Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mascara Wears

I've used CoverGirl Fantastic Lash Mascara for several years now.

A friend of mine was using Almay One Coat Nourishing Thickening Mascara. Her lashes were noticeably prettier.

It's been established that I am a very fickle customer. No loyalty, I tell ya, none. So of course I picked up the Almay brand instead of CG the last time I bought mascara. It's only been a few weeks, but I already have my list of pros and cons established.

CoverGirl Fantastic Lash Mascara

  • small, rounded brush
  • washes off easily

  • clumps easily
  • smudges easily

Almay One Coat Nourishing Thickening Mascara

  • long-lasting
  • minimal smudging


  • doesn't wash off easily
  • thick, straight brush
  • 'one coat' does not suffice

So I must decide what I expect from a mascara...

It should:
  • last all day
  • lengthen and thicken
  • be justifiably affordable

It should not:
  • clump or smudge
  • be 'waterproof' if it isn't
  • be a chore to apply

Do you have a mascara that does all these things for you? Speak up, by all means.


Fell4fashion said...

I LOVE cover girls new mascara in the big orange tube (the name has escaped me!) :)

angie fabulous said...

i'm totally fickle when it comes to mascaras.
i've used the expensive, department store ones. they're always clumpy or you have to put on 13 coats for anything to show up. i am not amused.
i've also fallen for the whole 'eyelash primer' thing, which just ends up taking more time and making your eyelashes especially thick-feeling. it's not a good thing.
i always, always, always try the 'newest and best' mascaras out there...but i always come back to my old trusty- l'oreal voluminous. it's especially fantastic and makes my lashes look incredible!

ps. jill i LOVE this blog! holy crapoly!