There was a time when the shape of your mascara wand didn’t mean a thing. Straight 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, if that’s what you’re into. So, if you’re re-thinking your mascara choices, read on to see if you’re using the right wand for the lashes of your dreams.
Keep scrolling to discover what each mascara wand can do for your lashes.
A new trend in town, Twiggy-esque spider lashes have been making regular appearances on runways, social feeds, celeb’s faces and even our own Makeup.com beauty editor. If serious drama is your cup of tea, the Spider Spike Brush works to sweep on bold volume and maximum length, while the tapered tip is used for applying mascara to your corners. Now let’s work on getting over that fear of spiders ...
Mega volume. Mega plush. That’s what we like to hear when someone is describing our eyelashes. And with a Flexor Brush this full and plump, you can expect every single lash to be coated with mascara for mega volume, thickness and body. BOOM.
Sometimes a gal just wants well-defined lashes with zero clumps. Are we right or are we right? For naturally long-looking lashes, this “wiper” brush delivers the perfect amount of formula to each lash without clumps, bumps, or undesirable lumps.
And on an opposite note, sometimes you just want to unleash chaotic, clumpy lashes when the occasion calls for it (or when no occasion calls for it). A teaser brush such as this one has the same effect on your lashes as a teasing brush does for your hair. We mean BIG volume, plump and purposefully disorganized lashes. Call us a hot mess. We’ll take it as a compliment.
Uhm, who doesn’t want lots and lots (and lots) of lashes? The unique, heart-shaped brush reaches each and every lash to multiply impact. Get ready for those “Woah, are those your real lashes?” comments.
This spoolie does for your lashes what stilettos do for your legs—elongates! The Grip & Extend Brush grasps each lash and extends from every angle for 70% longer looking lashes. While we’ll continue to wish for longer legs, lashes will also do.
Which wand works best with your lash needs? Share your favorite mascara and spoolie shape in the comments below!
About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.