If eyes are the windows to one’s soul, then your eyelashes are definitely the frame. I am a self-professed mascara addict; if I could only use one cosmetic for the rest of my life it would definitely be mascara! For Makeup Monday this week I thought I would share some of my tried and true favourites. I love trying new products and tend to rotate them a lot; at least three of these are in my makeup bag right now and depending on my mood I will use different ones.
Right now, my main go to is the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. I use it everyday and always get a million and one comments on it. When I feel like a heavier look I pull out the Marc Jacobs; it is a thicker more gel like consistency than the UD. I’ve talked about Benefit products before, and there really isn’t one you won’t love. This mascara is no exception! Your lashes will be full and luscious. Buxom is a newer brand (compared to UD or Marc Jacobs), but the quality is spot on. This mascara has a great formula, with a unique wand that makes application a breeze.
There are some great mascaras to be found in your local drugstore as well. I like several of them, but this particular Covergirl is my favourite. I love the big brush! It really lifts and separates.
Have you ever used a mascara base? I know it can seem like a superfluous step, but it really does make a difference to even the best mascaras. These are three of the best I’ve tried, and have bought several times. I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time applying falsies. Using a mascara base is a much easier way to get a super thick lash look.
I can’t believe it’s already February! I must be getting old because time is really starting to fly. Happy Monday loves, and I hope it’s an amazing start to your week.
I have never even heard of some of these! Thank you!! xo
You’ll get addicted to at least one! Although, whatever you’re using Ruthie looks fantastic. Hugs, Kait
Hmmm. I need to try out that UD one. I have ventured off and used a Dior one, Bobbi Brown and a few others from Sephora, but I always go back to my pink and green classic Maybelliene. I need to try your suggestions though 😉
Oh my gosh, the Maybelline is such a classic, but I can never get it to work for me! Dior makes some really great ones though! Hugs, Kait
I love this brand and better than sex mascara by too faced! Two faves!!
I”m going to have to check out the Too Faced cause your lashes always look amazing love! Hugs, Kait
I personally love the Lancome Mascara! Have you tried Hypnose? They have a great primer for it too!
I have tried it! I haven’t used it in forever though; that should be my next one! Hugs, Kait
I really love Rimmel product…it’s probably my go-to brand for mascara! It’s also a GREAT product xoxo
Rimmel has some really great standbys. Love their nail polish! Hugs, Kait
I’ve never tried the Marc Jacobs one, but I really like the sound of it as I usually prefer thicker mascaras.
The Marc Jacobs is definitely the mascara for you then! Hugs, Kait
I recently talked about how much I love Tarte’s Gifted mascara over on my blog! It’s so great for everyday. I haven’t tried Urban Decay’s Perversion, I’ll have to check that out! Great post 🙂
I’m going to have to check out your review now!!! You’ll love the UD. Hugs, Kait
Kait – look at how many comments and how much LOVE you are getting on your posts!! Keep it up girl! I am constantly on the quest to find the perfect mascara, I think I am looking fora unicorn. I have the weirdest eyelashes that are just sort of sad looking. I think the best one that I found to date was DiorShow – I might have to invest in that again! Sending lots of love!
Thank you so much Annie!!! I appreciate all the support so much. DiorShow really is fantastic! I think mascara is worth investing in though, because it’s something you wear everyday and really does make one feel good. You’re amazing love! Hugs, Kait
I’m a total mascara addict, too! It opens up your eyes and adds an instant touch of glam!
You are so on point! Thanks for visiting. Hugs, Kait
I want to try this mascara just because it has such a cute bling detail on it.
Haha I have had packaging pull me in before too! Hugs, Kait
I love your header. it is so cute. I love using benefit. its great for my top and lower lashes. I’ve gone through so many I cant even keep count. lol.
I’m the same way about the Urban Decay! Thanks for reading love. Hugs, Kait
The Benefit looks great on me for about an hour only then starts to weigh my little Asian lashes down hahahaha! Thank you for sharing Kair, love this post and yes time is flying like crazyyyy!
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Try heating your curler with a hair dryer before using it! It’ll help a ton. The Covergirl one is definitely lighter. Hugs, Kait
Thank you gorgeous! Hugs, Kait
They’re Real and Perversion are my top two go-to mascaras!
You have good taste!!! Hugs, Kait
I need to try this one! I am obsessing over the Revlon, Ultimate All-In-One Mascara!! All the makeup vloggers were talking about it, so I just had to try it and now I am in love!
Oooo I haven’t tried a Revlon one in forever! I need to try one. Can’t wait to go over bronzer together! Hugs, Kait
Benefit mascara is one of my favorites! I also love Two Faced Lashgasm.
I love a lot of other Too Faced products! I need to try their mascara. Hugs, Kait
I need new mascara so I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for these picks!
Let me know if you try one! BTW after your IG sneak peek for your V-Day shoot, I can’t wait to read it! Hugs, Kait
love your review!!
I”m so glad! Thank you for reading. Hugs, Kait
Great post! very informative!
Thank you so much! Hugs, Kait
I only use mascara when I’m heading on a night out… but I love how it completely transforms a look. I’ve never used a base but I have heard good things about them
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You should give one a go on your next date night! Hugs, Kait
kait–ok, first congrats on LTKit. so well deserved darling! second, mascara is soooo impt, and it really makes a diff when you find a good one, that moment of dang.. that is one good mascara! great picks and been meaning to try the cover girl one! xoxo,
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Thank you so much Janna! I’m so excited about LTKit. I hope you give it a try and like it love. Have a super amazing week! Hugs, Kait
I can’t believe it’s February either, it’s crazy! And I literally can’t live without mascara!
It’s crazy!!! At least we’re getting close to warmth. It’s so magical! Hugs, Kait
I’ve always said if there is one makeup product I have to have in my bag, it would be mascara. Lashes really open the eyes and is a beauty must have for me! Love your list!
I completely agree!!! Mascara is the best. Hugs, Kait
You are absolutely right! Thank you so much. Hugs, Kait
This seems like a great product!! Thanks for sharing!
They really are! Thanks for reading. Hugs, Kait
I hope you give one a try! Hugs, Kait
I’ve been using the CoverGirl clump crusher for some time. So far, it’s the best one I’ve used. How does the Urban Decay compare?
It’s a bit pricer, but I think it’s definitely worth it. It’s super black and really separates. Hugs, Kait
The brush is thicker, so it does a heavier coat. They are both great, but I love the UD one best. Hugs, Kait
I re-develop my technic on how to put mascara on. Especially because my eyelashes aren’t as long!! So I need a mascara that can lengthen and grown them!! My bigest essentials in my make up bag are eyeline and mascara. urban decay is a great brand!! Great post love!!
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You should definitely give one of the primers a try! They really make a huge difference. Hugs, Kait
I’ve been meaning to try a primer! Thanks for the suggestions! Xoxo
You’ll have to let me know how you like it! Hugs, Kait
I didn’t try this mascara so far and therefore thanks for the helpful review!
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I hope you find one you like! Hugs, Kait
I can’t live without mascara! Or blush! 🙂 Loving your picks – I find that my lashes need all the help they can get so waterproof formulas tend to work best for when holding a curl! Thanks so much for sharing and happy Monday my love!! xoxo
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Have you ever tried heating your eyelash curler with a hair dryer? It’ll make the curl last for-e-ver! I hope you have a beautiful week love. Hugs, Kait
I love this! I’m a big mascara fan too (considering I have short, blonde lashes I need it!).
Mascara really makes all the difference! Hugs, Kait
I’m not a mascara wearer, but it’s always so nice to have your fave products!!! That’s such a great quote about the eyelashes as the frame… but I always thought the quote was about the eyebrows as the frame???
Anyway!! I’m with ya… time is flying by and it’s crazy. Hope Feb is awesome for you!
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Oooo I can see eyebrows being a frame too! I hope you have a super week gorgeous. Hugs, Kait
I can’t live without mascara. My current faves mascaras are From Lancome , Clinique , Loreal and Maybelline.
I can’t wait to try this Benefit. ( Mascara )
Have a happy week, beautiful!
Those are all great mascara brands!! You’ll have to let me know how you like it love. Hugs, Kait
That Lancôme base is one of my favs! I don’t use it for everyday but definitely for a night out. I’ll have to try the UD mascara once I finish the 5 other mascara’s I have floating in my makeup bag haha.
I’m the same way about primer, only for special looks. Haha I have the same amount floating around! Hugs, Kait