2018 Faves & Fails: Mascara

Products Mentioned:This year I tried a few mascaras but these 3 were worthy of staying on in my collection; Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise, Benefit Bad Gal Bang, and Lancome Monsieur Big

Mascara preference: I prefer volume over length. I like separation. I don’t like wet formulas. I don’t double dip the wand for a single eye and I always use a lash comb.

Formula Preference : Dior Iconic Overcurl, Chanel Irresistible (discontinued), Charlotte Tilburys Full Fat Lashes (1st generation) and Benefit”s Bad Gal.

I hated Volume de Chanel  (too wet) and Lancome Gradiose Smudgeproof.

2018 Fail: Loreal Lash Paradise Waterproof.  I bought this because of Beau-tube hype. Decent length, zero volume. If you have Voluminous in it’s name I expect volume.

It’s wet and clumpy which means a lash comb is a MUST.  ( Tweezerman Metal lash comb.Ulta.Go get it. You’re welcome!)

If this is a dupe for Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara then am I glad I didn’t waste my cash on that one.

The waterproof version, which is what I have, has great staying power and doesn’t flake. It comes off easily with my Neutrogena Oil free eye makeup remover. However I am not re-purchasing it because there’s just not enough volume in it for me man!

Fav:  Benefit Badgal Bang. I LOVE this one. One swipe and I can see volume. Volume is my jam. Bad Gal has been my fav over They’re Real and I wasn’t sure I was going to like the new formulation in the ‘bang‘ version so I bought a mini for a try.

Oooh it’s as fab as I remember Bad Gal to be and I am thrilled ! Glad they didn’t mess with the formula.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_11ccWill I re-purchase? Oh Yes.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_11cd

Will I buy a full size? No. Full size mascaras are near impossible to use up within 3 months so minis are the way to go for me.

Just ok: Lancome Monsieur Big Is not a fav but I like it. It has great staying power and nice volume. I like my lashes but Bad Gal Bang is my jam.

Now here is the thing. Makeup is personal.

We were in Sephora and my friend had Monsieur Big on one eye and Bad Gal Bang on the other and the lashes with M. Big looked amazing.

We are both Indian (just incase  race affects the hair structure of eye lashes) She has shorter lashes than me but similar ‘thickness’ but it was M Big that came through for her!

So there you go.

What will I buy in 2019 ? While I am dying to revisit Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat lashes and Covergirl, now that they are cruelty free, both don’t have mini sizes.

So I will scroll through Sephora minis and see what brand I want to try other than Bad Gal Bang ofcourse.