My Top 5 Mascaras


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I love makeup. I have an extreme stash of pallets, foundation, blush,etc. You name it, I probably have it! I love all makeup, but my favorite part of makeup is mascara.

Now, before I go into the mascara part, I want to mention something I’ve been using on my lashes the past few months. My friend became a consultant for Rodan Fields because she used the product and saw serious results. I was skeptical, and I already have good lashes, but I figured I’d give it a shot.

It’s a serum you put on your lashes every night for 3 months. It grows your lashes. It IS expensive…but so worth the money. The pricetag kept me from buying it for a few months, but I finally broke down and got it. And it works. My lashes are long and full.

If you’re interested in checking it out, you can go here! Unfortunately I didn’t think about taking before and after pictures, but my friend sent me one to share!

Rodan Fields Lash Boost

Back to my Faves!

There’s something about making lashes go from boring to bold that I love. I usually use two mascaras at once, because I don’t like to have subtle lashes. I like them to be black and bold. Long and volumized!

Now I know not everyone likes their lashes this way, so I’m going to tell you some of my favorites. With these, you can wear them alone for a natural look, or layer and combine them for a more dramatic look (which I prefer!)

I don’t typically use the most expensive brands. I find that a lot of drugstore mascaras are just as good or better than high end. Some of my top 5 are dupes or higher end mascaras, and I’ll mention those as well.

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My top 5!

L’Oréal lash paradise: Complete dupe for Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. There are some people who say it isn’t, but I think it is. It’s half the price, and it the formula doesn’t get thick and clumpy after a few weeks. I find that Too Faced mascara does. And the wand is basically the exact same shape as Too Faced Better than Sex. It’s makes your lashes full and dark. I usually do a few coats, but one coat makes them pretty dramatic! You can get it here!

Loreal lash paradise

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes: I got this as a sample a few years ago, and just bought it again. It has a nice full wand and makes your lashes full and black. It is a little on the pricey side, but it’s one of the only mascaras that I find lengthens and volumizes. So the price tag is worth it to me. You can get it here!


L’Oréal Paris Telescopic: This mascara is one I use in combination with one of the volumizing mascaras because it adds length and separates the lashes. This is probably the only drugstore lengthening mascara I like. It is easy to layer, and gives dramatic length. It is like the YSL Babydoll mascara but it doesn’t dry out as quickly and isn’t nearly as expensive. I love the YSL Babydoll mascara, but after about a month it was dried out. It’s too expensive to use for only a month. So this is my go to for length! You can shop here for this mascara!

Loreal Paris Telescopic

L’Oréal Voluminous: This mascara is a dupe for Urban Decay Perversion mascara at a fraction of the cost. This will make your lashes full and dark. It can also easily be layered for more than one coat. The brush is full with soft bristles, and it can be layered after it dries and won’t get clumpy. One coat gives natural full lashes. So if you’re looking for something more natural, this is the way to go! Check it out here!

Loreal Voluminous

NYX Worth the Hype: This is a pretty new mascara, but I loved it from the start. Gives length and volume. You can do one coat, for a more natural look, or layer it for a more dramatic look. It is hard to layer after the first coat dries, so I recommend doing several coats pretty quickly. Only here at Ulta!

NYX Worth the Hype

Are there some favorites you think should be on the list? Let me know! I’m always up to try new mascara!!

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xo, Emily

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38 thoughts on “My Top 5 Mascaras

  1. L’Oreal Telescopic has been my go-to for probably 5+ years at least! It’s so good and gets every single lash. Great list, I’ll have to try out the others since clearly we are not he same page with mascara haha!

  2. YES I have been using Lash Boost and it has changed my life. Now I love every mascara (even though this was helpful) because I finally have some lashes of my own.

  3. I haven’t tried any of those mascaras, but I really like Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara. I’ve heard such great things about NYX and their products.

  4. OMG that lash boost is insane. I’ve always wanted to try, but it’s definitely not in my college student budget!


  5. Love the L`OREAL Voluminous, I have been using that one myself for years. But I have heard good things about the Tarte one you mentioned. Maybe I will pick one up next time!

  6. ill need to remember these. I used to use the telescopic one and i have no idea why I stopped. Now I have some cat one I believe but it’s almost out so I will be on the hunt for a new one.

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