DRY mascara brands?

I've easily tried 20-30 different types of mascara over the past few years, and have yet to find a single formula suited to my straight, short lashes. I have to curl my eyelashes--otherwise, they stick straight-down. With non-waterproof formulas, my lashes uncurl in less than an hour, and I can't build volume. Trust me--straight lashes WITH mascara is worse than straight lashes WITHOUT mascara.


I've found a few extra-strength waterproof formulas that hold curls, but they tend to be very clumpy, thick, and make my lashes brittle--I avoid using them. BUT, I once tried a sample of mascara with a formula that wasn't super wet--it was almost dry. It was subtle but buildable, and held a curl MUCH longer than a wet mascara would on me. It was a sample my sister received, and I never got the name of it.


So my question is, do you know of any mascaras with dryer formulas? Because after trying all these supposed miracle mascaras, I think a drier formula is my best option.

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Hi Paintyourxtarget, 


I completely understand your dislike of the "wetter" formula mascaras!  I've had a hard time finding that perfect mascara as well Smiley Sad  While I'm always on the hunt for the best of the best, I always go back to the Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara.  The formula holds a curl well for me & doesn't end up all over my face throughout the day. 

Tarte - Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara


Another one that I keep as a backup is the Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara.  I don't find the consistency too wet & I love the big round brush. 

Benefit Cosmetics - BADgal Waterproof Mascara


I also will alternate the two, just for some variety.  I find that alternating mascaras also gives it a chance to dry out a bit, so that may also help if you have a mascara that you love, but might be a little too wet.  Hope that helps & good luck on your mascara quest!


xo, Mia

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