Lashes for Days
I have ALWAYS loved eye makeup - specifically mascara. In fact, in 6th grade, I was not yet allowed to wear makeup but I REALLY wanted to. One morning, both my parents had already left for work and I snuck into my mom's bathroom to put on her makeup. I went ALL out - eyeshadow, blush and of course mascara. Who knows what I really looked like (not too cute, I'm sure.) Anyway, I thought I would be sly and get home before her, wash my face, and she would never be the wiser. Let's just say, I wasn't so fortunate and I was grounded for quite a while!!!
Whenever I was allowed to wear makeup, I was OBSESSED. Although I have always been a minimalist when it comes to makeup, I am constantly in search of the "perfect" products. Especially when it comes to mascara. And I have tried a lot of them!!!
The two I am comparing today can be found at most drugstores and on my personal favorite, Amazon!
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara and Primer
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara
The first one I bought was L'Oreal. I bought it on a whim while placing a delivery order from WalMart. It was less than $10 and came with the mascara + primer. I had never tried a primer before and this is a game changer to me. The primer is white and quite honestly, looks a little weird when you apply it. I let the primer dry a bit and then apply the mascara. Not only does this lengthen your lashes, but it gives them fullness as well. All in all, I would give it an 8/10!!!
I posted a story on Instagram after using the Loreal mascara and several people recommended I try Essence Lash Princess. This was a steal of a deal that I ordered on Amazon. It was less than $5!!! To be honest, my first impression was not that great. Initially I gave it a 4/10, but given so many people had suggested it, I decided to give it a few more shots and now would rate it a 6/10. For me, my lashes clumped together a lot and I had to comb through them more than I like to. But overall, a good deal and a tube that I will keep in my purse should I need it in a pinch.
What is your favorite drugstore mascara?? Leave it below and I will test some out and get back to you!
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