5 Recommended Mascaras

When is comes to finding the perfect mascara it's all relative.

What will work well for one woman may not work for another. And visa versa.

The only sure way to find out which mascara works for you is to try them.

I've never been one to believe that more expensive means a better mascara, because I've worked with some very inexpensive ones that gave brilliant results.

Listed below are five mascaras (in no specific order) that I've found to work very well. I hope you find one among this list that is perfect for you.

MAC Zoom Lash - This instant volume mascara power-lifts the lashes into length, curls them up...builds them faster than you can wink! Precision control wand glides smoothly down lashes to provide a gorgeously silky upward “sweep”. Smudge proof and long-wearing.

Price: $13.00

Exceptionnel DE Chanel - A dream mascara is one that is VOLUMIZING, CURLING and LASTING. EXCEPTIONNEL DE CHANEL achieves these three feats in perfect harmony. Its exceptional brush provides lash-by-lash application and creates an intense volume effect for precise makeup from roots to tips.

Price: $30.00

L'Oreal Lash Out - a mascara that builds and separates lashes to extra beautiful lengths. Patented Lengthening Formula, with an advanced protein complex goes on smoothly, dries quickly and wears all day without flaking. Teddy Bear Brush smoothly coats lashes to build and separate without clumping. Delicate conditioners leave lashes soft and supple. Ophthalmologist and allergy tested. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Flake-proof.

Price: $8.48

Dior Show - Dior Show Mascara is Dior's original, must-have mascara that delivers ultra-glam, catwalk-length lashes. Makeup artists all over the world use this product to create the longest, thickest, curviest lashes ever.


Maybelline Great Lash - a mascara that conditions as it thickens. Lash-doubling formula glides on smooth to build great-looking lashes. Lash building brush makes it easy to get a full lash look without clumps or globs. Contact lens safe and hypoallergenic.Washable; also available in waterproof formula and with a curved brush.

Price: under $8.00


  1. Well, I do like makeup, so I'm going to comment on this as well. I've not had super results with mascara. I always think it looks 'fake' on me, esp.the bottom lashes. I'm always surprised when I read about women who say they don't wear much makeup, but that they DO wear mascara. That's usually my LAST item I wear, and generally only wear it for dress up occasions.

  2. "I'm always surprised when I read about women who say they don't wear much makeup, but that they DO wear mascara."

    Yes, I agree, most women DO say that. Personally, I think mascara is the one thing that makes a HUGE difference in making the eyes POP, so I have to agree with them. However, not EVERY women needs to wear mascara.

    Tip: The next time you try wearing it, gently wipe the mascara wand with a Kleenex to remove most of the mascara before applying it. And then only use the TIP of the wand to apply it because you'll get less. Also, you don't have to wear mascara on the bottom lashes just because you wear it on the top - just leave them natural.

    Hope this helps.


  3. My entire life I've had a love hate relationship with mascaras. Might need to look into some of these. Supernova by Fresh is one I keep going back to. Nieman's carries it but I usually find it online to save myself the trip.

  4. Hey Diane~

    I know, it's sooooooooooo hard to fine that ONE mascara that works.

    And it's funny because I've seen some of the cheaper brands work just as well as the more expensive ones.

    Out of the 5 listed here, I think I like Dior Show the best.

    "Supernova by Fresh is one I keep going back to. Nieman's carries it but I usually find it online to save myself the trip."

    I LOVE anything by Fresh! What a great company they are! And that's what I adore about Neiman's, they carry some of the best stuff. I have a dear friend who works for Neiman's in Florida and loves it!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend, and checking out this category. I have a lot of stuff here, so please take your time and enjoy it whenever you wish!



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