What makes a good mascara? We’re all just looking for a way to and make our lashes POP. Whether you’re looking for the best lengthening mascara, or are in search of volume and curl, there’s a product to suit your needs. But how do you choose from the hundreds of variations available? How do you know which mascara is right for you? We’re here to simplify things!
Mascara is the finishing touch to any eye makeup look. From fresh and natural, to full-on glamour, mascara is always a must.
Before grabbing any old mascara off the shelf, it’s important to understand what qualities the perfect tube should include. A good mascara should add volume and length to individual lashes, creating a fanned-out look that’s clump free. Brush size and shape matters too. Make sure you know what kind of makeup look you’re trying to achieve before you embark on that makeup shopping spree.
Best curling mascara
For a sensational full fan effect and infinite curl, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is a wonder. The results are right there in the name! The layer-reveal brush (a first for Maybelline) consists of inner bristles that capture even the smallest of lashes, while the outer bristles add volume and define the look of longer lashes.
We also love Urban Decay Perversion Mascara with a super creamy formula and special brush that results in dramatic lashes. It’s our best mascara for short lashes that need extra curl, as well as length and volume.
Plump up the volume
Looking for thicker lashes? Volumising mascara is where it’s at! Our best volumising mascara is Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara with its creamy coconut-infused formula. This mascara is buildable, so layer it for soft, clump-free volume.
Another favourite of ours is L’Oréal Paris Mega Volume Collagene Mascara. The oversized brush, combined with a collagen formula creates an intense, amplified lash effect.
The best mascara for long lashes
If you’re longing for luscious lashes, we recommend Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara. The blacker than black formula of this lengthening mascara contains ultra-light fibres to add length and volume, while the uniquely designed brush grabs onto individual lashes for perfect, clump-free coating. As a bonus, this mascara is vegan and contains no animal derivatives - so you can rest assured that you’re not harming nature while looking good!
For a red-carpet-worthy false lash effect, we recommend L’Oréal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara. This 2-step mascara includes a primer and top coat. First use the primer to add volume and thicken lashes, then use the top coat infused with lengthening fibres. Both brushes are optimally shaped to build length and volume.