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OT - mascara

Okay you PT girls, you haven't let me down yet and now I need some more advice. I need some mascara that doesn't clump! I keep buying different brands, hoping that this one won't let me down....but after a month I'm all clumpy and miserable. Have you found one that works? it terribly sexist to assume that only girls know the answer to this one?

Thu. Jan 31, 8:26am

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Don't pump the wand up and down to load it--instead, kind of rotate it like you're gently stirring the mascara.

Pumping it up and down forces air bubbles into the fluid mascara and dries it out faster. I use cheap grocery-store mascara (water resistant, not waterproof--which clumps more readily) and haven't had clumping problems since some magazine article taught my teen self that trick 25 years ago.

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 9:43 AM

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I feel your pain! I HATE buying mascara. However, I LOVE Avon mascaras - I always have good luck with them. Nice and smooth and no clumps!

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 9:54 AM

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omg, love this question because i had the same problem and just found one that i am obsesseddd with...maybelline volume express...its in a pale purple container, lasts for months and the wand is great- gives a little curl to the lashes- love it!

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 10:38 AM

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I agree with a previous poster about the Avon mascaras. They are pretty go. Or the Mark brand from Avon as well, is actually much better. Big brushes, and no clumping.

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 12:42 PM

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KISS ME Mascara

The best one I have found is KISS ME mascara. You can check it out online....the big benefit is it never runs or smears either.

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 2:10 PM

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It's pricey, but it's good....GIORGIO ARMANI *does NOT* clump whatsoever and lasts a long time!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 2:12 PM

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I like Lancome defina-lash? It's called something like that, Never any clumps with this brand ever. I'm actually over the 3 months to replace it and still no clumps.

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 2:47 PM

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Should Replace Every 3 Months

I know it can get pricey, but the welfare of your eye is way too important

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 3:40 PM

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cheap and fabulous: max factor 2000 calorie mascara. doesn't clump, but does plump the lashes while keeping them separate. love it!

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 4:23 PM

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the clumpiest and one of the most expesive

is Christian Dior "diorshow" it was like $25 but everyone was swearing by it - what a dry, clumpy mess. I even exchanged it for another one thinking maybe that one was faulty - no it was just the same. Sephora is so great though - they let you return anything and everything, until you are happy. Here are my opinions on some:
lancome l'extreme lengthening - AWESOME $23.50
bourjois-pump up the volume $14.50
make up forever lengthening-$19
maybelline Define-A-Lash® Washable Lengthening Mascara -$5 yes five dollars lol and it is awesome

i love makeup!

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 10:25 PM

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