8 Mascaras Reviewed

8 mascara comparisons

I am constantly on the hunt for a great mascara for my stick straight lashes. I have tried a ton of mascaras but these are some of the ones I have on hand and thought I’d give my two cents.

I should start off with my bare lashes. Left side is not curled and right side is curled. The pictures below will be at the same format – curled vs not curled.


Not Curled                                                             Curled

Too Faced Better Than Sex 


The rave for this mascara is crazy. It gives a ton of volume and a clumpy effect. This does not agree with me though. I wouldn’t be surprised because non-waterproof mascaras usually don’t hold a curl for me. On this picture the curl is slightly there, but as I was applying it, my lashes were slowly bowing down.

BIG Downside: I don’t know if it’s just me, but it crumbles off after about an hour of application.



Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara


I love the wand because it’s fat at the bottom and tapers at the end that it allows you to go into the little hairs at the corners. It does lift my curl a little bit and helped define my lashes with a good amount of length. I also like this for the bottom lashes because it helps bring it down a bit without clumping it too much which is the problem I’ve been encountering with my bottom lashes.

Overall, a good lengthening and defining mascara.


Maybelline The Falsies (waterproof)


Maybelline mascaras has been a cult favorite. This mascara claimed to make you look like you’re wearing falsies. This is a great mascara for tons of volume and length. It does make the lashes a little bit clumpy, but for a person with very thin lashes, I’m all about the clumpy effect.


L’Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock (waterproof)


BEST mascara out of the 8. My thin and straight lashes actually looked visible in this pic. The wand has a different shape and makes the lashes clump together.

Very volumizing and lengthening!


Benefit They’re Real


I gave in to the hype once again and purchased the full size of this mascara and I regretted that decision. The reviews for this mascara was torn in half. Either you love it or you hate it. I was at the latter. I curled my lashes and one swipe of this mascara made my lashes bow down. It was promising because it gave good volume but I found that it was too wet for my lashes. I wanted to like this product so much but I failed.


Maybelline Lash Sensational (waterproof)


This is my favorite mascara at the moment. It defines every little lash and gives so much volume. The wand has a weird shape that hugs my lashes from root to tip. If I want more volume, I use the caved side of the wand. If I want more length, I just use the more spikey side of the wand. The formula is very similar to the Rocket mascara from the same brand.


Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes


I heard good reviews form Tarte mascaras. For a non-waterproof mascara, I was surprised that it worked with me. I was quite impressed because I didn’t expect it to work for me. It gave a good enough volume and length without the clumpiness.


CoverGirl Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara (waterproof)


This mascara was surprisingly good for a skinny wand. It would be great for the bottom lashes as well. It held a curl and gave volume as per usual . But one thing I noticed is as I go through the day the volume kept diminishing. My lashes were super thick in the beginning when I just applied it, but after about 4 hours my lashes were getting thinner and thinner until I was left with very defined lashes. I’m still not sure if I like this mascara.


Here is a comparison of all 8 mascara wands:



P.S. I realized the not-curled side was pointless as I was half way through this post. 😂

What’s your favorite mascara at the moment??


❤ Lea



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13 thoughts on “8 Mascaras Reviewed

  1. kaiesha stewart says:

    This is such a great post! I want to own the L’Oreal Miss Manga one now!


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  2. zarablogsbeauty says:

    I love benefit roller lash! Its similar to maybelline lash sensational!

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  3. Love, Lieve says:

    The lash sensational is an all time favorite in my book! Great review xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. meghangiffin says:

    I agree with the Better Than Sex mascara too! It starts to crumble off for me throughout the day/night kind of annoying! Smashbox has a good mascara as well as a new Rimmel super curl its great too!


  5. Impressive post!! It must have taken you a long time. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. keishagayle says:

    Clinique’s feathering mascara is super good too. Almost natural look andit adds lengths. You should try it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. atypicalwho says:

    Miss manga and lash sensational look awesome! Must try! Thanks for sharing 👍🏼


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