We Tested Your Favorite Mascara!

08/06/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

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When we asked you what your favorite mascara was, five kinds seemed to top them all. DiorShow and Maybelline Great Lash ranked as the two most popular, followed by L’Oreal’s Voluminous, Lancome’s Definicils and Benefit’s BADgal lash. Here’s what we thought about your picks:

DiorShow is perfect for lengthening short lashes and giving otherwise stumpy lashes a feathery look, but longer lashes tended to get a spider effect and look a little unnatural. Buy DiorShow, $23, eluxury.com

Maybelline Great Lash goes on very think and easily runs. With small lashes it opened up the eye and added lots of volume, but was too heavy for long thick lashes. Buy Great Lash, on sale $4, drugstore.com

L’Oreal’s Voluminous is a great every day mascara. It doesn’t smudge, defines individual lashes and is very light. Buy L’Oreal’s Voluminous, $8, cvs.com

Lancome’s Definicils worked best on long and full lashes because it is light and seperates best. Short thin lashes required a lot of liquid to get any definition. Buy Lancome’s Definicils, $23, macys.com

BADgal lash was great for a dramatic effect making eyelashes darker and more defined. The less used, the better since it did tend to clump. Buy BADgal lash, $19, sephora.com

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Emily S on

Am I the only person who thinks Maybelline Great Lash is VERY overrated? I guess I want more of a thickening mascara, but Great Lash has never done anything for me. I find that Maybelline Full n Soft is a MUCH better all-purpose mascara that’s not too gloppy.

smile ; ) on

I wish I had seen this earlier…I just bought a new mascara yesterday that is just ok

Kim R on

I’m with you Emily…don’t like the pink and green bottle…I think there are so many better choices out there…

Lisa on

I agree that Great Lash is very overrated! I always found it to go on too thick and get all clumpy. I love L’Oreal’s Voluminous…very easy to use and looks great!

as on

I don’t like great lash from maybelline either. everlong from ysl is my favourite or lashxtend from modelco

Tania A. on

I definately find define-a-lash from maybelline is better

Lis on

I guess i agree with the girls. I just bought the pink and green mascara, but it gets all clumpy and smudges easily even after its dry. I think I need to keep looking.

marie on

I have tried both Maybelline Great Lash mascara and Benefit’s BADgal Lash…Maybelline’s was great for it’s price…and yes, it really runs easily . Benefit’s on the other hand, clumped a lot. And I don’t even use it too much. The next time I buy mascara, I won’t buy from Benefit again.

chica on

ok so personaly. i LOVE maybelline extend-A-lash in the very lime green tube. is my favorite. i have tride just about all the diffrent kinds at the local drug store. and it seems to work the best for me. and its only like 7 or 8 bucks. so to all of you out there trying to find what works the best. this is what i recamend!

Alex on

i agree, i used great lash forever until i decided i should try something else. i use dior show now and i love it- your lashes feel and look really natural, only better.
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