Friday, November 2, 2012

The Perfect Eyelash Mate


For almost my entire, makeup wearing, life, I've been through SO many mascaras. Guys. Like so many! Different types and brands. Blacks and browns. Ones that lengthen and add volume. Like I said.. so many. And I never finish them! I just cannot find one that I'm really in love with. And actually, I've been watching Sammi's channel on Youtube, BeautyCrush and she has had the same issue. She really inspired me to do this post.

Recently, I was reading up on makeup (which I love), and especially, obviously, mascaras. In them I really look for something that adds volume and lengthens my lashes, as I'm sure most girls do. Anyway, all you ever hear is "Get the (in)famous Maybelline Great Lash"! You know the one with the pink bottle and green lid? Yeah. Everyone recommends it. Been around for YEARS. That one.


Well, the last time I needed a new mascara, I decided why not, ya know? It's been around forever and it seems like everyone swears by it. Even professional makeup artists (and gurus) use it everyday and on everyone. So I bought it.

Let me just tell you, I hate it. It claims to separate and volumize, but it doesn't for me! I mean, maybe it separates more than some but not phenomenally. And the volume? No. It clumps. It clumps on the brush before you even put it on! It's so incredibly messy, as well. And messy as in, it gets all over the bottle. I hate hate hate it. And I know I'm being so negative but I really expected more. A lot more. Let me just tell those of you who don't know, I went to school for cosmetology. I took a makeup course! And I still can't find a mascara that I like. 

I've also heard so much about Covergirl Lash Blast and I've actually never used it. Do you use it? What do you think about it?



Again, sorry for being negative. I don't like negative posts, really. But I felt like it needed to be said. And if it works for you, GREAT! I'm glad. But I just expected to finally find "the one". Maybe I should try designer ones.. I don't know.. I'm so lost.

I'm (always) so completely open to ideas and suggestions for mascaras! So feel free to comment and suggest away!

Have you used Maybelline Great Lash? Did you like it?
All pictures are linked respectively.

15 comments:

  1. Big colossal lashes (or something like that?) Yellow and purple tube, maybeline. I buy and use it religiously! Also likes L'oreal Voluminous lashes. And then rimmel makes one in a green tube that has a lash growth serum in it? I've only found it once, and can't remember it's name but it's also amaaaaazing. And truly does make your lashes grow! :D

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    1. Hmmm maybe I'll pick that up! I haven't heard much about it, but since you swear by it, that might be my next buy. Thanks :D

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  2. Oh. Also..i HATE that great lash mascara too. But lash blast isnt too bad. I like the brush. If it's on sale I'll buy it.

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  3. The pink and green one suckssss. I've had good luck with L'oreal Voluminous. And taking prenatal vitamins seemed to help with lash growth. Probably not the best idea though. oh well.

    Best,
    Colour Me Classic

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    1. That's three people that said something about that L'oreal one to me now. Hmmm. I giggled when you said you take prenatals! You should probably try biotin! Its good for all the same stuff, when you're not preggo. Haha! Thanks again!

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  4. Hi Ashley!

    I had trouble finding mascara for a while too, but right now I'm using Dior (not sure which one, though! Don't have it with me to look!) and I think it's great. I got it at Sephora. I don't wear makeup every single day, but still, it has lasted me a long time for a mascara! It doesn't clump, either.

    I honestly don't think I've ever tried Maybelline or L'oreal...!

    Hope you're having a good weekend, dear.
    xox

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    1. I'll have to see how much that one is but it sounds amazing! Thanks!

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  5. I haven't tried it yet, but my sister swears by it. I really need to give it a try. I hope you had a fabulous weekend, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. Thanks, love. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) And I loved your most recent post. Totally following :)

      xo

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  6. I love this post.Will you let me know when you publish new one? I can't wait to see it. :)

    maybe we can follow each other?
    if you are in,follow me and let me know. I will follow you asap :)

    http://liliemarlen.blogspot.com/

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  7. I actually just bought the Covergirl lashblast volume and love it! My lashes are dark and full, and I haven't found it too hard to get off compared to other mascaras. The downfall, it is definitely not waterproof in the slightest, but other than that, love!
    xo TJ

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about Lash Blast. Thanks girl :)

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