Top Ten Mascaras for 2015

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What a tricky topic this is. Beside the choice of color for a lipstick, I think mascara is the hardest product to agree on. Our eyes are so different as is what we are looking for in a mascara. What’s one person’s “OMG” is another person’s “You like that???”. Here are 10 of my latest OMG mascaras. Some are new to me and some you’ve seen over and over again but a little reminder can’t hurt.
I did my list in order of the price of the mascara not in order of the love of it.
1.  MILANI TOTAL LASH COVER ($4.99) is one I pick up every time I notice a BOGO sale. I love how this mascara makes my eyelashes look and I love the price. It’s always sold out and there’s a reason for that.
2.  MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATION ($8.99) is one I can’t resist even though it’s a bear to remove. But the look is so lush that I can’t help but love it. Just have a good eye makeup remover handy.

Maybelline Lash Sensation

Maybelline Lash Sensation

3.  RIMMEL WONDERLASH ($8.99*) is a new one for me. I’m still on my first tube of it but I’ll buy it again. It’s a great everyday mascara that makes my lashes look full and comes off with ease.

Rimmel London Wonderlash

Rimmel London Wonderlash

4.  EDDIE FUNKHOUSER QUATRO VARIABLE LASH ($12.99) is one you’ve seen a “few” times. I’ve bought so many of these and still have one left. When some of my stash is used up, Eddie will be back in my cart without a doubt. This is a mascara for everyone since there are 4 variable settings you can use depending on how much volume you are interested in. Just turn the knob and you get fuller and fuller lashes. I keep mine on the 3rd one.

Eddie Funkhouser Quatro Variable Lash

Eddie Funkhouser Quatro Variable Lash

5. BAREMINERALS LASH DOMINATION ($18) was sent for review originally. I love the way this applies and already bought a new one. This is another that looks great all day and removes easily at night.

BareMinerals Lash Domination

BareMinerals Lash Domination

6.  TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA ($23) gives me the false eyelash look I want. It could easily be my number one favorite. Lash lashes that aren’t crunchy, length, volume. It’s got it all.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

7.  IT COSMETICS HELLO LASHES ($23), my list wouldn’t be complete without Hello Lashes. My original one came in a set that was sent and since then I’ve bought it half a dozen times.

IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes

IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes

8.  DOUCCE PUNK VOLUMIZER ($24*) was in one of my recent Wantable boxes and it caught me by surprise. It’s so not me but I can’t help but like it. I don’t know if I’d buy it again but the novelty of having a very volumizing mascara is fun for me. It’s truly a night mascara since I don’t usually have “out there” lashes.

Doucce Punk Volumizer

Doucce Punk Volumizer

9.  CHARLOTTE TILBURY ‘FULL FAT LASHES’ 5 STAR MASCARA ($29) is my luxury choice. It’s one of the products that I was most excited to get from Charlotte Tilbury and I’m not disappointed with how great my lashes look when wearing it.

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara

10.  MDMflow GREATER THAN MASCARA (approximately $33) was in my Boxycharm box from July. I wasn’t so sure about this new UK mascara but I stuck with it and I really like it. I’m glad it was in my subscription though I’m not sure if I’d repurchase. But I do like it and it needed to be in my list.

MDMflow Greater Than Mascara

MDMflow Greater Than Mascara

What do you think of these 10 mascaras? Are any on your list of ones you’d purchase or already have? —  Marcia

Top 10 mascaras #beautyinfozone

Top 10 mascaras #beautyinfozone

Let’s find out what the other Top Ten Tuesday bloggers love. I’m getting my credit card out.

*denotes press sample


  1. I need to try the Charlotte Tilbury!

  2. It’s been years since I’ve bought a Maybelline mascara; I might have to check this one out on my next Target trip!

  3. I really want to try the Eddie Funkhouser Mascara!

  4. Nataile Brown says

    Too Faced Better than Sex mascara is for sure one of my top favorite mascaras. It really is just pure awesomeness. My second favorite is L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lash. Thanks for the round-up!

  5. I love TF Better Than Sex Mascara too. The brush makes ALL the difference!

  6. Phyrra, you really need to get Eddie!! It’s a great mascara.

  7. Will you please review L’Oreal Volumnious? It’s been my favorite for over 15 years and it’s reasonably priced.

  8. You have quite a few mascaras that I haven’t tried on your list! But this is at least the 3rd time I’ve seen Maybelline Lash Sensation. I may need to give that a try. I’m hoping that if it’s not a waterproof formula it won’t be that difficult to remove??? I don’t usually like the curved wands but it sounds worth a try.

  9. @Margie, believe it or not I haven’t used Volumnious in years. There are always so many new mascaras to try that I haven’t gone back to Volumnious

  10. @Allison, I never buy waterproof mascara so the Maybelline isn’t waterproof. It doesn’t come off easy but it’s still great.

  11. You bought the IT Cosmetics mascara half a dozen times? I definitely need to try it! I’ve only tried Better Than Sex and Wonderlash from this list.

  12. What an amazing collection! I would love to try the Charlotte Tilbury mascara!

  13. That BTS mascara is one of the best!

  14. #7 is my jam!!! Love your picks!

  15. Great picks! Some I need to try and some are tried and true for me. 🙂

  16. My all time fav is Diorshow!

  17. I love my Eddie Funkhouser and IT Cosmetics mascaras. Not much of a Charlotte fan though.

  18. When I’m not wearing extensions, It Cosmetics is my jam!

  19. I love my It Cosmetics!

  20. Elizabeth B says

    Thanks for a great review! I do disagree with you about the better than sex mascara, though (and with everyone else in the free world, because it seems like I’m the only one who hates it!) Raccoon city! It may go on nicely, but has zero staying power. The end of day look is not so pretty. I guess with so many mascara companies that make mascaras with zero staying power, I must be the only female who occasionally rubs my eyes or even cries! (I have always thought the long face “dab under my eyes with a tissue” thing looks ridiculous and pretentious…..just give me a mascara that stays put!)

  21. I love Better Than Sex and Lash Domination from this list! A couple I’d add are L’Oreals Miss Manga Rock and Tarte Lights Camera Lashes!

  22. I love trying new mascaras! Sadly, the Maybelline one didn’t work for me (though I love the light pink packaging). I really love BTS though!

  23. We picked so many of the same brands!

  24. Second time I’ve read about lash sensational today! I need to give it a try.

  25. Charlotte Tilbury intrigued me the most simply because her eyeshadows and eyebrow definer failed me.

  26. I can’t believe I don’t have a single ones of these and I’m a total mascara junkie! Gotta try a couple!

  27. I hate I missed this one because I am a MASCARA JUNKIE!

  28. I’m one of the few that isn’t a huge fan of the Better Than Sex mascara. I found it to be so heavy and wet. Lately, I’ve been more interested in having sleek, dark, natural-looking lashes, so I reach for It Cosmetics Tightline or UD Perversion the most often.

  29. Jess Scull says

    So many of my faves are in here! I need to try the CT one!

  30. I just started using the Lash Sensational from Maybelline – it kind of reminds me of my Roller Lash so I have been taking turns between each.

  31. I am so glad that you did this list. I still haven’t found “the” mascara for me. I have found a couple I like, one from Rilastil and the other from Benefit, but neither of them come off easily and I cannot afford to lose eyelashes in the removal process. I am also glad to see that you have a wide range of prices. I cannot always afford to spend a lot on my makeup. Thanks for the great list. I haven’t tried any of these, but I will.

  32. I love this post! I’ve been interested in trying the Maybelline Lash Sensation, so I definitely need to pick it up now.

  33. jenny stratton says

    Mascara is one thing I wear everyday without fail and I am kind of picky I’m looking for length and not thickness. This post was great.

  34. Would you believe I haven’t tried ANY of these? Now I have so many good ones to add to my list!