Are you ready for another Makeup War? I sure am! Today we are battling it out over the best mascaras. I am jumping into the fray with one of my all-time favorite mascaras!
What are these Makeup Wars of which I speak?
The Makeup Wars group blog blasts about the same topic about every other week. We link to each others' posts through the themed graphic at the top of the post (see the last mascara, next mascara links) and the blog logo/photo links at the bottom of this post. We encourage you readers to click the links and scroll through all of our blogs to see our favorite mascaras! Our posts all go live at the same time. So, finding out what other Makeup Wars bloggers picked is a surprise to me too! I am always so eager to click through to find out what everyone picked!
Did you miss our last few Makeup Wars? Be sure to check out those posts here: Battle of the Taupes, The $20.00 Face Challenge, Battle of the Favorite Summer Lippie, the Most Expensive Face Challenge, the Best Brush, Favorite Fall Polish, Favorite Red Lipstick, Best Fall Look, Halloween Manicure, and our Favorite BB Creams.
I have a love/hate relationship with mascara. I literally do not go a day without it. Even on "no makeup days" I still slap on some concealer, a bit of lip balm, and a couple coats of mascara. So, why the hate? Most mascaras smudge on me....terribly! I am not exactly sure why. My best guess is that my eyes are very sensitive and they tear a lot. Therefore my mascara must stand up to that tearing. Between the wind, bright sun, and allergies, there is almost always something making my eyes water a bit. Sure, I have tried waterproof mascaras to combat this. I just don't like how stiff they make my lashes feel. Plus, those are harder to remove.
So, what is a girl to do? Find the best mascara and stick with it! Rarely do I ever stray from my Holy Grail favorite mascara. Even as a beauty blogger who tests out products, I still do not stray much. I mean, why stray? Are you curious about what I selected as my favorite mascara? Well, keep on readin!
So, my selection is a tie between two of the LashBlast mascaras from CoverGirl: LashBlast Volume and LashBlast Fusion. I love them both and pretty much rotate between the two depending upon if I feel like buying a purple or an orange tube! I think that I like LashBlast Fusion (purple tube) slightly better for a little added length. However, in my current mascara rotation, I am now using the LashBlast Volume (orange tube).
Why is LashBlast so great? I will make this easy and break it down with bullet points:
- The brush! The spiky rubberized brush is absolutely perfect for applying mascara without clumps! I abhor clumping. This brush combs your lashes while you apply.
- No smudging! This is so basic but as I mentioned, most mascaras smudge on me. The LashBlast mascaras do not.
- The Price! CoverGirl LashBlast mascaras are incredibly affordable. At about $8.00 a tube, this is practically the best deal that you can get on a mascara. I have yet to find a cheaper one that works as well. Mascaras are an item that I rarely go high-end on. Since I am prone to eye irritation with my sensitive eyes, I am religious about tossing my mascaras after about 2 months of use. Since I purchase so frequently, I just refuse to pay more. Typically I only use high end mascaras when I get them as a GWP or a sample.
- The packaging is ridiculously cute. There is just something so appealing about a colorful and "fat" tube of mascara. It really stands out in the sea of black mascara tubes out there! What can I say? I am a sucker for packaging. Is it crazy that I might like the fusion a tad better just because I like purple better than orange? Yes, I am a nut!
Be sure to click the links below to check out the favorite mascaras from my fellow Makeup Wars girls!
Over the years I have mostly bought it
myself. However, I have gotten samples too.