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May 25, 2018

OK, this post has been a long time coming. I get asked this question all the time. What is the best mascara? Well, it turns out I have a few favourites. Today I’m going though why I like them and what really works. There are tons of them that didn’t make the cut so let’s discuss which ones are worth the money.



Best mascaras. What a sticky wicket! You have to realize that everyone likes mascaras for different reasons. I have tried many and tend to gravitate back to the ones that perform well for me. This post is of course subjective because they are the best products that work for me. Know going into this that I wear mascara daily and like thick, clumpy lashes. I’ve never really been into the natural look. Also, I don’t like waterproof mascara. Ever. It’s too hard to get off and I believe its hard on your lashes. I swear by one product to grow your lashes (see below). And I always wear black mascara. I really believe you get what you pay for. Here goes…


Best lash primer: 

LancomeCils Booster mascara primer. This is BEST way to get thick lashes. Works with any mascara. Only use on top lashes. Let it dry before you apply your mascara.


Best mascara for a thick, clumpy lash look: 

NYX Professional Makeup Doll Eye Mascara.This doll eye mascara is the stuff that lash dreams are made of. Plus, you get plenty of bang for your buck since this formula is chock full of natural oils and nylon fibers.


Best mascara for easy application: 

Urban Decay Perversion mascara. This won “Best Mascara” in publications and I really wanted it to be my top choice. It’s not for me because it applies very wet. I have a hooded eyes and wet mascara goes everywhere on me. It’s good – not great.


Best mascara for everyday casual look:

ILLAMASQUA – Raven - Mascara  Before I started blogging I was an iconic curl  girl. But then I started trying new products for the blog and discovered so many wonderful brands and ILLAMASQUA  is one of them. Have to Say ILLAMASQUA is my Daily go to must have. 


Best eye liner: 

ILLAMASQUA Precision GEL Eyeliner. This is such a great GEL eyeliner. It goes exactly where you put it. Very dramatic!


Best eye makeup remover: 

There is only one choice here – Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup remover. I buy the large one and always have a backup under my sink. I’ve been using this product for years. Absolutely the best one on the market! 


Best product to grow your lashes: 

NeuLash  I cannot say enough great things about this product. You have to use it every night and it will take about a month (yes, 30 applications) before you notice anything. If you stop using it, it stops working. It’s expensive but worth it. One tube will last you for at least 6 months!


I feel certain I’ve left some really great mascaras off my list. I would love to hear what you are using and why you like it.

 Please leave me a comment love Amanda xoxo



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