Mascara is arguably the most important tool in your makeup bag. With a simple swipe, a daytime look can transform into a more dramatic night look. Finding the perfect mascara is not an easy task with questions of quality and durability. When searching for new mascara, you look for an effective, lightweight formula that does not clump or smear, but with hundreds of options how do you know which mascara is best for you? I tried some of the top mascaras in the game right now to see which mascaras lived up to the hype and here is the top 5 that stood out!
1. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling Mascara
This mascara is a girl’s best friend. The curved brush curls and lifts your lashes, exemplifying natural lashes. The creamy formula is also buildable to create a more dramatic and defined lash. The mascara also adds length, while the brush’s small bristles prevents clumping by separating the lashes. The lightweight formula stays all day without smudging under the eye or flaking.
2. Dior Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara
The Diorshow Pump’N’Volume mascara is the perfect choice for everyday use but also has the option of being buildable to create a more dramatic look. The packaging for this mascara is astounding with a squeezable bottom that allows the user to ‘pump’ more formula onto the wand. If you want an everyday look give it a little squeeze, but if you are going for a wow factor, give the base a few pumps before applying!
3. Shiseido Controlled Chaos
If you are looking for a defining and lengthening mascara, look no further. Shiseido’s Controlled Chaos mascara adds serious length to lashes. The company uses ‘ultra-fine’ pigment applied by flexible silicone bristles that allow the mascara to not flake or smudge, keeping you glam all day.
4. Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara
This mascara offers the ultimate customization with a double molded brush. The body of the brush adds volume white the ball tip of the brush allows you to separate and coat each individual lash. Not only does this mascara make your lashes look amazing, they are nourishing them as well! With a combination of butter and vitamins, this mascara helps strengthen your lashes and keep them healthy and full!
5. Lancôme Hypnose Mascara
One of the typical problems that come along with volume mascara is the formula is often clumpy and hard to apply. The Lancôme Hypnose mascara is the best if you are looking for a dramatic voluminous look without all the clumps. The S shaped brush allows the formula to be applied smoothly while creating a fanned out look. The formula is thick enough it adds volume and length without weighing the lashes down.