Mascara Q & A Time

Thank you Queen of the Girl Geeks for creating a great Q & A all about mascara.  Everyone should go check out her blog.

How many tubes of mascara do you own?

Actually only 10 different ones right now (with a couple of travel sizes as well) but I had just cleaned through my mascara drawer. I also typically run through mascara really fast so it never stays around for very long.

Favorite Mascara?

My favorite high end mascara and go-to is Diorshow by Dior. But I am always down for a good drugstore mascara and that would have to be Best Lash Extreme by Jordana. I always have a tube (or two) of each of these in my stock pile.

How long have you been wearing mascara?

Since I was 14, so about 25 years consistently. I wore it before that but only for special occasions or dance recitals.

Favorite color of mascara?

The blackest that black can get. But I am down for pops of color on my lower lash line every so often. Purple is my favorite with my grey eyes.

Favorite guy in mascara?

To be honest, I haven’t been into the whole “guys wearing mascara” since I was a teen and most rock bands did it. While it doesn’t matter one way or another if a guy wears mascara, I typically don’t notice a guy for that reason. Although if their lashes are on fleek, I will definitely give them props.

One coat or two or three?

Two if not three. I have pretty decent length but need help with volume without taking away from length. I also always curl my lashes before hand. Otherwise they stick straight out.

False or Not?

For daily wear, no falsies. But I love them for special occasions.


Only for the pool or beach.  I like the L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof version. Its not a staple in my collection but I know I can find it on the go at anytime.

These types of Q&A’s are great as you get to know a little bit more about my beauty likes.  If you recreate this blog post make sure to tag me in it.

My 5 FAVORITE Bronsers

Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Pallet

This is THE BEST contour bronzing pallet on the market right now.  With the 3 shades of warm, neutral, and cool tones, its perfect for any skin tone. I can warm up my face with a wash of color or chisel my cheek bones for a more structured look. Perfect for traveling and 100% cruelty  free.

Retail cost $46.00

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1

I found this wonderful bronzer by accident while scanning the Sephora page. This is a wonderful neutral bronzer that works really well with my skin.  It gives great coverage and is easy to blend.

Retail cost $42

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

This is my go-to bronzer. I always know that no matter what my skin is doing or what foundation I have use, this bronzer will always look good.  It is the perfect combination of sun kiss glow without being too grey (cool) toned.

Retail cost $29.00

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

If you are not a fan of scents, this isn’t the bronzer for you but to me, this makes me feel like I am on a tropical island with an umbrella drink relaxing the afternoon away….when in reality, I am probably working my butt off in an office. This is a very lightweight bronzer you can build up. Better for lighter skin tones.

Retail cost $14.95

NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium

For being this cheapest of my favorites, this is probably the one one I pick up 2nd. I own 3 different shades depending on my tan and love this both to contour and bronze my face up. It blends perfectly and I never feel orange even though it is a warm bronzer. I find this is one of the best to use for a nose contour.

Retail cost $9.00