I have been looking for my holy grail mascara for about 15 years now.
The first one I ever bought was Maybelline Great Lash. I thought I was using it wrong because it never worked well on me and all the “experts” said it was the best.
I tried every mascara a high school and college student could afford…then I found Lancome Definicils when I was freelancing for them in college. That was great for me….
I have VERY long lashes, long and thick, but pretty fair. I need color definition and a little drama to add some va-va voom to my mommy routine.
Through the years I have used YSL and Christian Dior, Chanel, Cargo, Smashbox, Bare Escentuals–so many mascaras. The Faux Cils, which is supposed to be la creme de la creme actually made my eyes burn.
I found my holy grail in RIMMEL EXTRA SUPER LASH, but alas, I discovered they test on animals, so I refuse to use it, even if it made my eyes look smokin’.
So, I am forever on the hunt. I stopped writing down the ones have I tried, and I stopped my documentation at #40.
I know I have tried more than that…
I have to say, though…Maybelline Great Lash is NOT great! As someone who has been a professional makeup artist and who knows many makeup artists, we all agree that it is sub-par. The only people this is good for is people who do NOT want definition or lengthening, and those who don’t mind smudging.
I have a mascara I would give an A- to and I have been wearing it on and off since it debuted: AVON DARING CURVES MASCRA. It is great. Not perfect, but will suffice as my quest continues!
If you have any recommendations, I am eager to try some others!