By: Olevia James
Sometimes it can be so hard to find a mascara that blends in with the blonde so it doesn't look like your wearing mascara, or god forbid clump up. So after much review I found a few that come in a array of colors like taupe, brown, & golden blonde (for those who like to stay close to there natural look), and still they have longevity, don't wash away with water, & the number one cardinal rule NO CLUMPING.
So here's a list I compiled together for newbies & those who just haven't found the right mascara.......
Mascara can be found in liquid, cream, or cake form. Each mascara has a different formula and wand, so the results will differ depending on which one you choose. Mascara should be replaced every 90 days, so you have plenty of time to experiment and find the right mascara for you. For the best results, take note of the following:
Maybelline Great Lash® Washable Mascara
Maybelline is America’s favorite and most popular mascara for a reason. The affordable drugstore find has maintained its reputation as the best mascara since the ‘70s. It conditions as it thickens and lengthens lashes with a buildable, clump-free formula that won’t smudge off.The lash-doubling, clump-free formula will volumize your lashes to give you noticeable results with every coat. The easy-to-handle narrow wand and lash-building brush can help you apply it perfectly (even if you’re a beginner). It is easy to apply and can last all day. The hypoallergenic pick is contact-lens safe and can be removed easily with eye makeup remover.
It is an Allure Best of Beauty: Hall of Fame winner and was selected as one of the best mascaras by Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. The Great Lash waterproof mascara is also a Good Housekeeping pick and the Great Lash clear mascara is also an award-winner that can serve as an affordable lash primer and brow gel.
Price: $3.79 on amazon
Macao: Copper Mascara - ILIA Beauty
A subtle copper hue will catch the light and create a glow around the eye. Macao will add a touch of glamour to any look.
If you are in the market for an understated look for your lashes, look no further than Ilia Beauty Mascara in Macao, "a subtle copper hue that catches the light". Macao makes my green eyes pop. Seriously. There is definition (if you are looking for hyper volume or length look elsewhere) but the color just makes your eyes glow - I get compliments on my eyes, not on my makeup. I am sure it would be equally lovely on hazel & blue eyes.
The packaging is awesome but takes a bit of getting used to as the opening is very small to help preserve the contents for longer. The brush is great, it really gets in there to help coat every lash. The form factor is such that it allows you to get close into the lash line as well, so tight-lining is optional. And finally, no flakes, lasts all day with no smudging and washes off easily. It is pricey, but worth every penny (I'm pretty cheap when it comes to mascara) but the color and its effects makes the price bearable.
Price: $26.00 Iliabeauty
L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara
This mascara can give you the look of salon lash extensions, from home. The magic in this two-in-one mascara is the two-step process. You first apply the white basecoat, which is infused with Ceramide-R and D-Panthenol to strengthen, nourish, and protect your lashes. That layer is immediately followed by the ultra-lengthening mascara, which extends lashes by up to 80% by forming a lash-extending “tube” over each lash. It won’t take you any longer to apply this double extend mascara than it would to apply several coats of a standard mascara.
The long-wearing, smudge-proof mascara will last all day, with no smearing, running, clumping, or flaking, but is still easy to remove with water. In fact, it has been shown to last through 12+ hour shifts and can even last overnight without smudging. You also won’t need to worry about “raccoon eyes” with this drugstore favorite. Make sure to apply enough black mascara to cover the layer of white underneath, unless you’re going for a white snowflake effect. The mascara is suitable for people with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
The Insider’s Choice Beauty Winner is also backed by outstanding online reviews. In fact, many people with stick-straight lashes found that this mascara gave them the volume, length, and thickness that other mascaras simply could not achieve.
Price: $8.71 Amazon
Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum' Express Washable Mascara
Many beauty bloggers, makeup artists, and beauty mavens swear by this mascara because it can instantly create up to nine times the volume, thanks to the large mega brush and volume-plumping, collagen formula.
It can help you create noticeable volume and thicker, clump-free lashes by focusing on each lash one by one. You can easily layer this for added drama that will last all day.
It is contact-lens safe and can be easily removed with soap and water. It was chosen as one of the best mascaras by Elle because it is ideal for all lashes, even stick-straight lashes that don’t usually want to curl.
For when you really want those eye to be dramatic!!!
Price: $5.73 Amazon
Burberry Effortless Mascara - Midnight Blonde
This mascara is lovely and natural, and the luxe Burberry packaging really make you feel like a "grown up".
The end result is very natural, You can achieve the"adjustable lash volume" by putting on about 3 coats. There is no clumping, no flaking, and lashes are individually defined. It washes easily and is overall a solid mascara.
This is a nice daytime product the blonde just just glitters in the sunlight & even looks good on the bottom lashes giving them more fullness. Only con: it's a little on the expensive side, But you know it's worth because nordstrom's frequently goes out of stock on this brand.
Price: $29.00 Nordstrom