Make-up fan tests 100 mascaras to see which ones to avoid and her absolute favourite

A beauty fan who has almost 500,000 followers on TikTok has tested 100 mascaras to see which are her favourite, and which ones didn’t live up to her expectations

With so many mascaras on the market, it can be tough to know which one is for you.

There are mascaras that promise thick, voluminous lashes, and others that give you extreme length.

But not all of them do what they say on the tin.

Thankfully, we don’t need to spend a fortune deciphering the good from the bad as make-up fan Kelly Rose Sarno has done the hard work for us.

Kelly has built a following of almost 500,000 on her TikTok account @kellyrosesarno, with her beauty tutorials.

In a recent video, Kelly ranked the top 10 best and worst mascaras, with the caption: “Is @benefitcosmetics Bad Gal Bang still my #1 favourite? Here is my updated top 10 best and worst!”

She explained: “I have tested over 100 mascaras.

“I’m the girl that tests out mascaras so that you don’t have to and here is my updated top ten and top worst.”

Kelly kicks off the video with the top ten mascaras to avoid.

She said: “Kicking off the top 10 do not is the Bite upswing mascara, Mayblelline snapscara, Kat Von Dee go big or go home, Ulta twisted volume, YSL volume effect, Blinc original tubing mascara, Smashbox super fan mascara, bestify long curl mascara, baddie lashes mascara.

“Number two on my do not buy list is the mascara from Physicians formula with the fibre extensions and my number one do not buy mascara is the Florence by Mills which makes me so sad because I love her, but you can literally see how bad this mascara is, right through the tube.”

Then, she moves on to her favourite mascaras.

She said: “I will have you know, I do not take this lightly.

“I am looking for a formula that lasts, that gives me length, separation and volume.

“Kicking off top ten with Ilia limitless lash mascara, Maybelline the falsies push-up drama, Essence lash princess Aurora volume mascara from the Disney princess line, L’Oreal Paris unlimited mascara (would rank it way higher if I could find it in black that wasn’t waterproof), Vivienne Sabo Paris Cabaret première, Patrick Ta major volume mascara, Elf lash it loud, Butter London stroke of wow volumising mascara.

“Coming in at number 2 but it’s really 1.5 is Rare Beauty – I absolutely love this mascara, it works on all levels.

“But after 100 mascaras, Bad Gal Bang from Benefit still reigns supreme.

“This mascara gives me length, separation, volume and the tube lasts literally forever.

“After over 100 mascaras, she is still reigning supreme.”

Since being posted, the video has racked up almost 450,000 likes and 8,000 comments from thankful viewers, with many agreeing that Benefit’s Bag Gal Bang mascara is their favourite too.

One person said: “I totally agree… Bad Gal Bang #1.”

Another wrote: “I bought the Bag Girl Bang after watching this vid and IT IS WONDERFUL. Thank you for the recommendation!!”

A third said: “You should make your own brand.”

While someone else said: “I have literally used L’Oreal Voluminous mascara since I was in high school and I’m in my 4s. I have tried many but always go back.”