If our eyes really are the window to our soul, it stands to reason that we want them emphasised by some pretty razzy curtains. Full, defined, fluttery lashes are the way to go if you want your eyes to really stand out, helped along, of course by a cracking mascara. But with hundreds to choose from, how do we know which one is best?
From old classics to new and exciting formulas, including a 3D offering from Chanel (yes, really), there's plenty of mascaras on the market. All offer up something different be it volume, length, definition or innovation, so first decide what matters most to you, then pick accordingly. Below, we've curated a list of our favourites by category to help you along.
But first, here are our top tips for making the absolute most out of your mascara
- Take extra care not to over-pump (it'll dry the formula out – fast).
- If you find a wand you love, clean it and keep it to use on the next tube you try.
- Looking for the next level of lash drama? Layer your mascara with a lash-plumping primer. A few sweeps underneath, and the maximising power of your mascara will be heightened.
- And, don't forget to use an eyelash curler to really lengthen and open up the eyes; it's our best beauty secret.