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Tried & Tested: The Top 15 Mascaras

Top 15 Mascaras Tried Tested

Pick your perfect mascara from our round up of the very best. From lash lengthening to curling and volumising, we bring you the ultimate new and iconic wonder wands. 

1. DiorShow Mascara, $52

Inspired by makeup artists who once used toothbrushes to apply mascara to model’s lashes backstage, DiorShow is renowned for one thing: it’s XXL brush. Want serious fat black lashes? Try this and we promise you’ll never look back.

Top 15 mascaras Dior Show

2. Benefit They’re Real Mascara, $38

Boasting a custom-domed wand to define and curl even the tiniest of corner lashes, this mascara really does leave a look that’s shockingly similar to false lashes. In a word: addicted.

Top 15 mascaras Benefit

3. CLINIQUE Bottom Lash Mascara, $28

Those bottom lashes can be so stubborn some times. Keep them in line with this genius micro wand, which perfectly coats your lower lashes and gets into the small spaces, like the inner and outer corners. If only Twiggy knew..

Top 15 Mascaras Clinique

4. Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, $52

Fake it ’til you make it with this lash-building fibre mascara. The oversized brush, which features a triangle cut, is easy-to-use and gets right into the corners. And, this formula won’t clump up your lashes. Winner.

Top 15 Mascaras Estee Lauder

5. Maybelline NY Great Lash Mascara, $15

A classic mascara that’s been coating our lashes since the ’70s. A clump-free formula, which has earned this wand cult status. Seriously, who doesn’t have a history with Maybelline NY’s Great Lash…?

Top 15 Mascaras Maybelline

6. L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara, $27.95

There’s nothing worse when you pull out a mascara wand and it’s covered in excess formula. So much so, you have to wipe it clean with a tissue. This clever not-so-little mascara features an anti-clump wiper; giving you the perfect amount to coat, curl and lengthen your lashes.

Top 15 Mascaras L'Oreal

7. Revlon Lash Potion Mascara, $21.95

Like black magic? This perfect potion contains strengthening proteins, which drench lashes with super dark intensity while the triple-groove brush keeps clumps at bay.

Top 15 Mascaras Revlon

8. Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara, $52

Want flirty feline-like lashes? This cult favourite mascara features a cone-shaped brush, which gives serious volume and length for a wide-eyed look.

Top 15 Mascaras Lancome

9. YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, $52

A must-have amongst makeup artists, this designer mascara offers a luxurious lash effect. Get dramatic volume in just a single coat. Plus, added aloe vera and pro-vitamin B5 keep lashes in top health.

Top 15 Mascaras YSL

10. Covergirl LashBlash Volume Waterproof Mascara, $17.95

Swimming, sweat and tears can’t smudge this waterproof formula if they try. Designed to max out each lash – even the tiny ones – this large wand features tiny teeth to ensure extreme volume. And, with packaging as bright as this, you’ll never lose it in your cosmetics case.

Top 15 Mascaras Covergirl

11. Noir G de Guerlain, $66

If there were an award for The Most Luxurious Mascara, then this offering from Guerlain would win  — hands down! Besides the carbon black formula that lengthens, thickens and curls, the super soft brush comes housed in a refillable case that clicks open to reveal a mirror. Easy touch-ups on the go have never been so chic.

Top 15 Mascaras Guerlain

12. Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara, $40

This mascara promises serious curl and it delivers. This protein-rich mascara — which was the first product Aucoin launched — doesn’t flake, smudge or melt. And, as the formula dries, it shrink-wraps around each lash drawing them into a long, dramatic curl. Avoid panda eyes by simply removing with warm water or eye makeup remover.

Top 15 Mascaras Kevin A

13. Issada Lash Sculpt Mascara, $45

Prefer a mineral mascara? This pigment-rich formula treats lashes whilst also serving as a lash-lifting cosmetic. It contains pro-vitamin B5 to strengthen lashes while botanical extracts such as thyme, marjoram and cinnamon bark are packed with anti-oxidants.

Top 15 Mascaras Issada

14. Burberry Beauty Effortless Mascara, $51

This versatile mascara is as much of an investment as a Burberry Trench (just minus the hefty price tag!). This designer wand defines lashes while strengthening them. Keep it natural with a coat or two or build the volume up for evening.

Top 15 Mascaras Burberry

15. Rimmel London ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara, $16.95

Inspired by style queen Kate Moss, this mascara features bright red, snake print packaging. But, when it comes to this particular wand, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Featuring an applicator that twists and hugs at the lash line, it’s the thin tip that covers all bases by coating those hard-to-reach lashes.

Top 15 Mascaras Rimmel

Written by Eleanor Pendleton

Eleanor Pendleton is a leading authority on all things beauty. The award-winning journalist has been published in some of world’s largest publications including Harper’s BAZAAR Australia and Cosmopolitan Bride. She has also served as Beauty Editor at magazines including InStyle and FAMOUS. Eleanor is responsible for editing the popular beauty website, Gritty Pretty, and has joined The Carousel as our Contributing Beauty Editor where she’ll be posting fresh, exclusive beauty content.
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