Popping in quickly on Saturday to let you all know that today, and today only, is Mascara Madness at Nordstrom! This sale only happens twice a year for 24 hours and it's not really advertised, so I wanted to put out a PSA and let you know it's going on NOW! Today if you buy 2 mascaras (including TONS of great designer mascara) from Nordstrom your third mascara is free. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some of the pricier tubes you might have been waiting to buy because of the hefty price tags. In the May sale I actually bought six mascaras (oops, but I gave one to my mom!) and I still have two unopened tubes from the sale.
I put together a little collage of the six mascaras I'd pick if I were going to shop the sale (I might get three, but I'm hesitant since I still have two from the other sale and two opened tubes I'm working through). Three are ones I've tried and three are ones that I'd like to try!
1: YSL Babydoll Mascara - I bought this in the last mascara madness and it is a good one! It doesn't smudge under my eyes which is a common problem for me since I stare at a computer all day for work and wear contacts (this equals watery eyes). It does a good job of lengthening my eyelashes and it's not clumpy. 4/5 stars.
2: MAC False Lashes Extreme - I haven't personally tried this tube, but it's on my short list! The ratings online are great and it boasts extreme length without being clumpy. I have naturally light brown eyelashes (blonde people problems) so I love the dramatic look of dark, long lashes for a night out. If any of you have a tried this let me know your thoughts!
3: Lancome Hypnôse Drama - Another one I have not tried but it's on my short list. My mom ordered this in the Sephora VIB Rouge sale and I'm excited to hear her thoughts. The ratings are strong with over 200 reviews and almost 5 stars on Nordstrom.com, let me know if you've tried this one! It says it gives dramatic length in a single coat, which leads to no clumpy spider lashes!
4: Kevyn Aucoin 'The Volume' - I bought this last winter after reading an article about beauty editor's favorite mascaras this one was on a lot of their lists! I love that is comes off so easily by rubbing warm water on your lashes, but still lasts all day! It's the perfect "everyday work" mascara. I think I need to get another tube! 4.5/5 stars.
5: Diorshow Lash Extension Effect - I've tried a couple different Dior mascaras over the years and they never disappoint, they have a cult following for a reason! I've been wanting to give this formula a go as it says that it lengthens lashes with microfibers infused in the formula. Additionally, the air-lock tube prevents air from getting into the tube and therefore lengthening the life of the product. Has anyone tried this tube? Let me know your thoughts!
6: Burberry 'Effortless Mascara' - I bought this one in the last Nordstrom mascara madness but I have not opened it yet. The product claims to have a natural and sophisticated look with protection from heat and and humidity. I'll let you know my thoughts once I break it open, but in the meantime I'm including it because I've heard such great things and the ratings are so positive that I think it's a good pick for something to pick up in the sale!
So, will you be shopping in mascara madness? What are your picks? Also be sure to check out my picks and favorites from the Sephora VIB Rouge sale which is also going on this weekend (the sale is next week for VIBs!).