$4,000—that’s the amount the average woman will spend in her lifetime on mascara. If you’re a major beauty product junkie, that number probably doesn’t scare you but if you consider yourself to be pretty low-maintenance, then it’s best that you invest in a few tubes for every occasion. Personally, I never walk out the front door without a coat or two of mascara. On the weekends I like to keep things fuss-free and mascara keeps me looking awake and polished. From lengthy tubes to hourglass wands, I’ve rounded up my current mascara favorites.
This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed Benefit They’re Real! Mascara and I constantly reach for this tube when I want to lift and separate lashes while lengthening (it’s like a push-up bra for your lashes). I highly recommend using it in conunction with Benefit’s little sister Tinted Lash Primer because it makes it easier to remove at night.
With each coat of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, my lashes look more luscious and dramatic. The want can get a little clumpy so occasionally I’ll wipe the excess formula before I start applying. If you want more volume, this tube is perfect for date night.
The hourglass wand on Ciate London Wonderwand Intensely Volumizing Mascara really works wonders without clumping. One coat gives you carbon black lashes, two coats gives the illusion of wearing false lashes (perfect for weddings and special occasions).
I’m used to layering lash primers to enhance my eye look but this Pixi by Petra Lengthy Fiber Mascara has the opposite effect. Apply a coat on top of your favorite mascara and this will instantly give you longer, luscious lashes. I like to carry it with me when I travel if I need a quick touch-up or use it when I take my look from day to night.
Photography by Andrea Rodway
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