5 Mascaras I can’t live without

favorite mascaras

I think that a lot of you guys will agree with me in that mascara is one of the best makeup products. If I were to use only one makeup product for the rest of my life, it’d probably be mascara.

Right now, I have close to thirty different mascaras (am I crazy? please tell me I’m not crazy..) but I usually like to rotate between a few that are my favorite.

best high end mascaras

Dior’s Diorshow Iconic mascara was one of the first high-end mascara’s I’ve ever bought and it’s a very, very long-time favorite of mine. It has a phenomenal brush that’s awesome at separating the lashes while the formula does an amazing job at elongating them. Seriously this mascara makes my eyelashes freakishly long. A huge plus for me is the fact that the brush does not “grab” too much of the product and I don’t feel the need to wipe the excess off.

Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara is one of the best drugstore mascaras I’ve tried in a long time. It has a great brush that once again, really separates the lashes nicely. As you guys probably know by now, I really don’t like clumpy eyelashes and “wet” mascara formulas that take forever to dry. I really like a natural and soft look and this is what Lash Sensational mascara gives me, even with a few coats. You can find my review right here.

YSL Baby Doll mascara- this mascara is great for creating both soft and dramatic looks, just one coat makes a huge difference (see my before and after pictures here).  The color that I have it in is “Fetish Black” and it’s incredibly intense. It’s one of those products that actually grew on me. When first used it, I was like “eh, it’s nice”, now I cannot live without it. I think that this is because I started using RapidLash again and my lashes are much longer than they were when I first started using Baby Doll. This mascara definitely helps me out a lot in the volume department as well. One other weird thing? It smells good. I don’t know what it is, but I could smell this mascara all they long. Like I said, weird.

Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lash Blast. In my humble opinion, Lashblast mascaras by Covergirl are the best drugstore mascaras out there, some of which definitely compare to high-end competitors. Clump Crusher is great for creating a natural look and it’s usually what I reach for daily, when going to work. I love the curved, stiff brush- it’s absolutely amazing at separating the lashes and creating that clump-free look. The brush is also great for my bottom lashes, which are very long and most of the time I don’t even like to coat them with mascara, because they just look way too long. I absolutely love, love, love this mascara.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara. This is Diorshow Iconic mascara’s sister, but has a totally different brush. This brush is curved, soft, fluffy and not as stiff. Out of all the mascaras mentioned here, this one gives me the most volume, curl and length-pretty much everything I’d want from a mascara. I love the fact that this mascara last a long time time without turning dry and creating and fallout at the end of the day. Whenever someone asks me about my favorite mascaras, I have to mention this one, it’s definitely my favorite out of the five ;) .

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Do you guys love mascara as much as I do? What is your current favorite?

best mascaraLeft to right, top to bottom: YSL BabyDoll, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl, Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast, Maybelline Lash Sensational and Diorshow Iconic. 

  • I really didn’t like the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara at first but it’s rally starting to grow on me now :) I think I’m converted!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    • That happens to me all the time with makeup haha ;)

  • I’ve heard so many things about Maybelline lash sensational. I may have to give it a go when I finish my current mascara! xx


    • Hope you love it as much as I do!

  • Love the YSL Baby Doll too.One of my faves is the Benefit ‘They’re Real’ but it is a nightmare to remove!!Great post – think I’ll have to try out the Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl next xx

    • I have They’re Real by Benefit, but I don’t really reach for it too often. I really liked it at the beginning, but now I feel like it just makes my lashes pin-straight, and that doesn’t look too good hah ;)

  • I love the Maybelline Sensational mascara! I would love to try the YSL one!!
    Alisha x

    • I love it too, it’s pretty awesome for a drugstore product.

  • Wow you have 30 different mascaras haha that’s a lot for me personally since I never have more then 2/3 at one time. I’ve been wanting to try YSL Babydoll for quite some time now so I’m glad to hear its a favourite of yours (with so many mascaras I definitely trust your opinions) x

    Beauty with charm

    • Haha I know that may seen a bit excessive :P A few of them are the same just a different color and/or waterproof/regular formula :) Some of them I simply don’t like and can’t force myself to throw out :P Babydoll from YSL is fab though :)

  • I absolutely love Lash Sensational, it has to be my favourite drugstore mascara so I will have to check out the others :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  • Marvelling at your mascara and marble ensembles love! So many beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL photos as always. You’re not crazy at all, am I crazy for wanting 30 just for the sake of it?! Heheh :P I’m awful at keeping old mascaras, I really need to throw them away and start anew. So many stunners here, I love the YSL Baby Doll mascara, I agree the smell is divine and it really creates outstanding lashes <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Aww hehehe thanks so much Sophie! Nothing wrong with wanting 30 mascaras haha :D <3

  • These all sound wonderful. Curious to try all of them :)


  • I completely agree mascara makes so much difference. You have very similar tastes ysl Babydoll is my HG mascara, I love it. And clump crusher is pretty good. Xx great post. I, going to have to try diors version now lol x Bean’s Beauty Blog

    • You’ll love the Dior ones, they’re amazing!

  • One can never have too many mascaras :P
    I actually recently made similar post on my blog including the Lash Sensational. Hands down the best drugstore mascara I’ve tried in a very long time! (:

    • It definitely is one of the best drugstore releases in a while! everyone seems to love it!

  • I love your mascara collections! ♥ My current favorite mascara is the lash sensational :)

    xx jamie | http://lovepeaceandshimmer.blogspot.com

  • I need to try them!

  • Ginny

    benefit roller lash is my fave!

    • Haven’t tried that one yet!