There really isn’t anything worse than flaky, smeared, clumpy mascara (Ok, yes, there are worse things in life. But when it comes to beauty blunders, gross mascara is top 3!) I’ve tried a lot of different mascara…because for some reason – maybe my bottom lashes have an incredibly odd tilt, who knows! – my mascara tends to get smudgy. Not on purpose like the perfectly smudged smokey eye you see on most starlets these days, but just smudged.
With all of this field research under my belt (and by field research, I mean many exasperated nights of smudged mascara…) I found a few perfect formulas.
Here womanistas, are my top 3:
Best Overall: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara
This blend of rich, hydrating mascara is my absolute favorite. It’s volumizing and lengthening, all in one stroke. Plus, it doesn’t flake or smudge and it lasts all day! Yes, it’s a little pricey, but worth the investment for knock-out lashes.
Best Everyday Blend: Tarte Cosmetics “Gifted” Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
This mascara is like a vitamin for your lashes. Its unique blend of vitamins and minerals actually help improve the strength and overall health of your lashes, while lenthening and hydrating them! In just 3 weeks you can see your lashes go from drab to fab & luxurious. Seriously! Plus, it’s rich and emollient and won’t flake. The perfect recipe for gorgeous, healthy lashes.
Best Drugstore Brand: L’Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara
This inexpensive beauty find is seriously hardworking. It has a super-dark formula that leaves your lashes looking lush and dramatic. I also use the waterproof version when I’m at the beach and it NEVER runs or smears. This mascara will take you from day to night in high-style, with a bargain price tag.
What about you, womanistas? What is your favorite mascara?
Let me know what you think of these!
Happy lash enhancing, womanistas!
xo, the Womanista