My 5 Favorite Mascaras
Mascara is one of my non-negotiables when I’m doing my own everyday makeup. My general criteria is that 1) it holds the curl up nicely, 2) no clumping, 3) it does what it says– define, lengthen, or volumize. My top 5 brands:
From the iconic Great Lash to the Volum’ Express line to the Lash Stiletto, Maybelline is my go-to brand for mascara. Hell, they invented the stuff (A resourceful girl named Mabel mixed Vaseline and coal dust to make her eyelashes darker. Her brother improved the formula and named it Maybelline. Mabel + Vaseline. Now you know!). It’s a great deal at maximum P500 per tube. I go through several tubes a year for my pro kit so with this price, it doesn’t hurt the pocket at all. My current fave is the Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof Mascara (red tube). I bought it in US though, the one available in Philippines isn’t the voluptuous kind (black tube).
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2. Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Something that I tried from one of my makeup students. I love the volume and length that this one gives without weighing the lashes down.
Photo from Benefitcosmetics.com
3. Fairy Drops
It promises that you’ll look like a “Brilliant, Sexy, Hollywood Star!” and will make you look “Fabulous!!!” Never have I seen so many exclamation marks in a mascara packaging. (Catch!!! Curl Up!!! Brand New!!!) While I certainly didn’t look like a brilliant, sexy, Hollywood star, it made my lashes fabulous. It’s best to let someone buy it for you from Hong Kong, it’s much cheaper there. This is what I’m personally using now.
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4. Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara
Again, something I discovered from one of my students after noticing that all her models consistently had nicely defined and curled lashes. If you’re a sucker for cute packaging then this one’s for you!
Photo from Herworldplus.com
Definitely the most pricey in this list, I had a hard time buying one for myself at around P1,800 per tube. So far the 2 tubes that I’ve had came from my mom and my sister (Thank you!). What with all the hype, it’s worth it naman.
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What are your favorite mascara brands? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂