What is the best mascara in the UK? Maybelline, Benefit or Max Factor? We share the best wands on the high street for 2017...
What is the best mascara for you, we hear you cry? Well, it depends what you’re looking for in your lash enhancer.
As we all know, a good mascara can totally transform your make-up bag. And whether you’re looking for the best waterproof mascara, the best mascara for short lashes or the best mascara for volume, we’ve got you covered in our UK edit.
What Is The Best Mascara For Sensitive Eyes?
If your peepers are prone to irritation, a hypoallergenic formula – which are supposed to be less likely to cause an allergic reaction – is the way to go. Boots very own No.7 line of cosmetics have a whole host of mascaras that are great for sensitive eyes.
La-Roche Posay – specially formulated for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers – also offer a wand that is kind to eyes. For a review, watch the video below:
Whether you’re looking for a volumising formula, to add some length to your lashes, or for a total false lash effect, there are some incredible mascaras available on the high street right now.
What Is The Best Drug Store Mascara?
Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara is great for separating lashes, whilst also adding extreme volume. And at only £8.99, you really can’t beat it for a beauty bargain.
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara is also a classic choice when shopping on a budget.
What Is The Best Mascara For Volume?
Looking for gravity-defying volume? Max Factor’s False Lash Effect Mascara could just be the one for you.
What’s The Best Mascara For A Night Out?
Impossibly thick and fluttery lashes are now a red carpet staple for any and every celebrity. But, as much as we love our false eyelashes, we also want a go-to mascara that we can wear every day and also layer-up for the evening.
For a girls’ night out, it really is all about Benefit’s Roller Lash.
With its special wand, this little tube will transform even the flattest lashes into the curliest eyelashes of dreams. It also conditions them while you wear it which, you know, is always a bonus.
See: The Best Eyelash Serum To Make Your Lashes Grow
What Are 3D Mascaras?
Then there’s the newbies on the block – 3D mascara.
These are giving ladies the illusion of eyelash extensions, only without the expense and maintenance. Winning.
Still on the hunt for the best mascara?
We’ve done the rounds at the LOOK office and got the dirt on some of the teams could-not-live-without favourites.
This mascara is actually just too good to be true. It actually does do what it says on the box; lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates. Though it’s best quality is the fact that it separates lashes beautifully so that they are extended yet not clumpy in the slightest.
If you’re after ridiculously long, defined lashes that rival even some of the best falsies, this little black wand is your guy.
We love love LOVE this Burberry mascara. It defines and curls your lashes leaving them looking full and dramatically volumised. Who needs false lashes, eh?
If you’re after mega fluttery lashes that will finally allow you to ditch your falsies for good – this is the one for you.
This genius mascara actually tints your lashes while you wear it.
Charlotte Tilbury’s new mascara is a real magic wand. The unique wax blend can be built up, layer upon layer, without ever becoming clumpy. Prepare for the longest, thickest lashes of your life.
While it might look like a space age stick, this bendy wand is actually a genius answer to crafting the perfect lash curl. It can twist a full 90 degrees, so you will catch every little lash. Brill.
This volume-inducing mascara has got ALL the hype on Reddit, with many fans voting it their ultimate under-£10 mascara for gorgeously thick lashes. Make-up artists also regularly cite this as a firm favourite, thanks to its separating, lengthening and curling properties. We love!
We love the rich pigment of this vinyl finish mascara, because it gives us voluminous glossy lashes every time. It comes in nine different colours too, including pink, purple, blue and green!
The wand is perfect for reaching all lashes to separate them, giving excellent volume and length. Yes, it’s expensive, but in this case it’s totally worth it!
This leaves lashes looking like you’re wearing falsies – a guaranteed compliment-bringer! One coat is just right for the day, but if you’re going out in the evening, simply layer it up – it never clumps.
The uber-cool swan-neck-inspired wand has been designed specifically to push up lashes from the roots for a fanned out effect. Forget lash curlers, this wonder wand will give you sky-high length in just a few sweeps.
We thought Max Factor’s false lash effect mascara couldn’t get much better – but it turns out we were wrong. This formula gives instant volume, and actually leaves lashes feeling soft, rather than crispy and clumped. And what’s more, it smells of marzipan!
This contains tiny lash-thickening fibres which cling to your lashes and really plump them up. The large brush is amazing at creating really thick, full looking lashes without having to apply too many coats – great if you’re on the go and want to amp up your lashes, fast.
The bigger the better, right? Well, it goes without saying that this has got one of the biggest brushes in town. Just one swipe leaves lashes seriously thick and fluttery.
Armani’s mascara is a fave in the LOOK office. It’s super black and gives ultimate curl, volume and hold – what more could you want?
We love this because it separates and thickens lashes – and it stays put all day. Plus there are bristles on the tip to ensure you don’t miss any lashes out.
We can’t get enough of Korean beauty at the moment, and our latest obsession is this mascara by Korean brand Too Cool For School. This nifty product lets you change the size of the bristles yourself to create a bespoke lash look… amazing!
You get 1800% more volume when you sweep this curved brush over your lashes. Sounds good to us.