April 19, 2009

All mascara is NOT created equal

One day while shopping my local Tarjay I decided to take the plunge and purchase a drugstore brand of mascara. I read on a blog that they thought it was the best thing ever and I thought I will give it a shot. Bad idea. For the next few days I had black flecks of mascara all over my face. Not a good look. So I'm back to my old standby, my favorite perfect mascara. I love it because it makes my lashes look super long and doesn't get all over the place. But I'm a product whore and like to try new things from time to time. So please share your go-to product that you can't live without.

13 comments:

Haven and Home said...

That is my favorite mascara too, I have tried others but there is really no comparison.

KJZW said...

I recently tried brush on cream eye liner in deep brown from Clinique, and I am in love.

The Lil Bee said...

I have been using Dior Show for a while now and really like it. I don't wear mascara that often, but when I do, that's my go-to. I swear by Nars concealer though. It works wonders. I actually love all of their products.

simply seleta said...

Ditto. I use the same one. I've strayed before and only regretted it. I'm probably a customer for life...or until I'm so old I'm wearing falsies. Ha!

Live.Love. Photography said...

I 100% agree. That was my fave mascara since I starting wearing makeup. I used to take my mom's sample ones. No generic substitutions. Until I did find falsies!! Now I wear those everyday! I need to somehow get eyelash extensions into the budget.............luckily my children got trantula legs for lashes from their dad!!

Anonymous said...

I really like the May Kay lash lengthening...not an extender but smooth and easy...no flakes and no clumps. Not waterproof but stays til I wash it off.....

jora said...

I've made that same mistake. Why mess around when you already have something you know and love? I guess the one thing I can't live w/o is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.

Vanessa said...

I made the mistake of trying to save money on mascara and switched from DiorShow to Maybelline Lash Stiletto. The quality and color difference is huge. So, yes, I swear by DiorShow. Also, VIncent Longo cheek and lip stain and Biotherm lip glosses.

Pittsy said...

Can't stray. It has never served me well. I haven't found another mascara that is the same.

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

I remember having samples of the Lancome mascara and loving it. I think that was back in college though, so I couldn't splurge. I've been using Maybelline (first pink/green, now XXL) for a LONG time and I do love it. However, I'm not one to switch things up. I think I've been wearing the same black liquid eyeliner for 10 years...at least. HELP!

Andra said...

Bought your fav on Saturday, because I have yet to find a good mascara. I love it! Thanks for the info!

Jessica said...

I've tried several drugstore brand mascara's and the only one I've found that I like is:

http://www.lorealparisusa.com/_us/_en/default.aspx#page=top{nav|media:_blank|overlay:productdetail//objectid+Cos36c_1//|diagnostic|main:beautyfilter//category+F1_Cosmetics_Eyes_Mascara;pageNum+2//|userdata//d+d//}

The L'Oreal Voluminous mascara... I haven't noticed clumping or flaking, so I've been happy with it! If you found one you love though you might want to stick with it :) I hate it when I buy new makeup, use it once and hate it...I've wasted so much money throwing bad cosmetic products in the trash!

luvmechoos said...

kevyn aucoin mascara! Smudge proof & cry proof. Some drug store brands are using a similar formula, I've tried them and k.a's still the best.