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

Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

Don’t these look fun?? I adore the packaging of the new Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London. So colorful and pretty, but do they make it into my beach bag?

If I were only judging this book by its cover, I would say absolutely. The three tinted lip balms that Rimmel London sent me to test are cute cute cute, and just by looking at the balms you can see they are going to be extremely moisturizing.

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

The ‘Keep Calm’ logo and bright colors equal brilliant packaging. Keep Calm and Lip Balm ($2.50) comes in six shades – Clear (Keep Calm and Shop), Pink Blush (Keep Calm and Kiss), Berry Blush (Keep Calm and Rock), Rose Blush (Keep Calm and Play), and Violet Blush (Keep Calm and Party).

They are long wearing for a balm and have moisturizing oils that lock in moisture, increasing it by 22%.

Keep Calm and Play with Rose Blush

Keep Calm and Play with Rose Blush

Keep Calm and Party with Violet Blush

Keep Calm and Party with Violet Blush

Keep Calm and Kiss with Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Kiss with Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Lip Balm swatches, top to bottom:  Rose Blush, Violet Blush, Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Lip Balm swatches, top to bottom: Rose Blush, Violet Blush, Pink Blush

As you can see, the tint is barely there. In fact, on my lips the only one that has much color is the Violet Blush and it is definitely subtle.

The lip balms are soft…see what I did to poor Violet Blush? Applied, they have great mouth feel and give wonderful slip. They make lips tingle a bit too, in a minty sort of way that is pleasant. What’s not so great is the taste. It tastes like perfume and it doesn’t go away quickly. Believe me, if you kiss someone while wearing one of these lip balms, he or she will probably not be happy.

Unfortunately, these balms don’t make it into my beach bag. The soft tint is nice, the packaging is fabulous, and I love the moisturizing formula…but the taste is a deal breaker for me. Have you tried to Keep Calm and Lip Balm? Do you agree with me or do these cuties work for you?  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

@RimmelLondonUS