Best Mascara: Our Favourite For Mega Lashes

We've waded through Maybelline, Benefit and Max Factor to find the best mascara on the high street right now...

Mascaras are one of our biggest beauty staples, after all we all want longer, thicker, fuller looking lashes. There are options of course, false lashes will build your flutter in an instant but they’re messy and fiddly. Extensions ensure you’ll look like a doe eyed beauty straight out the shower but they’re expensive and involve a lot of upkeep. So, day to day we use mascara and we’ve got a whole lotta ones that we love.

There are loads to chose from so you need to decide what you’re looking for from your mascara. If it’s volume you’re after look for a big brush that will load on the formula. Pick a thinner brush with smaller bristles to give natural definition to each lash without clumping. We’ve rounded up the best mascaras for every type of girl so we can promise that you’ll find whatever your lashes need here. If you want to splash proof your newfound longer lashes, head to our edit of the best waterproof mascaras.


Best Mascara For Sensitive Eyes

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If your peepers are prone to irritation opt for a hypoallergenic formula, they’re less likely to cause irritation. La-Roche Posay’s Respectissme Mascara, £16 is specially formulated for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers and it’s one of our all time favourites.

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Best Drug Store Mascara

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Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara, £8.99 is great for separating lashes and giving extreme volume. Plus, it’s under £10, so it’s a serious beauty bargain. We also love Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara, £4.99  Coming in at just under £5 it’s our ultimate choice when shopping on a budget.


Best Mascara For Volume

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Looking for gravity-defying volume? Max Factor’s False Lash Effect Mascara, £10.99 could just be the one for you. The clever comb is made up of miniature teeth which separate each and every lash leaving you with extreme looking lashes sans clumps.


Best Mascara For A Night Out

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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 Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara, £24. The brush is big for a reason, it can transform even the flattest lashes into incredibly curled falsies in the blink of an eye. We don’t know where we would be without it, tbh.

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Best Mascara For Short Lashes

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If your struggling to get your little lashes to stand out you should be using Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara, £18.50. Specifically designed for the needs of Asian lashes, which tend to be short and more sparse, the bobbly brush grabs onto each lash so even the little ones wont be missed. The formula is packed with body building and lengthening fibres that give an instant boost and is enriched with moisturising ingredients to keep lashes looking healthy and conditioned.