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Old 09-04-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Hi, can anyone recommend a good smudge proof mascara for $12 or less?

I look down at work a lot and I end up with owl eyes.

Thanks !!
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Great Lash seems to be the most recommended of the drugstore brands...and I like it ok....not fond of the smaller wand. You do have to let it dry a bit, or it will get on your skin....you just have to be careful!

I prefer Bobby Brown's....but it's not always available in a store near to me...and it's double the price you want to pay!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Maybelline's Stiletto mascara is my favorite drugstore brand. Washes off easily, but not flaky and I didn't have problems with smudging -- but I don't put mascara on my bottom lashes in general, so YMMV. Good for length, not so good for volume.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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Really I tried just about every one. For me Clarins is amazing. I rub my eyes and it stays on. Look to spend about 18.00. Which isn't really that bad. Good luck
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:21 AM
 
Location: US
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Use clear mascara on the bottom and throw out old mascaras. Old mascaras of any kind flake. Globbing it on without wiping off excess from brush will also make it flake. I find it best to comb product through from the base to ALMOST the tip and then take a clean teddy bear (spool) brush and swipe it through your lashes again while the mascara is still wet. It works best right out of the shower when you lashes are damp.

I like elf studio line mascaras. Never had to go to the waterproof level with those. Don't rub my eyes though.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I like Loreal voluminous. It gives you big thick spider lashes. Never understood the hype with maybelline great lash, did nothing for me.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Benefit Cosmetics offers a mini 'Bad Gal' mascara (it's half the size of the full one, but also half the price and still lasts ages!)

Benefit Bad Gal Mascara. It's under $10 on Amazon and you're still getting great quality- much better than your run of the mill drugstore brands!

Plus, Benefit Cosmetics are not tested on animals- another huge benefit over a lot of the cheap drugstore brands!

I've been using this Mascara for years and never had 'panda eyes'.

Good Luck to you & Stay Glamorous!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Maybelline's Stiletto mascara is my favorite drugstore brand. Washes off easily, but not flaky and I didn't have problems with smudging -- but I don't put mascara on my bottom lashes in general, so YMMV. Good for length, not so good for volume.
I was going to recommend this one too, in waterproof. It stays on even when I ride my bike. No raccoon eyes and besides, it's a really glossy mascara which is nice too.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:30 AM
 
Location: New Delhi
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Gosh Amazing Length'n Waterproof Mascara in Black ($12) is best and cheap..
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: US
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Panda eyes comes more from application and eye touching than mascara...just so you know.
Also if you don't removed it all the night before well = same issues with flaking/clumping etc.

I suggest olive oil or almond if you are not allergic to nuts. It helps with the eye area looking hydrated and smooth.
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