There really is nothing good mascara can’t do for our eyelashes: it lifts and separates, lengthens and thickens, and curls and volumizes — all depending on our need or our mood. Here are our top five must-try mascaras.
Flirty finish: Rimmel London Scandaleyes, $9.
For those of us who like to play by the rules, yet somehow wish we weren’t so responsible, this is our mascara. Complete with an over-sized brush and an innovative formulation, dramatic, rule-breaking eyelashes are guaranteed.
Big & bold: Benefit They’re Real!, $29.
Perfect for drama queens, this mascara gives you the same bold look as a set of false lashes, but without the fuss, muss and glue. The jet-black-hued and long-wearing formula lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates.
Super-lengthening: Lancôme Hypnôse, $31.
This mascara will make your eyelashes look like they grew longer overnight. It comes in a range of three wearable natural hues: black, brown and deep black. Plus, we like that the fluid formula contains hydrating and protecting Vitamin B5.
Every lash: Givenchy Noir Couture, $35.
Everything sounds better in French, including Givenchy’s cosmetics, Le Makeup, where mascara suddenly becomes fantastique. Of course, the one-coat-only product thickens, lengthens and curls with its three-spiralled fat brush and that’s awesome in any language.
Long-lasting: CoverGirl LashBlast 24HR, $12.
This bold, volumizing mascara keeps life simple: apply it in the morning and then forget about it for the rest of the day. With five shades to choose from, this smudge-proof mascara will keep your lashes in colourful form for 24-hours long.