Giveaway – The Mascara Diaries

17 Oct

I’m lucky to have naturally long lashes. I could get away with not wearing mascara, but the difference it makes when I put it on is noticeable. I’ve been bouncing back and forth between Sephora brand and Maybelline Lash Stilleto and I’m honestly not thrilled with either. They either dry out my lashes, clump, or run. Why is finding the perfect mascara so hard?

You may remember that earlier this year I asked for your favorite red lipstick. Revlon Matte Lipstick won your vote.  I went out and bought it, and I have been thrilled with the results.  So I’m turning to you again.

What is your favorite mascara and why? I’m open to any price range, any gimmick, any suggestion really. Just tell me why you love it.

I’ll randomly choose 1 of your suggestions to win a $10 Sephora gift card. Just leave your answer in a comment below. Want an additional entry? Tweet or Like this post and let me know you did (you must either follow @mockoff, or be a friend on Facebook)!

Winner will be chosen on Sunday October 24th, 5PM PST.

Thanks everyone and good luck!


90 Responses to “Giveaway – The Mascara Diaries”

  1. Michelle October 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    Cool! What a great idea for finding worthy brands. I’m quite happy with Bare Escentual’s mineral mascara. It doesn’t clump and isn’t sticky. Plus, it lasts a lot longer than store-bought bottles. Good luck!

    • Debbie C October 23, 2010 at 6:34 am #

      Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara is what I use currently and I don’t have to do repeat applications to get it to build up on my lashes, so it’s a timesaver. But, I do find it dries up and flakes after a long work day.

  2. Michelle October 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    Tweeted this post:!/wantbeauty/status/27676726513

  3. Sharon Whitaker October 18, 2010 at 12:36 am #

    My absolute favorite mascara is Phenomen by Givenchy.

  4. Sharon Whitaker October 18, 2010 at 12:56 am #

    I tweeted the contest here:

  5. Terri B October 18, 2010 at 3:51 am #

    Can’t beat Lancôme Définicils – High Definition Mascara. I’ve tried the “latest and greatest” and always go back to this one… My fav for at least 10 years now.

  6. Terri B October 18, 2010 at 3:55 am #

  7. Tina J October 18, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    I love magnascopic by estee lauder. I buy it over and over along with others caused it separates my lashes and never leaves clumps.

  8. Jessica October 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    For a cheap every day mascara my favorite is Cover Girl Lash Blast. For a “night out” mascara I love Benefit Badgal Mascara

  9. Amber G October 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    Honestly Maybelline Great Lash is my favorite – I find that it’s better than Dior mascaras that cost 3-4 times as much!

  10. H. Walker October 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    My favorite has always been Maybelline Great Lash in the Pink bottle. It makes my lashes long and thick and stays put!

  11. H. Walker October 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted!

  12. Lori Hart October 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    I ike the Bare Escentuals mascara. Works great, does not clump and I look fantastic!!

  13. lola malone October 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    I have always been a fan of maybelline great lash.

  14. Lunachique October 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    I love the new Maybelline Falsies!

  15. Sarina B. October 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Maybelline Full ‘N Soft because it’s inexpensive, it does NOT clump (I am so tired of mascaras that clump!), and it gives you a really natural look. The best thing is if you want a more dramatic look, you can just brush on a few more coats! It’s great for day and night. The consistency is good too – not all gross like some other ones 🙂

  16. Dee October 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Cover girl lash blast because it gives great volume 🙂

  17. Dee October 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I retweeted this 🙂

  18. Dee October 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I like you on facebook as Dee G.

  19. Dee October 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I follow you on twitter @deegee13

  20. joni taylor October 19, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    i love the new falsies by maybeline

  21. joni taylor October 19, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    i follow you on twitter

  22. angie October 19, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    My favorite is Super Full Mascara by Avon.

  23. Elizabeth I October 19, 2010 at 3:47 am #

    Urban Decay Skyscraper mascara. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

  24. Elizabeth I October 19, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    Superfrugalette is following you on twitter

  25. Melissa October 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    my favorite mascara is Physicians Formula shimmer strips custom eye enhancing duo in black and purple. it works great, no mess! i love that you get basic black and a bright color. thanks!

  26. Alicia Webster October 19, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    I love Maybelline Great Lash in the regular version (NOT the waterproof)because it comes off easily with my makeup remover, and it comes in brownish-black, which I use because black is too harsh for my skin color.
    Alicia Webster

  27. Kimberly October 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    I love most mascaras; It’s a beauty item I don’t really feel the need to splurge on like I would for the perfect foundation. I really like Cover Girl Lash Blast. It’s inexpensive, doesn’t run, and comes in a nice wide tube for easy gripping.

  28. Madeline X October 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    My favorite is definitely Almay intense i-color. My eyelashes are medium length, and naturally thick and dark they just extremely lack definition and volume! This lasts all day, doesn’t clump or flake, and gives me natural looking pretty eyelashes with one or 2 swipes, or extremely dramatic with 3 or 4! The ONLY thing with it that doesn’t work for me is that because of the big brush er wand, I can’t use it on my bottom lashes. I always use Define-A-Lash on my lower lashes. Good luck and I hope this mascara will work for you as well as it works for me!

  29. Amber Jackson October 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    Tried many but the one that beats them all is Victoria’s Secret Lash Lust. The Best!!

  30. Erin M. October 19, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash is crazy long and sleek!
    I get complimented on them almost everytime I’m in the public eye 🙂

  31. gina October 20, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    I have horrible lashes, short & thin & straight…I havent tried a ton of mascaras, but right now I am using an eyelash curler & Cover Girl Lashblast & I find it gives good coverage, its not expensive & it doesnt flake. My lashes arent super long because of it, but it does make them look thicker without making them clumpy & messy.

  32. Jesika Spelhaug October 20, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    My favorite, by far, is diorshow mascara waterproof. It’s kind of pricey but so worth it!

  33. Twotoo13 October 20, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    It’s the simple drugstore choice but Revlon Fabulash has always worked wonders for me!

  34. Twotoo13 October 20, 2010 at 2:50 am #

    I’m following you on Twitter as @Twotoo13, and just Tweeted this at

  35. Nancy Meyer October 20, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    I, too have naturally long lashes, I picked up some Loreal waterproof thickening mascara on a whim and I really like it. It’s super duper waterproof though, it’s even hard to take off with make-up remover!

  36. Tracey Byram October 20, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Cover Girl Lash Blast Lengthening is my favorite mascara.

  37. Katherine G. October 21, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    DiorShow – it is great for people with thin and short eyebrows – it is very thickening.

  38. julieh October 21, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    I love Dior Diorshow mascara because it makes it look like I’m wearing false eyelashes.

  39. Latrice Jones October 21, 2010 at 3:28 am #

    I follow you

  40. Nicole Lee October 22, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    I love benefit BADGal Lash! I’m tweeting this too! @nicolesandiego

  41. Birdie S. October 22, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    I always come back to Great Lash by Maybelline

  42. Danielle October 22, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    i am a premium makeup addict. i have to have my mac foundation and my urban decay eyeshadows. i thought my favorite mascara had to be premium as well. WRONG!

    Someone gave me maybelline colossal volume mascara (yellow tube, purple writing) about 9 months ago and i actually forgot about my diorshow (also great, but too expensive). This stuff gives me length and enough volume to make you think i have fake lashes on. it doesnt really clump and you cant beat the price. plus its BRIGHT yellow tube is easy to spot in my makeup bag or purse. 😉

  43. Danielle October 22, 2010 at 7:45 am # tweeted @ferriza2

  44. Betty N October 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    I will try any mascara that is on a great deal and have several that I’ve gotten for virtually no money. But I really like Physicians Formula the best.

  45. Betty N October 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    I am a follower and tweeted @born2boop

  46. kelly handlovitch October 22, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    My favorite mascara is Mega-Plump from wet and wild. It gives you a great thick lash, not lumpy and only 2.99. A great deal and a grat product.

    • kelly handlovitch October 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

      Tweeted your contest link and follow you. : )

  47. Melissa bowman October 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    I love the maybliene falsies…

  48. Jeana October 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    I like Avon’s wash off waterproof mascara and it is very affordable!

  49. Laura October 23, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    I really recommend Covergirl Lashblast Fusion…
    Or Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara…intense thickening…they work well for me. Hope they work for you too 🙂

  50. Ambergi October 23, 2010 at 2:03 am #

    I like Loreal Voluminous.
    I get the biggest fattest lashes from it.
    The brush is perfect and the actual mascara doesn’t clump or smear and I don’t even use the waterproof.
    It has been my go to for years!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  51. Ambergi October 23, 2010 at 2:04 am #

    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  52. Dolores Olsen October 23, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    Maybelline Great Lash is my favorite, but I open to new products.

  53. David Heath October 23, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    I love magnascopic by estee lauder. I buy it over and over along with others caused it separates my lashes and never leaves clumps.

  54. Sarah October 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    I like CoverGirl lash blast.

  55. heatherwheeler October 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    covergirl lash blast is great for every day use
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

  56. shawna October 23, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    Love Sephora!

  57. Autumn B. October 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    i’m not sure of the exact name, but it is covergirl & in an orange tube (queen latifah endorses it)

    autumn398 @

  58. Rebecca Hackett October 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    Inexpensive Maybelline is best.

  59. Mia J. October 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    i have always liked Great Lash by Maybelline. It goes on smoothly without clumping and always looks fantastic plus it isn’t expensive.

  60. Susan K October 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    My best mascara is Lancome Definicils.
    I shared on facebook and tweeted (as @fcffollower)

  61. Suzanne Lewis October 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    I LOVE Maybelline Full n Soft. My lashes never look clumpy. It’s not expensive either.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  62. Benita October 24, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    I use Estee Lauder, have been using it for years.


  63. Benita October 24, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    Sorry. Oh, and I love it because it lengthens my lashes without clumping and washes off rather eaSILY.


  64. Katie R. October 24, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    I love bare minerals flawless definition waterproof mascara becuase it seperates my lashes and makes them look longer.

  65. susan October 24, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    O love maybelline mascara, it is inexpensive, and it does not clump. suelee1998 @

  66. Stephanie Adkins October 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    I wear Cliniques long lasting mascara — it makes my thin lashes look thicker

  67. barbara wright October 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    My daughter LOVES Urban Decay mascara because of all the colors. And the colors really show up – they aren’t subtle like a lot of the other brands.

  68. barbara wright October 24, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    I follow you on twitter – bsw529

  69. Demarie parks October 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    I like maybelline’s falsies, it really does make my eyelashes look fuller. I have naturally long lashes as well so I don’t notice a difference with that, but they do look fuller and darker.

  70. Lisa G. October 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    Lancome Définicils is my all time favorite. I can get every single lash for a dramatic and full look.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  71. Lisa G. October 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    I’m following you on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway.!/lisalmg/status/28610184386
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  72. Kelley C October 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    I like clinique’s mascara the best.


  73. tallcapp October 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Love L’Oreal, It is thick but not sticky and stays on all day.

  74. Joanne Schultz October 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    I had won Bare Escentuals package from QVC, and I really loved Bare Escentual’s mineral mascara

  75. Erica C. October 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    I used to have one that was given to me in a gift set that was just clear mascara. I forgot the brand of it and wound up losing it…but it was great!

  76. Kelly J October 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Maybelline Great Lash is my classic go to mascara. I haven’t tried too many high end mascaras though.

  77. Veronica Garrett October 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    My favorite is Covergirl Lashblast Fusion. It works. It gives great volume and length.

  78. Bridget Combs October 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    I have been a big fan of Great Lash by Maybelline for years and tried many other more expensive mascaras but when I recently discovered Estee Lauder Double Wear w/ the lash primer plus my eyes were immediately opened- literally!

  79. Bridget Combs October 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

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  80. Pamela S October 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    I’m currently using Lancome’s Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara and am happy with it. Thanks.

  81. Jennifer Jozwiak October 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    i like lash blast because it lasts all day & doesn’t clump. plus it’s very affordable!

  82. Aubrey Fick October 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    I’ve only recently started wearing mascara in the past two years. I have been wearing CoverGirl Lash Blast. Nothing special and I would really like to try something new!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  83. Sand October 24, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    Lancôme DÉFINICILS PRO High Definition Curved Brush Mascara is my favorite. Makes my lashes look fuller.

  84. Annemarie October 24, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    I love MAC’s Pro Longlash Mascara because it never clumps and always looks great!

  85. Annemarie October 24, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

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