If you’re anything like me, one mascara is never enough. I’ve been cocktailing different mascaras since the beginning of time. In my opinion, different mascaras work best for different purposes, i.e volumizing, curling, lengthening, separating etc. After searching far and wide for the best mascara combo of all time…I finally found you!


Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
This makes the perfect base for the Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. One coat of this, gives your lashes the perfect amount of volume and grip, so when applying the Hourglass Film Noir Mascara, your lashes don’t clump!

On its own, its an okay mascara, but nothing amazing. It has a traditional brush and is best for volumizing and lengthening. It doesn’t clump on my lashes, its pretty affordable and is easy to remove- panda eyes be gone!

Hourglass Film Noir Mascara
This is the star of the show! The brush on this is magic! Its nice and thin so you can really get right to the base of those lashes and bring them out.

Let’s just talk about the bristles for a moment. The way this combs out and separates your lashes.. oh my oh my. It literally gives you the look of falsies and adds so much more length!

On its own, again, not that great and best for more of a natural look – which is why this combo is a match made in heaven! It has a thin brush with bristles that separate your lashes really well.  I find its best for separating and lengthening, but forget about volume – this is where the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara comes in 😉 Zero clump and easy to remove. Its pretty pricey, but on to my second one and no regrets!

My routine:

1 coat of Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
2 coats of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara

Tip: Wait for each coat to dry, before applying the second coat. This helps to prevent those notorious spider lashes and allows the brush of the Hourglass Film Noir Mascara to really separate and fan out those lashes.

On their own.. they’re just mascaras. But paired together.. its like Beyonce and Jay Z had another baby

Now go out and slay!