Thursday, November 3, 2011 pay more, or not to pay more...that is the question!

Mascara always has people stumped. You want to get the best bang for your buck, but many think the more expensive and intricate the brush design, the better - but not necessarily!
There are many mascara's available right in your budget, and they are work wonders too!
*The higher price point doesn't always equal a better product*

Under $10 -
For Volume - Maybelline Volum'Express Turbo Boost Mascara is one of my favorites! The brush doesn't let your lashes clump up and you can add a few coats to create dark, dramatic lashes!
For Length - Cover Girl Lash Blast Length is amazing! This light, airy mascara lets your lashes feel completely natural to the touch, yet adds a great deal of length! Enjoy long, beautiful lashes - everyday!

Over $15 -
For Volume - Hypnose by Lancome is fabulous! It gives the length and fullness you want in just a couple quick coats! Dramatic lashes have never been easier to achieve.
For Length - Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils will never let you down! Get the great length you want, while still getting a natural lash look. Always beautiful, never flakey! *Bonus~it comes in a variety of colors (blue, green, violet) so that you can create a fun look during the day as well!

Mascara company's try to sell their product from all angles - lengthening, volumizing, strengthening, conditioning, the shape of brush, the brush (bristols or silicone), etc. No matter what, we all know that the lashes you see on the commericlas and advertisements have been touched up (to say the least!) To receive the closest copy cat to that look that you love in the photo, the above mascara's will be anything but false ;)

Mascara, if used everyday, should be chucked after a month - two months tops! Those brushes are bacteria magnets! Ew!
Purchase Beauty Alert Labels to remind yourself when to toss & repurchase!


  1. Great post! I was just going to ask you for mascara suggestions! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the tips! And thanks for busting the myths that you can get lashes pictured in ads. I never pay more than $15 for mascara, just have to find the right one!