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Old 12-31-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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From what I see, some women prefer a more dramatic look, with heavily-applied mascara. I've never been comfortable with that, though I do want to see some color!

That's why I'm wondering, too, if you've changed brands. In my 20s and 30s, I used to buy the "-cils" lol...might have been the Clinique line. Then I switched to the then-popular Maybelline Great Lash. Recently, I noticed that there wasn't enough product being deposited, and I don't know whether this was due to a formula change or my simply having gotten used to an inferior mascara.

So I went shopping. And now I want drugstore brands. I liked L'oreal's Voluminous, but after about 2 weeks, it got "gloppy." Now, I'm using Elf, which I thought I'd try--for 3 bucks. Surprisingly, I even like the fat, smaller, tufted brush. It deposits color nicely, and the look is "feathery," which I prefer. But I'm only a couple of weeks into that, so I might encounter the same problem. I hope not, because I like it.

How about you? What do you use, and have you changed brands?
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: STL area
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I like this...just on the tips for a regular day, whole lash if I want a bit more

https://thrivecausemetics.com/produc...kaAvoLEALw_wcB

This is my go to for nights out

https://www.sephora.com/product/bett...ascara-P381000

I have long lashes, but they are blond on the tips, so a little works well for me most days. The Better than Sex mascara is more dramatic.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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I have one of the ELF mascaras, I really like it for the price.

Mostly I use eother Smashbox or Urban Decay mascara. They're bot drug store brands, but I buy the mini/travel size to keep the price down. Mascara is really only good for 3-6 months, so the smaller tubes are the perfect amount.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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I just went through this. I liked L’Oreal Voluminous. It was the 4x greater lash version. I can’t tell you why, but they upped it to 5x greater, the formula appeared the same and the mascara was awful. So I tried ELF, NYX doll lash which they discontinued. And about three others.

Till I found Maybelline Falsies. It’s a dupe for Benefit’s They’re Real, which I liked the mascara but hated the wand.

Soft curved brush, washable but doesn’t run when I apply eye drops.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I love Two Faced "Better Than Sex" Mascara and IT Superhero mascara.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:06 PM
 
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I have tried the expensive mascara you buy at Macy's and Nordstrom's and after paying a lot of money for clumping mascara, I discovered cheap Cover Girl Professional Remarkable mascara. As long as they keep making it and don't change it, I'm sticking with that.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:39 PM
 
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I've recently switched to the L'Oreal Lash Paradise line, and I LOVE it. Alone on most days, and with the primer when I want a little extra "oomph".

I do want to try the Charlotte Tillsbury Legendary Lashes Vol. 2, but not sure I want to get hooked to such an expensive product for regular use.
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 AM
 
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I love Two Faced "Better Than Sex" Mascara and IT Superhero mascara.
Yes, I also like IT superhero mascara.
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Thanks for the suggestions!

As I mentioned, it had been a long time since I tried something new, and was surprised by the number of varieties within each brand. Yikes.

The curved brushes were intriguing, but I've never used one before. I also like the idea of doing just the lash tips for a change. I saw a demonstration once where the makeup artist did that, applying the mascara just a little heavier at the corners, and it looked very nice.

So far, I really like the ELF, and I'm hoping it doesn't get gloppy too soon. But if it does, it's great being able to try a variety of products at the drugstore without breaking the bank!
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Old Yesterday, 09:58 AM
 
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I like this...just on the tips for a regular day, whole lash if I want a bit more

https://thrivecausemetics.com/produc...kaAvoLEALw_wcB

This is my go to for nights out

https://www.sephora.com/product/bett...ascara-P381000

I have long lashes, but they are blond on the tips, so a little works well for me most days. The Better than Sex mascara is more dramatic.
I'd be VERY careful buying anything from "Thrive" causemetics. It's the same BS MLM - brainwashing nonsense as Shanann Watts (RIP) was involved in...
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