How to choose the right mascara for your lashes

Do you know which wands do what? Brush up for perfect lashes every time.

18 July 2016
by Zoe Gruss

Whether you want volume, length or curl, the wand you choose is key. Here’s what you need to know.

For volume

You need a wand that will create 360-degree volume but won’t clump. Look for a densely packed, thick wand and create a zig-zag motion when applying it.

TRY: Revlon Ultra Volume or Bourjois Volume Glamour Mascara Ultra Black

For length 

You need a long wand with super-short, sparse bristles that will allow you to get right up to the root. Comb the mascara wand evenly through the lashes.

TRY: Revlon Super Length

For curl

You need a fluffy, curved brush that will sweep your lashes into that desired curl. A fanned brush will coat each layer of your lashes, giving you the perfect curl!

TRY: Maybelline Lash Sensational or Rimmel Super Curler

For lower-lash definition

You need a brush that will apply just the right amount of colour without adding heavy volume. Opt for 
a long, thin brush that will evenly coat and separate the small bottom lashes.

TRY: Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara

For a false-lash effect 

You need a wand that will give you both volume and length. Choose a double-ended mascara with 
a primer to thicken and add volume on one end, and a brush on the other to give you the length for a really wide-eyed look!

TRY: Revlon Volume + Length Magnifier or L’Oréal Paris False Lash Superstar

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