Last week I had a MAJOR mascara malfunction. Not only did this mascara not lengthen or volumize (I’m not bitter) it FLAKED into my eyes all day. Desperate and in a sea of mascara flakes, I cried out for help on Instagram + Snapchat (BrunetteSnapz). Thankfully, so many of you came to my rescue. THANK YOU.


Since I plan on trying all of the mascaras you recommended, I wanted to share them all in one place, because I know I’m not the only one in search of the perfect mascara! So they’re all linked below (just click the names) and we’ll update them along the way!

Benefit’s They’re Real
This was by far the most recommended mascara. After one application it was SO apparent why. It delivered FLAKE-FREE volume and length. It had more punch and power in one coat than most of mascaras had in several coats. Another thing I noticed was that it wasn’t smearing or melting throughout the day (+1 for lasting!)

Maybelline’s The Falsies
This was actually one of my go-tos for a very long time! I only switched because I love trying new mascaras. However, this particular one really did bring the false eyelash vibe- full with length. Plus, if you use the non-waterproof one (which you should ALWAYS opt for non-waterproof) it came off easily at the end of the day with regular facial cleanser. No added scrubbing needed.

Benefit’s Roller Ball
OK- Benefit has yet to disappoint. Roller Lash brings length and volume. Win-win!

L’Oreal’s Voluminous Superstar Mascara
Hands down one of my favorite drugstore mascaras. It’s double sided and comes with an AMAZING primer. Seriously, you’ll look like you have top notch falsies. HIGHLY recommend this mascara, STAT! Its at Target, Walgreens, you name it- its probably there. If you’re looking for an extremely affordable mascara with a punch, this one is for you.

Superhero by it Cosmetics
You’ve seen in other posts that I REALLY like it Cosmetics. Their mascara did not disappoint. Once again, if you saw Insta stories, you saw the difference! It did a great job of lengthening and making my lashes appear fuller, which I loved! Bonus is that it comes in a travel size so you can try before you commit, however, you won’t be disappointed if you get the full tube.

Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
This mascara is really impressive at only $9. I saw dramatically longer + fuller lashes when using this. If you saw my Instagram story, you saw the different after a few coats. No primer, just the mascara. This mascara is definitely a repeat purchase and can be found at makeup stores to Target.

Lorac Fiber Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex

L’Oreal Voluminous Lashes

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara

Neutragena Healthy Lengths

Neutragena Healthy Volume

theBalm’s Mad Lash

If we’re missing any other must-try mascaras, let me know! Stay tuned for the updates.

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