Ask any top makeup artist what mascara they have in their kit, and they’re likely to name quite a few. You see, that’s the thing about wow-factor lashes - they usually aren’t achieved with only one product. The magic of two or more mascaras layered into a winning customised formula makes for truly magnificent lashes!
Take a few tips from the pros, and mix and match these top mascara products:
For long lasting length and curl
Do your spidery eyelashes droop the minute you apply mascara? You need a lash curler, regular mascara and waterproof mascara. Waterproof formulas tend to hold a curl much better, and the combination of two different products will ensure the optimal staying power.
First, pump the curler along your lashes for a natural-looking curl, then follow with a coat of waterproof mascara. Finish with a layer of curling mascara for straight lashes, to seal the deal.
We love Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara for smudge-proof, voluminous lashes. For the final step, a mascara that adds length and volume will work well. Our best mascara for short lashes is with its specialised fanning brush.
Layers of colour to enhance your eyes
This is a well-loved trick that many makeup artists use to enhance the eyes strategically - use a coloured mascara just on the very tips or the base of the lashes. A subtle pop of colour on the eyes makes a big difference!
Be sure to coat the lashes with your favourite black mascara first, then go in with colour. Choose a coloured mascara in a shade that complements your eye colour. If you have green or blue eyes, opt for red or yellow. If your eyes are brown, blue or, green mascara will look amazing.
Our coloured mascara of choice? Try Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Coloured Mascara. Not only is this product available in five glorious tropical shades, but it also features a double ended tube that contains two different mascaras - an opaque colour and a matching metallic top coat.
Naturally defined lower lashes
If you are happy with the length of your lower lashes but still want to define them, try a coat of brown mascara. The brown isn’t as intense as black mascara so you can avoid looking like a doll!
Use a volumising mascara such as L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara on your top lashes. The unique mascara brush is what truly makes this product amazing - allowing you to coat every single lash without overload or clumping. Follow with Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Brown on your lower lashes. This traditional mascara has been around for years, and it’s still a go-to favourite that makeup artists love.
Use a lash primer
You use primer on your face, so why not on your lashes too? L’Oreal Paris Paradise Primer helps to boost volume before you apply mascara and contains nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil to keep your lashes in superb condition.
Mascara layering is a technique that adds little time to your makeup routine. It may not be something you want to try for everyday wear, but for a special occasion when you’re after the perfect glamour look, it’s well worth the effort!