Friday, October 7, 2016

Top Mascara Must-Haves

Happppppy Friday!  To celebrate the weekend, I thought I would share with you all my favorite, tried and true mascaras.  Now call me a mascara junkie, hoarder, whatever it may be, but I am always, ALWAYS on the hunt for the latest and greatest mascara.
Now, there are a few things I look for in a mascara....
1) it's gotta be buildable
2) it can NOT make me look like i have tarantulas coming out of my eyeballs
3) it's gotta give me major length and volume
(i'm not asking for too much, now am I) ;)

With that being said, I have 3 that are my top, go-to, never fail me, must have mascaras. I know when I reach for these, they are going to deliver and do exactly what I need them to do!
So lets dive right in to my mascara stash!

Before we get into the actual "mascaras", I wanted to talk about this primer. Now, I've never been a "lash primer" kind of gal, but I got this as a sample and let me say, I am HOOKED!  It makes such a huge difference in the length and volume of my lashes.  And it's not overly white, like some primers can be,  which can make it difficult to cover up with your mascara.  The color is very subtle, but the your results definitely won't be!  I'm definitely picking this up in a full size when I run out.  
P.S. - why don't they just make lash primer black??

Top 3 Favorite Mascaras

Now this one is probably my most used and favorite!  You can  apply layer after layer after layer and it will NEVER clump up on you! It adds so much volume and I love the applicator brush.  It doesn't smudge one bit either.  When I start to get low, I freak out and hurry and order another because I never want to be without it. With that being said, I ordered the waterproof version for our vacation we took in July and it was sadly a bust BUT the regular mascara is a MUST!

This mascara does exactly what it says in the name....MAJOR VOLUME!  It makes my lashes super  fluttery looking and the black color is supppppper rich and dark. I've even been asked if I was wearing false lashes when I wore this one.  Sometimes, I even apply the Too Faced - Better than Sex Mascara and this one over it for a little extra umph!  Love, Love, Love this one too!

Now this one is my more "natural look" go to mascara.  On me, it doesn't give me a ton of volume but it definitely makes up for it in the length department!  I do, however, use this one everyday for my lower lash line!  The brush is PERFECT to get those smaller lashes and it coats them perfectly and evenly! A drugstore alternative for this mascara that I also love is this one

So there you have it!  My favorite mascaras of all of right now :)
What are some of your must-haves so I can try them out as well?  I've also been wanting to try THIS mascara.  

Hope you all have a great weekend.  Also,  my thoughts and prayers are with Florida and everyone affected by Hurricane Matthew.  Please stay safe my friends! xoxo


  1. I also just tried the Mark Jacob mascara! Love it! These are all awesome options! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the roller last and better than sex! My two favorites! Your lashes are beautiful by the way.


  3. Great picks!! I need to try a few of these out!! Your lases are stunning! XO

  4. Love your review! Tt's gotta be buildable for sure. I really need to get on the "better than sex" bandwagon. I've heard so many good things about that mascara. Your lashes are gorgeous.


    1. Girl, it's amazing! Definitely give it a try!

  5. I LOVE Dior Mascara! It is my favorite!
    xo Jessica

  6. I love reading about what people like for mascara as I find it so helpful. Better Than Sex is my favorite too!

    April |

  7. Such a GREAT post!!! I am ALWAYS on the search for a great mascara!! Especially after starting latisse :-)))))


  8. great post! I really want to try the marc jacobs one!

  9. The marc jacobs noir is what I use!! Plus a lash primer of course! I'll have to check out the Dior one!!


  10. Your first two mascaras are also my faves!! So good!!