The Mascara Post | Drugstore Picks

Tuesday, September 9, 2014



Following my mascara post that went up the other day (read here) here is the other one featuring my drugstore picks! I know this post seems quite long but it is worth the time to read! Join me and my mascaras as I tell you about my experiences with them all.  
Rimmel London Volume Flash Scandal Eyes: This mascara has to be the biggest one I’ve ever purchased. One of my good friends got this mascara to try it since she was in a bit of a mascara rut. After seeing how great it looked on her, I decided to add it to my list of samples to try. This mascara is probably one of my number one picks. I was very pleased with the first time I used it; the second time wasn’t as great (for reasons we won’t discuss), but since then I have been really pleased with it. The brush is rather large and is a soft one. It coats all of my lashes and makes them look really full. If you have long and curly lashes then this mascara will definitely give you even more volumized, thick, and full lashes.

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Volum Express: The name is quite a mouthful, unfortunately – and the mascara itself wasn’t quite up to my standards. It didn’t really have that “wow” factor on my lashes. It even hurt to take off that night with my makeup remover. The medium-sized brush is soft and oval shaped. The first time I wore it, it coated each lash fully, making them look nice and thick. The second time around, this time without eyeliner, my lashes did look volumized and full but it hurt once again to remove. I liked the general feel of the mascara, but it still isn’t a pick for me.

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Curve Alert: Going off of the Scandal Eyes line by Rimmel, this Curve Alert is a variation of the original. This mascara has a curved brush, almost spoon-like. Using it the first few timscara itself wasn’t quite up to my standards. It didn’t really have that “wow” factor on my lashes. It even hurt to take off that night with my makeup remover. The medium-sized brush is soft and oval shaped. The first time I wore it, it coated each lash fully, making them look nice and thick. The second time around, this time without eyeliner, my lashes did look volumized and full but it hurt once again to remove. I liked the general feel of the mascara, but it still isn’t a pick for me.

Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express: This mascara has had lots of hype surrounding it, stating that it does give you the intense false lash look every girl wants. After using this one several times, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s one of my favorites. The thinner, soft spoon brush does coat each lash and gives me a bit of a lift – unfortunately, not quite the lift I really want. I think by working with it some more, I could definitely come to love it.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara: This one, like The Falsies, has had a ton of hype, and at a price of only three dollars at Walgreens, it’s stupid not to try it out. Everyone who I’ve spoken to who has tried it says it’s one of the best. It has a small, thin, soft brush, but if used right it can volumize your lashes and make them look incredibly nice. I haven’t determined where this one sits on my favorites scale, but I think it’s staying in the middle for now. But at that super cheap price, it’s definitely worth the money.

Maybelline One by One Volum Express: This is one I have had for a while and I’ve purchased it several times. It is a more plastic bristle brush and can reach every lash on your eyes, hence the “one by one” in the title. It’s been my mascara pick two or three times, but I think I personally have moved onto other mascaras.

Covergirl Bombshell Curvaceous: Okay, I lied; this is the biggest mascara I’ve ever owned. I feel like I’m holding a small flare in my hand whenever I use it. On one end is a hard plastic brush that you use first to coat your lashes, like regular mascara. This side gives good volume and coats my lashes well. Then the other end is like a finisher to the mascara. You only need two coats to finish off the look and you’re done. I don’t think I would buy this one on my own due to my distaste for how hard all of Covergirl’s mascaras are. I was still glad to try this massive mascara out but it’s not one of my favorites. 

Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Cat Eyes: I’ll start off by saying that this is good to use as a base mascara, bottom lash mascara, or one where you just want to fill in the gaps. The brush is like The Falsies’ smaller, thinner sister with a curved spoon brush, but it doesn’t coat really well. I’ve used this for more layering of two mascaras on top of one another. It’s not a favorite but it doesn’t hurt if you have this in your drawer.


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