Best For: Everyone.
Why you love it: A true icon, Lancome’s Hypnose has been hailed as the best mascara by you and it’s easy to see why. The SoftSculpt formula contains ProVitamin B5 and leaves your lashes feeling incredible soft, never stiff. The brush isn’t too big, which makes it easy to lift your lashes right from the roots and build volume and curl. You also said you could count on the formula not to clump and to last all day long.
thebeautybarnjersey: “Lancôme Hypnôse. The best mascara for lifting from root to create volume.”
lisanne42j ‘Lancôme Hypnose. Love the brush and works well with contact lenses.'
mandie31 ‘Just started using Lancôme Hypnose Drama and loving it as a bald lash person!’
Best For: The smudge-phobe.
Why we love it: As with most of Glossier’s products, this little wand definitely lives up to the hype. If you’re one of those people who struggles to keep your formula from getting on your face, this is your guy. Not only does it promise longer, curlier, clump-free lashes – it has the staying power of a pro. Throw in the mini lash fibres and the fact that it’s suitable for even the most sensitive eyes and you can see why people are going crazy for it.
claireebilling ‘Glossier lash slick and Autograph Fiber lash in black.'
Best for: Building volume.
Why we love it: After the launch of their last mascara, Charlotte decided she could do better. The result is a mascara that’s thicker, blacker and lot more dramatic than its predecessor. A lot of product comes out on the brush, so be mindful when you are applying it. Once coat is really all you need and the formula also boasts a long-wear, smudge-proof and humidity-resistant formula, so you can be sure it won’t have gone walkabout come 4pm.
Best for: Lengthening.
Why we love it: Nars’ new mascara is feat in itself. We quite literally can’t get enough of it, from the big, but-not-too-big bristles that coat each and every lash, to the creamy, clum- free, buildable formula, which is so light you lashes feel like you’re barely wearing anything. It ticks every box.
Best for: A falsie effect.
Why we love it: Aside from the enviably chic packaging, this mascara delivers. The 4D Amplifier brush is a combination of two brushes so you can lift your longer lashes and lengthen the little ones using the precise tip. As with all Hourglass’ products it’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
fatinalk ‘Hourglass new Mascara is a must. gives false lashes effect. highly recommend.’
Best for: Everyday wear.
Why we love it: Count on Chanel for state-of-the-art technology and incredible results. This wand is the first ever 3D printed mascara and has been carefully crafted out of a brand-new material that has never been used to create a mascara before. Paired with a nourishing formula comprised of rice and bees wax, it leaves your lashes gloriously glossy.
What you said: irobinsherwood ‘Chanel Mascara is my favorite because using any in the INIMITABLE series gives the fullest longest and the most gorgeous eyelashes. Xo’
Best for: Buying on a budget.
Why we love it: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – you don’t have to break the bank for a decent mascara. This tube is proof of that. It’s flake proof, stays where you want it without smudging alongside doing everything that you’d want a great mascara to do. Did we mention that it’s less than £10?
What you said: kasia_koniarek ‘I used to love @marcbeauty's Velvet Noir, but has to find a new one since they left the UK. I found my consolation in... wait for it... Rimmel's Extra Super Lash, which costs £4.99 and is even better than MC. #shocker @rimmellondonuk.’
Benefit They’re Real Mascara, £19.35
Best for: No clumps
Why we love it: We’re not always after lashes that rival falsies, sometimes we just want a little boost. Equipped with a comb like bristles, one stroke will give your lashes just enough product without pilling it on, which often results in annoying clumps. And if it’s drama you want, build it up in layers. The shorter bristles also allow even those with the smallest lashes to apply with ease.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, £19
Best for: Straight lashes
Why we love it: If you’ve been blessed with long lashes but they’re pin straight, you’ll need to arm yourself with a lash curler and a carefully curved brush like this Eyeko offering. The clever, curved brush lifts lashes to a 90-degree curl and loads your lashes with just enough product. The formula cares and conditions, too.
What you said: kenndal_louise ‘Anything by Eyeko'