Best Mascaras of 2011
Mascara is a girl's best friend, so we're taking a moment to look back on 2011 and see which mascaras got your highest marks (and ours).
We start with the runners-up:
The Under-$10 category was definitely the most hotly contested. Runner-up shout-outs go to:
#1 - Maybelline New York Colossal Volum' Express
#2 - Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto
#3 - L'Oréal Paris Voluminous
#4 - Maybelline New York Great Lash
#5 - Maybelline New York "The Falsies"
As impressive as accessibly-priced drugstore mascaras have become, sometimes a little splurge is in order. The top-rated Luxe mascaras were:
#1 - Dior DiorShow
#2 - Blinc Kiss Me
#3 - Clinique High Impact Mascara
#4 - Lancôme Définicils
#5 - Lancôme Hypnôse
Last but obviously not least, your votes crowned an overall First Place Winner and ChickAdvisor's 2011 top honour goes to:
But as Ryan Gosling once famously said, "It's still not over!"
You see, our ChickAdvisor staffers also have strong opinions on their favourite mascaras, and while it proved nearly impossible to narrow it down to just one apiece, we finally made up our minds:
Claire says: "Once in a while you come across a high end product that really lives up to its luxe price point" like Yves Saint Laurent Shocking.
Mandy says: "I love how L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes defines, lengthen and separates my lashes. Best of all, it doesn't flake. At this price point, you really can't go wrong!"
Ali says: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill give her "fat, plush, long lashes that are very dramatic without being clumpy."
Michelle says: "My favourite Mascara of 2011 was Sephora Atomic Mascara! I received a sample as part of my birthday gift from Sephora and I loved the formula and effect so much, I was really sad when I finished my sample. It's been my beauty staple ever since."
Shiori says: "Despite trying countless mascaras, L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara is the one I always come back to! Doesn't clump and gives lots of length."
Did your favourite mascara make our list?
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I love Dior DiorShow! :)
I'm so glad I found this article! Now I can finally purchase a good quality mascara for myself..:)
Ive used the lashblast in the purple tube, I use it over my favorite
I'm looking to try a new mascara since the one I'm about ditch sucks. I'm going to try a few of the ones mentioned here. Except #1 in the under $10 category (read my last review to see why).
#3 and #1 are my favorite!
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