Monday, March 22, 2010

Help a girl out?

I've been using the same mascara for a long time now, and until recently I have LOVED it. I use CoverGirl's Exact Eyelights in Black Pearl, and it's been my favorite mascara I've ever used. Ever.
I started wearing mascara daily in 1999, so for the past 11 years, I've tried a ton of different formulas. And really, this has absolutely been my favorite. (Don't try the waterproof, though, I hated that.)

But, now that I've been wearing this mascara daily for several months, it's starting to look dull. My lashes are clumping together like they usually don't, and I'm just unhappy with it. I think mascara should be treated like shampoo: you need to switch to a new formula every so often to keep your hair looking soft and healthy.

So, realizing that it's time to take a break from my beloved Exact Eyelights, I realized that I didn't want to try something new (excuse the pun) blindly. And who better to ask for advice than my lovely bloggy friends?!

So, what mascara would you recommend? Keep in mind I'm going for drug store mascara here--my cosmetic splurge is for Bare Minerals foundation and mineral veil, so I need to keep it inexpensive for my lashes. Also keep in mind that I rarely, if ever, leave the house without mascara. I consider it an essential. I like lengthening/volumizing/curling formulas, though really, as long as I can see my lashes after I've put it on, I'll be happy.

So, what should I try? 
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Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I LOVE Maybelline's Colossal Volum' Express in black. I have been using it for about six months now, and I still love it! It doesn't clump and it makes your eyelashes so long and pretty!

CJ Sime said...

Almay triple effects!

I am a couponer and I am always trying new mascaras and the triple effects is my favorite by a long shot. It is long lasting and goes on nice and smooth.

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Hello!! New to your blog via MY blog! I've always wanted to try this but I am so loyal to my current mascara! Hmmm....maybe I will give in and just try!!

Amber said...

I also just stumbled across your blog. You should try Loreal's Voluminous in carbon black. To.Die.For! I have pitiful little lashes and it plumps them right up. Plus it's not very expensive. BONUS! :)