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2007 Sugar Awards: Best Mascara

I must say that I'm pretty surprised about this year's mascara winner considering that Mirenesse Secret Weapon is an Australian brand which isn't easily accessible here in the States. Not only did it win, but it blew all of the other choices out of the water.

In second place was Dior Diorshow Black Out, and Lancôme Courbe Virtuose came in third. You also talked passionately about various Chanel, Lancôme, Blinc, MAC, Clinique, and Fresh brands in your comments, so now I'm pretty torn about what to try next.

Thanks so much for voting and commenting. Please report back with any additional opinions you may have about mascaras below!

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Cheyannei Cheyannei 8 years
Am I the only one who thinks this mascara sucks? It drys out my lashes and makes them go crunchy. Not to mention the clumping. Plus, I get flakes all over my face.
lmlturbo123 lmlturbo123 8 years
Hello, folks. Just in case anyone wanted to know the brand of this wiining mascara is usually @ hsn.com
LivinLuxuriously LivinLuxuriously 8 years
^^^^ totally with you - 2 weeks after buying it you need to trash it and buy another. I've ditched expensive mascaras, as my lashes are pretty long already, and use simple maybelline great last - waterproof. Works great, no smudging ever, and costs like $5.00
lexistar2323 lexistar2323 8 years
I LOVE Dior show mascara..when it's brand new, but after 2-3 weeks of everyday normal wear it dries out. I usually buy 2-3 at a time, but Dior should really look into that problem because I am not the only one who has said that before. (and no I am not pumping the stick) :)
jc jc 8 years
omg! I got a full size one from a friend and I thought it was a no name brand so I gave it to my mom.
jc jc 8 years
omg! I got a full size one from a friend and I thought it was a no name brand so I gave it to my mom.
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
i love diorshow waterproof but not blackout, that style runs too much for me. you gotta get use to the large wand but i feel like it just helps it apply better coats. i don't know what this australian brand is but the bottle looks pretty?
foudini foudini 8 years
nikkih, I think this is what I use, too, but in black. I absolutely agree about price and quality for mascaras. The expensive department store brands are really no different than the drugstore.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Several of my friends swear by Diorshow, but I personally don't like the stuff... I really like Global Goddess Exotic Eyes, but as that's unavailable in the UK, I've switched to Urban Decay Big Fatty, which is INCREDIBLE! In the cheaper range, I really like Maybelline Unstoppable, it gives nice definition and length for a reasonable price...
Maroya Maroya 8 years
Well I just went to Mirenesse's website and found that u can get 2 mascaras for the price of 1 as well plus s&h...I didnt see this offer but I did try and order the free sample and the extra long mascara for 10 bucks off! Here is the linkie: http://www.mirenesse.com/catalogue/c12/c18/c207/p2374 I have been using Chanel Inimitable because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE how it makes my lashes look and I LOVE THE WAND!!! But I did want 2 try this out and see since it was voted #1 for Mascara!
Glosslizard Glosslizard 8 years
I've recently been impressed by Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! Excellent lengthening and multiplying effects! I'm currently doing an extended test period to see how well it resists smudging (my bane)! So far, so good!
nikkih nikkih 8 years
I've used more expensive mascaras in the past and found they weren't worth the extra money. Now I use Max Factor Lash Perfection (in Deep Blue) and found it's one of the best I've ever tried! :)
seeinpink seeinpink 8 years
oh no! I have this and haven't found it to be wonderful. if this is the best, I'm in trouble. I've been on the lookout for mascara that shows off my teeny tiny barely-there lashes and have yet to find one to die for. I ordered Vincent Longo's "The Curl" hoping it will work and I'm still waiting on it to arrive. I've heard nothing but great things about DiorShow and all of Lancome's mascaras, so I suppose that's the direction I'm headed :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Love Diorshow & Lash Exact!
mamalizzie mamalizzie 8 years
I'm not at all surprised by this! Yea, Mirenesse!!!!! I LOVE this mascara! Never smudges, lasts all day or until you take it off (with water by the way) and gives great volume. I like it much better than Blinc although that one is a close second ... so glad Secret Weapon won - it deserves it! xo
kersalli kersalli 8 years
Never heard of it... I do love my cheapie Cover Girl Last Blast mascara though. Works just as great as the stuff 3x as expensive.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Hmmm I have never heard of it either... I like mine though :)
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
don't like diorshow...but i also LOVE that clinique high definition brush!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I know a lot of people who use Dior.
estrela estrela 8 years
Mirenesse is offering free Full Size products of some of their products including their Super Long Mascara. You have to pay $8.95 for shipping. http://www.mirenesse.com/catalogue/c7/c36 Check it out!
leb1285 leb1285 8 years
I have used Dior Show and the Clinique High Impact which both worked pretty well. I have been into plastic brushes recently though. They do a really good job of not clumping. Maybelline Define a Lash and Cover Girl Lash Blast are pretty good if you're looking for something a cheaper.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I've never heard of that brand either. I just ordered a Mac mascara so that's what kind I'm trying next.
foudini foudini 8 years
Hmm... I got a sample tube of Mirenesse in the mail and thought it was less than spectacular. My store brand gave better results. I did the eye-by-eye comparison and it was pretty clear which was better. Although I have to say it was a trip to see the "tubes" rinse off in the shower.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
How weird. I've never even heard of that brand. :? Makes me want to try it, though!
Nita28 Nita28 8 years
Anyone try Fiber Wig? I just bought DiorShow and I like it, but it didn't blow me away like I thought it would. It lengthens and makes full, but doesn't give it enough curl. I'll have to try the other top choices.
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