My Top 5 Mascaras: High-end and Drugstore

I have had many trial and errors with many mascaras. It can be tricky since there are about a million out there. Obviously I have not tried all of them, but I have tried many (believe me on this one). Now, my momma did bless me with some pretty long lashes, so I tend to look for mascaras that give a little more volume. But I promise these mascaras will work for anyone and give awesome results.

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Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

This tiny mascara is hands down the best mascara for the bottom lashes. The brush is so tiny and perfect and it still does an awesome job at extending those teeny lashes. I’ve also never had a problem with smudging, +10 points in my book!

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara

This is my HG mascara (HG means Holy Grail in the biz). I have not seen more amazing results with a mascara until I found They’re Real! This product packs volume, definition, and length all-in-one. It also does not smudge at all. Now, this is not an everyday mascara just because I find it a little tough to remove. I bring out this puppy for the weekends because I know I will be a little more patient removing it when the night is over (I want to keep as many lashes as possible). I definitely recommend using the Josie Maran Cleansing Oil I mentioned a couple posts ago to remove this.

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Mascara

I go between this one and The Rocket during the week because I love them both so much. I find The Falsies gives my lashes a little more curl, so I really like wearing it the mornings to look a little more awake. You can find it at pretty much any drug store, so that’s a plus too!

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara

I find this one very comparable to They’re Real!, just The Rocket being more affordable and not as tough to remove (you can tell I also judge by the way mascaras come off at the end of the day). The Rocket does a great job at lengthening and separating lashes because of its unique brush. I highly recommend you try this one!

Blinc Mascara

I have been waiting for this blog to talk about this mascara. I feel this mascara gets left in the dust on the shelves, and it shouldn’t! This mascara gives very natural results, so I definitely love this one for everyday. But what I really really love about it is how it comes off! It only comes off with warm water, so no smudging at all! I have gone running and gone to the beach with this on, and it doesn’t budge. When you use warm water, it comes off in little pieces. I know it sounds weird but you have to try it! Beat that raccoon eyes!

Hope this gave you girls some guidance on picking up the perfect mascara…let me know what you decide on! Remember to always flaunt those lashes gals!

Love Always Your Miami Beauty Girl,





  1. YourOtherMotherQ says

    i’m all about the eyes! thanks for sharing. gonna p.u Blinc. feedback will follow. Q: on Maybelline Falsies: does it have fibers? i tried one (can’t remember brand) and the fiber thingy is not for me

  2. sashafierce1223 says

    Have you tried the drugstore Maybelline green and pink mascara? I didn’t know what the big deal was until I tried it, I love it for the day! I used to love DiorShow for night but unfortunately my wallet just can’t handle that expense anymore :(

    PS LOVE reading your blog!

    • Elyse says

      Hi! I did! And I liked how it gave awesome curl I just found it smudged on me :( thanks for reading! I have lots of cool ideas coming up! Xoxo

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