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What is your favorite

 

1. drugstore

 

2. department store

 

mascara?

 

And for the department store mascara, is it really *that* great that it justifies the price?

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1. drugstore: Za Waterproof

 

2. department store: YSL Faux Cils

 

And for the department store mascara, is it really *that* great that it justifies the price?: absolutely.

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1. L'Oreal Voluminous or Double Extend

 

2. Lancome Definicils probably

 

As far as the price department store price...ehh... probably not since I do like Voluminous so much. I liked diorshow as well, but it irritated my eyes. Yay, $23 down the tube - literally! Posted Image

These department store mascaras are just OK in my book: Prescriptives False Eyelashes, Chanel Drama Lash, any Clinique mascaras (even the so-called 'high definition...riiiiight, lol) and certainly don't justify the price.

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Drugstore: Rimmel Extra Super Lash -it was MAybelline Full N Soft but i think that's discontinued in Ireland now Posted Image

 

Department Store: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils.. i LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

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I don't have a fave department store mascara, but I do love Cover Girl's Super Thick Lash from the drugstore.

 

I've tried a few Clinique GWP mascaras, and there were yucky Posted Image I haven't tried any other department store mascaras, though I'm tempted to. However, since I love the STL so much, I think I'd rather save my money for other makeup!

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What is your favorite

 

1. drugstore - don't have one yet

 

2. department store- Dior Ultimeyes

 

mascara?

 

And for the department store mascara, is it really *that* great that it justifies the price? yes justifies the price. My other favorite is MAC though which is half of the price and comes close

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Drugstore -- Maybelline's Waterproof Lash Extension mascara. I like it because it's a lengthening mascara and thickening mascaras tend to just clump up on my lashes, and this mascara stays put where others (even other waterproof ones) I've tried tend to flake or rub off.

 

Department store -- I'm too cheap to try any! Posted Image

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I haven't ever tried any department store mascara yet, so I can't completely answer this question. Some drugstore mascaras I haven't had really good luck with. But some drugstore mascaras like Almay are really good and completely worth it.

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Originally Posted by NYAngel98
But I like the L'Oreal best!!! Posted Image
That's great Janelle that you prefer the drugstore mascara so you've to pay less! Of course i have to love the expensive one! Posted ImagePosted Image

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the only drugstore mascara ill touch is loreal voluminous. im not a product snob, but mascara is one area where the difference is amazing. my fave high end mascaras are estee lauder pure velvet and clinique naturally glossy.

 

the two worst mascaras ive ever tried are maybelline great lash and rimmel (the one with the comb.)

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Originally Posted by laura127
That's great Janelle that you prefer the drugstore mascara so you've to pay less! Of course i have to love the expensive one! Posted ImagePosted Image
Yeah - luckily it turns out that way! LOL I have long eyelashes, but they're not very full - kinda skinny and puny looking... but the L'Oreal seems to help a lot! it also kinda separates them so they don't look clumpy. It makes your lashes kind of "fan" out... it makes you have those 'doe eyes'... Posted Image

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For those girls that like department store mascaras, why do you think they're worth the price? While I have tried some drugstore mascaras that are clumpy or flake off, I love my current Maybelline mascara -- it lasts all day and never flakes or gets too clumpy. I'm just curious what makes (some) department store mascaras so great!

 

Of course the Almay mascaras I've tried tend to flake off on me, even though FairyRave likes Almay, so maybe mascaras work differently on different people's lashes (or we just haven't tried the same kind!)

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ive never had a problem with flaking or smudging with any mascara, but all the drugstore mascaras except for loreal voluminous get clumpy on me. i refuse to comb my lashes, and i dont think i should have to with a decent mascara.

 

the wands of drugstore mascaras tend to have similar wands with bristles that are very compact and set in rings down the length. high end mascaras tend to have sparse bristles that are set randomly on the wand. i feel that these give a superior application.

 

you know how drug store shadows have less pigment and a poor texture for the most part, while high end shadows are silky and have more pigment? i feel that the same is true for high end mascaras. the formula is just somehow better, and not as thick and waxy. my loreal voluminous dries out before three months is up, and i could keep my high end mascaras practically forever before they dried up, if i wanted to.

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I agree with you regarding the combing. I don't like to comb my lashes so I use mascaras that I don't have to do that with.

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I agree with all of Halo's post.

 

Although, I honestly can't remember the last drugstore mascara I used. I think I used to use Cover Girl.

 

I have just discovered Dior Maximeyes, and am in LOVE!!! A definite HG for me now.

 

I absolutely hate having to use a lashcomb; and I don't have to do that woth Maximeyes. It also thickens my lashes w/o drying them out, flaking, or smudging.

 

Originally Posted by haloinrverse
ive never had a problem with flaking or smudging with any mascara, but all the drugstore mascaras except for loreal voluminous get clumpy on me. i refuse to comb my lashes, and i dont think i should have to with a decent mascara.

 

the wands of drugstore mascaras tend to have similar wands with bristles that are very compact and set in rings down the length. high end mascaras tend to have sparse bristles that are set randomly on the wand. i feel that these give a superior application.

 

you know how drug store shadows have less pigment and a poor texture for the most part, while high end shadows are silky and have more pigment? i feel that the same is true for high end mascaras. the formula is just somehow better, and not as thick and waxy. my loreal voluminous dries out before three months is up, and i could keep my high end mascaras practically forever before they dried up, if i wanted to.

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i like fibre rich lash by mac. makes my lashes look really nice, but it's not clumpy.

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I like Prescriptives mascaras. They have three formulas: lash curling, false eyelashes, and beyond long. Beyond long is their newest one that I haven't tried yet. I liked both the lash curling and the false eyelashes formulas. I think the lash curling was my favorite, mainly because my lashes need more "body" than length. The false eyelashes formula is basically volumizing.

 

I also like Clinique High Impact mascara. That is what I am currently using. The people on this site have been raving about MAC Fibre Rich, so I might try that next. I have a feeling I'll end up with Prescriptives in the end though.

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I stick to my true blue Loreal Volumnous..never lets me down. I would love to try Mac Fibre lash, have heard great things about it!

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i swear by maybelline's sky high curves (waterproof). it doesn't flake by the end of the day, doesn't come off if i splash water on my face and rub, etc. i've tried TONS. i also have thin, short lashes, so it's hard to find something that works well.

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Originally Posted by Liz
i like fibre rich lash by mac. makes my lashes look really nice, but it's not clumpy.

Im with Liz,love fibre rich.Also bad gal lash from benefit good for dramatic lashes,scary wand though.Posted Image

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I've only tried drugstore brands, but I have two favorites depending on what look I'm going for:

 

Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof -- natural looking lashes, but still gives some volume and color to my blonde lashes; not clumpy at all

 

Maybelline Lash Expansion -- for when I want longer lashes; not quite as clump-free as Full n Soft but still not near as clumpy as some others!

 

(I also always curl my lashes first, neither of these mascaras will curl your lashes themselves!)

 

Ones to avoid:

 

Almay One Coat Lengthening Waterproof Mascara -- this flaked off my lashes terribly; even worse than the non-waterproof version of this mascara!

 

L'Oreal Lash Out -- did a great job of lengthening my lashes but it actually straightened my lashes!

 

I also didn't like Maybelline Great Lash, but that's only because it took too long to dry, and my eyes are so deep-set that as soon as I blinked after I put on the mascara, I had mascara all over my face!

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I like DiorShow right now. I like mascaras that make my lashes fuller and longer, cuz mine are pretty skimpy. I also like Chanel's DramaLash or DramaCils(I never get the name right) YSL is nice for a more natural look on me, but it just doesn't do enough of what I like. For DS brands, Loreal Voluminous is the only one I like.

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