Mascara tends to be one of the most searched and sought after makeup items, ranking right up there with lipstick and lip gloss. Last year we gave you the Top 10 Mascara Bargains and Splurges, so we are continuing the list this year by adding some of the latest releases in the world of mascara. Even though things are tougher now than last year, there is still a good mascara out there for any and every budget.
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Maybelline Colossal Mascara comes with a mega brush that defines and boosts every lash while separating and not clumping what-so-ever. Colossal is supposed to boost your lashes 9-times with just one coat, and it after personally testing the product it really does what it says. This mascara is great for even the smallest lashes and at a low price it's definitely a must-have steal.
Lancome Oscillation Mascara is one mega-mascara. With one press of the button, the wand oscillates at 7000 oscillations per minute, allowing the wand to wrap every single lash with Lancome's world renowned mascara. The formula also extends, separates, and thickens lashes while fighting away clumps. Gone are the days of the mascara "wiggle" with Lancome Oscillation vibrating mascara.
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If you like the look of professional salon lash extensions but don't want to pay the price or go through the hassle, then you'll love L'Oreal's Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara. It's a great mascara that lengthens your lashes while keeping them natural. It's also easy to remove because all you need is a little warm water and your fingers or a washcloth. This mascara is huge in Europe and it should be at the top of your must-have mascara steal list for the year.
Chanel products are always at the top of my personal favorite list, and their Inimitable Mascara is no different. Inimitable Mascara is specially formulated to not only lengthen and separate, but it also plumps and curls while wearing throughout the day and into the night. The unique brush makes it great for every lash from long and thick to short and skimpy. Even though it's a splurge, it's a definite must-have mascara for your eye makeup collection.
Last year Cover Girl released their regular and waterproof LashBlast mascara. Well this year they are taking the fabulous formula and tweaking, it a bit to make LashBlast Luxe Mascara. The big difference is the new formula has a delicate shimmer and comes in four smashing shades. You will get the non-clumping and enormous lashes just as before, but with a hint of shimmer and slight color. LashBlast Luxe Mascara is available in Black Emerald, Black Cabernet, Black Platinum, and Black Royale. What a great way to have a great steal mascara with a little extra color.
Ever since Givenchy came out with Phenomen Eyes Mascara, their uniquely shaped wand has been the topic of many beauty blogs. Givenchy claims their new brush will curl and separate your lashes perfectly while allowing you to reach each and every lash on your eyes, not matter how short or long. The verdict is that is actually does work and actually works extremely well, leaving you with phenomenal lashes that won't smudge or flake. This mascara is a definite splurge, but sometimes you need something different to get you out of the monotony of everyday mascara.
Say goodbye to your eyelash curlers ladies, because Clinique's New High Impact Curling Mascara is finally here. With its uniquely designed mascara want and 24-hour curling and smudge-free formula, you'll have more time to enjoy your days and nights while spending less time on your lashes. The bottom line with Clinique's High Impact Curling Mascara is that it actually stands up to their claims by curling, lengthening, and thickening while staying in place for up to 24-hours and then washing off easily with a little bit of water. This mascara is a borderline splurge-steal since the price isn't too high, but it is definitely one to have so you can toss out your dreaded eyelash curler.
Imju's Fiverwig Mascara is similar to L'Oreal's Double Extend Beauty Tubes because it also contains fibers that lengthen your lashes. The fiber formulation attaches to your lashes, lengthening them naturally while staying in place without smudging or flaking. Even after multiple applications, your lashes will remain beautiful. The kicker is that even thought the mascara is water-resistant and smudge-proof, it washes off easily with a little warm water. Imju Fiberwig Mascara is a great idea if you love the look of extended or false lashes. It's a definite splurge, but worth the money.
If you’re looking for big dramatic lashes without the big price tag, then Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara is for you. Its cute packaging and pink brush makes it looks ultra-chic and feminine, while giving you two different sized bristles to get each and every lash on your eyes. This one is really great to use for everyday, even when you aren't wearing any other eye makeup.
Turn your lashes from good to bad with Benefit's BADgal Lash Mascara. This mascara will do it all in just one coat and is very close to delivering the false lash effect. The kicker is that it's available in some pretty trendy and fantastic colors such as black, plum, and blue. So step away from the normal humdrum brown or black and rev up your lashes with a little BADgal color.