What's Your Ideal Mascara?

What’s Your Ideal Mascara?

Revlon Dramatic Definition mascara with plastic bristle brushpress sample affiliate link

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.30.17

Question of the Week: What does your ideal mascara do, and which one comes close to delivering it?

Answer: I am surprisingly picky for someone who really doesn’t care about mascara that much! I know exactly what I need it to do: deliver long separated lashes with inky black richness. And I find that more often than not, that effect is delivered with a plastic bristle brush.

Luckily, there are a lot of options that offer exactly that at all price points.
My favorites (that I love equally) are:
Benefit Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara ($24)
COVERGIRL Clump Crusher ($7.99)
Revlon Dramatic Definition mascara ($8.49) The mascara in the image with its plastic bristle awesomeness.

My recommendation? Go the COVERGIRL or Revlon route and use that extra $16 towards a high end lipstick or palette!

Here’s what was up with the League last week…

Prime Beauty – I’ve discovered a foundation that is perfect for over 40 skin! Mally Beauty Complexion Perfection Soft Focus Foundation provides medium to full coverage and has an immediate skin smoothing effect that looks completely natural!

Realizing Beauty – The MAC Robert Lee Morris Collection has some of the most exquisite packaging we’ve ever seen. But it goes beyond the packaging. The shades and formulas within are just as stunning.

we heart this – We’ve discovered something for redness that’s affordable, from a brand we already love and that covers quickly and completely. If you have rosacea or the like, you need to click here.

Beautygeeks – waited until she’d almost finished the bottle to review this moisturizing eye treatment, just to be sure her love was real.

Clumps of Mascara – I have a new favorite foundation that I can’t get enough of. The best part? BECCA has a good amount of shades for darker complexions. This is a BIG deal!

EauMG – I’ve reviewed a delicious gourmand chocolate-vanilla perfume made for the iconic NYC ice cream shop, Serendipity 3.

fanserviced-b – This week I asked skincare fans to talk me through what they love about Emma Hardie’s cult favorite Moringa Cleansing Balm because…I don’t love it.

Geniabeme -has a gift guide for some high end products for beauty lovers! These items are priced between $100 – $500. There will be other gift guide for lower price ranges soon!

Gouldylox – The Sephora Sale kicks off for Rouge this weekend and I’ve got the details on what the pros are buying. How does your list compare to theirs?

My Beauty Bunny – is co-hosting an Instant Win Game with Juice Beauty – just fill out the form and you’ll see instantly if you’re a winner of your choice of holiday gift set!

Phyrra – Looking for the best things to pick up during the Sephora VIB Sale plus what to skip? I’ve got my recommendations & anti-haul #11!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Prime Beauty is Currently Craving: The Dose of Colors Hidden Treasure Palette, an online exclusive from Ulta Beauty has me verklempt. The mix of metallic foils and matte eye shadow shades is perfect for the holidays!

Your turn we heartsters, what’s your ideal mascara and why? Share in the comments!

stef

stef

Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world...
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products
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1 thought on “What’s Your Ideal Mascara?”

  1. krista

    My ideal mascara curls, thickens, and lasts all day. I’ve had many favorites over the years that have been discontinued. L’Oreal Le Grand Curl in their waterproof formula was my first love. Discontinued. Then I had a decade love affair with a Shiseido volumizing mascara that was then discontinued. Now I’m making do with Kevyn Aucoin’s volumizing mascara–it doesn’t really hold a curl, though. Boots No 7 Stay Perfect mascara is also a decent formula–really volumizing and also the tube-style formula that I’ve been preferring. If anybody knows of a mascara that won’t melt on oily eyelids and actually holds a curl, hit me up!

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