My 3 Holy Grail Mascaras

Mascara is one of those makeup items that we usually pay no mind to but make all the difference. I’ve been heavily invested in testing out different mascaras and taking a slight break from false lashes. Don’t get me wrong, some makeup looks require a dramatic pair of falsies, but if I can get similar results with my own lashes, why not? I’ve narrowed down my top three holy grail mascaras at three different price points that never cease to amaze me.

Affordable: Essence I Love Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara $5

Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara. Photo by Odia Melissa

I couldn’t write an entire post about mascaras without including this one. If you’ve been following me for the last two or so months, I’ve already chewed your ear off on how I believe this is the best drugstore mascara. The large fiber brush makes it easy to coat every lash for maximum volume. What I will say is be cautious of layering this mascara. Wait until it completely dries before layering on a second coat. I wouldn’t do more than two quotes because I truly think you don’t need it. When they say extreme volume, they mean extreme volume.

Mid Range: MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara $25

MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash. Photo by Odia Melissa

If you’re looking for length, then look no further than the extended play from MAC. The thin fiber brush manages to pull and coat every tiny lash for maximum definition and length ad volume. This has to be the best all-around mascara in my collection and definitely a go too. You can use as many coats as you want; this mascara does not get clumpy and is extremely light. Although the price is a little high for a mascara, it’s worth every penny. You most likely won’t be searching for a pair of falsies after using this.

High End: Lancôme Deficicils Mascara $36

Lancome Definicils. Photo by Odia Melissa

I was super iffy spending nearly $40 on a mascara, but unfortunately for my wallet, it was worth it. The best word to describe this mascara is effortless. The bristles and brush its self are not as big as the I love extreme and not as small as the extended play. The size is perfect for coating every single lash effortlessly for a natural look perfect for every day.


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