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Search For the Perfect Mascara…

My make-up routine is minimal and my eye make-up ability…well, it’s pretty much non-existent.  I wear  eyeliner pencil in an imprecise way and that’s about it!   So now that I’m well into adulthood, I think it’s about time that I figured it out!  
I’ve been experimenting with different mascara brands and I have to tell you that I am overwhelmed!  So many choices…  Curling. Volumizing.  Defining. Lengthening.  Hydrating. etc. etc.  Does there really need to be so many variations?  Can’t one do it all?  And how does that paint in a tube curl my lashes?  Doesn’t seem possible…
Here are the ones I tried so far…
Trish McEvoy – Pros: it’s Trish, no clumping, easy to apply and remove, no smudging
Cons: not a huge visible difference, no curling effect as promised(perhaps my lashes are too straight 🙁 )

Blinc – Pros: no clumping, easy to apply and extremely easy to remove, no smudging
Cons: not a huge visible difference

 Lancome – Pros: lashes are t.h.i.c.k., no clumping if done carefully, easy to remove, no smudging
Cons: Because lashes are more noticeable, mistakes and a heavy hand stand out!

Benefit – Pros: lashes are longer and thicker, no clumping if done carefully, easy to remove, no smudging, love the brand!
Cons: Because lashes are more noticeable, mistakes and a heavy hand stand out!

Hmmm. So I guess Benefit they’re Real! is my favorite so far.  Next, I’ll be trying Dior Show, Sephora’s brand, Rimmel, and Chanel.  Any suggestions??

Ok, so now that I ‘ve spent a sufficient amount of time procrastinating with this mascara quest, time to get ready for…Fashion Week!!!  

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7 Comments

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    Kelly Torrez
    February 5, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I use the Benefit They're Real and love it! The brush is great for getting those hard to reach lashes.

    //Birdie Shoots//

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    Jacqueline davis moranti
    February 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I'm still in the search for the perfect mascara too! I have tried the Benefit one too, loved it too, but I have to admit that clinique's mascaras are by far my faves, especially when I want to get dressed up!

    -Jacqui, burgundywhispers.com

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    style guide.L A M
    February 5, 2013 at 4:45 am

    I have an obsession with mascara! thanks for the suggestions 🙂

    xoxo, Tiffany
    http://lamstyleguide.blogspot.com

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    Alexandra
    February 7, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Hi Josephina- I've been using Benefit's mascara lately too. I usually stick to one mascara for a long time and only change if I find one that's reeeeally good, and I think Benefit's fits the bill. So glad to see you liked it as well!

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    Patreisha Richey
    February 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I'm like you when it comes to makeup! The only things in my "makeup bag" are mascara and lip balm.

    The mascara I use each and everyday (I have a thing for full, lush eyelashes) is Diorshow and Diorshow Extase. The Diorshow gives my lashes that full, lush look, then I layer on the Diorshow Extase on top to help lengthen my lashes.

    http://www.keepcalmandcarryall.blogspot.

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    LoveStyleHappiness
    February 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I really want to try the benefit one! everytime i'm in the store i talk myself out of it because it's just so darn pricey. And i already found a pretty good drugstore one for less than half the price (covergirl lash blast). but maybe one day i'll bite the bullet and get it 😉

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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      josephina
      February 9, 2013 at 4:40 am

      Hi Maggie,
      Sephora sells a travel(sample) size for about $10 if you wanted to try it. If you do, would love to know it you like it!

      -Josephina

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