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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Starting Off: Mascara

my maybelline the rocket mascara has been well loved i know
Hey everyone! Here's the next installment in the starting off series! This week is on mascara!

when you are picking mascaras you must decide what kind of formulation, brush, and type (waterproof/non waterproof) you like best.

brushes: you can either get plastic or bristle brushes...plastic are better for building length/separating and bristles are better for building volume

type: i personally like to wear waterproof as my eyelids get oily and I find non waterproof mascaras print on my brow bone and lower lid and tend to smear. if this happens to you I would recommend switching to waterproof. waterproof is also nice if you have long days at school or work because you don't need to keep checking your makeup

when deciding what formulation and brush shapes work best for you it's just a matter of trial and error

Covergirl Flamed Out Waterproof Mascara
the brush on the Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara is my favorite brush type by far. You can also find this brush on Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam and Benefit Bad Gal Lash Waterproof. I just really like how this brush fits into my eyelashes and eye shape it just hugs my lashes perfectly when applying and gives me the best look. I also like bristle brushes the best because they provide the most volume and my lashes are already pretty long.

Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara
this mascara is the most waterproof mascara I've ever used. If you have a problem getting mascara to stay on then this one is for you. I like it best on my bottom lashes because that is where my mascara tends to smear the most and it makes them look pretty long (who wouldn't want that!) If i'm in a pinch i'll wear it on the top too but it can tend to look slightly vinyl-y sometimes (like maybelline lash stiletto....I hate that stuff!) but even though it has a plastic brush (that I usually hate) it's great for the bottom lashes.

Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara
This is just a sample I have...but I've had several samples of it and I ADORE this mascara. It makes your lashes feel soft but is super black and provides a lot of volume which is everything I look for in a mascara. This is one of my favorite high end mascaras and even though it has a pretty basic bristle brush it works amazingly.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know your favorites for oily eyelids!

I've started med school (today was my first day) and so my posts will become less frequent (education firsts!) but you can catch up on my latest posts here:


  1. Wow congrats on starting med school, hope it all goes brilliantly!

    I agree, trial and error is the only way to find what works! I tend to stick to waterproof mascaras to avoid smudging.

    Rebecca x

  2. Ooh, that Bare Minerals one looks good, I like the look of the brush :)
    The Oxford Owl

  3. I really love that Maybelline mascara too :) I also like CoverGirl's Lash Blast and Revlon's Lash Potion!



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