Beauty

Forget everything except your lashes: here are our picks for the best mascaras out there

By Esteban G Villanueva

August 28, 2021

Photo: Indigital

It’s said that you can forget highlight, blush and even lipstick; but the one thing you should never pass by is a good coating of mascara

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Whether you like the classic black look or opt for a bolder brighter colour, mascara is a staple in every makeup lover’s routine. Some might even say it’s one of the first things one tries when discovering the world of rogues and pigments, so it’s safe to say that it holds a special place in everyone’s heart.

Now, when it comes to mascaras, the beauty industry loves to experiment and they’ve managed to create a plethora of different options that range from elongating to thickening, defining to volumising and even some that have claimed to be better than sex. However, with so many options out there, it can get overwhelming to choose which one is the best, so what should you look out for when choosing your next lash enhancement?

The first thing to do is know your lashes; a quite easy, yet often overlooked, step. Understanding and knowing their composition allows you to determine their needs and what you should be looking for in a mascara.

Short, thin lashes require elongating and volumising mascaras that will make up for the lack of length and fill up the natural hairs. On the other hand, long lashes can sometimes clump up if elongating mascara is applied, giving a non-desirable spider leg look. In this case, clump-free mascaras are a lifesaver that define and add tint, but make sure each lash stays separated and looks smooth throughout the wear.

Another thing to consider is the wear we intend our mascara to have: how long are we planning on the lashes lasting? What life challenging situations are we foreseeing in our future? And what sweat or tear-prone activities do we have on our radar? That defines whether a waterproof mascara is needed or not.

At the end, as with everything in makeup, part of the process is trying out different products and finding what suits our personal needs best. That being said, we at Vogue Scandinavia put together a list of our favourite mascaras so you can get a headstart on your journey to finding the perfect lash enhancer.

Lash Lift Mascara

Sweed Lashes

SHOP NOWEUR 25
Lash Booster Mascara

Swati Cosmetics

SHOP NOWEUR 25
Double-ended voluminizing mascara set

Revitalash

SHOP NOWEUR 34
Irina the Diva Very Vixen Volume Mascara

Gosh Copenhagen

SHOP NOWEUR 23
Lash Idôle Mascara

Lancôme

SHOP NOWEUR 30
Eyes To Kill Mascara Classico

Giorgio Armani

SHOP NOWEUR 38
Nordic Berry Curl Mascara Waterproof Black

Lumene

SHOP NOWEUR 16
High Impact Curling Mascara Black

Clinique

SHOP NOWEUR 25
Lengthening Mascara

Kjaer Weis

SHOP NOWEUR 21
Volume & Curl Mascara

Lavinde Copenhagen

SHOP NOWEUR 28
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