Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The Hit List

What’s the Best Curling Mascara…?

What brand/product wins this category? What makes it so fabulous?

Thanks to TC for today’s topic!

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52 thoughts on “The Hit List: Best Curling Mascara

  1. Vanessa

    I’m loving my “Falsies” mascara right now. I’m sure its not the best best on the market but i got tired of buying stuff trying it hating it and moving to the next $10.00-$15.00 mascara lol.

  2. May

    Dior Iconic, but I’m always looking for something better.

  3. Nicole

    I am so impressed with Chanel’s Inimitable Intense right now. It lengthens and curls my eyelashes upwards, while keeping them looking soft and separated. It’s a very naturally beautiful effect. My only complaint is that the tube has less product than Dior mascaras. I think I will repurchase anyway!

    • Isabell

      I love the chanel one as well i am about to purcase my 2nd one

    • I use Chanel Imitable (not Intense, the “old” one) and I am quite simply addicted to it! Have tried Dior and Armani before, but Chanel is the best for me and I have bought it twice and will buy it again.

  4. Diana

    MUFE aqua smokeylash. I don’t know anything else that will curl my lashes and keep em that way the whole day. A little clumpy but once you use a spoolie it’s fine

  5. Lancome Hypnose. I love that it lengthens, volumizes, and curls MY lashes.

    • monika-luiza

      dito! one of the best mascaras ever made, no wonder they introduce new versions of it (though nothing can beat the original)

      • Miss Ruby Rouge

        Ohhh I’ve been thinking to get that….so it’s totally worth it then, ladies?! It’s almost around $50 here in Australia, so I wanna be sure before I invest….I’m used to buying Max Factor or Covergirl mascaras so this would be quiet a slurge for me!! ;p

  6. Nunim

    ‘Kiss Me’
    It’s Japaness mascara. @_ @

  7. Dollymix8

    I love make-up forever smokey lash at the moment, but it’s rather expensive so I’m looking for a cheaper alternative

  8. Arantzazu

    I love BadGal by Benefit. For me, the best mascara ever!! It curls, adds volume and it’s really black!!

  9. Angila

    I love Buxom lash mascara. I am not sure if that is the real name. But I die for that mascara!

    • Carrie Ann

      I love that mascara, too! It’s one of the absolute best I’ve ever tried. It makes my lashes look extra long and separated.

  10. Opheliana

    Collistar – infinito

  11. Guerlain Le 2 mascara. It makes my eyelashes long and curled, they almost touch my upper lid which is an achievement as they’re very short and sparse!

  12. Roisin

    Armani Eyes to Kill – high end
    Avon Supercurlacious – low end

  13. Rachel w

    Dior Iconic

  14. Michelle

    I love the Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara. It’s simply wonderful for those of us who have long lashes but want to have curl and separation also. I use their Inimitable Mascara as well. Beware, though, their waterproof formula is not very good, and I got that straight from Paris Chanel!

  15. Katie

    Rimmel Sexy Curves

  16. I love Flirt! It Curls Mascara. I think I get the best results with that.

  17. Anne

    Dior Diorshow does a good job on my lashes, although it’s not really a curling mascara. Well, actually, I would say more than good…absolutely love it :)

  18. AngelWingz

    Chanel Inimitable Intense is the best EVERYTHING mascara!

  19. ERIKA =]

    Dior Dior Show Iconic is the BEST!
    I`m also in LOVE with Lancome Hypnose =]

  20. Janet

    Love Bare Escentuals “Buxom Lash”!

  21. Lindsey

    I’ve been using Lorac’s Visual Effects mascara and I’m quite fond of it. I also love the Maybelline Falsies mascara.

  22. sophie

    rimmel sexy curves

  23. Kimberly poston

    Anastasia lash lifting mascara is good.

  24. Soo

    I have short and very straight lashes and I love Lioele’s Waterproof Up & Down Mascara. it’s on the expensive side, but it makes me look like I actually have bottom lashes, so that’s definitely a plus.

  25. Jennie P

    Love,love Clinique High Intensity Curling !! Have tried Chanel, Lancome and Dior but I always go back to this one. Not clumpy and curls wonderfully ! Not to hard on the pocketbook either :)

  26. francesca

    Diorshow Blackout for me.

  27. Pan

    Shishedo lasting lift!!!!! its the best curling mascara i’ve ever used!!!! i cant rmb how many high end mascara ive tried over years and this is the only one that can hold my curls ALL DAY LONG and lengthening it as well. My lashes look like false lashed when wearing them!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT

    • Pan

      BTW, my overall HG mascara is Diorshow Blackout! it curls, lengthening, and intensify my lashes like no others. but in terms of curling only, i would still go for shishedo lasting lift

    • Lucia

      I agree!! Shiseido Lasting Lift doesn’t get enough love!

  28. Emily

    I think the only mascara that I felt really curled my lashes without me having to do it first is Sephora Lash Stretcher. I don’t like how incredibly fiber-y the formula is, but I keep it in my bag in case I forget mascara/need a touch up, and I don’t have to keep an eyelash curler in there, too.

  29. Sevi

    Channel Inimitable for me too!Though Dior Diorshow is pretty good too.I want to try Hypnose before I buy my next mascara..

  30. Riri

    Rimmel Sexy Curves Intense Black – gives me nice curls even without the use of a curler, it doesn’t always work though, and I’ve not yet found out when and then why it works and sometimes it just doesn’t. :P

  31. Patty

    Dior Iconic!!! OMG I don’t need a lash curler when using this one :)

  32. Katja

    I love Helena Rubinstein. The one with the feathers is the best, it`s legthening and curling.

  33. Tara

    yves st laurent faux cils

  34. Marina

    Le 2 de Guerlain

  35. TERESA

    Maestro in black from ARMANI. It looks like I’m wearing fake eyelashes.

  36. CC

    The now discontinued Maybelline Lash Stylist Waterproof-it was like mascara and hairspray in a tube- held a curl and didn’t budge!

  37. Jonathan

    Diorshow ICONIC

  38. Jules R.

    Nars Lengthening Mascara. My lashes stick straight out, even with my Shu lash curler. I’ve tried about every mascara out there. Dior, Tarte, Smashbox, every mascara listed below. And Nars is the only one that curls my lashes and keeps them curled. I can take a nap (and I sleep with a pillow over my head), wake up and my lashes are still curled. That is something.

  39. Carly

    Kiss Me Heroine Long&Curl Mascara,japan product. It really curls my lash and long lasting for all day long, it’s waterproof so even when your face got splashed by water it stays as it is

  40. makeupmatters3

    Urban Decay SuperCurl. Amazing!