A Mascara Match Made in Heaven

When I first heard that to get the best dramatic lashes, you should layer different mascaras, I thought, "No way am I doing that." You see, at the time, I was such a makeup snob that I only wanted to use high-end brands and I could barely justify one expensive mascara, let alone two or three. But I revisited this idea now that I've been converted to drugstore mascaras (seriously, some are just as good as the expensive ones - mascara is one of the things I won't buy from high-end brands anymore), and the result was even better than I had hoped.

Top: No mascara, eyelashes curled. Middle: One coat of L'Oreal Miss Manga. Bottom: One coat Miss MangaΒ + One coat Maybelline Lash Sensational.

Top: No mascara, eyelashes curled. Middle: One coat of L'Oreal Miss Manga. Bottom: One coat Miss Manga + One coat Maybelline Lash Sensational.

You're probably all sick of me raving about the L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara. This was my favorite mascara, because while I have fairly long lashes, they're not particularly voluminous. While the Miss Manga gave me the volume I was looking for, I realized it wasn't quite meeting my lengthening and defining needs. Enter the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara - I'll admit I only picked this up because it was a new release and came in a pretty pink tube, but I sure am glad I did. This gives a little bit of volume but great length and even greater separation and definition. When I wear this alone, it almost looks like false lashes because of how fanned out it makes my lashes.

Going back to the Miss Manga, I always found that if I wanted to add multiple coats, it could tend to get a little clumpy. One day I was just experimenting and decided to add the Maybelline mascara over the L'Oreal one, and I think some kind of magic happened. I got the volume from the Miss Manga, and then the coat of Lash Sensational separated each lash and fanned it out. The result? A very believable false lash effect.

Do you ever use more than one mascara at once? What's your favorite combination?