Is Lower Lash Mascara a Great Idea or a Gimmick?

The desire for longer, fuller lashes is understandable because they make us look attentive, awake and alluring. Some of us are so serious about it that we will spend major cash to make them as realistically lush as possible. Personally, I think eyelash extensions are going too far. You can get an entire head of extensions for what it costs to extend eyelashes.

Enhancing and lengthening the bottom lashes can be tricky and frustrating because the size of the mascara brush overpowers the minuscule lower lashes and the area below the eye is oily leading to makeup smudge. Many women simply skip applying mascara on the lower lashes (I am one of them) in order to avoid the inevitable smudges and noticeable flaking.

There are lower lash mascaras on the market that tackle issues specific to the bottom lashes, but are they the answer to our prayers or just another useless gimmick?  What is the difference between the bottom and upper lashes besides the lower lashes besides the length? Shouldn’t patience, smudge proof mascara, and a magnifying mirror produce the same results as a lower lash mascara? I found three products that are supposed to define the lower lashes without flaking and smudging.

e.l.f. Studio Exact Lash, $3, is inexpensive enough for the curious and skeptical to try without buyer’s remorse. It has a small brush that is designed for controlled application and precise definition.

Clinique Bottom Lash $10, also has a tiny brush that is supposed to produce fuller, evenly coated lashes. This smudge-proof mascara is specially formulated to come off easily with warm water.

Guerlain Le 2 $36, eliminates the need for two mascaras with a dual ended wand. One end has a brush that coats volumizing mascara through upper lashes easily without clumping or smudging. The other end has a miniature brush that is angled to reach and define even the  tiniest lower lash.

I read a few reviews online and the Clinique mascara is the most popular out of the three. The majority don’t see the logic behind using separate mascaras and I agree but I am going to try the Clinique, so I can make an informed decision. Plus, I need an excuse to browse Sephora.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section or vote in the poll.

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I created StylEnigma in 2014 to celebrate the beauty of individuality and creative personal expression/presentation. I love the idea of being a canvas and expressing myself by transforming into the embodiment of my mood - to the mood I want to be in. I am fascinated by different standards of beauty and style and fashion incorporates instinctively incorporates both. I use writing as a form of continued education. I've never been into cliques or trends because I've always believed that personal style supersedes trends, I've never been a follower or stressed about being liked, and what I'm thinking usually escapes my lips before I can stop it. I love dark colors like black and midnight blue. I own so much black clothing it looks like I'm in a perpetual state of mourning - and I probably am. I love nail art. In fact, I started this blog because of a Nailasaurus nail art post, and before that, I owned a nail and skincare salon, so there will be a LOT of nail art. As a lupus patient who has been riding this global crisis solo, I have acquired a vicious plant habit and currently have approximately 95, including propagations. I frequently critique nonsense, ponder the human condition, dodge the bullets and jump over the obstacles placed before me all while learning how to make ADHD work for me because at the moment, it isn't. I am also learning how to create alternative forms of content and maintain my sanity because life frequently tests it. This will be fun. Let's do this!

4 thoughts on “Is Lower Lash Mascara a Great Idea or a Gimmick?”

  1. I have tried the lower lash mascara and don’t feel that it really adds anything to my eye look so I gave it to my daughter.


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