Today we’re talking all about one of my all time favorite beauty products–mascara! Specifically of the drugstore variety, because let’s face it, mascara is probably the number one product that we all use for far too long, and probably shouldn’t. We really should be using a new tube every few months, depending on how often you use it. And who wants to spend $20+ on a tube from a department store that you’re just going to have to end up tossing in a few months, anyways? Not me! That’s where the drugstore becomes your best friend! In my humble opinion, drugstore mascaras actually trump their high end counterparts, anyway. Especially Maybelline and CoverGirl. Those two brands know how to do this product right!
Mascara was one of the first makeup products that I was allowed to use back in junior high. I remember getting my first tube of Maybelline Great Lash like it was yesterday and being so excited to actually be able to wear it to school! Since then, it’s remained the one product (besides SPF moisturizer!) that I absolutely cannot leave my house without. Mascara is the one thing that I believe totally transforms your face with the least amount of effort. Swipe on a couple of coats and bam! Bambi eyes for days!
My usual favorite type of wand to use is usually big, fat rubber ones with tons of short bristles like Maybelline The Rocket, or CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion. I feel like these types of brushes are great for really grabbing onto your lashes and coating each one to add super volume. These are great for when you want those bold “va-va-voom” lashes. Hellooooo, bedroom eyes! My next favorite are the skinnier, curved rubber brushes. These are the best for length and separation. The tiny bristles grab onto every single lash and fan them out beautifully. If length is what you’re really looking for with separation being an added bonus, CoverGirl Clump Crusher Extensions is my favorite! This formula is made with tiny fibers that help add length to your lashes . If length+separation+curling+ =a bit of volume is what you’re after, Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara is fabulous! The curved wand with all of it’s tiny bristles separates and curls your lashes like no other! I’ve only used this one a few times so far, but it’s already a forever favorite!
My all time favorite drugstore mascara though, is Maybelline’s Mega Plush mascara. What could I possibly say about this mascara other than you absolutely need it in your life! This mascara does exactly what the name says-makes them mega plushy. It basically turns your lashes into beautiful, long, luscious, plushy feathers. Okay, maybe feathers isn’t the right word, but hopefully you get the point. This formula is a mouse, which helps to prevent your lashes from turning into stiff nubs once you put it on. The formula glides over your lashes so beautifully, giving you that gorgeous, fluttery false lash appearance. I really can’t sing enough praises about this life changing mascara.
Interested in my faves? Check out the links above! What are your favorite drugstore mascaras? Any recommendations for me to try? Don’t be afraid to let me know!