Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! You guys know that I am a mascara and eyeshadow junkie, so a few weeks ago, I decided to take some before and after pictures with some of my usual makeup drawer inhabitants, and I tried out some new ones, too. So, if you ever feel like this:


then never fear, I've tried out 5 mascaras for you! Heads-up: I only have concealer and mascara on in the after pictures. I didn't want to put eyeliner or shadow on to distort the overall feel of the mascara. Also, I always use my ELF $2 eyelash curler before applying mascara. Finally, I don't like to wear waterproof mascara, so these are all regular formulas. Let's go!

1) Covergirl Total Tease Mascara



I'm a Maybelline girl through and through, but I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and try some Covergirl in the name of science! I thought that Covergirl's Total Tease Mascara did an awesome job lengthening my eyelashes. I did not feel like it thickened up my lashes though, so I'd rate it as a 6. 

2) Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara


For my second look, I grabbed a mascara that was already in my drawer, Maybelline's Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara. While it doesn't lengthen as much as the Covergirl mascara, I feel like it does thicken up my lashes a bit more. I'd rate this as a 6.5. 

3) Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara


Next up, I tried Physicans Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara. This came in a package deal with the tinted moisturizer that I bought, and since I love their bronzer, I figured I'd give this a whirl. What an amazingish surprise! I say amazingish because I feel like this mascara makes my lashes look fabulous, BUT it is very messy. I don't like to do my mascara first, but if I wear this mascara, I have to do it first so I don't wipe away any shadow when I accidentally smear some on my lids. Also, although it is organic, I actually experience a tinge of eye-watering when I wear this. So, I'm at an impasse with this one and will have to score it at an 8. 

4) Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara


My current favorite Maybelline mascara is their Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara. It lengthens like the Covergirl mascara and thickens my lashes like the regular Colossal mascara. I definitely think this one is hard to beat! The only thing I would change is that I am always up for my mascara to be extra thick, so I'm going to rate this one at a 9. 

5) Covergirl Plumpify blastPRO Mascara


My Target had a display of the various mascara wands out, and I was intrigued by Covergirl's Plumpify blastPRO Mascara. (I also had a $2 off coupon on Cartwheel!) At first, I was really disappointed because the mascara was very messy. Just like the Physicians Formula mascara, I would have to do my mascara first to avoid any shadow mishaps. I also felt like it separated my lashes a little too much. But, I played with it more, especially over vacation, and I started using the Covergirl Lash Tease on top of this mascara to get a better effect. While it does a decent job, it's not my favorite, so I'm rating it at a 7.5. 

So, overall, I had fun experimenting with different mascaras, but I think in the end, Maybelline is still my go-to brand. They create great products that lengthen and thicken lashes, AND they're usually cheaper than Covergirl mascaras! 

What are your favorite mascaras? Have you tried any fun colored mascaras lately? Tell me in the comments below! 

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I'm spending today at a new teacher training in my new school district, so I'm officially off of summer vacation and back in reality land! After a week of rain, we're hoping to soak up some sun, fun, and pool time. I hope you have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!

Linking up with Andrea, Erika, Narci, Della, Tif, Katie, Amanda, Christina, Lauren, and Paula 


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38 comments:

  1. Good luck at your new school!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  2. What gorgeous eyes you have! My vote is for the physician's formula but you really rock them all!

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  3. You have beautiful eyelashes and I love that you did this because now I am going to try the 2nd Maybelline volume express one! Happy first day back, saying a quick prayer that you have a great year in your new district! xoxo ERIN

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    1. Thanks, Erin! You can't go wrong with a Maybelline product! I love their clear mascara for my brows, too!

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  4. I agree with Tara and liked the physician's formula better. I think I'll always be a Better Than Sex Mascara girl! Have fun this weekend, but don't fall asleep in training today!

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    1. I do think the Physicians Formula is really pretty, I just need them to work on the wand a bit. I need to try more Benefit products for sure!

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  5. Wow! I think I'm switching mascaras next time!!! I use L'Oréal Butterfly Effect. I have short, stubby lashes

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    1. I have a cobalt blue mascara from L'oreal that is fun, but they had one with a white lash builder that I tried last year and it was awful on me. Try the Maybelline Pumped Up- it lengthens and thickens.

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  6. Loved your review, gorgeous eyes girl! The Physician's Formula has me curious, but right now I'm wearing Make-Up Forever and liking it.

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    1. I want to try some Makeup Forever products- hopefully this fall!

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  7. If you like mascara, you have to try L'Oreal! I hadn't tried hardly any of their products before, but I'm a follower of Carli Bybel and she recommended the L'Oreal Telescopic mascara (gold tube) and I fell in love and used it religiously. They just came out with the Voluminous Lash Paradise (pink tube) and it is SO GOOD. People are saying it's a dupe for the Better Than Sex mascara and I think it's even better than that. Highly recommend you check those out!

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    1. Oooh thanks for all of the recommendations- I'm going to have to look up Carli Bybel too! I love watching makeup videos- especially the girls on Eleventh Gorgeous!

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  8. My favorite is the Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara on you! My go-to has been the CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara for a loooong time. I recently tried something different and I didn't like it!

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    1. I like the Pumped Up too- I'll have to look into the CG Lash Blast- thanks for the recommendation!

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  9. So first lets talk about your beautiful peepers. So pretty. I was going back and forth between all the pictures trying to compare. Your lashes look great in all of them and the differences were so subtle to my eyes but using them is a different ballgame. You are an awesome comparer. Happy Friday!

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  10. I cannot even tell you how happy I am to see you reviews as I am looking for a new mascara. I am with you I love Mabelline but for a good mascara, I'll try anything! The pumped up is my fav on you!! Happy weekend babe!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! I think I'm getting a mascara in my upcoming Ipsy bag, so it'll be fun to try another one, and I do want to take my blue mascara for a spin again before fall comes!

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  11. I am SO happy and thankful you did these reviews. I am needing new mascara and need to go find some. I love Maybelline but always want to try new. I think I really like Pumped up. Thanks for doing all the work for me! :) Happy weekend!

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    1. I was always a pink and green Maybelline mascara girl, but I'm glad that I branched out and tried some of their other products. I'm with you- Pumped Up is my favorite so far!

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  12. I love the loreal primer stuff but am still on the fence about mascara. I cannot stand the messiness either....I need my mascara to stay put as soon as I apply. You have really great lashes girl! I barely have any but since I've been using lash boost mascara has become a big deal. :)

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    1. Thank you! Definitely give a Maybelline mascara a try- they really do a great job of being mess-free.

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  13. P.S. Hit post too soon - meant to add that your eyes are so pretty!

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  14. I am totally in the market for a new mascara. I usually wear Clinique something in chocolate. But it's not cheap. I picked up something from Walmart the other day - almay maybe - and the brish was just too bulky. I think I'm liking your cover girl options. I don't like a lot. It's really only been a couple of years since I started wearing any at all!

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    1. I hope one of these works for you! I think mascara is a great way to look more pulled together when I want to forego other makeup. It's in the eyes!

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  15. I just tried the L'Oreal Lash Paradise and I was like,"Whoah baby!" I've been a Covergirl Supersizer Mascara girl for a few years now but I think I'm a L'Oreal Lash Paradise girl now!

    Virginia
    More to Mrs. E

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I've gotten lots of suggestions to try L'oreal, so I may just pick some up for my next tube!

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  16. I feel the same way, my lashes never look as good as the models in the ads! I just bought a new kind yesterday, Maybelline Falsies. So far I like it!

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    1. You'll have to let me know how Falsies works out for you! I tried it for a while, and it didn't mesh well with my lashes, but I think it was because it was a waterproof kind which is not my fave at all.

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  17. Your eyes are GORGEOUS! Thanks for the tips. I always end up going back to some form of Loreal mascara - currently liking the Lash Paradise - but I love to try new ones too. I agree with your top choice. And the Phys Formula sounds good, but the eye watering would be a deal breaker for me. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I'm going to have to try Lash Paradise- you're the second person to say that it's awesome! I'm adding it to my list!

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  18. Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara looks amazing. I just made a note to add it my grocery list to pick up later this week.

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    1. I hope you like it! Let me know how it works out for you!

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