Whether you’re going for full-blown dramatic lashes or a more subtle, everyday look, a good mascara is a vital component of every makeup bag. But with so many products on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Well, the answer depends on what you’re working with. Here, we’ve narrowed down some tips for selecting the right mascara depending on your lash type.
If you dream of movie-star length and are always wearing falsies, you need a mascara that will add colour and definition to each individual lash. A lot of coverage is defined by the wand, so make sure you choose one that’s slimline with plenty of densely-packed bristles. In this case, natural bristles are better than plastic, too, resulting in a more groomed, plumped style.
Aren’t you lucky? Long lashes are everyone’s dream, so make the most of yours by choosing a formula and brush specifically designed to add a curling effect. The goal here is to open up the eye area, so you’ll want an applicator with more spaced-out bristles to allow you to comb through your lashes and add lift.
Like those with long lashes, you’ll want a mascara that’s formulated to have a curling effect. After using a curler on your lashes, start at the roots and ensure there is not too much product concentrated on the end – this can add weight and be counterproductive to the look you’re trying to achieve.
If your lashes are spread out or of uneven lengths, you’ll need to choose a product that cares for them and promotes growth at the same time as boosting their appearance. Pick a mascara made from botanical ingredients or chemical components such as panthenol or phyto-keratin – these will give you fuller lashes from the inside out.