Lash-lengthening? Curling? Volumising? Mascaras are something of a beauty minefield but we’ve picked five of the best wonder wands for all-round great results – at any budget.
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara, £25
The Don of mascaras; a triple film complex provides intensity, curve and long-lasting effectiveness. If anything this mascara actually gets better as it dries up a bit.
Seventeen SUPERlash, £6.99
At less than £7 this is an absolute steal; lightweight fibres lengthen from root to tip for perfect definition.
Guerlain, Le 2, £27.50
Two brushes ensure even the finest of lashes are coated to give full effect without clumping. Pricey but perfect for those with shorter eyelashes.
Benefit They’re Real, £19.50
This jet black formula lengthens and curls for ultimate oomph. Our only criticism would be that, for the price, it could last slightly longer.
Dior Diorshow Extase, £25
Enriched with an active ingredient to make lashes suppler and shinier for an intense look. At the end of the day/night it still looks freshly applied.