Product Review Category: Mascara

Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara


Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara makes some lofty claims. Zero smudges? Well, this gal with the oily eyelids will always have a teeny bit o’ smudge.

Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

I used Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara one day when I had 2.3 minutes to throw something on my face and run out the door.

Clinique’s High Definition Mascara

CONFESSION TIME: I bought Clinique’s High Definition Mascara based on a friend’s HIGH recommendation and used it for days incorrectly, meaning I was meant to use the comb to define and enhance my lashes.

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

I can’t hate ya, Neutrogena. You do certain things VERY well, like face wash, and skin tint. Your mascara, however… needs a little work.

MAC’s Opulash Mascara

Anyone else ever dream of being the lead ingenue in their own personal French romantic comedy, a la Amelie- all giant eyes and lush, curly eyelashes? Ah, good, I knew I wasn’t the only one! MAC’s Opulash Mascara is here to make your little gamine heart sing.

L’oreal’s Voluminous Mascara

You know that boy everyone thinks is really cute on the football team, so you just go along and smile and nod, even though you think he’s a total Monet? That’s how I feel about L’oreal’s Voluminous Mascara.

Diorshow Mascara

I was expecting nothing short of a Lash Miracle when I tried Diorshow Mascara, so praised and iconic is the legend.

Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara

Let me tell you about my new favorite person, Sabrina. She works at my local drug store, and the last time I was in, she casually pointed out that the Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara that I had in hand was Buy One, Get One Free. Thus began a very special relationship. it was like each individual lash took on a life of it’s own, in a good, not creepy, way. No clumps, bumps, or lumps. Mascara gets an A; Sabrina, an A+.

GinZing Brightening Mascara

PW Confession Time: Although I think Origins is an amazing company, and I use and love many, MANY of their products, I expected very little of their GinZing Brightening Mascara.

Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara

OK, so this legitimately happened: I asked the gal at the Bobbi Brown counter for a mascara that did “everything”- lengthening, thickening, conditioning, etc. She gave me a wink and a nod and said that she had just the thing, and it was “Everything”.