There are many products in a makeup bag that make you feel like a god or goddess upon application – but in our opinion, the holy grail of makeup has got to be a good mascara. Even on days where you don’t want to or don’t feel like wearing makeup, a couple of swipes of your favourite mascara can wake your eyes up and breathe life back into your face. But like with everything good, there are hundreds of variations of mascara to choose from and you’ve got to know what mascara is good for what? Is it lengthening that you’re after? Thick, dramatic lashes? Do you need something that is going to stay put all day long? Here we have listed our top eight favourite mascaras for the top eight categories. So go forth and give your lashes some lovin’.
Best clean mascara
Award-winning, Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara (RRP: $42) takes our pick for the best clean mascara. The ingredients are all ethically and sustainably sourced, completely natural and made for sensitive eyes.
Best lengthening mascara
Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions (RRP $51) is a fantastic tubing mascara, that coats the lashes and adds length and drama, with a vegan formula.
Best thickening mascara
Our pick for the best thickening mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex (RRP: $46) this is an award-winning, cult-fave mascara that adds volume and thickness to your lashes, with a vegan formula.
Best waterproof mascara
M.A.C Extended Play Gigablack Lash (RRP: $44) is our pick for the best waterproof mascara. Not only is it smudge and budge-proof, but it will lengthen and thicken the lashes too.
Best long wearing mascara
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (RRP: $40) is a fab long-wearing mascara. It is a 4 – in – 1 mascara that will stay in place all day long.
Best bargain mascara
The classic Maybelline Great Lash (RRP: $12) is such an old-school fan fave. This mascara comes with a great price tag but doesn’t skimp on being an all-round good mascara.
Best curling mascara
Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara (RRP: $48) is a mousse-like formula designed to hold your lashes in a curl all day long, with the curl shaped wand to help with application. It is smudge-proof and even designed for sensitive eyes.
Best luxury mascara
Our final pick is Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir (RRP: $51) the formula delivers epic results by lengthening, thickening and curling for a smudge-proof lash all day long.