The mascara market can be a complicated one to navigate, especially when terminology such as ‘volumising’, ‘lengthening’ and ‘curling’ are thrown into the mix. The key to finding a mascara that will work for you is to figure out what your lashes need. To do this, take a good hard look at your eyes and decipher your lash type…
Short and thick: your lashes will benefit from lengthening mascaras containing nylon fibres (these act like mini extensions). Try to concentrate the product towards the tips of your lashes to avoid too much density at the lash line.
Short and thin: apply one layer of volumising mascara at the roots and a second layer of lengthening mascara at the tips for longer and thicker looking lashes. Allow each product to set in between applications for best results.
Long and thick: lucky you! To make the most of your lashes use an eyelash curler first and apply mascara in a zig-zag motion to avoid clumping.
Long and thin: applying a volumising mascara will help make your lashes look fuller, but be sure to avoid clumping by using a comb-shaped applicator.
Straight: eyelash curlers will give your lashes a great curl to start with, while a curling mascara will help to hold the bend all day.
Once you’ve tracked down your ideal mascara, make sure you keep your lashes in tip-top condition. Invest in a good make-up remover that doesn’t require you to rub your eyelashes and apply a serum every night to help them stay healthy with or without mascara.
If you want to take things a step further and try eyelash tinting, eyelash perming or even eyelash extensions, take a look at our page on Eyes and Brows.