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Any Recommendations For An Excellent Mascara for Your Bottom Lashes?

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tannygirl
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    I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good mascara for my thin, short bottom lashes. I'm interested in something that doesn't clump, smudge or flake and preferably has a smaller brush. I'm currently using the Origins Ginseng Mascara because I received it as a GWP in a mini but I find when I use it I end up with flakes and a some smudging within a few hours. So I'm on the hunt for a new mascara that will last the distance. I know Clinique had one but it was discontinued ages ago. Any suggestions?
itsclearascrystal
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I find often mascara brushes aren't great on the lower lashes, so I'll sometimes use a seperate smaller brush instead of the one that comes with the mascara.
siouxsannah
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The only mascara I have ever tried that did not smudge on my lower lashes, or clump, was the Benefit Roller Lash mascara. And it comes in a mini!
Macs
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I love using mini mascaras for my bottom lash line too . I I have a mini smashbox one that I love.
Lisa-Lou
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I'm currently using the Benefit Roller Lash in travel size. Its great.
trudijoy
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I throw mascara out after three months so I usually use minis. My lower lashes are quite long (so are my upper ones actually) so the same mascara works for both. My faves are Urban Decay Perversion, and Rollerlash and Bad Gal lash, both Benefit. I picked up a mini of the new Benefit Bad Gal bang that will get opened when my 3 months end with the current one I’m using
Lisa-Lou
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I just purchased the UD Perversion Trudi, am excited to try it.
trudijoy
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its my current fave and has been for a couple of years Lisa, it's super good!
tannygirl
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    Well, that's several recommendations for Benefit Roller Lash. Does it flake? 
Lisa-Lou
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I've never once had it flake Tannygirl. I've been using it the past few months and just finished it up, I rarely finish mascaras.
trudijoy
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It’s never flaked on me either. 
Silvene
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I’d recommend a tubing mascara (like Blinc), it’s water-resistant and creates little tubes on your lashes, so no clumping, smudging or flaking.

If you’ve never used a tubing mascara before, removal can be a little freaky as it looks like your eyelashes are falling out, but don’t worry, they’re not. The little mascara tubes just stay in one piece when they are removed from your lashes.  I’ll admit I got a huge fright the first time I used one, as I wasn’t expecting that. 
KiwiLass
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This thread made me order a Benefit roller lash mascara, despite having several mascaras in my drawer....I have no self-control (but mascara is my only must have makeup product....)
Lisa-Lou
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Hope you love it as much as I do KiwiLass. My UD perversion arrived today, I also got Tarte Tartiest (your review convinced me Shaz) :-)
Can't wait to try them both.
trudijoy
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woohoo! let me know if we have another perversion conversion :p
shazatron101
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Bizarre, i thought i gave that mascara a terrible review hahahahahahaha welp there you go. Its really good though I do enjoy it. Between that and Maneater I have new faves :-D hope you like it lisa x
tannygirl
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    I just discovered Pixi Beauty has a Lower Lash mascara which looks similar to the discontinued Clinique Bottom Lash mascara once applied. It does have a really tiny brush and it available on Cultbeauty for 12 pounds. I've been meaning to order from them so I might give that a go. 
Lisa-Lou
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Trudi am loving the Perversion! I love how lightweight it is and doesn't clump. My lashes look so good. May have a new favourite :-)
worldofsooziewong
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I need to try Perversion. I'm about to chuck my Too Faced BTS mini as I hate it. Doesn't matter what I do, it smudges after applying and I get panda eyes which never usually happens to me. 
trudijoy
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Yay Lisa, it’s amazing, right? UD is one of my absolute go-to brands now. Soozie I threw out my BTS as well - one of the worst mascaras I’ve ever tried. The Perversion mini is $18 and I think that’s really reasonable
shazatron101
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(assuming that bottom eyelash mascara comes with small brushes), why dont you just clean the old brushes and use them in the mascara you use on the rest of your eyes? obviously you like those formulas enough to use them on your top lashes so... why not the bottom

i guess i just dont understand why they make mascaras specifically for lower lashes. it's just so stupid. more money for the big buck companies! perhaps im finally showing my spirit age and just dont understand these things.
trudijoy
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couldnt agree more, Shaz.
Lisa-Lou
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Yea I also agree. I don't actually put mascara on my bottom lashes. Is that weird lol.
shazatron101
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i dont either Lisa lol theyre too fine and look spidery as heck lol no thanks
trudijoy
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I def do but mine are long and just need a bit of defining, I only do one coat there
alikat
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I use a Clinique mascara that is specially designed for the lower lashes. It has a little delicate wand, which is just right for the spider legs of mine that double as bottom lashes.

This link is for the USA clinique site but I'm sure its still available here:

https://www.clinique.com/product/1606/15586/makeup/mascara/bottom-lash-mascara



EDIT: Okay, just checked, discontinued in NZ, but not in the USA (and I get mine from the USA.... sorry!)
kirstyj
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Weird addition to this as it isn't actually a mascara - BUT ... I just get my lashes tinted every 5 to 6 weeks. Means I don't need to worry about mascara on my bottom lashes at all but they still look defined and nice :)