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Old 06-26-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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You might want to try this out so you can find one! Sephora is doing their yearly "Sephora Favorites" and they have a Mascara "Favorites" box. It's 11 deluxe sample sizes in one box for $40.

Sephora: Sephora Favorites Lashstash Mascara Deluxe Sampler ($96 Value): Combination Sets
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Yes, I used DiorShow for quite a while...before that it was various other Dior mascaras.

I have to be honest with you....I tried CoverGirl, the purple one that Queen Latifah advertises....better than any Dior mascara, or any other highend brand I have purchased at Sephora. Its true!! Now some items, such as eyeshadow, I believe only Chanel, Nars, etc are worth buying and dont think drug store brands last throughout the day. But the CoverGirl, purple one is the only type I buy is truly the best!!

Also, the real issue is lashes not mascara. I use Latisse to make mine grow and they look lush and I receive compliments all the time. Before that I used Jan Marini Lash, but now I use Latisse, and its not a gimmick, it truly works and is worth it IMO
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Diorshow is far & away my fave - the original, not the iconic or blackout formulas which I dislike.

Honorable mentions go to Benefit Bad Gal Lash and the Maybelline Volum Express mascaras. Maybelline mascaras are my fave for drugstore brands. Loreal Voluminous mascara is pretty good, but it dries out fast and can be goopy if not applied carefully.

I don't like curling mascaras, personally. I use my eyelash curlier beforehand anyway.
The Maybelline Volum Express - - - Is that the one in the yellow container with purple writing??? If so, I really like that one! I am on my second tube - it seems to last good and not be too goopy. I agree with you on the Loreal Voluminous - Liked it, but it went bad too soon.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I'm with you, Sierra. I want it all in one.
Sheesh, who doesn’t?!

Btw, nobody’s mentioned that, but once I tried one of those weird wands that end in something like a comb… Maybe I don’t know what to do with it, but I found it totally worthless.

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Givenchy PhenomonEyes - you might like that. It has a little "poof" thing on the end that helps me get at the tiny almost invisible strays on my lower lid. Problem with that is I can only find it in my preferred shade about half the time.
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I recently found one I liked a lot the first week or two.... Loreal Beauty Tubes. One end of the tube has this white primer stuff, and the other end is the mascara. I did see a noticeable difference, and the length it gives tends to curl it up slightly also.

But who in blazes wants the extra step of primer? Now I find myself only using it for going out (it should dry up before I use it up - LOL)....
and the search is on again for ONE perfect mascara that does it ALL.
I know! As if we women don’t have enough work already! I have one like this, too – Maybelline XXL Curl Power. I also have a separate EL Lash Primer. I’m not sure what that white stuff is, but it seems to help some… The Maybeline mascara has a curved brush. It looks like I always prefer that type. These brushes tend to lift and curl a bit all the lashes.

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I, too, am always on the look out for great mascara. I personally was not impressed with Fiberwig.
You’re not alone, according to the reviews I read. The thing is there isn’t any product bought by at least 100 people and 100% of them swear by it.

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I have about a million different mascaras in my bathroom too! I bought some stuff at Ulta I think it's called Club Volume or something like that. It's those tubes - but without the primer. It works pretty good for both lengthening and volumizing. I do a lot of different looks with my eyes, so I don't always want the same thing. Another thing I do a lot is use individual lashes, or cut a strip of lashes in half, shape them and put them on the outer corners of my eyes. This doesn't require a lot of mascara, and it's actually pretty fast to do.
Oh, you, sweets, are high maintenance! Sierra doesn’t have time to cut and paste lashes. I’m asking real-world peeps.

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Diorshow - original is far & away my fave - the original, not the iconic or blackout formulas which I dislike.
On the short list!

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Honorable mentions go to Benefit Bad Gal Lash and the Maybelline Volum Express mascaras. Maybelline mascaras are my fave for drugstore brands. Loreal Voluminous mascara is pretty good, but it dries out fast and can be goopy if not applied carefully.

I don't like curling mascaras, personally. I use my eyelash curlier beforehand anyway.
Now a curler is something I never could get into... It looks to me as a tool from a gyno office and I get the feeling half my lashes will remain on it. Besides, it's again one more step in the succession of endless steps!

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I think you should try YSL next. On some beauty boards I frequent it has many fans, even more than Diorshow which used to be my HG before I tried Fresh Supernova and Lancome Definicils.

Today I use my all time favorite Loreal Voluminous in carbon black. Always a staple, always gives me thick black lashes.
I'm pretty sure I was using L'Oreal Voluminous at some point. Yeah, it was OK.

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I have tried SO many mascaras and for awhile I did think Clinique was the best but then by chance I picked up a CoverGirl one at the drugstore, I needed one in a pinch I think and seriously, it is so good! Was not expecting that from a cheap mascara! But it really does the job, doesnt clump and goes on well.
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I love maybelline intense xxl mascara. Makes my lashes look stupid fake, full and long.
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Yes, I used DiorShow for quite a while...before that it was various other Dior mascaras.

I have to be honest with you....I tried CoverGirl, the purple one that Queen Latifah advertises....better than any Dior mascara, or any other highend brand I have purchased at Sephora. Its true!! Now some items, such as eyeshadow, I believe only Chanel, Nars, etc are worth buying and dont think drug store brands last throughout the day. But the CoverGirl, purple one is the only type I buy is truly the best!!
As this one is cheap, I might try it next. Oh, I'm convinced in the case of some items the price doesn't mean much. L'Oreal and Lancome are owned by the same parent company. Small wonder L'Oreal also makes decent mascaras. Once I read reviews on a real cheapo - Jane Fan Club curling mascara. Well, many mascaras in the $20-30 range are worse. Right now that Dior Iconic is much worse than this Jane that's been around for a long time and I mean a really long time for a mascara and it's not even dry.

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Also, the real issue is lashes not mascara. I use Latisse to make mine grow and they look lush and I receive compliments all the time. Before that I used Jan Marini Lash, but now I use Latisse, and its not a gimmick, it truly works and is worth it IMO
Well, of course the issue is the lashes. My lashes are some of my less than perfect parts. It just annoys me to see looong and curled lashes on men! And I swear they seem to get them more often than women.

Never heard of these products and have no idea what they are, but I'll look them up. Thank you.

Thank you, gals, for sharing! The reason I bolded some parts or quoted them without a comment is because I'm just compiling a shopping list.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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Thank GOD I'm NORMAL! I have so many tubes of mascara. I don't need length, I need volume. But it seems after awhile, all the mascara seems to clump.

I use Maybelline Great Lash, and I'm finally thinking of trying the non-waterproof kind. And I also use Define-a-Lash, comes in a green tube, can't remember right now (am at work) if it's Maybelline or Cover Girl.

I've used that Queen Latifah "purple case" mascara, and yes, it really seems to work, I should go back to that.

Also, I buy a brand of mascara at my beauty supply - it's called Kiss Me. It's some kind of gel that coats the lashes different than other mascaras I've bought. You can even buy a seperate primer to help the mascara adhere to your lashes better.

This was an excellent thread. It's great to read what brands other women use. Also that sampler box from Sephora sounds like a good idea, too.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Also, I buy a brand of mascara at my beauty supply - it's called Kiss Me. It's some kind of gel that coats the lashes different than other mascaras I've bought. You can even buy a seperate primer to help the mascara adhere to your lashes better.
I believe I read some rave reviews on this one, too.

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Also that sampler box from Sephora sounds like a good idea, too.
I'm a little leery of this idea... While it's great for any other product, mascaras tend to dry out fast. In a way it's like buying one $100 mascara.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Just a thought - more of a gripe, really, while we're talking about mascara amnd lashes. Why is it that every advertisement - on TV and in print - that advertises mascara, ALWAYS shows a model wearing false eyelashes? They make it seem as though if you use their mascara, your lashes are gonna look like the model - who happens to be wearing false eyelashes!!!

Then there's the TV ad for Stiletto Lash. I have this mascara. My eyelashes, after using it, are NOT shiny like patent leather, like they show on TV, nor are they long and spidery looking like they show on TV. The ONLY way to get lashes as long as the TV advertisement is to wear a pair of false lashes!!! ASnd that patent leather shine? It looks like plastic false lashes. Why do they misrepresent their products like this?
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: GA
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I just tried Maybelline's define a lash (red tube) and I love it!
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee bound...someday
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A friend of mine has been getting lash extensions and is thrilled. I didn't even know there was such a thing ( I need to get back to my girly side! ).
She says they are false lashes that are put on one at a time and stay on for about 3 to 4 weeks. They do look amazing. I would like to try that sometime.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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I've always wondered what the need is for millions of mascaras promising either volumizing OR lengthening OR curling... While I understand some women may have more interest in one of these features, I'm willing to bet the majority of us want them ALL!

I'm still on a fruitless search for a HG mascara. Not that it wouldn't be discontinued shortly after being found...

Last time I shelled out the money for Diorshow Iconic. Not impressed... It was OK at first and then it turned into a regular and even quite substandard mascara. Throughout the years I've bought a few of Lancome's mascaras, have tried almost all of EL's mascaras (from the GWP), as well as various drugstore ones. Once I bought one of EL's mascaras, but just like the case is with many samples, the actual product wasn't quite the same.

Now I'm thinking of trying YSL’s YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara By Yves Saint Laurent. I'm also reading good reviews on some Japanese mascara carried only by Sephora – Fiberwig - Sephora: Imju Fiberwig Fiberwig: Mascara. The problem with the reviews is that you can hardly ever find more than 70% of women liking any single product!

Does anybody know of a really magical and dependable mascara?! As long as it doesn't cost more than $50, I guess...

I've already got black eyelashes; not particularly long, but not freakishly short.
I wear mascara when I want a "polished' look; really, I'm not sure it's all that noticeable to anyone but me.
What I'm looking for in a mascara is something simple, which doesn't clump together and make me look like I've got three giant eyelashes on each eye.
CoverGirl LashExact fits the bill for me, and the price is right.

I used to use Maybelline Illegal Lengths, until they quit selling it.
Despite the name, it didn't really do anything outrageous to one's eyelashes. It was just a nice light mascara, like LashExact, which gave one a more polished look without being freakishly noticeable.
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