Say hello to your longest, thickest eyelashes ever with the latest and greatest in high-tech mascaras
Benefit Get Bent!, $25. “Pro makeup artists bend their wands all the time to make application easier,” says Toronto-based pro makeup artist Diana Carreiro. Benefit’s gone one step further and done it for you. It’s ideal for someone with sparse, straight eyelashes who wants fat results. Curl your eyelashes first, then scrape excess product off the wand before applying to avoid clumping.
Lift and definition
Maybelline Lash Stylist, $9. The “V” comb system has a trough in the centre that holds the product between two rows of combs with alternating teeth, so it lifts as you sweep it through, making your eyes appear larger. “Think of eyelashes as awnings for your eyes. You’ve got to lift the shades to let the light shine in,” adds Troy Surratt, global consulting makeup artist for Maybelline.
Cover Girl VolumeExact Mascara, $9. Cover Girl launched this rubber porcupine-twill brush last year to applause—it’s a beauty-editor staple that resists clumping. The original formula defines and the addition of this bigger wand with offset rows of “micro-chambers” means you get big-time volume, too.
Clinique High Definition Lashes, $17.50. This two-step mascara with a brush/comb applicator creates a natural look without any clumping. “It lengthens with the perfect amount of product,” says Carreiro.
Length and definition
L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara, $12. Blessed with thick eyelashes? This liquid-like formula gives you the definition you’re looking for. If you have sparse eyelashes, stay away or risk making them look even thinner; choose a volumizing mascara instead.