Finding the perfect mascara is make or break to a makeup routine—and it can be a lifelong journey to find the one that ticks all your boxes. Whether it’s too clumpy or the brush is too big or the formula runs down your face when you blink, mascaras can be troublesome. And, as the finishing touch to most makeup looks, it can often be too late before we realise that raccoon eyes will be our makeup look of choice for the evening. Sigh. But, like most things in life, there’s always good with the bad. And, luckily for you, we’ve done the hard yards to find out which mascara formulas lift, separate and keep the lashes looking fluttery and flirty all day (and night) long.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara To call something ‘better than sex’ is a big call but we can vouch for the fact that the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a seriously good product to keep in your makeup arsenal. With peptides to condition and strengthen the lashes as well as film-firm polymers to keep the curl locked in all day, this formula separates, volumises and lengthens with ease. The hourglass shaped brush also helps to distribute the product evenly for a fluttery finish.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara In our eyes, Charlotte Tilbury can do no wrong. Case in point: the Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara. Working to make the lashes appear more lifted, defined, separated and voluminous with every coat, the formula contains carnauba wax to add body and texture while maintaining a weightless feel. The inclusion of Kerestore 2.0 also helps to condition the lashes for thicker-looking lashes in the long term. All hail queen Charlotte!
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great mascara. The L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara is one of the best on the market and costs no more than your lunch. With a soft-fibre brush that has over 200 bristles to evenly distribute the product over the lashes, this formula delivers intense volume and dramatic length while also being anti-clump. Perfect for finishing off a smokey eye or adding a bold lash to your subtle daytime glam.