Best Mascara?

What is the best mascara? I use Benefit's "They're Real!" and for me, it does what it says - no flaking, smudging, comes off with a little oil. But it is about 22 dollars. Is there a less expensive brand with similar characteristics? They all make the same claim! I have had to try so many, and sometimes I think they change the formula, because I have to keep changing mascara's. As a girl, I used Great Lash, but I am 60 now and haven't tried it for....ages :).


  • Hey Ellen this could be a good topic for a future podcast! Do you have any interest in submitting an audio version of your question? Here's the link to the instructions: Your Voice on the Beauty Brains Show 
  • Ellen: Here's a product that has an almost identical formula and it's only $7. The brand is called UOUO and you can find it here:

    I hope this helps and we'd still love to have your question on our show if you have time to record it. Thanks. 
  • edited January 2014
    Maybelline's Full 'N Soft mascara comes in both regular and waterproof. It is my favorite.I have tried others but I keep going back to Full 'N Soft. The price usually comes in under $7.00 US.
  • i am a mascara maniac.  loreal beauty tubes changed my life.  cant get it in this country.
    it was like taking coffee out of my life.  some little things do make a big difference.
  • I like the tube forming kind, too, because it washes off with warm water.  I use the MAC (extended play) and Trish McEvoy kinds, but I am spending too much--you can get a good tube forming mascara at the drugstore.
  • In my opinion the best is L'oreal Voluminous . Best ever and I tired many other brands
  • i saw a feature on Cosmopolitan where 100 mascaras were tested on one eye.  and the loreal voluminous looked the best, even better than the high end brands.
  • Damn, I bet that woman's eye was tired after all that testing!
  • Benefit - They're Real! 
  • I am a huge fan of Urban Decay's Subversion/Perversion duo (white undercoat and black mas cara). 

    I have recently used No 7 (it just seemed to dry out quickly and I didn't like the effect), Benefit 'They're Real) and this CK one that had a twisty brush. The CK one was quite nice. 

    Bourjois does some great make up
  • thank you for sharing @RandyS
  • @Ellensbeauty1_ if you looking for a long lasting mascara my vote goes to L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black, 0.26 Fluid Ounce
    also if check out the list of some best mascaras in 2019 check out the list hope it will help you
  • You do not need to use artificial eyelashes. Use Careprosteye drop and get long and dark Eyelashes. Use these Drop will reduce the chances that you will not have to use mascara.
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