Mascara is a tricky beauty purchase for many reasons. It’s the one product that can dramatically change your eyes but, despite the extensive range, most are much the same. Plus, we basically all just wear black for fuller – and sometimes longer – lashes. The choice has increased so dramatically that you might be left wondering what’s the difference. Well, our beauty experts have looked far and wide and finally delivered the best mascaras at each price point.
Dior Diorshow Buildable Volume Lash-Extension Effect, $52
This is runway-quality mascara with extreme volume and a lash-extension effect. Diorshow combines the power of its XXL brush with a buildable cream formula for adjustable professional volume and spectacular lashes.
Between $35 and $50
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, $38
This formulation lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates. The jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. The exclusive brush is specially designed to maximise the performance of the long-wearing, glossy mascara. The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift, define and curl even your tiniest lashes.
Between $15 and $35
Maybelline Volum’ Express Turbo Boost Waterproof Mascara, $19.25
This waterproof formula contains lash-building ingredients such as cohesion lipids to smooth the lashes, acacia gum to thicken and organic lipwaxes to evenly disperse colour.
Modelco VolumEyes Extreme Black Mascara, $20
This intensely black, volumising mascara separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. One coat and lashes are defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled and dramatic. Your lashes will have dramatic impact with a coveted flirty curl.
Australis Extender Lash Mascara, $10.95
Fibre-free, natural clays construct longer-looking lashes in an instant. The fast-drying formula is waterproof and clear for long-lasting wear. It’s also easy to use.