Get fuller and flirtier eyelashes with these top mascaras that promise to lengthen, curl and define
When it comes to makeup routines, our mascaras tend to work overtime. These hardworking bad boys are, after all, the key to enhancing our no-makeup makeup look, as well as upping our smoky eye game. Still looking for your signature mascara? Whether you’re in need of lash-lengthening, big volume or clump-free formulas, there’s a tube out there for everyone. From drugstore brands to luxury labels, we’ve picked the nine best mascaras for all budgets.
Maybelline Volume Express Magnum Waterproof
This mascara’s been a cult beauty product for eons for good reason. Pumped with a collagen-enriched formula and equipped with a mega brush, it gives you gorgeous, dramatic lashes with a single sweep.
Price: $19.90, available at all Watsons and Guardian stores
Heroine Make (Kiss Me) Volume & Curl Mascara
A favourite among Singapore girls, this mascara’s great for sparse Asian lashes. Thanks to 5mm fibres and and a “curl lock” to keep your lashes in place all day, it does a fine job of extreme lengthening and thickening. Bonus points for its waterproof formula too.
Price: $21.90, available at Sasa and Watsons stores
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
While we can’t say if this Too Faced star lives up to its name, it deserves its spot in our mascara Hall of Fame for its collagen-fuelled formula and hourglass-shaped brush which gives major base-to-tip curl.
Price: $35 at Sephora stores
Faux Fayc Fauxlash Mascara Duo
Meet my Holy Grail mascara. My eyelashes are thin and short, and take nothing short of a miracle to exaggerate. Got lashes like mine? Give Faux Fayc’s mascara a go (and your fake lashes a boot). While it’s recommended to use your everyday mascara as a base, I simply skip that step and immediately protect and prep lashes with the Transplanting Gel, then follow up with generous coatings of the Natural Fibres on the tips.
Price: $39, available at the Faux Fayc store at Plaza Singapura
Urban Decay Perversion
Loved by beauty editors everywhere, this mascara boasts a creamy texture that gives just the perfect amount of control to glide through lashes without clumping. The result? Long, incredibly defined lashes.
Price: $38, available at Urban Decay and Sephora stores
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling Mascara
You can chuck your eyelash curler aside now. Benefit’s newest mascara claims to eliminate all need for it and we see why – its Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs, lifts and separates lashes, while its formula instantly sets curves for a good 12 hours.
Price: $42 at all Benefit stores and counters, as well as Sephora stores
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara
For days when you can’t deal with false lashes, YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Clis mascara is the perfect complement to a smoky eye. Its secret lies in its newly enhanced Triple Intensity Formula, which protects lashes with B5 Pro-Vitamins while holding them in place.
Price: $55, Available from YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) Beauté ION Orchard and YSL counters.
Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof Custom Volume Mascara
This Lancôme mascara is the stuff of dreams – it creates big, bold lashes without any budging. The tiny, dual-sided brush lets you coat even the hard-to-reach lashes and create volume in every direction.
Price: $50, Available at Lancôme stores, counters, as well as Sephora and TANGS online.
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
An absolute favourite among luxury beauty fans, the Le Volume De Chanel offers the perfect combination between brush and formula. You’ll notice this from the first stroke – the quick dry formula allows you to build a custom volume effect, while the snowflake-shaped decks of its brush helps you achieve voluptuous perfection.
Price: $53, Available at Chanel’s beauty boutiques located ION Orchard boutique, Metro Centrepoint, Raffles City, Vivo City and Marina Bay Sands.