Do you ever layer mascaras? Any favorite combos?

It’s rare! When I do, it’s usually because I didn’t love how the first mascara applied – perhaps it was too thickening but not defining enough or lengthening enough. There’s no rock solid combo I can think of at the moment!

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I have used regular mascara and applied a little YSL vinyl couture colour over it. The black sparkly one giving a hint of sparkle or some hint of blue or purple or gold,

Other than using Lancome Cils Booster lash primer, no, I usually don’t use anything other than my trusty Maybelline Full & Soft waterproof mascara. Lately, I’ve been tempted to try L’Oreal Lash Paradise in the waterproof formula, though.

Okay, so don’t judge !! Until very recently, I used up to 3 mascara’s everyday. I would start with Benefit Roller Lash then add Thrive Causemetics and finally, Cover Waterproof Girl Super Size. They each added something that I need for my wimpy lashes. I always ended with the Cover Girl because it was waterproof and would keep the others from smearing, flaking and melting which is a problem with almost all mascara’s. If I was only going to wear one it would be the Cover Girl and it was my only mascara worn from high school until just recently. I added the others about 5 years ago. Now, I only use one on the daily and it is the Buxom Waterproof Lash and it gives me a similar look to the three combo but without the clumping that happens when you layer a ton of mascara. I use to like the clumpy look but now prefer something a little more natural looking but still with volume and length.

I’ll layer colored mascaras over black, to make them adhere and stand out better. Otherwise, no. I’m too lazy to layer everyday black mascaras. I just try to find ones that do a good job of volumizing and lengthening, and apply 2 coats.

No, I don’t like the look of layering mascaras. Even the more wet mascara look bad after several layers, I personally like naturally defined lashes, not clumps of massive layers of mascaras. I rarely even apply a second or third coat.

All the time! If there’s a mascara that tends to flake or smudge on me, I will put a layer of L’Oréal Lash Paradise Waterproof over and that helps lock it in and reduce the flakes.

I use a few different mascaras every day- I like a drier formula, though and will often blot the wand with a tissue so it’s not so messy. I go between Pat McGraths, Marc Jacobs & the new Tarte formula & L Oreal Voluminous for my lower lashes when I do them.

No I never layer mascara – I just put on one little swipe to colour my lashes and that’s it. I do like coloured mascara though – I have shades of navy blue, green and black.

I love layering!

LOreal Lash Paradise OR Lancome Monsieur Big OR Chanel Le Volume OR Cover Girl Exhibitionist
+ Chanel WATERPROOF Le Volume

The trick is to finish with the Chanel waterproof, and the waterproof on the lower lashes. Additionally, I have not found a kinder waterproof mascara. It doesn’t hurt my eyes and it plays well with others .

I have never layered mascaras, heck I can barely remember to put one one let alone more than one! I have seasonal allergies that present mostly in the form of sneezing and the worst case of itchy watery eyes ever so it’s got to be a good day for me to put mascara on but I envy those that can wear it more frequently.

Maybe I have in the past? Nowadays I don’t have more than one mascara in use at a time, though. I already can’t finish one tube before it dries out/expires; opening another would be a waste

I do not layer mascara, but historically I use separate formulas for top vs bottom. MAC extended play gigablack has been my lower lash mascara for ages. Nothing else separates and lengthens quite like it. I have very straight spiky lashes.

Upper lashes are a work in progress. COVID has put the kibosh on my lash extensions. I pulled the last few stragglers off about 3 weeks ago. My natural lashes have been kept relatively healthy with lash serum, so the density is good, but my lashes are super short and stick straight out—like a lash mohawk—and look rather amusing. The length is starting to improve, but its going to be a few more months. Any suggestions for a lengthening and volumizing formula? I used to like Marc Jacobs Noir?, but that was a couple of years back and I’m sure there is a new formula. 🥴🥴🥴🥴

No rhyme, reason, or plan. Primer for tubing, Milani purple primer, Benefit “mink?’ (The light brown one) and a white one. Loooove that YSL vinyl couture, one as a sparkle topper, but the blue and green alone. Just ordered the CP white. All about colored mascara. The more ‘all formulas are black,’ the more I want orange. Usually use black tubing on lowers, as I don’t have a mascara setter at present. UD had a double end, and one end was called Overcoat, maybe, and the primer end was underwear? Now, I know I have makeup dementia, but is that UD product dementia or confabulation?

Rarely ever-I wear colored mascaras, so I usually match my mascara to one of the eyeshadows I’m wearing. I did once layer Sephora Green ON! and YSL Vinyl Couture I’m the Fire (gold) and it was really pretty!

Every now and then I’ll put on primer first. I also had a Dr Haushka rust colored mascara for a while that I sometimes used with black to get a lovely warm brown (which is bizarrely hard to find). Sometimes I’ll use a spikier wand with a thinner formula to go over a volumizing formula if lashes got a little clumpy, to get back definition and make it less Tammy Faye Baker.

I almost always layer mascara. I have deep-set, partially hooded eyes and get smudging under my eyes even with waterproof mascaras (non-waterproof formulas are not even an option). Tubing mascaras fix the smudging problem, but none of the ones I’ve tried so far will hold a curl or do anything for length or volume. My solution is to do one coat of a waterproof formula (Maybelline Lash Sensational is my current go-to) for length, volume, and curl, and then one with a tubing formula (L’Oreal Double Extend is the best I’ve tried) so that I don’t get any smudging.

Always. I put on the normal mascara, Mr. Big by Lancome or Estee Lauder on the top, and then if I do the bottom lashes Maybelline Waterproof Push Up Lashes on the bottom and I ALWAYS seal the top with the waterproof formula. I learned about ten years ago that this was the best practice. Using just waterproof on the top & bottom resulted in my lashes pulling out, using the regular first is a lot gentler on them.

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