Reviewing mascaras isn’t an easy job…but someone has to do it. Someone has to be be honest and tell you if that newly released mascara is not worth your dollars.Or if the “most talked about mascara” is really worth the hype.
Below you will a list of all of the mascaras I have reviewed on Clumps of Mascara. Keep in mind that these opinions are based off of MY experiences. If I gave a mascara that you absolutely love low ratings, who knows—maybe I had a bad tube. In which case you are more than welcome to purchase another tube for me. HA! I’m kidding. But no two mascara wearers have the same kind of lashes and different mascaras give us different results. More than anything, my reviews will at least give you a first glance at the the look and feel of the wand, the mascara’s formula and a general assessment on whether or not the mascara may work for you.
Send all mascara review requests to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.
This page is updated with every new mascara review.
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These reviews are in alphabetical order
Mascara Reviews to Date: 217
~~ means the mascara is paraben-free and/or close to natural (as far as I know)
** means the mascara is cruelty-free and NOT tested on animals (as far as I know)
Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Argan ~~**
Maybelline XXL Pro Curl Power
Maybelline XXL Extensions
Maybelline XXL Pro Bold
Maybelline XXL Pro Curl Recourber
Maybelline XXL Pro-Volume
Max Factor 2000 Calorie
Victoria Secret’s Beauty Rush **
Wet ‘N Wild’s MegaVolume
Wet ‘N Wild MegaLash Clinical
Wet ‘N Wild MegaPlump
YBF Beauty Xtreme
Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes
I was wondering if you know a really good waterproof mascara and a mascara that can really curl your lashes and make them look really long. I have very straight lashes that are really short. Also, I really love your blog and thank you for all the mascara reviews! They are very helpful when trying to choose a mascara.
Anon—> I haven't tried many waterproof mascaras. I know, I'm bad…ack! Stay tuned. I'll start reviewing more. A great curling mascara would be Maybelline Sky High Curves.
Maybelline really are awesome, I use it every day and everyone compliments myylashes.
Les'Nspired Expressions says
Hi! I'm a new reader of your blog and abs LOVE it! It helped me make my latest purchases for volume. (your faves) and I love them! Thanks! I even – reveiewed them myself since my eyes are different and wore the two mascaras together – purely awesome! Thanks so much for your advice!! oh yes, my review is at: http://mascaraid.blogspot.com/
and I hope you don't mind, i gave you props!
Les'Nspired Expressions—> Thank you so much for the love and support. I really appreciate it!
B ! I remember I asked what would give me volume, curl, length AND thickness to my lashes, you reccomended 3 but i found it ALLLLLLL in one 😀 Its clinique's High Impact Mascara ! My HG over dozens and dozens of mascaras. I Absolutely love love love it and I have NOTHING to complain about it ! I got the one in a travel size but it seems you NEVER have to dip twice to coat both eyes and it gets every little lash!! try it, I can almost guarantee you'll fall in love.
Kittieb0o—> LOL, I did I really recommend three? Hahahaaa! I crack myself up. Anywhoovers—I've tried this mascara and I can't remember if I liked it or not. Is that the one with the comb? Hmmm, I'll have to revisit that baby b/c you have me uber excited.
please do a review on Elizabeth Arden's Double Density mascara! I've been wanting to get it, but first want an expert's opinion!
authenticjargon—> Adding it to the list. Thanks for the rec!!
I just got the Best of Make Up For Ever kit from Sephora, and their Smoky Lash mascara…. wow!! Lengthens, thickens, AND curls!! It can be a tad clumpy if not careful, but a mascara comb fixes that. Have you tried that one yet?
Yea, theres one with a comb I think called Clinique high definition lashes and it has a brush on one side and a comb on the other.
but I have this one: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ntQwO90msnQ/RePMt1I8IjI/AAAAAAAAAyw/o1Tlbi_xxVA/s320/clinique+mascara.jpg
Definitely my HG, and its 14 from clinique, I was impressed by the price since they're always a little pricey-er.
Janine—> Nooo, I haven't tried that! But I've heard someone else say good things about it. Hmm, I may need to check that one out.
kittieboo–> Yesss, I LOVE that one! By far one of the best wands EVER!!!
Hi B ! 🙂 Awesome site, agree with you on many mascaras reviews. I did not see a review on Estee Lauder Sumptuous yet so I'd be very very thankful if you sometime do that one as well. Many thanks and keep up all the great job !
Becky—> That one has been on my list for quite some time. What am I waiting on? LOL…thanks so much for the love and I'll be getting that Estee Lauder in the Mascara Bin soon.
brooke Lewis says
I think you should try Loreal Volume shocking, its one of my favorites! It has a comb applicator and I just love it makes my lashes look awesome, works best by getting the comb at the very base and combing up and repeating, I personally don't use the white side though 🙂 love your site!
Try mark by avon 'make it big' in Raven! Its affordably great!
Will definitely be trying!
this is an awesome site… it helped me pick out a good mascara for when i was first using make-up! i got maybelline lash stiletto & colossal volume express both waterproof no flaking finally 🙂 waterproof version of colossal has no smell at all,i think i got the good tube ;D id love it if u did a review of Rimmel Lash Maxxx or mMybelline 24 Hour Bold ive been looking at those for a while now
Anon—> Maybelline 24 Hour Bold is coming but I have recently done Rimmel Lash Maxxx. https://www.clumpsofmascara.com/2010/03/mascara-monday-rimmel-lash-maxxx.html. Enjoy and thanks for the support!
You know what would be cool for mascara monday? Like a Mascara Monday Special Summer Edition where u try waterproof mascaras & recommend (or not) if it's beach friendly! I have yet to find only 2 Good waterproof mascaras & thats Stila lash visor & L'oreal voluminous waterproof. It would be a great help as i have surf PE next year & i want a good all around waterproof mascara. Just giving you an idea & i bet others planning on going to the beach would definately appreciate it. It's not like the others that works arent the worst, but i wanna try something new. Hopefully u might give my idea a shot & I'll be reading more of your posts. Bye! 🙂
Anon—> That's a great idea! I review waterproof mascaras pretty regularly as well.
First off, I love you and the blog!!! We're definitely friends in my head. hee hee.
Anywho…I recently tried the Maybelline Falsies Mascara and almost fell in love (I can never put another product over my Givenchy). But it IS my next favorite. I thought it worked wonders on my lashes for such a bargain price tag. I was overly ecstatic probably due to the low price so I was wondering what you thought about the product. Maybe a product review is due soon….
Either way keep up the beautiful work.
have you ever tried Mark.'s Make It Big mascara (by Avon)?
I know you're not a fan of big mascara brushes but i found this to be a dupe of Big Fatty by Urban Decay for 1/3 the price.
I get unruly lashes after sleeping on them, and i notice you don't curl yours in the before pictures, but curling mine really helps me sort of crimp them all in one direction.
I never buy a new mascara without reading your reviews!
OMG, they discontinued my HG Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara!!! >:O What will I use now?? A moment of silence for another fantastic mascara, gone from our reach. 🙁
It happens to all of the greats. 🙁 But I didn’t know this one was being discontinued. It’s still kinda new.
Hello Brittany! I absolutely love your website! Especially your mascara reviews! They are awesome! 😀
Have you tried the Maybelline Great Lash Curved mascara? If you haven’t you should! It is currently my favorite mascara <3 Maybe it can be yours too!
Well that's it, keep up the good work!
Noooo, I haven’t seen that one yet. Hmm…
Please review bourjois glamour ultra care it’s my favourite mascara but works at its best of you scape the mascara off the brush onto the side of the tube before using!
Coolness, will do!
Your blog gives me the goosebumps, its that inspirational, thanks for saving our money!
I really like the Giorgio Armani Eyes to kill mascara. The only issue I have with it is that I notice after a few months it starts to flake on me but the first few months with it is bliss. I also really dig the brush. Have you tried it yet?
Nooo, I haven’t tried it.
Hi Brittany, I just read your hilarious reviews of the Wet n Wild mascaras, but the one I am most curious about is WnW’s MegaLength, in waterproof, of course. Have you tried it? Will you review it? I’m also looking forward to your Lancome Hypnose Star review. I’m trying it out right now and OMG I love it, especially the brush. (If I’m even contemplating spending $28 on the Hypnose Star, I’d love to know if the $2.99 WnW MegaLength is worth getting to possibly balance out the wallet.)
Saving to the internet favorites 😀
btw, essence and eyeko do not test in animals, put them on burgundy! 😉