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    Default What's your fav mascara?

    Just finished my tube of rimmel eye magnifing mascara and am about to buy a new mascara, so I just wanted to know what your personal faves are.

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    For casual days, I like Clinique's High Impact mascara ($14) in black. It leaves my lashes looking natural, yet adds a bit of oompf. Doesn't smear at all, nor does it flake much and washes off easily. I usually apply 1-2 coats. Can easily built more by applying a 3 or 4th coat. (I don't apply any to my lower lashes, so I don't know what would happen if you do.)

    For days when I want more, I like Cover Girl's Lash Blast ($8-10) (in the fat orange tube with the short rubber bristle brush.) 2 coats built thick long lashes quickly. No smearing or flaking and washes off easily.

    If you want even more oompf, use a coat or 2 of Clinique's Lash Primer ($14?) BEFORE any mascara. (Don't let dry before applying mascara, or the mascara will go on choppier.)

    Needless to say, make sure you separate clumps of (any mascara) before they're fully dry.
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    Loreal Voluminous

    I use the regular and the waterproof, I love them both!

    Over the years I've tried some of the pricier name brands (Shiseido, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Chanel, DiorShow, Bad Lash, the list goes on and on...) but Loreal has always worked the best for me, and is very easy on the budget. One coat for day, two for night.

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    It is odd. I go for pricy lipsticks, blushes, foundations, but always buy drugstore mascaras. Cover Girl, Maybelline, any will do. Because I replace them every two months or so, it makes a kind of sense.

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    I like Neutrogena's Weightless Volume mascara because it's wax-free and natural-looking.

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    Kind of an obvious answer but Maybelline Great Lash in black. Cult cosmetics often don't work for me (Nars' Orgasm blush looks horrid on me) but I like this mascara. 'Tis cheap, and it works.
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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing Formula in Black Onyx ($14.00). My search for the holy grail of mascaras is over. This is similar to Kiss Me and other "tube" mascaras, but it lengthens fabulously without thickening too much and it does not clump! Plus, I swim in this and it doesn't budge! I remove it with my regular Paula's Choice cleanser.

    I'll spend up to $30.00 for a tube of mascara, because I really need it, so I'm especially thrilled that this is so cheap!
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    The only two that work for me are Hypnose by Lancome and Masterpiece by Max Factor.

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    I'm with Lady M on this one.I prefer Lancome's Hypnose.

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    I like Chanel Inimitable Multi Dimensional in black.

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    Another vote for L'Oreal Voluminous, I occasionally stray and try other brands out of curiosity, but always come back to it.
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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    My eyelashes are blonde, so mascara is very important to me. I've tested "hundreds" (or so it seems) over the years. What has worked the best for me is Chanel's Inimitable Multi Dimensional but I wear it in brown.
    My daughter has just started wearing mascara & she's happy with Cover Girl's Lash Blast in brown.
    I also have & enjoy wearing: MAC's Pro Lash in black, Chanel's Extracil mascara in Noir for a curling mascara & Lancome Definicils in Deep Brown as choices for evening.
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    I got several "gift with purchase" from Lancome and Clinique and that's what I've been wearing. But normally I too buy L'Oreal Voluminous and I think it's great.

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    I'll add another vote for L'Oreal Voluminous, although I don't wear it exclusively.

    I also like Lancome Hypnose. I tried Lancome Virtuôse once at the makeup counter over the Hypnose I was already wearing. I was impressed! But, I haven't bought a tube yet.

    Has anyone tried any of the "vibrating" mascaras out like Lancome's Ôscillation?
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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    I'll add another vote for L'Oreal Voluminous, although I don't wear it exclusively.

    I also like Lancome Hypnose. I tried Lancome Virtuôse once at the makeup counter over the Hypnose I was already wearing. I was impressed! But, I haven't bought a tube yet.

    Has anyone tried any of the "vibrating" mascaras out like Lancome's Ôscillation?
    I'm headed out to the mall today...will check this out!

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    I threw out all of my eye makeup after a serious eye-infection scare last month (half blind for a week -- it wasn't the makeup that caused it, but I thought I should start fresh). I tend to circle back to Maybelline's Volum' Express Turbo after trying higher end ones, but I'm in the mood to try something new.

    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    Has anyone tried any of the "vibrating" mascaras out like Lancome's Ôscillation?
    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    I'm headed out to the mall today...will check this out!
    I saw those in passing at the Lancôme counter a couple of weeks ago, and they scare me. I'm sure the vibration is very subtle and controlled, but it just made me so nervous, I couldn't even stop to look. Can't wait for your report, ubu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    I saw those in passing at the Lancôme counter a couple of weeks ago, and they scare me. I'm sure the vibration is very subtle and controlled, but it just made me so nervous, I couldn't even stop to look. Can't wait for your report, ubu!
    A SA at the Lancome counter taught me that little "wiggle" trick when applying mascara. You wiggle the wand as you brush upwards. Having the wand do the wiggling automatically seems like a good idea.
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    Clinique naturally glossy black. Have been using for years and it's great - no clumping or messiness.
    I've occasionally tried others, on the strength of recommendations, but still keep coming back to the Clinique. Great stuff

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    I love Clinique's Lash Power as well. It wears like iron and removes easily by just holding a washcloth soaked with bathtub temp water to my closed eyes for a few seconds. It lengthens and defines very well, but it kind of lacks that vavoom factor. So when I want drama, I go for two coats of Diorshow Blackout to the top lashes only - almost everything besides Lash Power smudges on my bottom lashes.

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    I'm an on the side makeup artist. I have cases full of MAC, but when it comes to mascara I swear by Lancôme's Hypnôse Waterproof in black.

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    I've tried many over the years: various Clinique mascaras, Max Factor, Boots No.7, Maybelline, Clarins, Mac but my favourite is also Lancome Hypnose. I particularly like the way the wand separates my lashes as it coats them.

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    Dior Diorshow Mascara in black and plum ( the plum is really subtle but really makes my green eyes pop). I am always up to try new mascaras ( last waste of money was Givenchy with the ball brush....great concept but the mascara was the pits)

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    Right now, I really like Lash Blast from Cover Girl. (the one in the Orange tube) I have gone through so many brands. Its hard to find a good thickening mascara that doesn't leave me with raccoon eyes four hours after I apply it. This one seems to be doing the trick.

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    My sister in law (who has no lashes practically) talked me into buying Lancomes Oscillation mascara. I have thick black eyelashes that don't require much mascara and one coat of this makes me look like I have on false eyelashes! It will be a great evening out mascara for me. If you're lashes are sparse I highly recommend it. I did not have trouble with it smearing either and it is very easy to use.

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    I have been using Max Factor Calorie 2000 Aqualash since I was 15, and it seems like they are not making this anymore therefore I bought Cover Girl's Lash Blast Waterproof in Very Black online and totally fell in love with it.

    tdi, Lancome's Oscillation mascara seems like a good option for me as I have very fine and sparse lashes too.
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    Cover Girls Lash Blast is great, as well as Lancome's Definicils and my latest fave is The Body Shop's Super Volume Mascara. I bought the full size after trying a sample. I am really impresssed. Nice brush, doesn't clump, removes easily. The black is really black. The brown is a little on the red side. I actually like a black/brown combo.

    I almost forgot about Revlon's Beyond Natural. The black/brown color is really nice, but I'm not too crazy about the brush.

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    Max Factor Masterpiece and Masterpiece MAX. These I find are the ones easiest to work with, gives a natural result, and are also easy to remove.

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    Prescriptives False Eyelashes. My lashes are long but thin and very light and this makes them look positively lush. It tricks people into complimenting them.

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    Default Re: What's your fav mascara?

    Lancome Hypnose gets another vote here.
    I also have the waterproof version for skiing/swimming/sad movies and rainy days. It's great too.
    Though I do also like Max Factor's Masterpiece - that's very good.
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