Lash Round-Up ~ Best Mascaras 2015

Lash Round-Up ~ Best Mascaras 2015
Summer has (un)officially begun and as the temperatures rise, every girl needs the power to create a cool breeze with a mere batting of her luscious lashes. Today, I’m looking at three new mascaras that promise larger than life lashes and I’ll tell you which ones will give you eye-catching results and which ones should get the side-eye. On the beauty bench for best mascaras are:
The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara from Covergirl
Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara from butter LONDON
Roller Lash from Benefit Cosmetics

 

Best Mascara Summer 2015

Volume is the watch word for lashes this summer and beauty brands are granting great lashes by waving their magic wands. In other words, it’s all about the brush. With curved stems, flat panel edges, long and short bristles and some that resemble medieval fighting sticks, a girl has got to bone up on her application techniques to get what she wants. Fortunately, most brands are happy to oblige and provide detailed instructions on how to use their newly reinvented wheels so let’s dive in to see who delivers on their promises.

Boost lash volume with one swipe.

The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara
Product Claims: 400% corner to corner volume

Best Mascaras ~ Summer 2015
Covergirl The Super Sizer by LashBlast

Covergirl continues to deliver stellar mascaras and The Super Sizer is no exception. It has a modified wand with a wider, flattened edge that allows better access to the inner corners. I love this one! I get really good volume and great length without many wrist-defying manipulations. It’s available in regular and waterproof formulas and I go for the waterproof every time.

The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara wand detail

The Super Sizer retails for $7 and is available at Walgreens, Ulta Beauty and Amazon. Prices may vary.


Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara
Product Claims: 300% increase in volume with one coat

butter LONDON Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara

butter LONDON is branching out from nail lacquer to cosmetics and launches into the lash game with a new mega volume mascara that boasts a double feature brush. Iconoclast promises a 300% increase in volume but I’ve found it to be better at lengthening. I’ll also admit that this brush scares me a little. I like having the roller ball on the end for definition but the main part of the brush is a little too small. Couple that with the length of the bristles on the ball and I’m afraid I’ll poke myself in the eye.

However, a lovely thing about Iconoclast is the strong suction on the tube. You really have to work to get the brush out and that motion removes any excess mascara so you have a good, clean wand to work with. No waste means less mess. That’s a win!

Best Mascaras - Summer 2015 - Lash Roundup

Iconoclast retails for $20 and is available at Ulta Beauty.

Roller Lash Mascara
Product Claims: Bid adieu to lash curlers and get visibly lifted lashes with curling power that holds for up to 12 hours.

benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I have long been a fan of benefit cosmetics’ mascaras and I’m happy to report that they’ve done it again with Roller Lash. Promising curl, lift and volume, Roller Lash delivers on all three. I don’t use a lash curler for two reasons. One, because my lashes curl nicely on their own and two, I don’t like those contraptions. Whenever a makeup artist comes at me with one, I run in the other direction. That being said, a little extra curl never hurt anyone and this mascara is great at that.
True to the trend in special wands, Roller Lash has a curved brush with strategic bristle length/placement and requires a roll of the wrist to get the desired effect. It works great! I achieved loads a volume on the first coat and the second gave major drama. Now all I need is the Roller Lash waterproof formula and I’ll be all set!
Best Mascaras - Summer 2015 - Lash Roundup
Roller Lash retails for $24 and is available at Sephora, Macy’s or Amazon.

In summary, The Super Sizer from Covergirl is a great pick for glamour girls on a budget and Roller Lash from benefit cosmetics is definitely worth the splurge. What are your favorite new mascaras this season? Let me know in the comments and as always, thanks for reading! AND for more of my top beauty picks, head over to my Pretty Smart Market on Amazon!

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* Some products have been provided to me for testing and review. All opinions are my own.

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28 Comments

  1. 29 May 2015 / 8:32 PM

    I no longer wear mascara, but when I did I thought it was wonderful to add that extra volume to my eyelashes.

    • 29 May 2015 / 8:43 PM

      Why did you stop wearing it? Tell me you went whole hog and only do eyelash extensions now!!

  2. 29 May 2015 / 9:09 PM

    Are any of these hypo-allergenic? I can use some mascaras once or twice, but then I get itchy, so I roll back to brands without too many perfumes in them. I love the Roller Lash packaging, so cute!

    • 30 May 2015 / 2:55 AM

      That's a good question Dove! None of the packaging/literature mentions being hypo-allergenic but I'll see if I can find out!

  3. 29 May 2015 / 10:48 PM

    I Can't go without mascara. Oddly enough, I've never tried any of these.

    • 30 May 2015 / 2:57 AM

      They're all pretty new with the Covergirl and butter London just becoming available this month and Roller Lash last month. Try 'em out!

  4. 29 May 2015 / 11:04 PM

    A three hundred percent increase is huge! That would be awesome!

  5. 30 May 2015 / 12:51 AM

    I wear mascara daily because my lashes are blonde on the ends and look super short without it. I actually haven't tried any of these…

  6. 30 May 2015 / 4:18 AM

    I loved reading this! I just ordered myself the Roller Lash actually 🙂 I'm so excited, great reviews!

    • 1 June 2015 / 3:56 PM

      Yay!! Let me know what you think!

  7. 30 May 2015 / 2:40 PM

    I may not be a very vain person but this Mascara looks very promising.

  8. 30 May 2015 / 4:11 PM

    I know how awesome mascaras are – I just need to work on encouraging myself to use them. Lol. And, most of all I need to train myself to not rub my eyes so the mascara won't smudge. I am totally digging the mascara of Roller Lash. I'll definitely check that out.

  9. 30 May 2015 / 4:12 PM

    This is a great list of mascaras – I just purchased a couple other types before I read this so will be keeping these on my wish list – fabulous to know

  10. 31 May 2015 / 4:46 PM

    I'm not really a masacara person myself. These look great for those that use it! Very neat.

  11. 31 May 2015 / 11:58 PM

    That roller lash sounds great. Don't wear it all the time but now and then

  12. 1 June 2015 / 3:06 PM

    If I wore mascara, I would wear the Butter London. Biased by the name..lol, but more seriously because of the description. Thank you for the review.

  13. 1 June 2015 / 7:03 PM

    I stopped wearing mascara a long time ago but when I did I loved Covergirl.

  14. 1 June 2015 / 11:20 PM

    I have only worn makeup once in my life…(I know it's crazy) lol it was on my wedding day I felt so unlike myself after the wedding I took all of it off. I know a friend who loves her makeup though so I will be passing this info along to her.

  15. 2 June 2015 / 2:59 AM

    I'm a lazy mascara wearer although I love the results. I've only tried one brand, I need to step my game up.

  16. 2 June 2015 / 4:09 AM

    I love a good mascara but I don't wear it often. I don't wear makeup much but mascara really does make a difference

  17. 3 June 2015 / 2:50 AM

    I tried Roller Lash after seeing it on Instagram. I'm so glad I gave it a try! It curls and defines my lashes so well. I don't think I'll ever go back to drugstore mascara.

  18. 3 June 2015 / 3:37 PM

    I've been thinking of trying out a new Mascara and after this post I think it's going to be the SuperSizer! Wish me luck and thanks for this post!

  19. 8 June 2015 / 3:35 PM

    I am really not keen on those kinds of brushes, I think I need to re try them again 🙂

    • 20 June 2015 / 2:58 AM

      To be honest, some of them are not worth all the effort.

    • 20 June 2015 / 2:57 AM

      Yes! They just launched a new beauty collection. Branching out!

  20. 10 July 2015 / 5:16 PM

    I needed this in my life. Mascara is my savoir and my curse… Thanks to a medication that's making my hair fall out, eyelashes included, if I don't pick my eye enhancements carefully, I look weird. I can't wait to play with some of the suggestions you made here! – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

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