When it comes to beauty, the internet can be one big black hole. Between blogs, bloggers, You Tubers, retailers and brands all pushing different products, who’s to know what’s authentic and what’s not anymore. With seemingly unending product placement, the world of beauty can feel like one big confusing illusion.

So we started thinking about how THE FILE could bring you a bigger dose of realness each week, and that naturally starts with asking you. What you love, what you don’t, what works, what doesn’t. First up, the best mascara, because we’re constantly trying to find the perfect one. Read what works below – according to you…and thank you for sharing.



Clinique Curling Mascara High Impact. It doesn’t run away in the shower, lifts super high and lasts incredibly long <3”




THRIVE COSMETICS MASCARA!!!! Because it’s a tubing mascara! So you don’t even have to use make up remover to that it off, it comes off in the shower and doesn’t smudge at all! Plus it looks beautiful. Such an amazing formula!”




YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils forever! It’s got such luxe packaging which always made it feel special when I first started buying it! It’s super dark and creamy when applying but doesn’t seem to clump or flake or smudge throughout the day…it’s also pretty dramatic without looking overdone. The waterproof version is nowhere near as good though”




Dior Iconic Overcurl. It has a curved brush that perfectly hugs your lash line for biuling major volume and the formula holds curls like no other. I’ve worked at Sephora for 10 years and it’s the best I’ve ever used!”




Maybelline Waterproof Lash Stiletto. The brustles and shape of the brush are just lovely, and the formula is something I always want to go back to”




Clinique High Impact Waterproof, Chanel Le Volume Waterproof or La Roche Posay Respectissime <3. I would choose La Roche Posay for the price point and the effect I can achieve with it because it is gentle on my sensitive eyes. I have long but very fair and straight lashes (natural redhead) and it gives me a nice defined (but not unnatural) look and the little bit of curl my lashes need :)”




Chanel Le Volume – it gives tonnes of volume and length and is a classic”




Charlotte Tilbury FULL FAT LASHES and layered with Two Faced BETTER THAN SEX. Both cruelty free companies that make your lashes longer curled and full & glossy black. High drama!”




Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes…it’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a mascara. Very black, very volumizing and lengthening, doesn’t flake and holds curl all day”




By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Mascara in Moka Brown. It just gives you the fluffiest, fullest lashes with no clumping. Plus, being a dark chocolate brown they look just like my own”


Until next time…what would you like to talk about?