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Mascara questions

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I have naturally long, curly lashes. I wish they were a tad thicker; but for some reason, volumizing formulas dont do well on me. I have tried. The one exception is l'oreal's Voluminous, but for some reason I am not crazy about it. I would like to find a great drug store mascara, one that is not waterproof (I dont like having to use an eye makeup remover). Any suggestions? Ohm BTW, my eyes are brownish hazel, so I can wear black or violet.

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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I also find L'Oreal's Voluminous enhances thickness. I like it, though. What is it that doesn't appeal to you about it?

    Another mascara that thickens my lashes is Yves St. Laurent "Shocking" mascara. It is gorgeous but I will never buy it again because it is so expensive - I think it is about $30 and it didn't seem to me any better than the L'oreal. I succumbed one day to temptation. If you can swing the $$$ - it's a beautiful mascara. I'm not sure about the range of colors.

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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am somewhat of a fan of Paula Begoun, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me". I believe she says that there is really not that much difference between an inexpensive vs an expensive mascara. You seem to be agreeing with her. I would not purchase an expensive mascara - in fact, today, I got a Wet and Wild, and it is perfectly fine. I dont know what I didnt like about Voluminous. I think it may have been the brush. I am not a fan of those big fat brushes - I feel like I have less control than with a smaller brush.
  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users
    Myrna wrote: »
    I am somewhat of a fan of Paula Begoun, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me". I believe she says that there is really not that much difference between an inexpensive vs an expensive mascara. You seem to be agreeing with her. I would not purchase an expensive mascara - in fact, today, I got a Wet and Wild, and it is perfectly fine. I dont know what I didnt like about Voluminous. I think it may have been the brush. I am not a fan of those big fat brushes - I feel like I have less control than with a smaller brush.

    From what I've heard, if you have the brush on Voluminous but love everything else about it, you'll love Voluminous millons of lashes (I don't remember the exact name-but it comes in a gold tube). The bristles are shorter and the formula is thinner.
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, Alice! I'll check it out.