March 27, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: Mascara Edition

Last week was the first installment of "Don't Believe the Hype" and seems like everyone is excited for this feature. Hooray! I'm continuing this week with mascaras! I'm a big mascara girl. 3 makeup items I don't leave the house without: concealer, lip balm and mascara. I have found a balance between daytime and nighttime mascaras. Most of the mascaras on this list are about voluminous lashes:

Dior's Diorshow Mascara $25 - Gasp! I know... this mascara gets so much love. I finally took the plunge and was sadly disappointed. I did layer it on top of a mascara that separated lashes but that's not worth 25 bucks.

Julep Volumizing Mascara $24 - Julep's beauty products have been hit or miss. This mascara was definitely a miss for me. I wasn't a fan of the brush or the results. See my review here.

AVON Mega Effects Mascara $10 - The application is unlike any other mascara I've tried so perhaps I just don't have the skills but I didn't notice any "mega" effects after using. It was also a little terrifying to hold near your eye.

Maybelline Volum' Express® Falsies Big Eyes Mascara $9.49 - Maybelline is my go-to brand for mascaras so I was shocked by the lack luster results. Originally reviewed here.

ModelCo Fibre Lashxtend Extreme Black Lengthening Mascara - Womp womp. Originally reviewed in my POPSUGAR Must Have Box.

mark. Scanda-lash Mascara $6.50 - Great travel size but that's about all I can truly say about this mascara. Originally reviewed in my Beauty Army Kit.

tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes™ Statement Mascara $23 - Really had high hopes for this mascara but saw no real results. Originally reviewed in my Glossybox.

For more mascara reviews, check out this post. Also, feel free to tell me which product category you'd like me to feature next in the comments below!

What mascaras have disappointed you?


  1. i've never been a mascara fan. i only use it from time to time or for special occasions. BUT I do like the Too Faced sample mascara that I got from an event that I went too. I also learned applying tricks from the gal who is doing my wedding day make-up. As she was applying she was teaching me how I can do it to myself too...which was awesome since never really was taught how to apply mascara lol as some mascaras that I have tried feel way to heavy or irate my eyes (even when I wipe away the excess from the lashes).


  2. Great post! Mascara is so hard for me. I really only like two or three and the rest are terrible.

  3. I wish I could be taught how to wear mascara! LOL! I've never worn it right plus it doesn't help I very light and small eyelashes!

  4. i loved dior but it's so pricey. and big eyes (original, not waterproof) is a FAVE of mine.

  5. I love the honesty! It's really hard to find a good mascara so this saves us all a lot of time and money!

  6. @jointhegossip lol thanks :) Yes it is. That's why I like to use drugstore brands to test out the style because they're a little bit cheaper

  7. I think it all depends on your lashes because I didn't get the hype about Dior whatsoever lol

  8. @Maggie have you checked YouTube? There are tons of how-to videos.

  9. @Christina lol well at least you know what works for ya :)


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