Mascara Reviews and Pictures!

Hey Ya’ll! This post features the mascaras that I have purchased and gotten samples of from the past year or so. And no I don’t use year old mascara! I simply have kept them for the purpose of reviewing later. ūüôā Here We Go :

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara Рhas a medium sized tapered bristle brush and is medium wet in the consistency. It is great for lengthening as well as volumizing. It does not smudge and lasts all day on top and bottom lashes. $16.00 at Sephora. One of my favorites. 

Clinique High Impact Mascara Рhas a medium sized bristle brush with a slightly tapered tip. It is a wet formula, has great staying power, and is volumizing as well as lengthening. $16.00 at Sephora.

Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express¬†– has a medium sized oval bristle flexing brush and a very wet gel-mouse formula. $6.99 at Ulta.¬†

Maybelline One By One Volum’ Express¬†– has a medium sized oval rubber flexing brush and a medium wet consistency. It provides average volumization. $7.99 at Ulta.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – has a small spiraled bristle brush and a semi-wet formula. This mascara clumps easily and I highly dislike it. $5.49 at Ulta.

Loreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara Рhas a medium-large bristle brush and a wet consistency. I prefer using this mascara over a dry mascara to add extra volume, rather than on its own. When used by itself it can clump and smudge. $8.99 at Ulta.

Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion¬†– has a thick medium sized ¬†rubber brush and a flat top. It’s a medium-dry mascara and adds a good amount of length and volume. $9.49 at Ulta.

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Рhas a thick medium sized rubber brush with a flat top and a medium consistency. It is a holy grail mascara for me and add tons of length and volume when worn lightly or built up. $8.99 at Ulta.

Origins Underwear for Lashes – has a tapered spiraled bristle brush. It is essentially a lash primer that claims to add volume by attaching white fibers to the ends of your lashes. I don’t feel that this product works well at all, and is just a messy unnecessary extra step. ¬† $16.00 at Origins.

Origins Full Story Lush-Lash Mascara Рhas a small-medium bristle brush and a wet consistency. This mascara clumps and smudges horribly; especially when paired with the Origins Underwear for Lashes. $15.00 at Origins.

Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara Рhas a thick medium sized bristle brush and a medium-dry formula. This is one of my all time favorite mascaras because it add the most incredible amount of volume and thickness to the lashes and is smudge proof. $18.00 at Sephora and Ulta.

Benefit They’re Real¬†– has a medium extra spikey plastic brush with added spikes to the tip. It is a medium-wet formula and is also one of my favorites. It quickly adds volume and length to your lashes and when applied heavily, it can look like you are wearing natural looking false lashes. $23.00 at Sephora and Ulta.

Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow Рhas a medium sized slightly tapered bristle brush and a medium consistency. This mascara is volumizing but frequently flakes and smudges. $18.50 at Ulta.

The Balm What’s Your Type “The Body Builder” Mascara¬†– has a small bristle brush and a very wet formula. It is volumzing, but clumps and makes your lashes look messy and goopey. $19.00 at thebalm.com .

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes – has a very tapered bristle brush and a wet-medium formula. It adds mega volume and length and last all day and night.

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WORST FOUNDATIONS EVER!

Hi Guys! I don’t normally like to do negative reviews, but somethings are just THAT bad. And I’d rather tell you my honest opinion on something than have you go out and buy something only to end up hating it. These foundations are in numerical order, 1 being the worst. If you want to see my top picks for the best foundations ever, click here : https://beautybysarahmarie.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/best-foundations-ever/

5. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser: This foundation is marketed as a “treatment makeup”, when in reality they should have just stopped at treatment…kind of. The consistency is that of a slick serum that just sits atop of the skin. It will literally slide off of your skin after about an hour. The coverage is poor and if you have any discoloration/acne, it will not cover it. I cannot speak on the anti-aging effects of this product.

4. Almay Smart Shade Liquid Makeup: If you are naturally blue-tinted, then this foundation is for you! Even when I blend the heck out of this foundation it leaves a blue tint on my skin that looks completely strange. There is also nothing “smart” about this makeup as it merely blends from a blue/white to a light/medium shade on ANY color skin.

3. Revlon ColorStay Whipped: ¬†I know there are a lot of people who rave about this foundation but honestly, its way too thick. I usually love full coverage foundations, but this one LOOKS full coverage, which I do not love. Although it is long wearing, its extremely hard to blend out for a more sheer finish, so you’re stuck with it looking incomplete or totally cakey.

2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin: ¬†Again, I know a lot of people like this foundation but I can’t stand it. It is supposed to have benefitial ingredients in it for the health of your skin and give a healthy/dewy glow. For me, this just came off as oily/greasy and actually made my skin breakout! The consistency is really thick and when applied to the skin, it becomes really difficult to smooth out using any method of application.

1. Maybelline Dream Nude AirFoam: ¬†Not only is this the worst foundation I’ve ever used, it is also the worst makeup product in general I’ve ever purchased. The texture is a weird wet foam that transfers to the skin as a “stain” consistency. The coverage is non existent except for the burnt orange hue it gives your skin. It smells like spray paint and baby powder and is utterly disgusting. Avoid this foundation at all costs.

Thank you for reading! Did any of your least favorites end up on this list?