Mascara test: which delivers longer, fuller lashes
February 14, 2011 (WPVI) -- We asked makeup artist Carie Brescia to test 7 mascaras ranging in price from budget friendly to boutique chic.
Revlon Lash Fantasy = $10.50
The product claims to have 5-times the impact.
Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion = $10.00
This is a volume plus length mascara.
M.A.C. Zoom Lash = $14.00
This product promises instant volume.
d-j-v beautenizer Fiberwig LX sold at Sephora stores = $24.00
It claims to be "brush on fiber extensions".
L'Oreal's Double Extend Beauty Tubes mascara = $12.80
This is a lash extension effect mascara.
Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies = $7.50
It promises a "false lash effect".
Maybelline Great Lash Big mascara = $5.90
This product is recommended my many makeup artists.
So how did our contestants stack up? Carie said thumbs down to the Revlon product.
"At first it wasn't really applying to the model's eyes and then it was like too clumpy."
She also wasn't thrilled with the pricey d-j-v product and the M.A.C. mascara.
"They're in the bottom of the pack for me. I don't think you need to spend a lot of money to get a really great mascara."
Carie says there was a clear winner.
"It is Falsies from Maybelline it's amazing I love this mascara," she said. "I love the brush, it's flexible, it bends, it's insane."
And while there were some winners and some losers Carie said nothing compares to false eyelashes.
"I don't feel mascara is going to give you the same oomph as a fake eyelash."
If false eyelashes scare you Carie says to mix formulas by using one lengthening mascara and one volumizing mascara. Plus be sure to always curl your eyelashes and never use more than 2 coats.
Carie also tried out the Salon Shoppe's DreamLash eyelash enhancer for $19.99. And while she said it did give our model thicker and darker lashes it was messy to apply.
POLL RESULTS (as of Action News at 11 on 2/14/11):
L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara 4.5%
Maybelline Great Lash Big Mascara 3.2%
Revlon Lash Fantasy 8.5 %
Sephora d.j.v. beautenizer Fiberwig LX 1.7 %
Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion 5.8 %
M.A.C. Zoom Lash 5.6 %
Mascara 7 = Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies 70.7 %
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