Transform straight, wimpy lashes into luscious, fluttery ones. Turn the page for the best mascaras to add length and volume.
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1 FOR REACHING THE TINIEST LASHES
The mini wand of the innisfree Skinny Longlongcara, $15, allows you to reach the tiniest of lashes and coating them with an ultra-lightweight formula. Its small brush size also means it holds less mascara, allowing you to build on lash length, without the fear of clumping.
2 FOR CLUMP-FREE LASHES
Designed to give lashes maximum curl, the shu uemura Petal Mascara, $50, delicately lifts lashes for an eye-opening effect. The brush is designed for Asian lashes, catching on to the tiniest lashes and coating them without feeling stiff.
3 FOR SKY-HIGH LASHES
The Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, $35, does not kid around. The hourglass-shaped brush hugs the lashes, delivering a clump-free formula that lengthens and volumises – all in just one coat.
4 FOR THE WATER BABY
Offering up to 12 times the volume, the Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara, $48, lets you weather through the day without smudging. Need extra oomph? Use a lengthening mascara before this one for lashes that go to the extreme.
5 FOR LARGER-THAN-LIFE LASHES
The Mamonde Big Eye Long & Curl Mascara, $22, offers exceptional curl and helps lashes stay lifted for up to 24 hours. The water- and sebum-proof formula creates a high surface tension on the lashes, so fluid rolls right off without smudging.
6 FOR VA-VA-VOOM VOLUME
The wand of the Kate Tokyo Lash Former WP – Volume, $22, fits the curvature of the eye, coating each lash from base to tip easily. The 0.5-mm fibres lend volume and the formula is also sweat-, sebum- and waterresistant – basically a mascara you can count on, especially if you’re spending the day outdoors.
7 FOR LUSCIOUS LASHES
The latest addition to their mascara lineup, NARS Climax Mascara, $42, has a brush head that tapers at the end so you can reach the smallest lashes at the corners. The Lash Moisture Complex means you can layer on its creamy formula, without the fear of clumping. Wear a coat (or two) during the day, and then add on for maximum drama during the night.
8 FOR THE MULTI-TASKER
Like a Russian doll, the smaller brush of the PIXI LashLift 188, $28, nests within the bigger one, making it one of the most versatile mascaras available. Use the larger brush to create volume and length, and the smaller brush to reach the inner corners of the eye, and the lashes on the lower lash line.
9 FOR THE DRAMA QUEEN
The Hourglass Extreme Lash Mascara, $46, gives amazing lift and volume to lashes with a buildable formula that doesn’t clump. Short, tapered bristles allow you to reach smaller lashes on the inner corner of your eyes, as well as the ones on the lower lash line.
10 FOR NATURAL FLUTTER
Formulated to be smudge-proof and resistant to water and sebum, the LANEIGE Lash-Fessional Mascara in 02 Wine Brown, $40, gives lashes a natural curl. The wand is significantly shorter than most mascaras, making it easy to control and maneuver.
11 FOR THE RULE-BREAKER
Touted the “sex-proof” mascara, Urban Decay’s Troublemaker Mascara, $38, will withstand sweat and humidity, all while giving wimpy lashes the length, volume and flutter they deserve. The tiny hooks on the silicone brush grab lashes and coat them with a longwearing formula without ever clumping.
12 FOR FAUX LASH EFFECT
Volume, length and curl – it seems like the Yves Saint Laurent Beaute The Shock Waterproof Mascara, $60, is your best bet at creating luscious lashes similar to that of wearing falsies. Plus, this iteration of The Shock Mascara now comes in a waterproof formula that lasts you through the day and night.
TEXT: ARISSA HA / PHOTO: ANGELA GUO / MAKEUP: LARRY YEO USING MAC / HAIR: PETER LEE USING KMS / MODEL: CAROLIA G, AVE MANAGEMENT