I’m back for another beauty product comparison! This time, I’m comparing four high-end mascaras. 3 of them I really like, 1 of them was a total dud for me. As always, I’m wearing L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara primer as a base for all of these mascaras. Then I did 2 coats of the mascara. I don’t use a lash serum, curl my lashes, or anything else. So, every photo is just my untouched lashes with the primer + two coats of the specified mascara with no filters/editing. You can see the differences pretty clearly!
This has been my go-to high end mascara for the last year or so. Prior to trying it, I was using Tarte Surfer Curl (included below) and really liked that one. What I like about Lash Idôle is that it creates a bit more separation between my lashes because of the applicator. That separation creates the look of more fullness without being super heavy. You can see the difference pretty clearly in these two images. My biggest/only complaint with this one is that it’s tough to remove. I always get mascara on my eyelid when applying, so I try to be extra careful when using this one because I know it will be harder to clean off than others. As far as removing at night, you really need a cleansing balm or oil to get all of the product off.
This was the first mascara that I used when straying from my favorite drugstore mascara, L’Oreal Lash Paradise. It is great! While I have naturally long lashes, this mascara creates an even longer look for me, which is saying something! It’s easy to remove and is buildable. My complaint with this one is that I sometimes have some transfer on my brow bone, especially in the summer when it’s humid and/or I’m sweating. It doesn’t flake at all on me, so that’s great! It is also vegan!
I was pleasantly surprised by this one! I feel like I’ve tried it in the past and not loved it, but something about this time around was different. The applicator made it very easy to apply, which is the first positive I noticed. It is good for lengthening and separating lashes, creating almost a falsies look. It didn’t do a ton for volume, but I could definitely layer it with a volumizing mascara to get the look I want. I didn’t see any transfer with this one and it was easy to remove!
I was pretty underwhelmed by this one. For starters, the bulky applicator brush made it a mess for me to apply. I’m used to getting some mascara on my eyelid during application, but I got significantly more when applying this than any other. I did have some transfer throughout the day as I wore it, which is usually a dealbreaker for me. As far as results, you can visibly see that it didn’t really do anything for my lashes! I applied two coats with the primer, just like the rest of the mascaras, and it looks like I have just 1 coat on. Overall, I don’t like this one and wouldn’t wear again.