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Best Mascara: BellaSugar's Top Five Picks

BellaSugar's Top Five Mascara Picks

Over the past year, I've talked in great detail about many different types of volumizing, lengthening, curling, separating, and glossing mascaras. There's even a new one from Besame that smells just like gingerbread. I've tried them all, and while most of them are great at the beginning, I find that they generally don't live up to the hype about remaining clump and flake-free for more than a month.

That's why I'm partial to these five mascaras. I know that I can always turn to them to separate, define, and darken my lashes and make them look flirty and fluttery in the most natural-yet-enhanced possible way. What's your tried and true mascara?

  • Lancome Courbe Virtuose ($23) helps gives lashes that extra curl they need to look longer and sexier. The brush is amazing, it never clumps, and the color isn't too light nor too dark.
  • Lash Blast by Cover Girl ($6.99) is awesome. It's inexpensive and it effectively gives you a sexy, false-lash look.
  • The Balm Two-Timer ($19) is great because you can use the fine brush for a natural daytime look and the thick brush for a dramatic, curled, and elongated evening look.
  • Mirenesse Secret Weapon ($27, but deals abound) separates and lengthens lashes like crazy. It doesn't look too over-the-top, and although it stays all day, it comes off with just a bit of warm water.
  • Beauty Addicts Lash Galore ($22) is silky, rich, conditioning, and volumizing. It creates full, separated, long lashes with a touch of glamorous shine.
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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
I'll have to try that Cover Girl one. I use diorshow too, and am looking for something cheaper
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I highly recommend Maybelline Define-a-Lash. I've gone through so many mascaras, and this was the best for me b/c it made my lashes longer but they stayed soft so that was nice. Diorshow is also good too.
Lindsb Lindsb 9 years
Great reviews, Bella
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
Can anyone recommend a mascara very sensitive eyes? Currently in using Neutrogena masacara, but I'm not to crazy about it. I would like that fakey lash look, but the masacara has to cater to sensitiv eyes. Oh, it has to been one of the 'less expensive' brand, know what I mean? ;)
elmosisi elmosisi 9 years
lancome is always the best. their voluminous works great for me
christie christie 9 years
Lash Blast is the best drug store mascara I have tried. I also really like Origins (the one in the green tube, can't remember the name).
Char_Sugar Char_Sugar 9 years
Hi Ladies, I have short and fine eyelashes, so I tried the diorshow and all it made me look like was Carrie...the Stephen King movie and in a bad way...Carrie. So...I decided to try a drugstore brand too, and found a new favorite. I like the Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara in blackest black. It coats my puny lashes and makes them stand out longer and stronger without gooping me up. The reason I think this mascara works is that it has a 3 in 1 brush, and the formula has a long lasting non-flaking consistency. Give it a try~
Sporky Sporky 9 years
Lash Blast is a great cheapie mascara I used to love Borghese mascara, do they make it anymore I wonder?
sq2 sq2 9 years
been using my "free with purchase" lancome mascara for a while now. Works well for definition but does flake off if I touch my eye.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 9 years
I have naturally VERRRRRY long lashes, and Lash Blast made them look fake, it was so fun! however, the actual formula of the makeup irritated my eyes somewhat, but I still love. I switched back to my Dior mascara but use the Lash Blast brush (washed!) as a comb to separate -- perfection!
LikeThoseShoes LikeThoseShoes 9 years
i LOVE lash blast! It's the best i've found! DiorShow is 2nd best
VennieB VennieB 9 years
i'm a big fan of both Benefit Bad Gal lash, and I recently started using Revlon 3D, which is AMAZING
thepope thepope 9 years
Oops, I meant the tube doesn't last that long. Voluminous wears very well on my lashes. And they do make a waterproof version.
paine paine 9 years
4 Day Stay Lash Stain, has anyone tried?
RubyBisou RubyBisou 9 years
Awesome! This came at a great time, since I am on the look-out for a new mascara :)
gr8gossipqueen gr8gossipqueen 9 years
absolutley love lash blast!!
thepope thepope 9 years
uptown_girl, I have tried a million mascaras and ALWAYS go back to Voluminous. Only complaint is that it doesn't last that long, but you can often catch it on sale for a great price.
paine paine 9 years
I have such tiny eyelashes =\, I never know which mascara to use.. theres so many. I use XXL maybelline , and also have daring curves from avon.
The-Grizz The-Grizz 9 years
Ok I used the Lash Blast and I liked it BUT you need to try Rimmel Eye Magnefier. Its in a red tube. When I wear this I actually have ppl compliment me on my eyelashes...usually asking if I have on fake ones. So I will swear by this one.
SarahPW SarahPW 9 years
Both Lorac and Clinique are great mascaras- and neither company tests on animals (very important, in my book).
ao00 ao00 9 years
Has anyone tried Tarte 4 day lash stain?
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
Has anyone tried Loreal Voluminous mascara? I was thinking of trying it or CoverGirl Lash Blast.
dancertay dancertay 9 years
DIorshow Blackout is always my first pick. But I just picked up a tube of Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender and i really like it...its a different look from Diorshow but works really well for the price. Clinique high impact is good too.
serenavallentine serenavallentine 9 years
love lash blast and lancome is really great as well. of course, if i can get it for cheap then i'm good to go so lash blash is number one in my heart.
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