My Favorite Mascara Ever | Best Clean Mascara

by | Aug 19, 2016 | Beauty | 13 comments

Beautycounter Mascara, Best Mascara, Best Clean Mascara, Organic Mascara, Nontoxic Mascara,

TheLushList-bathroom-6 TheLushList-bathroom-7 TheLushList-bathroom-16 TheLushList-bathroom-18

I’ve been obsessed with mascara since I was able to wear it in 7th grade. Because I’m very picky about performance, finding the best clean mascara was not easy.  In fact it was the very last product I replaced when I switched to Clean Beauty.  Now I’ve found the perfect formula: Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara

I’ve tried 5 or 6 clean versions that either smudged, flaked, burned my eyes or simply disappeared during the day. This conditioning, lengthening formula is long-wearing and doesn’t flake or smudge. Best of all this formula is free of propylparaben, butylparaben, and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) are preservatives commonly used in mascaras which can disrupt hormones. These ingredients are all on Beautycounter‘s lengthy Never List.  Three years in development this special formula conditions with organic oils and shea butter. The special wand both lengthens and separates for great definition.

My eyelashes are fairly long but very blonde and don’t show at all when I’m not wearing mascara. I’m going out on a limb here and showing you a before and after. Quite a first here but I love it so much that I wanted to show you the difference it makes.  In the first two photos, I have mascara on the left and not on the right.  See why I love it!?!?

I love it so much I’m giving away one to a lucky reader! To Enter:

  • Follow The Lush List on Instagram and tag to friends in the comments there on either of the Beautycounter Mascara post from today
  • and Like The Lush List on Facebook.
  • You can even share this Beautycounter Mascara post for an extra entry.
  • Comment here below that you have done this. I’ll chose the winner Monday, August 22.

Here’s to gorgeous lashes!




Use Code REFRESH for an extra 30% off my great white top and shorts

Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner

Meet Alicia is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More


  1. Kerri Stone

    Can’t wait to try this mascara! I’ve always used Lancôme definicils but would love something new.

  2. Lynda McMillen

    I follow you on Instagram and liked your FB page! Would love to try this mascara!

  3. Andrea Perullo

    I’ve done everything! 🙂

  4. Meegan

    I like The Lush List on Facebook!

  5. Wendy Forbes

    I follow The Lush List on Instagram and Facebook. I’ve also tagged two friends on Instagram and I’ve shared this post for an extra entry.

  6. Glenda Kranz

    i have done the above to enter your contest to win your new fave mascara!!!!!!

  7. Erin

    Done! What a great giveaway.

  8. Tara Peterson

    All done! This is awesome, mascara is definitely one of my must have makeup products! Thanks For the chance! Xo

  9. Jane Wiborg

    Very interested in beginning the clean beauty journey! I’ve tagged liked and followed. Thanks! Btw cute Jcrew outfit ?

  10. April mccraw

    Thanks for the chance to try a clean mascara that comes highly recommended! Already follow you on fb and now on IG too.

  11. Nancy W.

    Would looooove to try this! Done all the steps. Mascara is my fav beauty product but I can’t seem to find one that I love!! Thanks for the chance!!

  12. Julie P.

    I have this mascara and love it. It really does lengthen your lashes! Thanks for sharing your before and afters!

Meet Alicia is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Sale Alert: AWL x Southcott Collection Sale!

Sale Alert: AWL x Southcott Collection Sale!

In February, I shared with you the AWL x Southcott Travel Collection and the response was amazing!  So much so that we have great plans for the fall but today want to offer you the remaining pieces in this collection on SALE!

Color Crush: Coral

Color Crush: Coral

Lately, I’ve found myself having a color crush on coral! It is such a flattering color on all skin tones. I love that coral comes in so many shades! It can lean more pink, orange or red depending upon the fabric. You can shop all of my coral picks in my boutique!

Style Focus: Summer Maxi Dresses

Style Focus: Summer Maxi Dresses

Last spring I shared How to Wear a Maxi Dress at Any Height and wanted to share my favorite summer maxi dresses.  Dresses are my go-to way to dress for any occasion and a maxi dress can be casual or dressed up.


Discover Alicia’s clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Clean Beauty Focus: Summer Skincare Routine

Clean Beauty Focus: Summer Skincare Routine

I get a lot of compliments on my skin and questions about my skincare routine. Some of it I credit to good genes and the rest to high performing, clean skincare products! I wanted to share with you my current Summer Skincare Routine.


Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale

Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale

I was so excited to learn that the Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale starts today! This is a rare chance to get 15% off your favorite products or clean up your beauty routine if you’ve been thinking about it! 

The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 6 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 

Food & Entertaining

Here you’ll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.


Tips on setting a beautiful table.


Get inspired with entertaining tips.


My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.


Some of life’s greatest treasures are memories created through travel.


Packing Lists