Help finding your best mascara

by Bionic Beauty on 13.Nov.2010 · 10 comments

Have you ever been baffled by the endless arrays of mascaras out there? Personally, my ADD kicks in whenever I am near a makeup aisle. “How can I possibly pick the right mascara from all these choices?!?”

After many years of trials and tribulations (not to mention blood blisters on my eyes from a certain pink and green packaged mascara), I’ve finally found my favorites. I love, and swear by, Physicians Formula Mineral Wear mascaraPhysicians Formula Mineral Wear mascara ($6.36 at, Blinc’s tubing mascaraBlinc tubing mascara ($24 at, and for color- I am really liking Hard Candy’s lavendar and silver options (great for tip highlights when you feel a little wacky!).

Anyhow, here’s a super-short quiz from Total Beauty that will help you consider what qualities you should be looking for in mascaras.
Find Your Ideal Mascara

Take this quiz to find the best formula for your lashes

Find Your Ideal Mascara

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We want to make sure that your mascara is covering your needs, so we created this quiz to help point you to the best one for you.

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Some of their suggestions may be pricey or hard to find, so feel free to post your results below and hopefully I can help suggest some additional alternatives.


1 Robyn @ Hawaii November 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Thanks, I have been a user of Almay Macara forever, because I have
sensitive eyes. I am going to try the Physicians Formula next.
Appreciate the suggestions you have !

2 Bionic Beauty November 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Hi Robyn, If your eyes are sensitive, I really think the Physicians Formula or Blinc will be even better for you. They are much gentler on my lashes, my eyes, and eye lids. 🙂

3 Amanda November 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

L’Oréal’s Telescopic mascara is really good!!! It’s the best one I’ve ever used!!!

4 Robyn @ Hawaii November 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Thanks Jami, I will give them a try !!!

5 Bionic Beauty December 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Hi Robyn, Let me know if/when you try any new ones. 🙂

6 Tashi November 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I totally agree that the choices are baffling! How many ways CAN that stuff be made and marketed, anyway?? What’s frustrating as all get-out, is when cosmetics companies change the packaging and/or formulas of existing mascaras. It makes it difficult to find your choice, when you don’t even know there have been changes. Ugh.

I’ve tried a bazillion different mascaras over the years, and still not settled on one tried-and-true one. For the last year or two, I’ve been using Cover Girl’s Lash Blast waterproof lengthening formula (orange tube). I think it’s usually around $7-10 for one tube (Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, etc.). But I’ve seen the occasional two-pack for quite a deal at Target for $10 (I’ve picked up a couple at such times.). I really like this mascara because it’s very reasonably affordable (always a plus), doesn’t clump, and quickly colors my lashes, with usually only two light coats needed. I do hate how narrow the bottom of the tube is; it makes it hard to stand it upright safely on the bathroom counter.

7 Bionic Beauty December 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I have the CG Lash Blast waterproof mascara. I usually wear it when if I head to a pool or the beach (which is very rare these days). 🙂 However, I do like it and I’ve never had a bad reaction from it.

I also dislike all the packaging changes and discontinuations. I panicked about a year ago when my beloved Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear disappeared from store shelves. I had my mom and sister start buying up all the tubes they could find. Thankfully it just seemed a stock shortage since I can still find them now. Whew! Crisis averted!!

8 Holistically Haute December 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Do you really like the Blinc? I got some at the advice of some trusted industry professionals, and I have to say I don’t love it. I find that the lashes stick together, and it is not as easy to remove as the brochures would lead you to believe…I’m not sure if it is the formula or the brush that is causing the lashes to stick…I’ve tried combing them out but that isn’t working either. Maybe I just need to practice with it more.

9 Kristina Dee June 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

hi! I dont own a mascara! I want to know which one to get (cause there are SOO many.) I know I want a waterproof one though. I have long thick lashes already. help? <3

10 krissalineTheMascaraConfused! June 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I’m looking for a new mascara. I’ve never owned one before so I’m not sure what to get since there are so many reviews of differentones. I have thick long eye lashes. I want a waterproof one since they hold curls better. Best one for those conditions w/ no clumping?

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