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Basic Beauty Test: Mascara Edition

I tried four different mascaras with three goals in mind:

volume, depth and a long-lasting wear. I curled my lashes each day and applied just one layer of mascara so that it was a fair test throughout. Here are the results:

Before...

Here are my bare lashes. I like to start with my face makeup and save mascara for last!

Charlotte Tilbury

Performance: 
Volume: 9- my eyelashes were longer than usual! I really liked it.
Fullness: 8.5- almost the perfect amount of darkness.
Application: 8.5- it was pretty smooth, but a few lashes were chunky.
How long it lasted: 8.5- my eyelashes still had a ton of length when I got home at 7pm.
Fall out: 7- for some reason only one eye had a lot of fall out but the other eye was perfect..? 

 

Final thoughts: I really liked how my mascara looked especially the first few hours as they were longer and fuller than usual. Because of the end of the day fall out, I would suggest this mascara for events where you are looking for full, long lashes, but not something to last you through the whole day! 
 

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Hourglass

Performance: 
Volume: 8- I had great height and more length than usual.
Fullness: 7- It was dark, but maybe a little too dark for my liking.
Application: 5- This was the clumpiest mascara I have used so far and even after separating it and cleaning my eyelid, the second I went to take a picture of my eye it already shed onto my face.
How long it lasted: 6- The depth in color really lasted whereas the other ones really faded. But, my lashes didn't remain voluminous. 
Fall out: 8- Not too bad. There wasn't too much fall out.

 

Final thoughts: The bristles in this mascara holds a lot of product. I would suggest wiping a lot of it off prior to use so you can avoid clumps.

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Kevyn Aucoin

Performance: 
Volume: 7- My lashes were definitely longer the day before, but I still got a good lift.
Fullness: 6.5- Not as dark as I usually like them.
Application: 7.5- Pretty smooth and not clumpy, but my eyelashes were intertwined- that could be a me problem though!
How long it lasted: 5- This lasted me around 3 hours, max.
Fall out: 2- By 7pm I had major fall out and my eyes were very black underneath.

 

Final thoughts: I love so many of their products, but was a little disappointed with this mascara. It had major fall out and did not last long. I basically had racoon eyes at the end of the day.
 

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Lancôme

Performance:
Volume:
8- My eyelashes got a good amount of height.
Fullness: 8- I have pretty light eyelashes so it gave me just enough coverage to avoid an overpowering look (which is ideal for during the day).
Application: 7- Good! It doesn't come on too clumpy, but I did need to seperate a few lashes. 
How long it lasted: I would say from 9am-5pm around 5pm the color was significantly lighter.
Fall out: 9- I had zero fall out! 

 

Final thoughts: I really love this mascara. It is good for any occasion, especially if you need something long lasting throughout the whole day. 
 

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PS: *These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, Something Navy may get something in return. Thanks.

By Anna Chudnovsky

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