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Nope. In the same way I don’t mix or combine foundations, etc., I use mascara “just as it comes” (if I use it at all). The only layering I’m every likely to do is to put the Clarins mascara primer stuff (do they even still make this?) on first and then put mascara over it.

Yes, as a matter of fact I have been laying two for awhile! I have been using a lash enhancing serum so my lashes are getting nice and long. I have started layering good old L’Oreal Voluminous over whatever I use first, which has been either L’Oreal Lash Paradise or Bambi Eyes. It’s funny how sometimes you go back to the “old school” mascaras. I hadn’t used Voluminous in years but remembered that is quite a gem so I purchased it a few months back and it actually works great layered over anything, in my opinion. Makes my lashes nice and long with no clumps. Since it’s a “drier” mascara it pairs well with the “wetter” ones I use first.

I don’t typically layer anymore, but when I do I use my OG Lancome Monsiuer Big Waterproof topped with Diorshow. I love the Diorshow brush, but I’ve recently noticed it has started weighing my lashes down (whereas Monsiuer really holds their curl – they usually stick straight down) so once this tube is out I’ll be done with it. I think that too much mascara at this point is going to weigh down my lashes, regardless of brand, so I tend to just do one layer anymore. I do use a different mascara for my bottom lashes than my top. I can pretty much use anything on my bottom lashes and that is how I use up free samples.

Not at all. I guess maybe putting a color like blue on the tips after putting on black would be the extent of my layering, but I’ve got no blue right now.

As it is, I rarely wear even one coat, because I’ve found that I lose at least 3 or 4 lashes with even the slight abrasion of wearing and then removing the mascara. So I tend to avoid mascara most times….

I’m curious to hear from those who layer though!

I wasn’t much of a layerer, but I do use Glossier’s Lash Slick as a topcoat and it works super-well for that purpose. I do not love it on its own as a mascara, but it does help flaky or smudgy mascaras work better.

Not lately, I don’t. I use to layer my mascara over Lancome lash primer for extra fullness for my wimpy, sparse lashes. Now, I just never think to use it.

I barely layer one mascara, not even considering using multiple. ? I simply like formulas that simply define lashes in 2-3 coats. I don’t like big volume, that false lash effect. I don’t like too much lengthening either, since the lashes end up touching my hooded eyelids.

I use to layer sometimes up to three mascara’s at the same time, always ending with my Cover Girl Super Size in the waterproof formula. That was my holy grail for about 50 years. The name changed often but the formula was the same and the brush rarely changed. I started using it in high school and just continued until the last year or so. I picked up Thrive’s mascara because everyone was raving about it and I do like it but it always smudged on me so I would add the CG on top. Then I tried Buxom Waterproof and started using all three with the CG last. I really liked having those spidery kind of lashes. Now, I pretty much just use the Buxom as I have found it doesn’t flake, smear or transfer to my lid. I will likely still layer in the future but for now, with social distancing and pretty much staying home most of the time, I really don’t do much elaborate makeup.

The only time I layer mascaras is to put a colored one over a regular black mascara as a base. Colored mascaras show up much better if put on top of black mascara or a white mascara primer.

Otherwise, never. It’s too much bother. I buy mascaras that lengthen and thicken enough to make me happy. I always wear two coats, though.

After I stopped wearing extensions I tried to get extension length from mascaras, no amount of layering helped though. I do wear a lash primer then mascara and often I will put a colored mascara on top of that.

No, I don’t layer mascara at all, in fact, during lockdown Stage 4, I haven’t bothered to wear mascara most of the time – seeing as it is such a pain to remove.

Yea! I will layer any mascara I love (that’s on sale) with the Chanel Volume Waterproof. And the Chanel only on the bottom. No more raccoon eyes!!

So far this has worked with: Monsieur Big; Marc Jacobs Velvet; Lancome Grandiose; Lash Paradise; Better than Sex


Sometimes. YSL came out with some vinyl couture mascaras in various colours a year or two ago. Black sparkly, gold, silver, pink, green, etc. They were fun for an evening look.

I wear multiple coats of washable mascara, but I don’t really count. I just keep applying until it gets to the drama I like or slightly clumpy. Usually I can use the brush to kind of smooth it out (but I do like it somewhat heavy) or I will use a lash comb or another mascara like CG lash blast with a rubber brush to smooth it out. If a mascara is not giving me the volume I like then I will also layer with that or a similar product.

I almost always layer! I have hooded eyes and have lived in hot/humid climates for years so waterproof is a must but it can be harsh on my lashes. I usually start with a good volumizing non waterproof base, or even a more gentle waterproof like Maybelline Full and Soft or Clinique High Impact. I love the Chanel Inimitable waterproof as well because it holds a curl but still washes off easily. Lately I’ve been using Joah Lash Uprising Waterproof as my top layer because it DOES NOT BUDGE!! I do it very lightly on top of my base, almost tap it on instead of combing through. It holds my curl all day and no smudges, but it makes it a little easier to remove at night.

I have perhaps the greatest layering regimen ever ~ This is my everyday routine, special occasions I add falsies
1) Milk Lash Primer
2) Guerlain Maxi-Lash
3) Pat McGrath Dark Star
4) Burberry Cat Lashes
5) Chanel Inimitable

I layer Cover Girl Professional Super Thick Lash Waterproof over Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara because the Chantecaille doesn’t give me enough volume in one coat and it clumps on a second coat. It’s a real bother but too expensive to toss.

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