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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at C of C chapter.

Everyone knows you can’t use just any old mascara. Different people are looking for different results from their mascara, and every girl I know has a brand that she 100% swears by. But sometimes, what used to work just doesn’t do it for you anymore, and you have to switch to a new product. With so many brands making so many promises, how are you supposed to choose? Well, I’m here to help! I interviewed a few of my friends to see which mascara they liked to use and why it was their favorite. I also asked them to give their favorite mascara a rating out of 5 to see how well it works as advertised for them. Hopefully, their advice can help you! 



“I use Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. I’ve been using it since the 7th grade. It separates lashes beautifully and it coats them with the right amount. I have pretty straight, Asian eyelashes, so finding this product was definitely a game-changer for me.”

4/5 stars 


“I really like Too Faced Better Than Sex! It’s really expensive but I’ve never found anything that grabs/coats my lashes as good or lasts as long. To me, it’s worth the money, and the dupes just don’t cut it.”

5/5 stars


“I really like Telescopic by L’Oreal! I love how light it is. You only need one layer for each eye and it works for thick and stubby lashes! Plus it doesn’t feel sticky!”

5/5 stars


“Any of the Falsies by Maybelline. I used to do theater and I would use this mascara instead of fake eyelashes because it was way easier to put on and looked just as good (any of the Falsies kind of make them look longer, darker, and more dramatic). It also stays on really well and doesn’t run, although it is a pain to get off.”

4.5/5 stars


“I like Lash Extension by Thrive Causemetics, it makes your lashes longer the more often you apply it. I used it for like a year, and I love it because I have really short eyelashes and it just made them look like I actually had lashes.”

4.5/5 stars


Benefit Bang Mascara is really good! It comes off easily (like in a good way) and I don’t even need to curl my lashes when I use it.”

5/5 stars


“I use Lash Paradise and love it! It increases volume and it’s pretty lightweight and natural looking. Also, it never clumps while I’m applying it.”

3.5/5 stars


Mary Kay is awesome! It has very good volume and it holds well through the day!”

5/5 Stars


“I love Pacifica Dream Big Mascara! It’s vegan, it’s really good at lengthening lashes, and it’s really pigmented!” 

4/5 stars


“I like Tarte Brand Mascara because it lengthens my lashes but it doesn’t them weak. It also comes off easily with or without a makeup wipe.”

5/5 stars

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