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The Quest for the Perfect Mascara

For my entire makeup-wearing life, I have been searching for the perfect mascara. I don't think my requirements are any different than anyone else's. I want something that is easy to apply, provides some lengthening and most importantly, won't bleed down underneath my eyes and leave dark circles.

I started out as many teenage girls do, with Clinique's Naturally Glossy, then moved to Lancome's Defincils, then to Bobbi Brown's Everything Mascara and then even to Maybelline's Great Lash. These were all fine and most people rave about them, but I was never 100% satisfied.

Currently I am using Benefit's BADgal Lash and I must say that it might just be my favorite so far. I will keep you posted.

I'd love to know if you have found the perfect mascara and if so, please share!

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Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
BADgal lash is wonderful! Have you ever tried Helena Rubenstien Spider Eyes? I love that one, too!
Chelsea2 Chelsea2 9 years
MAC's FIBRE RICH LASH I have thin eyelashes and this works AMAZING!!
amity amity 9 years
Lash Out (Waterproof) by L'Oreal
Dayse1274 Dayse1274 9 years
Uh, I didn't think my first comment posted for some reason and now I've got a duplicate. But just incase you couldn't tell I love Benefit's Bad Gal. lol!
Dayse1274 Dayse1274 9 years
I LOVE Bad Gal!!! My lashes are a bit long, but not full at all. Bad Gal really makes them pop! Dior's Catwalk is a close second!
lissa28 lissa28 9 years
I`m currently using the maybelline lash stylist mascara.. but it doesn`t work well at all (for me, atleast). it gets sorta clumpy-ish.
ocsunshine ocsunshine 9 years
i use este lauder and i like it
ocsunshine ocsunshine 9 years
i use este lauder and i like it
mar mar 9 years
I bought the mascara from FRESH it works really well, you can manage how much you wear by layering, and it does not get clumpy.
Gastronomie Gastronomie 9 years
I have pretty long lashes already, so just need some definition and thickening. I picked up a tube of that funky cheapo like, "NYC" in a drugstore somewhere in an "emergency", and it turned out to be an incredible find. It's the silvery tube; the brown-black color is VERY good.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
It is NOT waterproof lacoste...but just try it. I bet you will love it.
lacoste1 lacoste1 9 years
I wear contacts and sometimes my eyes water like a river and I need a really good water proof mascara. I LOVE Maybelline's waterproof mascara because it even stays on when I go to the pool and doesn't get clumpy like some other waterproof ones do. I haven't tried Badgal yet..is it waterproof?
ToomuchAwesomeness ToomuchAwesomeness 9 years
Sounds like I'm going to have to give hte BadGal a try. I feel like I have tried just about everything, and spent years with Lancome. Lately I've been using the L'Oreal Double Extend, which has the base coat and the mascara. It's really been working well for me, but I'm always up for trying something new!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Yay Lisa! You are a Benefit Girl now, hon!
LisaK LisaK 9 years
Yes I wear benefit Badgal -- thanks to JennaV :) It has a much bigger wand than other mascaras -- is that what it is called? I don't know...the end of it, the tip...you get the point. hahaha that is funny ok I am lame I know
kylake kylake 9 years
Looks like I'm going to have to get some Bad Gal. I'm a mascara-lover and funnily enough have yet to try it!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Benefit Bad Gal is also my mascara of choice. I like the look of dramatic lashes and this does the job.
jules_from_ohio jules_from_ohio 9 years
I recently started using Benefit Bad Gal as well and I love it! Another good one is Cover Girl Lash Exact. :)
brokenhalo brokenhalo 9 years
Maybelline is the original mascara and IMO, the best. My current fav is Maybelline Maxfactor.
prissychrissy prissychrissy 9 years
I think the maybelline lash stylist works amazing! The wand is actually a comb that separates the lashes without leaving clumps behind, and the first application is as good as the last. You can find it at any drug store for less than $8 bucks ♥
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