Thursday, October 5, 2017

Girl Talk: What's Your FAVORITE Mascara?

Ok girls!  I need your help!

I've been trying to update my makeup game lately now that I'm 36 (today!) and I mean, let's be honest, the days of ultra sheer foundation just don't work for me anymore.

I'm going to share a little more about my new makeup hunt tomorrow on Friday Favorites but for today, I need mascara help!

I have been using Chanel Le Volume for awhile now and I LOVE it.  But when I went to order another tube I started to look at all my other options and decided I wanted to try something new just for fun.  

I ended up ordering the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat 5 Star Mascara because it had good reviews on Nordstrom's website.  But then I made the mistake of looking it up on other sites and there were some mixed reviews for sure.  So I got all nervous and feel like maybe I should have gone with the Lancome Hypnose mascara instead?!  Second guessing myself a lot right now!  #firstworldproblems

So what is YOUR favorite mascara!?  I asked this on Instagram last night (@amandanall) and got a ton of awesome recs!  

So far I'm hearing I need to try:

And for the record, my favorite drugstore mascaras are Maybelline Volume Express The Rocket and Maybelline The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara.  :)

If you have a suggestion, please leave it in the comments or on my IG post!  I'd love to hear from you!  Bonus points if you tell me WHY you love it! 

Whatcha got for me, friends?  Help a sister out!
(And before anyone asks, I have used Younique.  And I'm still using my LashBoost.)

And please tell me I'm not alone in this...

I literally did this this morning and immediately thought "I wonder if there is a funny meme for when that happens!".  Of course there is.

This happens to me all the time and it's so annoying!  I always end up with mascara smears because you can't sneeze without squeezing your eyes closed. #impossible

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more makeup talk in my Friday Favorites!

For past Friday Favorites posts, go here.



  1. It's your BIRTHDAY!!!!! Eeeeeks! Happy birthday sweet friend!! must try MAC's Haute & Naughty. You'll never look back :) .

  2. I commented on your insta about the Lancôme Big Monsieur because it cut me down from using three mascaras to just one! I've got everyone in my family hooked on it :) When I went to pick a new tube up, there were ladies there saying they had been asked if they had fake eyelashes on when they were wearing it!

    1. I used to work for Lancôme back in the early 90's. I used Definicils for years, until I started branching out. You've intrigued me about the Big Monsieur, so I think I will try it. I commented on Amanda's IG that I've tried really expensive mascaras to really cheap and always go back to L'Oréal's Voluminous. Thanks for the information.

  3. Stila Huge I just got and I love it a lot!! Good luck finding a good mascara -- before this I tried Bobbi browns eyes wide opened I loved it and would of gotten it again but this Stila was on sale so I thought I'd give it a shot and I really like it also-- both kind of have given my eyelashes a little lift curl without curling them and I use lash boost so I think that helps with the little lift as well!!

  4. Happy Birthday! I do like Lancome's mascaras and Clinique's, too. For about a year now, though, I've been using mascara from Blinc. Sephora describes it as: An innovative, water-resistant mascara with tube-technology for maximum hold. It forms little tubes over each eye lash and stays ALL day, until you wash it off with face soap and water at night (you don't have to use eye makeup remover if you don't want to). It has been AMAZING during allergy season when my eyes are itchy and watery - it doesn't wear off and leave me looking like I forgot to finish my makeup that morning. Good luck on your hunt!

  5. Happy Birthday!! My all time favorite is Loreal Voluminous, and I also like their new version of it called Lash Paradise. I have tried the IT also, and it's good too.

  6. Happy Birthday! You must try Thrive mascara. It popped up on my facebook so I gave it a try and LOVE IT! It's vegan (not sure what that entails) but it really does make my lashes look like extensions. It doesn't flake or clump and it was the highlight of my week when I first tried it.

  7. Happy birthday!!!!! I personally love Clinique high lengths mascara. i feel like it curls your eye lashes too! Double bonus!

  8. Happy Belated!!! I'm also looking for some new mascara so this post is super helpful!


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