Review: Battle of the Mascaras

Hi everyone! I recently picked up an amazing value set at Sephora. For just $25 (which is the average price of mascara) I got five different deluxe samples of mascara. Unfortunately, Sephora does not carry this set anymore, but I thought I would take the opportunity to review the mascaras for you because they are all quite popular. For each mascara I curled my lashes with my Shu Uemura curler and wore each mascara for about 11-12 hours each day. I am also going to talk about the removal of each product, as I use makeup wipes to remove my makeup so being able to take off products easily is important for me.

 

 

Tarte

$20

First up is Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes. This mascara is great for curl and length. It doesn’t add as much volume, but I definitely get a nice, long curl that lasts all day. This is extremely easy to remove, but does not flake or wear off throughout the day, which is basically the best of both worlds.


 

Blinc

$26

Blinc’s mascara was definitely a new concept for me. The product uses ‘tube technology’ to literally coat each lash in a waterproof casing. This is important to know before using the product so you do not end up like I did in a panic thinking your lashes are falling off as you remove the product. This mascara is great for the summer time if you want natural looking, waterproof lashes. I would not use it for a dramatic look only because it does not provide a ton of volume or length.

 


 

Lancome

$27

Lancôme’s Hypnôse Drama mascara is definitely a strong contender. My favorite thing about the mascara is the brush. It has a curved wand, which really helps with the curl. I use this mascara for more dramatic, nighttime looks because it provides the most length and volume so my lashes are visible in front of lots of eyeshadow. It also wears for a very long time, as you can see in the photos, and it is extremely easy to remove, especially for a very dramatic mascara.


 

bareMinerals

 $18

BareMinerals’ Lash Domination mascara is not one of my favorites, but I do like it very much. This product is great for a simple look. It wears terrifically, as you can see, and it provides both volume and length. But, it’s not amazing. I would not choose this mascara first only because there are others that have the same features, but better.


 

BTS

$23

And the winner is Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara! I absolutely love this product. It is a triple threat: volume, length and curl. It makes my lashes so long and thicker, which is important for me because I have relatively thin lashes. It wears nicely and does not flake or smudge. And it is the easiest of the five to remove with makeup wipes. It does not get much better than this.


 

Thank you so much for reading! Please comment, tweet or Instagram me @maurabugara and let me know if you bought any of the five I talked about today!

Talk to you soon!