My 5 Fave Mascaras

These are the beauty items that I can't live without.

My 5 Fave Mascaras

These are the beauty items that I can’t live without.

-PJ Gach

Best Mascaras

Welcome to a new BettyConfidential beauty series. Once a week, a Betty will share products that she loves. They may be old favorites or something new.

PJ Gach

If you know me, you know that I’m a beauty junkie. At the ripe old age of 9, I smuggled my mother’s brand new eye shadow compact out of the house and took it with me to day camp. Need I mention that it was expensive? The camp called my mom to inform her that I was giving my fellow campers makeovers with it. Nope, she wasn’t happy.

I love mascara. It can open your eyes, aid in flirting and if done well add piquant charm to a lone tear (no, I can’t do that). Here are the 5 mascaras that I go to again and again. This list is not done alphabetically or by importance.

1. Smokey Lash by Makeup Forever ($22, sephora.com). Gives you sexy, flirty eyes.

Smokey Lash by Makeup Forever

2. L’Oreal Voluminous original volume building mascara ($7.29, drugstore.com). One stroke and you have long lashes. Best of all, if you cry a little- the mascara doesn’t smudge.

  Larger image Loreal Volumn Str Masc Sft Blk visit: L'Oreal Store Email a friendemail L'Oreal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara, Soft Black 320

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3. Covergirl Lash Blast ($6.94, target.com). I actually hoard this mascara! Gives you great lashes and washes off in a flash.

CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara

 4. Wet N Wild Mega length mascara intense length ($2.99, cvs.com). Wet N Wild mascara was my very first makeup purchase. Nope, mom didn’t know. This mascara is inexpensive and it works. ‘Nuff said!

 Wet N' Wild MegaLength Mascara Intense Length Very Black

5. N.Y.C. New York Color maximum boost volumizing mascara ($4, sears.com). I was first seduced by its sexy packaging, but love the way it make my lashes look as if they’re naturally super long and lush.

N.Y.C. New York Color Maximum Boost Volumizing Mascara

PJ Gach is the Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.


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0 thoughts on “My 5 Fave Mascaras

  1. shopaholic says:

    Good to know that the inexpensive stuff works!

  2. NYCdogmommy says:

    Covergirl is yummy!

  3. uptowngirl says:

    I love Lash Blast too!

  4. Must Love Pink 16 says:

    great choices, PJ!

  5. Ziggywag says:

    Never tried those, I need length on my lashes. The Covergirl Blast looks like it might just be for me and doesn’t cost a fortune either

  6. kitty says:

    CoverGirl Lash Blast is the BEST!!!

  7. CityLady212 says:

    Fresh also has a great one!

  8. susan1215 says:

    I love Lash Blast too

  9. katygmorris says:

    I’m a HUGE DiorShow fan. I’m sooo glad you didn’t pick Maybelline’s Great Lash! It NEVER worked for me. I do like Lash Blast, too, though!

  10. saldav83 says:

    I think I may need to change my mascara! Thanks for the brands and for giving the price range!!

  11. katrina_v says:

    I like the CG lash blast :]

  12. DolphinV27 says:

    i do love voluminous! my new fave is lash stiletto voluptuous! try it out :)

  13. truwinner says:

    the hard part about this is, you have to buy it to try it to see if it works for you, I have tried so many and not been happy. I think the best one so far for me has been lancome, I try to go with the less expensive …but never seems to turn out. I cannot use Avon products either they make my eyes get matted with like mucus…anybody else experience that with them? they are the only ones tho.

  14. hbbs55 says:

    I wish I could find a store that sells wet n wild products, they are always inexpensive and always get a good rating.

  15. abitnerdy says:

    oohh lala I’ve heard great things about lashblast.. I adore MUFE smokey lash! I’ve recently been using josie maran mascara… its pretty good xo

  16. clc408 says:

    I like Cover Girl too. I wish there was a way to buy mascara that works the way it does when it gets a little old. It’s always so gloppy when it’s new.

  17. styleezta says:

    L’oreal by far my fave
    Dolleyes by NYX is great as well :)

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