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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