Not happy with your mascara’s performance? You have options, whether you have long, curly or straight lashes. We tested out top mascaras for performance – some affordable, some less so. Find out which mascara is best for you.
We tested out 2 mascaras for each lash type and paired the favourite with a primer (Mac Prep+Prime Lash $18).
LASH TYPE: LONG
LOOKING FOR: VOLUME
LISE WATIER FELINE MASCARA [$22]
Gave great length with some added volume, no clumping.
L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS FALSE LASHES [$10]
Not too much volume, but performed with super long lashes as advertised.
The ultimate combination of length and the right amount of volume.
LASH TYPE: AVERAGE LENGTH, CURLY
LOOKING FOR: LENGTH + VOLUME
MAC PLUSH LASH [$15]
Mac Plushlash gave average length and volume but may be better suited for someone with longer lashes.
MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH: LOTS OF LASHES [$6]
Maybelline Great Lash; Lots of lashes gave great separation with a very fluid formula, great for this lash type. Gave separation and great length.
MAYBELLINE + PRIMER
Mabelline Great Lash + Mac Prep + Prime Lash =
Another winner with primer. Lashes appear longer and fuller without bulk.
LASH TYPE: AVERAGE LENGTH, STRAIGHT
LOOKING FOR: CURL +VOLUME
LANCOME DOLL LASHES [$26]
This Mascara has a small tapered brush and gets into the corners with was, it lifts and separates lashes without added bulk.
MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH [$6]
This is known as the “original mascara” however we find it best suited for lower lashes as it doesn’t give the curl or volume we’re looking for.
LANCOME + PRIMER
Finally, we can conclude that the primer is the way to go. Lancome’s Doll Lashes in combination with Mac Prep + Prime Lash gave lift, volume and a lasting curl effect.