Top Ten Tuesday shares top 10 mascaras

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday. To start 2014 we’ve decided to show off our favorite mascaras. I’m sort of like a broken record so there will be a lot you’ve seen before. I’m more than willing to try many mascaras – the more the better actually – but these are the ones I’ve bought again and again which is why they are on this list. I actually only have 8 mascaras on this list and 2 tools. Without these two tools you’d never even see my eyelashes so they had to be included. Sorry if you think that’s a cheat but I they are just as important as these mascaras.

1. Tweezerman Pro-Curl Eyelash Curler *- this is one of several favorites actually. I also recommend eyelash curlers from Kevyn Aucoin, Shiseido and tarte cosmetics. My lashes grow down but using an eyelash curler that doesn’t pinch keeps them curled all day with this group of mascara.

2. Senna Voluptous Lash Mascara *- I love this brush with its helix shape. The first time I used it I didn’t think it was that unusual but as time went on I learned to love it more and more. It will be a sorry day when I have to toss this one.

3. It Cosmetics Hello Lashes – are you tired of me talking about it? Then buy it and see for yourself why I’m so crazy about it. It’s a primer, a lash serum, and a mascara. Plus it has that ball to make sure everything gets covered. I like it so much I was willing to show you a picture of my lashes wearing it!

4. Eddie Funkhouser Quatro Variable Lash Mascara – speaking of being tired of me mentioning something!! This mascara knocked my socks off. I love that you have 4 brushes in one when you swivel the end. I typically use setting two but I can get more dramatic if I want. Since I have to order them online I’m buying two at a time. I hope to find it locally soon enough though. For a “thrill” you can see me wearing it on Babble.

5. Armani Eyes to Kill – I love the original Eyes to Kill mascara. I wasn’t crazy about other versions but this one made me feel like I had eyelashes to contend with.

6. Marcelle Xtension Plus *- Marcelle makes some outstanding mascara. This was my second mascara from them and I’ve since bought another version that needs to be reviewed. Marcelle is a Canadian drugstore brand that is also sold online. It’s worth a little extra effort.

7. Dior Iconic Mascara – I think I’m one of the few that isn’t crazy about DiorShow. When I went to buy my second Iconic even the MA working at the counter was surprised that I liked it better than their others. It just works for me. I like definition and length in a mascara and this gives me both as you can see by the photo.

8. Marcelle Precision Volume mascara *- This is the first Marcelle I tried and raved non-stop about. I love the shape of the brush, love that it lasts the day.

Marcelle Precision Volume wand

Marcelle Precision Volume wand

9. Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara *- I have to tell the truth. When I first used this mascara I didn’t think it was that great. But I needed to review it so I kept using it to get the full picture. Then suddenly I realized that it was a terrific mascara and that was one of the best.

10. Tweezerman iLash comb – This isn’t a mascara obviously but it’s something my mascara wants me to tell you about. I don’t need to use it every day but when I need it, there’s nothing quite like it. Julia Roberts might choose to use a safety pin (in Charlie Wilson’s War) but I use the Folding ILashcomb. I lost that pretty clear one but have two more – a navy one and a pink one. That’s love!

Join my lovely Top Ten Tuesday bloggers to see what mascaras should be on your shopping list:

*some items were sent for review



  1. I LOVE my Tweezerman lash comb. It’s the best thing since sliced bread. And I should know b/cI was there when sliced bread was invented! It’s scary with the pointy tines, but works like a charm! Now I have a ton more mascaras to add to my “try it” list!

  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one that loves DiorShow Iconic more than the original. People think I’m crazy too.

  3. All Lacquered Up – we all have such different eye shapes and needs. I’m glad to know I have a pal in this.

  4. I used to love the MUFE mascara!

  5. Nice list Marcia. I couldn’t live without a lash curler.

  6. Marcia, I remember having a conversation about MUFE Smoky Extravagant with you–glad you came around to MY side!

  7. You totally have me lemming the Eddie Funkhouser now!

  8. @Brooke, I’m a cheerleader for Eddie Funkhouser. I don’t know what it is about this mascara but I can’t help but rave about it.

  9. @Cindy – I didn’t love the MUFE at first but as time went on it became a love. That happened to me with Chanel Inimitable too. Sometimes they just need to age a little to work on my eyes.

  10. Teri, without a lash curler I might as well forget about mascara. It’s a necessity.

  11. @Pink Sith, I remember looking at the Tweezerman lash comb over and over before I finally bought it. Now I can’t stand being without.

  12. Add me to the Dior Iconic Fan Club, lol! Ugh! Just realized I forgot Eyes to Kill! Love that one! Nice list!

  13. Lucy Laverne says

    Eddie Funkhouser Mascara all the way!!! I can’t live without a lash curler either – maybe Eddie will create one for us!!!!!

  14. MaryAnn Casey says

    My favorite is Korres Volcanic Mineral. It’s $20 but worth it, worth it, worth it!

  15. Your post has given me so much to put on my want-to-try list, including the lash comb! And the Tweezerman curler doesn’t pinch? Must try!

  16. I guess I need to invest in a lash comb hahah I never paid attn before, but I’m fairly certain it would help!

  17. Great list, and full of things I have not tried yet. I look forward to using this list to experiment! Having to toss our mascaras every three months means lots of opp to try!!!

  18. Marcelle mascara looks very interesting, I really need to try it 🙂 Thank you for sharing this list!

  19. Awesome list! I love mascara and see some I’ve never tried!

  20. I really need to try this Eddie Funkhouser brand.. I can’t seem to find it anywhere near me and have only heard about it on your blog!

  21. Eddie Funkhouser says

    @ Marcia & @Brooke, you make me blush with such kind words! Love you ladies – and I’m so honored to be part of this list! xoxo Eddie

  22. I’m not a fan of DiorShow either. I liked Iconic, but as a first layer rather than on its own.

  23. Once you use a good mascara curler, you will never go back. I love my Lancome curler and my Tarte one. I’ll have to try some of these, I have a really hard time finding mascara I like. I hope they carry brown!

  24. Jess Scull says

    Hello Lashes is such a must have for me – great picks!

  25. Great picks! I must say I like your upper lashes! I can never make mine curled that way!!!

  26. This is a wonderful list, although I haven’t ever tried most of these because I’ve always stuck to the same mascara for years.

  27. Great choices. I’m a sucker for new mascara. I’m always picking one up…today I bought the Too Faced Better Than Sex because I’m hearing everyone rave about it. I brought it all the way to the counter and realized that it was included in the Beauty Blogger Darlings kit which was a few dollars less, so I just purchased that instead.

  28. Yeah, let me chime in all sixty seven shades of enthusiasm for the Tweezerman lash comb! Forget about pins and needles. THIS thing is the bomb!

    I love your Tuesday Top 10’s. True story: It makes a crappy day soooo much brighter!!!! LOLOLOL.

  29. @Lisa Chakan, will you marry me? Or at least go steady? I knew I was cheating with the lash comb but I can’t talk about mascara without it!

  30. Ooh Justina, now you have me tempted with the Beauty Blogger Darlings kit. I want that mascara so a kit would be great.

  31. @Farryn, before I was a blogger I wore the same mascara too. I found one that didn’t smudge so I stuck with it. Now I’m all over the place and loving it.

  32. Hi Jess, I love It’s Hello Lashes. It’s gracing my eyes as I type.

  33. Hi Natalie, it’s really hard to find a great brown mascara. My DIL needs brown and it’s not often she finds one. I am pretty sure the Butter London makes one but I haven’t tried their mascara yet. Lancome and L’Oreal make some good brown ones.

  34. @Miranda, I’m a broken record about Eddie Funkhouser mascara. Try Urban Outfitters if you don’t want to buy online. I haven’t been to a mall in months but that’s one of my destinations if I get to the mall that has one.

  35. Thanks Lisa Heath. I’ve got a list myself from the other bloggers.

    Anastasia – you are from Canada so you absolutely have to try Marcelle. I think it’s amazing. I haven’t been to Windsor in a long time but when I can get there again I’m stocking up.

  36. @Beauty Judy – I’m guilty of having 2 to 4 mascaras open at the same time so I’m always trying new ones.

    @ Destany and @Renu, you are commanded to buy a lash comb. Seriously though don’t waste money on any but Tweezerman.

  37. Hi Mary Ann, I don’t think I realized that Korres even made mascara. Thanks for the mention.

  38. YEA Lucy Laverne!! I’m excited to find a fan of Eddie Funkhouser mascara too. I’m not alone!

  39. I want to try some new mascara and your list is great fodder for learning more.

  40. Great picks! Just added some newbies to my list!

  41. I keep hearing all these wonderful things about IT cosmetics. Maybe it’s time to pick some up! Great reviews.

  42. Hello Lashes and ETK are my two ALL TIME favorite mascaras! 😉 We agree on so much!

  43. Great list! The only one I have tried from this is the It Cosmetics Hello Lashes and love it!

  44. I really need to try the Make Up For Ever mascara!

  45. I absolutely adore Marcelle cosmetics, especially their blushes and shadows. Have never tried their Mascaras though, and now I will! Thanks for recommending them! They make stunning products!


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