The Ultimate High End Mascara Face Off

I get asked quite frequently “what’s the one makeup item you can’t live without?” My answer has always been consistent: Mascara!

I remember the first time I went to a beauty counter to pick up my very own make up item, of course it was mascara. Even though I’m not afraid of a bare face, I feel kinda naked without some mascara on. In my opinion, applying even a little mascara will immediately make you look well put together.

That being said, everyone has different needs and demands when it comes to mascaras. Personally, I want my mascara to define my lashes, curl them and lengthen them. I have to admit that when it comes to eyelashes, I have been blessed with relatively thick and long ones. Don’t worry God made it up for it by giving me two unrelated & thin eyebrows. Keep in mind that because everyone’s lashes are different, mascaras’ preferences and performance changes from one person to another.

Along my makeup journey, I have put to the test quite a number of mascaras. A few years back, I would swear by the Dior Diorshow Iconic mascara, but ever since I tried Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash, I was blown away (as you might have read here about 10,000 times).

Because I always like trying new products, and try to keep an open mind about new items, I put to the test 12 different high end mascaras. I’ve compared them side by side in the pictures below, so you can have a clear idea of how each one performs.

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One of the mascaras that I liked best from the above is the new Marc Jacobs O!mega Lash Volumising mascara. Everyone and their mom has been raving about it. First of all, the packaging is absolutely stunning. I love the chunky black tube, it looks like a million bucks! It gave my lashes length and volume without being too clumpy, which is nice. I only wish it curled them a little more.

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I also liked the Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara, it defined my lashes well and curled them, but the Chanel Le Volume gave them more length.

I have been using Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara for a while now. I usually wear it on a night out, as it makes my lashes extremely black and adds a decent amount of volume without clumping.

The mascara that I felt most disappointed with is the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes. I’m not a fan of the packaging at all and it just didn’t seem to do much for my lashes. Also, the new Smashbox X-Rated was relatively disappointing.

So what’s my favorite between them all? It is still the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash mascara. I just love how lengthening and curling it is!  I love how well defined my lashes look when I use it. It also lasts all day long! It won’t start to crumble mid day and your curl will hold until you take it off late at night. While it’s by far the one I reached for the most, the one that came in second would have to be the Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant.

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So which one is your favorite? Have I missed any other high end mascaras that are worth a try? Let me know!

XoXo,

Tamara

 

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31 Comments

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 30, 2016 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you Daniel!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 30, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. April 30, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Thanks for sharing. Love to see the ‘true’ result of the different mascaras. I have tried Too faced better than sex, but the effect wasn’t good on my lashes, but looks good on you. Now I use Lancome Grandiose, the best mascara I have ever tried. 😀
    Xx Blue Ducklings
    https://blueducklings.wordpress.com/

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 30, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      I haven’t tried the Lancome Grandiose yet. I’ll have to try it next. Thanks for recommending it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. April 30, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Yeess I love Marc Jacobs mascara! I don’t wear it a lot but would be one of my favorites 🙂

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 30, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      I liked it too, specially the packaging!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. April 30, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    I’ve been looking for a new mascara so this post couldn’t have come at a better time! I like the look of the Chanel Intense on you, looks very lengthening. Great post lovely xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:22 am

      I’m so glad you liked this post Dominique! I hope it helped you a little with your next mascara decision.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:22 am

      Thanks for stopping by Federica!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:23 am

      I really loved the Dior Iconic Curl too. Have a great Monday Marina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. May 1, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Such a great post! So good to see all the different mascaras in action! Loving the look of the Marc Jacobs one too!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:24 am

      Thank you Emily, it means so much! The Marc Jacobs mascara is a pretty one.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. May 2, 2016 / 1:03 am

    I love this post, it’s so easy to see the differences in all mascaras. I think I like the Too Faced Better Than Sex the most, it looks very natural.

    http://www.teacupsandtulips.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:25 am

      I’m so happy that you liked it Desimira, have a great week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:30 am

      I’m so happy I’m not the only one obsessed with mascaras! Thank you for the sweet words.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:37 am

      The Benefit Roller Lash has been my favorite for 2 years now, I just love it! You can buy a travel size version if you don’t wanna commit to the whole thing, so you can test it out.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:37 am

      Thank you so much Neha, have a great new month!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. May 2, 2016 / 3:56 am

    I’ve never tried any of these high end mascaras. It’s good that you got to review all of them and see what works for you.
    At the moment I am using the Maybelinne Lash Sensational one.

    Stella from a Looks & Travels

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:38 am

      I’m thinking of doing a side by side review for drugstore mascaras too. So stay tuned 🙂

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. May 2, 2016 / 8:48 am

    need to try it!!!!

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 2, 2016 / 9:39 am

      Thank for stopping by Greta! have a wonderful week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. May 24, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Love that Marc mascara, it’s so good! I also love YSL mascaras – you should try Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara! x

  9. June 2, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I need to try the roller lash! I’m a Benefit BADgal girl all the way!

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