Lashes can make or break your look. If I could only have one makeup product for the rest of my life, it would probably be lashes. I love lashes so much I started my own eyelash company. As a lash fanatic, I’m always trying out new mascaras and luckily I have access to some high end ones because of LadyCode.

After years and years of testing out mascaras, I’ve narrowed it down to a top 5 list. Here are my current top 5 best mascaras:


1: DIORSHOW by Dior – $29.50

This mascara is magic. My personal favorite is the Pump N’ Volume version because it lets you squeeze every last drop of the formula to get the most for your money!

2: MONSIEUR BIG by Lancome – $25.00

I love prepping my lashes with 1 sweep of the Lancome lash primer and one sweep of this on top. It’s all I need for a full length, full volume look!

3: VOLUMAZING by Revlon – $5.99

This mascara is new on the market and is like a hybrid between the L’Oreal Voluminous and Too Faced Better Than Sex. Live boldly with this cute mascara!

4: VOLUMINOUS by L’Oreal – $5.79

This mascara will never let me down. It does its job, but it takes a few coats to achieve my desired full glam look. The bottle also dried out very fast so it does not last that long.

5: BETTER THAN SEX by Too Faced – $24.00

I adore this mascara, but for the price tag you can get yourself more length and volume with the Lancome or Dior Mascaras above.


Priming your lashes with a white or clear primer makes your application mess free because the formula will dry clear. Once it dries, it its a full coat and it will create a barrier to protect your skin from mess-ups.


Prime BOTH your top and bottom lashes (you can even prime your brows with this- leave on one clear-drying coat to set your brows or use the primer under a tinted brow gel for a fuller look). Full lower lashes can make you eyes look wider. They have mascaras for lower lashes, fake strip lower lashes, and you can even get bottom lash extensions! Read my bottom eyelash extensions experience here.


If you build up too many coats of mascara your lashes will end up looking like trantula legs. A strip of lashes can give you an instant, realistic glam look.

Here is the power of LadyCode Shop lashes vs. just mascara:

Artist: @hijabiahmakeup via Instagram

Who needs makeup or mascara when you have #LisaLASHES? 


Don’t forget you can win some of the mascaras mentioned in this article plus a ton of free makeup by entering my current giveaway! Click here for the FULL video or watch it below:


Which mascara is your favorite? Which mascara are you going to try next?

Share your thoughts below!

XOX Lisa

13 thoughts on “BEST & WORST MASCARAS: 2018 Edition

  1. Better Than Sex Mascara is my all time favorite. I do love the Tarte gifted Amazonian Clay smart mascara too!!! I personally like that one better than Lights, Camera Lashes! Otherwise I don’t really use any other mascara cause I feel like they don’t do as good as a job.


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