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  • Brittany Pledger

Hi, My Name Is Brittany And I'm A Mascara Addict.

Ask and you shall receive. Well, actually I asked.. I asked on Instagram stories what everyone would be interested in reading. Thankfully so many of you sent in ideas. I’m going to continue my series of favorites posts, they were definitely the most requested. Y’all gave me tons of ideas, and I’m so thankful for the feedback!!

Today we’re going to talk about one of my FAVORITE beauty products. MASCARA!

If I had to drop all of my makeup and choose one product to keep and use only that forever, without hesitation it would be a good mascara. I’ve always considered my lashes to be one of my best qualities. So trust me when I say I have tried them all!

Before I get into details on my favorites, let me start with what I look for when I choose my mascaras.

-First, and most importantly, there must be a synthetic fiber applicator. I'll go into my favorite shapes in a second.. but no matter the shape, this is extremely important. Go ahead and throw out all of those crappy silicone tipped wands. I'm convinced whoever created those is the anti-christ.

-Next, choose the fluffiest tip you can find. The synthetic fibers really get in there and coat the lashes, but the bigger fluffier wands really fluff them up.

-Skip the waterproof. Unless you know for sure you're going to be crying or swimming, there is really no need for it. The wear may be a little longer, but its so difficult to get off your lashes at the end of the night you end up losing some lashes in the process. Mascara can't work if you have no lashes to put it on.

- Now for another important secret. Use a lash serum. I swear by Babe Lash. I've been using it almost nightly since February, and I'm not sure what I did without it. Not only are my lashes longer and thicker, but I don't notice them shedding like I did before. If you're scrubbing your face every night (like you should be) this will help you hold onto your existing lashes, but also grow them in the process.

- Layer!! Layer your mascaras for the most dramatic effect! I love using one that I know separates my lashes really well, then applying a second coat with one that makes my lashes really thick and black. Game changer.

Ok, enough of that.. on to the good stuff. My favorite mascaras!!

You may be surprised to hear that my #1 favorite mascara is from the drug store! L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara is my holy grail, ride or die, blah blah blah.. favorite. It makes your lashes so dark, it separates, doesn't flake, and makes your lashes look amazing. Pretty much it does it all. I have nothing negative I can possibly say about this gem. It's super affordable and you need it in your life.

Next up is IT! Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara. This one is pretty much magic. I like to layer this one over any of my other mascaras for a super dramatic look. It never fails, when I do this I get multiple people who ask if I'm wearing falsies. This has some kind of elastic effect that really stretches out your lashes and makes them SUPER long, but also really thick, and by far the blackest out of everything I've tried.

Diorshow (the original) is another favorite. Not to be confused with Dior Show Blackout, which I hate. I'm actually not sure thats a strong enough word.. because I really really did not like it. The original Dior Show is great! Lengthens, thickens, and separates. The only down side of this one is the scent. For some reason big luxury brands like to scent everything. I guess they think it makes them seem more high end? But mascara probably wasn't the brightest idea. I have very sensitive eyes and it doesn't irritate them, but proceed with caution just in case.

Honorable mention goes to: Too Faced Better than Sex, L'Oreal Lash Paradise, Lancome Hypnose Drama

Purchasing through the links in this post may result in me making a small commission, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.



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