November 30 2015

SFTL Holiday Glam Series – My Favorite Mascara by Marissa Licursi


In a world where I could only use one makeup item, it would undoubtedly be mascara. Just a little extra length and darker color on eyelashes can really make a huge difference. And my ten minutes in front of the mirror with my mascara brush might just be my favorite part of my whole makeup routine. But among all of brands to choose from, which one is best? The ideal mascara brush gives you volume, length, a nice curl and doesn’t smudge or clump. I’ve created a list of my ultimate favorites:


  1. Benefit Roller Lash

My ultimate favorite! The Roller Lash, one of Benefit’s newest and most brilliant products, lengthens and thickens my lashes better than any other mascara brand I have tried! If you are into the wide-eyed, doe look (like I am), you will LOVE this product. The brush is tilted in such a way where it actually lifts and curls even the shortest and straightest of lashes. By simply rolling the brush up from the root of your eyelashes, your lashes will curl to perfection. Say goodbye to your eyelash curler, and hello to the Roller Lash. Unlike many other mascara brushes, Benefit’s Roller Lash really does a great job separating the lashes. Also, with the Roller Lash, your lashes will stay curled all day long and you won’t have to do any re-curling or re-application. The Roller Lash will transform your eyelashes, giving them a long-lasting super-curl and making your eyes look more wide open!

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  1. Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express

Too often do we stare into the mirror after a 10-minute mascara application, and get frustrated over how some of our lashes clump together. Well, not with Maybelline’s product! The Colossal Volum’ Express is designed to avoid this very problem. How does it work? As its name suggests, the mascara brush is truly colossal. With its large size, this MegaBrush can increase your lash volume by 9 times in just a single stroke. It is super easy to apply and separates your lashes without clumping them. Perfect for shorter lashes, Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ Express will extend your lashes, and give you more volume than you thought was possible. Also, you can’t beat the price. Even for someone who tends to buy higher-end mascara brands, this product makes my mascara favorites list, no doubt.

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  1. Rimmel London Extra Super Lash

We’ve all ran into the problem of trying to get those tiny lashes in the corner to perk up with a little mascara. It’s really difficult to get your mascara brush in just the right position to actually reach those little lashes hidden in the corners. Well, Rimmel offers one of the only mascara brushes that actually tackles this problem. It has a uniquely curved wand that makes it much easier to reach those impossible lashes. The wand was designed to work with the shape of your face and makes for the easiest application. And it seriously does. Until using the Rimmel’s brush, I haven’t seen or used any mascara wand that actually tackles this “little, stubborn lashes” problem that I have always struggled with. Definitely a must-try product. By allowing you to reach all of your lashes (even those baby ones), Rimmel Extra Super Lash will give your eyes a redefined wider, brighter look.

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Which mascara do you think is best? Take the Poll below and see what our readers think.  (Click the quiz to take the poll)

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Meet Marissa:







Hey, I’m Marissa! I am from Rye, New York and am a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in economics with a double minor in entrepreneurship & management and financial economics. Greek Yogurt addict, organizational guru, fitness fanatic. I love traveling, music and spoken-word poetry. Fun Facts? I’ve kissed 3 stingrays, published a children’s book, and can ride a motorcycle. Confidence is your absolute best outfit. Wear it. Own it.

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