Our eye makeup application just isn’t complete without adding that finishing touch… mascara! Every girl just loves swiping on some lash-darkening mascara to either add volume, length, a curl or all three! Everyone has their favorite formula and brand, but BeautyStat knows that there are tons of different mascaras out there, how can we possibly try all of them? We asked our resident beauty-obsessed writers Nicole Gordon Levine and makeup artist Erin Sutera to tackle the ultimate task: make a list of the best volume, lengthening, defining, curling, long-wearing, oscillating and natural mascaras out there on the cosmetic market. Read on to see if any of your favorites made the cut. You, the readers, will soon get a chance to tell us some of your favorite mascaras! Check out BeautyStat‘s readers’ choice for their favorite mascaras HERE!
Tarte – Lights, Camera Action! ($19.00)
I love this mascara due to its streamlined brush and easy application. My lashes ‘zoomed’ out to the heavens and were a nice deep black. I was able to apply a few coats and my lashes just seemed to get longer — not clumpy, flaky or anything.
After/Before By Terry Mascara
Application is key with the L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara: You have to get it in the groove of the lashes, achieving a achieve a false lash look. No clumps or flakes. This mascara goes the ‘glam’ distance — and the price is great.
I have never tried any of By Terry products, but the line always piqued my interest. Well, I was in for a treat. This mascara not only claims to help your lashes grow, but my lashes were jet black and sexy! That is exactly what I look for with my mascaras. The benefits are endless from the hydrating to hyaluronic acid to the collagen to protect your precious lashes. If you want to splurge, this is my top pick!
Dior — Diorshow Mascara ($25.00)
Don’t let the big brush fool you. At first, I thought this Dior mascara was all about volume. I was surprised at how defined and natural my lashes looked. As you apply, I was able to get each individual lash and had nice fanned-out lashes. I was also able to apply many coats and not a flake or clump in sight! As it always looks so polished! Nicole and I definitely agree on this one!
Lancôme Precious Cells Definicils ($29.50)
My other pick is Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells. I love this mascara because of the shape of the brush. Définicils has always been on top mascara lists for years. This mascara, like the By Terry also has the added benefit of helping to protect and grow your lashes. You really can’t go wrong with any of Lancôme’s mascaras.
Nicole and I both agree that Stila’s Forever Your Curl Curl Memory Mascara is amazing. Nicole said it was easy-to- apply with no issues, and curled her lashes nicely. As for me? I have eyelashes similar to Asian eyes. What does that mean? My lashes are straight, so I always have to have my Shu Uemura lash curler within my grasp. Otherwise, they just brush out instead of up. With this mascara they were gorgeous and opened up my sleepy peepers effortlessly!
Urban Decay Big Fatty ($20.00)
I’m a big fan of Urban Decay products. Along with the Naked Eye Palettes ($50.00) — if you want a downright sexy, smokey eye — you MUST use this product. Do you want your makeup to last all night? Urban Decay is a great go-to brand, known for its long-lasting formulas. At first, I was a little daunted by the shape of the molded brush, but I was able to apply multiple layers without it smudging, or flaking. I wore this out at a party into the wee hours and this mascara went the distance. I also like the fact that it has ingredients to improve the condition of your lashes such as hemp seed oil, vitamin E and purasilk (which I found out also helps to curl lashes!). Don’t let the kitschy packaging fool you. This mascara means business! Read the in-depth review with before/after photos of the Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara here!>
I have heard nothing but fabulous things about this mascara from all over. Through gym, work, and my biggest nemesis, humidity, this mascara doesn’t budge. My pick was Stila. I love the fact that not only does it give you such voluminous lashes, but it doesn’t budge all day! My eyes tear whether it’s from laughing, crying or just plain allergies. And the Stila mascara didn’t move! Read the in-depth review with before/after photos of the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara here!>
Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara ($35.00)
I really loved this mascara. I had never used an oscillating brush before, however, this one was awesome! My lashes looked even, defined and just like they do in a mascara ad! But my lashes were real! You can get really up close to the base of your lash groove and the brush does all the work for you, as you fan out to the tips of your lashes. If you want subtle yet noticeable lashes this mascara is amazing.
I love the fact that Tarte sponsors and supports sustainable-harvest cooperatives in the Amazon. They continually use different ingredients that change the mascara base game. They are also formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, synthetic fragrance or sulfates. Not to mention you get some serious lash action!
********GIVEAWAY: 10 lucky readers will score one of the mascaras mentioned in BeautyStat’s Best Mascaras Ever list. All you have to do to enter to win is comment down below — which will automatically put you in our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) — letting us know which mascara is your favorite that made the list. Haven’t tried any of them? Don’t see your favorite? Let us know which mascara you would pick as THE best; BONUS POINTS IF YOU send in photos of your before/after shots of your favorite mascara to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature AND make sure to invite your friends to give us a LIKE on Facebook by asking them to click ….>HERE! Good luck!
(This giveaway is only open to those in the U.S., sorry International fans!)
– Erin Sutera, senior writer and makeup artist & Nicole Gordon Levine
******************************* WINNERS ALERT (chosen at random): Congratulations to Caressa, Kayte, Lucy, Cosette, Stephanie, Kim, Tiffany, Regina of Margarita Bloom, Claudia, BlushandBarbells. You each won either the Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara OR the Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes. We just emailed all of you to let you know that you won.
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