Here are the pictures that will accompany my video below, showcasing my top 5 mascaras of all time. I actually have a few honorable mentions too, so let's get started.
If you look below you will see my NAKED lashes, they are almost nonexistent on the bottom row.
Here are two other shots of my naked lashes:
Individual eye shots
Naked right eye
Let's see what 1 coat of each of my favorite mascaras can do to enhance my puny lashes.
First up, in no particular order......
Dior Show BLACK OUT- $25.00
Now let's look at my lashes with just my top lashes done on one eye. I am not going to tell you which eye is done yet, you will have to scroll down for the answer but take your guess for now.
Here is the answer:
If your guess was that I have mascara on the left eye (the eye on the right side of the screen) then you are correct. This is a SINGLE coat of mascara which means that my mascara wand did not go back in the tube, I applied this mascara and this is the result.
Here is a close up on my lash with the mascara:
Here is the mascara on both lashes (top row only):
Givenchy 4 in 1 mascara- $32.00
I'm sure it's not hard to tell in this picture, but I have lashes on one eyelash:
Now you can't tell me this isn't dramatic.... and yes this is just one coat on my lashes:
Here is a close up on my other eye:
I experienced better handling on lower lashes with this wand.
Black Up Cosmetics- $37.00
Once again I have one coat of the mascara on just one eye lash. However I have to tell you that the battery on this 3 speed mascara is DEAD so the lashes that you are looking at were coated without the vibrating action. I loved my lashes when it vibrated on level 3, but it would tickle so much that my eyes would water and this mascara is not waterproof so it had the potential to be disastrous.
Now let's check it out with the mascara applied to my top lashes on both eyes:
Here is a look at my top and bottom lashes complete with the Black up Vibrating macara (without the vibration featured turned on)
Not much improvement on the bottom row without the vibrating feature.
Single eye shot top and bottom:
This mascara is just wet enough that if you put it to your skin too quickly you will get smudges on your lids, but not much.
I was able to define my bottom lashes a bit more with this mascara but it isn't perfect.
YSL Shocking- $30.00
Mascara on one top row of lashes:
Now here is the mascara on both of my top lashes:
Up close and personal...notice the heavy look to my lashes and this is just ONE COAT.
This mascara is so wet and so much product comes out but if you can manage to handle your bottom lashes carefully, it can leave you with beautifully lush bottom lashes.
I have mascara on just one lash.
Now I have the mascara applied to both of my top lashes:
Mascara on both top and bottom
Now time for the honorable mentions
These are the mascaras that didn't make my top 5 but they have high ratings in my book because of the innovation behind these products. They also work really well too!
Inglot - $10.00
One eye lash has the mascara
Below you will see the mascara on both my top and bottom lashes:
Here is a single eye shot of top and bottom lashes:
This mascara works well but it didn't make my top 5 because I get more luscious lashes from the aforementioned mascaras.
Givenchy Phenomen Eyes (original)- $30.00
Here this mascara is on one set of lashes (please note I only have this mascara in brown!)
Top and bottom lashes
Single eye shot of my top and bottom lashes
Maybelline Mega Plush- $6.99 (price varies at different drugstores)
Here I have the mascara on both of my top lashes: