Mascara Mash-up: The best, the worst, the up & coming and your recs!

Wanna know a secret? Sometimes I don’t want to wear mascara. Actually – that’s not really a secret. I’m probably the only beauty blogger that doesn’t regularly beautify. I mean – even getting me to put on eye shadow has become a feat these days. What can I say? I love writing about makeup and playing in makeup but wearing makeup? Meh. Sometimes I’d rather not.

I’m giving my lashes a break this week and so instead of Mascara Monday, I’d doing a mascara mash-up. Below are some of the best, worst and most interesting mascaras that I’ve reviewed in the past few weeks. I’ll show you what reviews you can look forward to and the comment section is open to your mascara suggestions. Yep yep! If there’s a mascara that you think I should try and review, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.


The Hotties

e.l.f. Studio mascara primer – What’s not to love about a mascara primer that costs a whopping $3?

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber mascara – Fiber mascaras are the hottest things on the beauty markets these days and it was great to find a drugstore one that actually performed nicely.


The So So

Noir G de Guerlain Exceptional Complete mascara – This $50 mascara is costly and fragrant but for me it was just…okay.

Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara – This baby gets an A+ for unique packaging but the teeny tiny wand and underwhelming formula gave it an overall C.


The Memorable

Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara – Not only was it a good mascara but it marked the 150th mascara review on Clumps of Mascara. Woo hooo!!


The Shocking

Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume mascara – Could it be? Did Revlon really have a mascara that didn’t make me gag? This is like….a first!!

Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer – Because have you ever really heard of a lash lacquer before?

COVERGIRL Lash Blast 24HR mascara – Wait. A mascara that lasts for 24 hours? How is this even possible.


Schoolin’ Ya

How To Apply Fiber Mascara Effectively – An expert post by a fellow beauty blogger.


The upcoming mascara reviews….


Want me to review a mascara? Let me know in the comments! Please keep in mind that because I only have 1 one set of eyelashes, I can only review the highly requested and fairly new mascaras on the market.

Have a fabuuuuulous Monday!

  • Found it funny that the expensive ones were meh and the cheap ones you keep running too.

    P.S. I LOVE E.L.F errythaang!

  • LeAnn

    I would love to see your thoughts on NYC City Curls Mascara. There aren’t a ton of reviews on this, and I think its a great inexpensive mascara. It can be had for $2.99 or less and for my lashes it does a great job of curling without clumping.

  • So glad I don’t NEED $50 mascara ;D

  • Rachel

    You should review Mary Kay Lash Love–it has the same brush as Maxx Factor Volume Couture did.

  • I use Revlon’s Grow Luscious (I don’t know if it helps them grow, but I think it works awesome) .. and Clinique lash doubling Mascara

  • danielle

    the rest of the NYX mascara collection !

  • I was just looking through the mascara bin to see if you’ve reviewed the ones I’m interested in, and it looks like you have a video review for Benefit They’re Real, but no written review – I’d love to see a written review with photos for that one!

  • victoria

    I’m so glad you’re going to review the Salma Hayek Nuance mascara, I’ve also heard good things about her black gel eye liner pencil.

    Also very interested in the NARS mascara, I never hear anything about their mascaras!

    Hint hint.. I think the Salma Hayek Nuance and the Milani mascara would make for great video reviews on your YT channel. Everybody’s always looking for a new drugstore mascara

  • victoria

    Clinique will be launching a new mascara

    High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

    no word on a launch date yet but could be interesting!

  • Hay, it would be great if you could review the Max Factor range!

    I really love the original masterpiece (gold), the false lash effect (black)and FLE fusion (purple [my ultimate favourite]).

    I just loooove these soft plastic brushes!! (I haven’t tried the other Max Factor mascaras with the plastic brushes.)

    Thanks and keep up the good work.
    K xx