There was a time when the shape of your mascara wand didn’t mean a thing. Long and narrow, that was the way. Now, we’re seeing spoolie shapes that feature curves and cones, spikes, push-up wings, and even cup-shaped bristles — each of which delivers a unique lash effect from curling and volumizing, to lengthening, multiplying and even clumping. So, if you’re re-thinking your mascara choices, ahead find some of our mascara wand favorites — and the brushes that go along with them.
Clumpy lashes made their debut on the runway a few season ago, and we seriously can’t get enough of their thick, defined vibe. That’s why we’ve been reaching for the Lancôme Hypnose Drama ever since we first laid eyes on the trend — it’s curvy brush does just the trick when it comes to thickening up any type of lash.
If you want to enhance your already naturally gorgeous lashes, L’Oréal Lash Paradise has your back. The straight, thick wand is perfect for hitting those crevices over and under your upper lashes and will also revitalize your bottom ones like nobody’s business.
It’s no secret this brush is a makeup artist favorite — it has rounded edges that really change the mascara applying game. Maybelline Total Temptation amps up just about every lash it comes across, and your eyes will immediately appear bigger and brighter as well.
If lengthening your lashes is something you really desire, look no further than the YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils. Granted, this mascara does wonders with volume, but we found that it actually is also one of the best lengtheners out there. Using this everyday, you’ll be one step closer to wispier, dreamy lashes before you know it.
This dual-ended mascara is the #fibergoals you’ve always wanted. One side is a primer that conditions and preps your lashes — while the other is a fiber-infused mascara that gives your lashes maximum impact. Use these combined, and your lashes will be fluttering for days to come.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.