Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The Hit List

Worst Mascara? What product wins this category?

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94 thoughts on “The Hit List: Worst Mascara

  1. Kalisa

    I think MAC Dazzle Lash is it just clumps and clumps it doesnt volumize or give length for me!

    • Jessie

      Dazzlelash isn’t supposed to give volume, just length and it works REALLY well if you use a lash primer :)

      • Natalie

        I agree. Lash primer is a must, but it has started to clump on me too! It is 8 months old and time to face the rubbish bin

      • When there are so many amazing mascaras out there why bother buying a separate product – a lash primer? Not worth it, in my opinion.

        • Natalie

          It also conditions and protects your lashes too. I get less lash fall out ever since using primer.

    • Katey

      I second that! It was horrible, the brush was annoying and it made my lashes look worse. Never again will i get it. I was soo happy when i finaly threw it away

  2. Ophelia

    I’m sorry but I just can’t get the Smokey Lash from MUFE to work for me!

  3. Sanita

    From what I have tried – Rimmer Sexy Curves. Doesn’t hold curl at all.

    • Omg no way! This one is HG for me. My eyelashes go straight DOWN and I don’t even bother curling them because as soon as I put mascara they weight pulls them down again. Sexy Curves gives me volume and thickness! Sorry it didn’t work for you :(

    • Sasha B

      i have the waterproof version, and it just TUGS and TUGS at my lashes, it hurts so much. i hate it. hey, check you fresh mascaras, they sell 2 samples at sephora registers for $10- i love firebird.

  4. Jezi

    Maybelline Great Lash.

    • hi

      I second that! It’s so clumpy and flaky, and it doesn’t curl, lengthen or thicken at all. The only reason so many love it is because it’s really black, so you can use it like a lash tint if you want toned-down lashes – That is, if you can get it to stay on..

    • fidigum

      I agree!! basically useless!

  5. Taj

    Bare Escentuals. Although, I haven’t tried the new flawless mascara which is supposed to be really good.

  6. happyhippo

    Oh God – exceptionel de chanel is terrible (and inimitable is an HG for me).
    I didn’t think much of turbolash EL, holy cow that buzzing is annoying! and absolutely useles – smydgy and messy too!

    • kelly

      I agree 100% about the Chanel mascaras. How could they put out in the market such a horrible produst is beyond me…

      My favorite is Hypnose Lancome followed by Masterpiece by Max Factor

  7. Arielle

    Lorac Lotsa Lash Mascara, i think the formula was wayyy to dry! it felt like i was paiting my lashes with shoe polish! ugh!

  8. Avon supershock mascara. SHOCKINGLY CLUMPY LASHES UP TO 120%! hahaha

  9. Andrea

    Maybelline Great Lash! It did nothing to my lashes. It was my first mascara ever. I don’t get how so many people buy it. haha

  10. sUsna

    it would B REvlon LAsh SOmething, iTs a Small silver tube. Bought in a haste.
    IT jus su cks.

  11. Nic

    I don’t know about the worst ever, but Maybelline Lash Stiletto is the worst I’ve used in quite some time. I know it works well for some people, but it uncurls my lashes and clumps them together horribly – maybe it’s a little too wet? The only way I get decent application with this is if I use only a couple of strokes per eye. Anything beyond that and my lashes are all stuck together. It doesn’t flake on me, but I do have a hard time applying it without getting it on my lids, and I generally don’t have that problem, even with wands much larger than this one. I am using up the tube of it that I have, but I definitely won’t be repurchasing.

    • Nicole

      I hate that mascara too, although it does flake on me, by the time i get home from where ever i were, it was all down my eye and nothing was on the lashes for some reason :/

    • Faith

      I agree! I actually found it way too dry and flaky. Plus the brush was too big and bushy for my lashes.

    • Jenny

      I have to agree!! I’ve tried to make it work soo many times, I really have. I think it’s the consistency of the product itself, it’s a bit runny/watery.. and it just clumps all of my lashes together! Even when I used a lash comb, it does not work out! Two thumbs down for Maybelline’s Stiletto mascara :(

    • It works just fine for me, I really like it, but I do agree the brush is a tad too big.

  12. aradhana

    it’s a tie between benefit badlash and lancome’s motorised mascara. the benefit one is just clumpy for me…and the lancome one flakes off throughout the day.

  13. Maybelline Great Lash. Enough said.

    • Alexandria

      So true. Even worse is the waterproof version. I almost had to rip my eyelashes out to get it off (even after using all sorts of waterproof makeup removers).

  14. Jay

    Too Faced Lash Injection! This mascara did nothing but make my lashes a tiny bit darker and spread out at odd angles. Worst mascara I’ve ever tried.

  15. sara

    diorshow. flake flake flake flake. talk about racoon eyes

  16. Saira

    Too Faced Lash Injection, it just flakes off!

  17. shontay

    Dior show flakes, smudges and it’s clumpy with a nasty big old unattractive wand.

  18. Natalie

    Maybelline Great Lash, worst mascara I’ve ever tried. Even N.Y.C.’s mascara is better than great lash. I bought this and threw it out a week later. Clumpy mess!

  19. Benefit Bad Gal lash is the absolute worst!!! Does NOTHING for my lashes.

  20. Carmen

    It is either Too FacedLash injection. I used it maybe 2-3 times thinking it was me, and then gave up and threw it out. Shoulda returned it to Sephora, but I had thrown away the receipt.

  21. Kristen

    Practically all the Clinique mascaras I’ve tried (except for the newer one that’s recently come out) have never faired well with me. Once I got a freebie Rimmel one with my eye makeup remover and that was pretty crappy as well.

  22. Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express is the worst mascara I’ve ever tried. Instead of making my lashes fuller, it just makes them clump together. I hate it!

    • lovepotion18

      I agree and I couldn’t stand the rose smell of it. Is it suppose to smell like that?

      • kim

        Accually my experience with the maybelline colossal was the exact opposite besides the rose scent it made my lashes really long and volumized it never clumped either it just varies from person to person.

  23. Melia

    Maybelline Colossal, I don’t have sensitive eyes, but this made may eyes swell up. Other than that, it flaked on me within a few hours.

  24. maybelline xxl curl power. clumpy and weighs my lashes down. maybelline great lash doesn’t do much for my lashes either.

  25. Worker Bee

    Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara. Does nothing for me, hard to get any product on my short, skimpy lashes.

  26. Revlon Double Twist Mascara. Yuk.

    • Nicole15

      I think if every person that has commented here tried this mascara, they would definitely put it at the top of their worst list. It is HORRIBLE. Nothing but goopy nastiness. Worst ever & you know it the second you pull the wand out of the tube.

    • Elise

      Yuck I totally agree! I hate that uber clumpy mess of a mascara!

  27. Meredith

    Loreal Volume Shocking mascara sucked. It clumped and made my lashes look really thick, not like I had a lot of them. I hated having to use 2 steps as well since you have to put the lash primer stuff on first.

  28. Steph D

    L’Oreal Voluminous, I HATE it! It’s incredibly wet and it made my lashes super clumpy, spider-y and just plain awful!

  29. Nunu

    Definately maybelline great lash! It was my first mascara and I figured it had to be good because everyone loved it.. Guess it just didn’t work for me. It flaked took super long to dry. But at least it was cheap enough to toss without feeling guilty.. DiorShow was horrible too, but it’s HG for my sister :(.. and I know some swear by MAC fibrelash or whatever the fiber one is called.. but it flaked horribly and irritated my contacts.. I have yet to find an HG mascara ;(

  30. MC

    My favorite: Lancome Hypnose & Nyx Doll Eye Long Length

    Worst: Maybelline Great Lash (don’t understand the hype!); Maybelline Colossal Volum’ (too heavily scented, clumpy, and heavy)

    Dior Show and Maybelline Stiletto are in the middle for me. Dior Show look good initially but the formula was too heavy for my lashes. Not worth price IMO. Stiletto actually performs pretty well but doesn’t quite wow me.

  31. Definitely MUFE Smokey Lash… when the MUA put it on me I only had 5 lashes!!!!!

    My eyes were more than spidery at least spiders have 8 legs!

  32. Jessie

    Anything by covergirl… their formulas make my eyes ITCH

  33. Kelly

    Stila Major Lash was terrible! It did nothing for my lashes except clump them. And it smudged horribly.

  34. Liana

    MAC ZOOMLASH. I know theres going to be a ton of ppl dissagreeing but in my opinion its aweful. So messy and clumps like crazy! even my friends and family have purchased it in the past and ALL have tried to pawn it off to me after a single use!

  35. Mariana

    Too Faced Lash Injection: it made my eyes a burning,watery mess & the smell was awful too!

    • Tattoo Girl

      Same here!! It flaked and got between my contacts and eyes. I had to throw my contacts away and wear glasses for three days becuase my eyes were scratched on the surfaces!!

  36. GS

    Maybelline Great Lash is the worst mascara there is, there are clumpy mascaras, runny mascaras out there that can work in a certain way but there is no way to make this piece of garbage work.

  37. Ruth

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH~~~~~~~~~~~~

  38. mary

    it definatly goes to stilleto lash. that ish sucks!!

  39. Rachel

    Bobbi Brown! Flakes and smudges throughout the entire day.

  40. Mary

    Urban Decay Bid Fatty, Sooooooo gross!!!

  41. Brenda

    the new revlon in the red tube! I can’t remember what its called. A review was done about it a few months ago. It was only good the first time I used it and I tried a few times more but I HAD to throw it away!! it made me so angry!!! And I second Great Lash. It smudges off onto my brow bones EVERY TIME.

    • Nicole15

      i think it’s revlon double twist. a couple of us echoed your thoughts in the comments above. definitely one of the worst if not THE worst mascara ever.

  42. LizBeth

    smashbox bionic mascara…i mean come on, really, who would event think that a brush like this would sell (this is a free sample I got).



    • Leah

      OMG that’s awful! Thanks for saving me from wanting to try that one.

      I think the worst I’ve tried has to be Maybelline great lash. My sister has been using it lately and I cringe whenever I see her use it…clump city. For a few dollars more, I buy (and love) lashblast.

    • I agree with you here! The brush is so poorly designed I can hardly believe it! How are you even supposed to apply mascara when the brush itself clumps up like that? Horrible horrible…

  43. yeah, Revlon Double Twist (new one in red tube) is HORRIBLE. Dry, clumpy, crusty spider lashes. I also have to say that Cargo’s Texas Lash (dry, and impossible to remove), Maybelline Great Lash, and all of the double-ended Maybelline XXL versions (the ones with the primer side and the mascara side) have been really bad as well.

  44. Heather

    Whoever said Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara…I second and third that! The brush is unnecessarily huge and the formula is so dry it barely delivers onto your lashes. Ew ew ew. Never again.

  45. Heather

    …but on a positive note, I never get more compliments on my lashes than when I’m wearing Max Factor 2000 Calorie eXtreme Lash Plumper. People always ask if they’re fake. So I’m a believer. No flakes streaks or clumps. Brilliant!

  46. Summer

    Prestige mascara. It was a moose texture. yuck

  47. Mina

    Maybelline Great Lash and Maybelline Define-A-Lash. these mascaras are so BLAH!

    • Denisa

      I soooo agree on the Maybelline Define-A-Lash, ughhh that mascara sucks! Even if I comb my lashes out after applying this stuff- it never leaves them curled, or separated or anything! trash!!

  48. Michelle

    L’oreal volume shocker and bourjois never works for me…

  49. Maybelline great lash! this one sucks! it’s way to thin and clumps.. aweful stuff!

  50. Nina

    Guerlain Divinora (the lenghtening gold one). I ended up using it for eyebrows.

  51. Chiara

    Diorshow was my go-to Mascara till i discovered MAC Plushlash :)

    I really hate Les 2 from Guerlain , Lancome Oscillation didnt do the trick for me either, and from all the Rimmel mascara’s i’ve tried, only Sexy Curves does the trick for me.

  52. Annie

    MAC Pro Lash. :( I love MAC mascaras and haven’t had a problem until this one. I don’t think it’s the formula so much, but the brush pulls my eyelashes to a point and they look like spider legs. Haha. Not cute.

  53. Mine has to be Sue Devitt’s Microaquatic in Black lavender. I bought it from Ebay, maybe it was too old, I don’t know, but it just doesn’t do anything for my eyelashes, like there’s no product on the wand (there is). Has anyone tried this, did it work for anyone?

  54. Maybelline Great Lash- my mother used it for YEARS until I got her to move on and enjoy Lashblast just like the rest of the world. I couldn’t stand the formula and when I would do her makeup we would fight over which mascara she should use!

  55. Kitson

    Neutrogena’s water proof mascara, it clumps and flakes and is just gross!

  56. Rada

    L’oreal Volume collagene: flakes, irritates, just BLAH!

  57. Teresa

    Avon Sparkle Lash is a waste of time. Tbh all Avon products are. Also Revlon Lash Fantasy is the clumpiest thing ever!!!

  58. amani

    in my opinion there really isnt a bad mascara because if its doesnt work for you, someone else might say it works for them it all depends on how you like your lashes to look and the texture

  59. May

    Voluminous Mascara by L’OrĂ©al
    Bad gal mascara by benefit
    those are the worst for me clumpy, flaky and it smudges like hell just the perect look for attractive eyes booooooooo