes. Minimizes the smudgies as well. If you don't mind that extra step, this base enhances any mascara. This is how I use up mascaras that don't quite make it on its own.

  4. Omgee, I recently tried the Revlon and was SO disappointed too. Way too clumpy. I've tried "Big" and it's just all right - not really anything special. I'm getting a sample of LashBlast Length in the mail soon, I'm hoping that one will be a winner :)

    xoxo Maria

  5. When I saw the intro to this on my blogger-feed I actually said "FABULOUS!" outloud. I've been wondering about the Falsies mascara. I loooove fake eye lashes but it would be rather ridiculous to wear them every day haha. I'll have to check it out. I hadn't even heard of the Max, so maybe if it's on sale that will win :).

    Thanks for the great post!

  6. I have totally been needing this post! I've been trying new mascaras as well and just can't find something I love. I'll definitely be giving The Max a try next, thanks! xo

  7. I have tried lots of diff mascaras in the hope that I can find the one to make my short stubby lashes look better . the best is Lancome, Amplifier (or something like that) but as I'm a bit broke at the moment so I'm using L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion which has this funny ball like brush, well round with spikes on and I find that is really good for coating my lashes.

    Great to hear what works for you though.

  8. you should try colossal lash by mabeline. It works wonders for me & i have been using it for almost a year :)


  9. My favourite mascara ever is CoverGirl professional mascara. But I have never found CG products in Europe!!!! It drives me crazy. I have looked and looked in many countries but no luck. Trying to find a new good mascara sucks.


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