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Clinique-Bottom-Lash-Mascara.jpgWe thought we’d seen it all when it came to the world of mascara. But then Clinique went ahead and gave us something new to talk about, thanks to their brand-new Bottom Lash Mascara.

As if you hadn’t already guessed, this mascara is meant just for the bottom lashes. It comes in a tiny tube, and the brush is designed specifically for coating those pesky, miniature, hard-to-reach bottom lashes. It grips even the tiniest lashes and resists smearing, so you don’t have to worry about looking like you don’t know how to apply mascara properly.

We love the fact that a few swipes of this mascara makes our eyes come alive. No matter how much (or how little!) sleep we got the night before, our bottom lashes now make us look refreshed and well-rested. It comes in both brown and black, so you can control the dramatic impact you wish to have. (If you’re like us, you always, always go for black.)

To remove, simply splash warm water onto your lashes and press gently. Voila! The mascara comes right off!

Clinique Bottom Lash mascara retails for $10 at sephora.com.

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We’ve fallen madly, deeply, head over heels in love. We just don’t see any return from such a passionate love affair as we’re currently in the midst of with M.A.C False Lashes.

It curls. It lengthens. It thickens. It volumizes. Seriously, we don’t think there’s anything this brand-new mascara from M.A.C doesn’t do. In just one coat, our lashes were so long and luscious, we’re fairly certain they could be seen from outer space.

The “double-lush brush,” as M.A.C refers to the super-thick twisty mascara brush, is the reason behind such an unbelievably thick fringe … and, yes, it really does make you look like you’re wearing falsies!

Now that we’ve gone false, we just don’t think we’ll ever go back.

M.A.C False Lashes retails for $18 at maccosmetics.com and nordstrom.com
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Got some last minute gifts to take care of? We love Sephora Favorites samplers. Our two picks in particular are the LashStash and Glitz & Glam. With New Year’s Eve less than two weeks away, we’re already planning our ultra-glam look. There is really no other day of the year where you can go all out with glitz (sparkle shoes, anyone?) than on the last day on the calendar. If you have a makeup addict on your list, check these out. $40 and under, both kits (as well as most of the others available) come with a little bit of everything. LashStash is equipped with 10 of Sephora’s top selling mascaras and a handy eyelash curler. Some of our personal favorites such as Benefit BadGal Lash (great for volume!) and Blinc Kiss Me (wonderful separation, and no smudging, we promise) are packaged up for sampling. 

To get (or give) a gorgeous glow, the Glitz & Glam kit comes with everything you could need to be photo and spotlight ready for the holidays, or the whole year (though these little jars won’t last that long.) Overall, both are great values, and any beauty junkie would squeal at the variety to play with. $39 (Glitz & Glam) and $40 (LashStash); sephora.com

MAC-Haute-&-Naughty-Lash.jpgTruth be told, we’re addicted to mascara. The longer it makes our lashes, the better. And if we’re wearing our glasses and our lashes are brushing up against them? We consider the mascara a complete success.

At the top of our list right now is most definitely M.A.C Haute & Naughty Lash. This mascara features a dual-wiper system that allows you to customize and build the coverage upon your lashes to your liking. (If you’re like us, you want to look like you’re wearing falsies.)

The packaging is truly intriguing. One wiper refines the application for a clean sweep across the lashes, while the other liberally packs the mascara onto lashes for unbelievably strong impact. The “wipers” are both contained within the top of the tube — the pink contains the smaller wand, while the purple holds the bigger.

We’ve actually found that applying two coats with the pink wand makes our lashes look unbelievable for every day. One coat with the purple wand adds full-on drama for night.

M.A.C Haute & Naughty Lash retails for $18 at maccosmetics.com.
Mascara-Image.jpgWhile we may spend upwards of $100 or more on a moisturizer or head to the cosmetics counter for a new foundation, there are certain beauty products that just don’t need the higher price tag. One that really comes to mind is mascara. The luxury brands may create nice ones, but to be honest, it’s really not necessarily to spend tons of money on products that plump, thicken or lengthen your lashes. We’ve put together a smattering of the drugstore mascaras that really make us swoon … and we’re sure you’ll love them, too.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Mascara Duo ($10.95)
While we don’t always hold stock with eye products that claim to work with your eye color, this mascara really does the job. Whether your eyes are green, blue or brown, the corresponding mascara makes them pop.

L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara ($12.95)
On one end, a lash-boosting serum. On the other, a mascara that lengthens and thickens lashes in just one coat. Every time we wear this one, it turns heads!

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($4.99)
A tried and true favorite for so many reasons! It doesn’t clump, it doesn’t streak, and it makes lashes look absolutely amazing. For best results, apply two to three coats.

CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara ($7.79)
If it’s possible for a mascara to make us feel like we’re about to blast off into the stratosphere, this would be it. What volume!

L’Oreal Bare Naturale Luminous Lengthening Mascara ($9.95)
Fiber-free and crafted with shine-infusing minerals, this mascara is perfect for the most sensitive of eyes and makes lashes look amazing in just one coat.

All products are available at drugstore.com.

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