5 Mascaras That Are 100% Worth The Hype

Lash it on, gals.


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When it comes to opinions on mascara, there are usually two types of people. One, who simply can not live without it and has a certain number of boxes that a mascara must tick. The other, who really isn’t bothered about mascara, either way, thinking that they basically all do the same job. You may be able to guess, but I fall into the picky category and I, for one, can not and will not be without mascara.

For me, mascara can almost rival lipstick. In the way that depending on what mood I’m in, or what look I’m going for, I’ll reach for a different mascara. Say one day I want light, fluffy, au natural. The next day I may want big, bold and dramatic. You know, depending on what side I get out of the bed.

So on that note, here are five mascaras that are worth every bit of praise they receive. Here. We. Go.

Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

Two full sizes mascaras in one? Yep, we’ll take that. This dual-ended mascara is one of the latest products I’m reaching for again and again. One side delivers volume instantly, while the other is all about length and curl. The volume side features volumising fibres, and the length and curl formula includes gripping waxes and fibres to elongate your lashes and grab even the smallest of your lashes. You can use them together or separately, iconic. Try building up the volume first, then go in with the length and curl side for lashes that are literally out of this world. The best part? You can now pick up Huda Beauty in Boots, ah-maz-ing.


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Fenty Beauty Full Frontal

If you haven’t fallen in love with multiple Fenty products just yet, well, where have you been? The full collection is simply stunning, and the same goes for the Full Frontal mascara. The unique brush has two sides to it, one that gives perfectly defined and fanned out lashes: think long, fluffy, gorge. The other side has a fuller brush which you can use in layers to create thick and voluminous lashes: big, dramatic, stunning. The price point isn’t too bad either, coming in at €25. Check it out here.


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Maybelline Lash Sensational

The cheapest of the bunch here, but that in no way compromises on the quality. You can pick up Maybelline Lash Sensational for around the €12 mark, and it’s worth every penny. The formula is basically faultless, it doesn’t smudge or transfer all day, while the chunky wand makes it easy to achieve voluminously, long lashes in seconds. Plus, it’s not a nightmare to take off. It’s one mascara that should be in everyone’s makeup bag. An oldie, but a goodie! Pick it up here. Honourable mention to Maybelline’s Falsies Lash Lift too, also an iconic bargain.


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Benefit BADgal BANG

If there’s anything Benefit is known for, it’s mascara. Well, brows too – but let’s keep to the topic, shall we? Their mascaras come out on top time and time again. The latest addition to their little mascara family may be old news at this stage, but it’s still up there with the best. BADgal BANG is a revamp of the original Bad Gal mascara, kind of like the OG but on steroids. If you want big, voluminous, dramatic lashes, this is the one for you.

Although, when it comes to removing this mascara, the usual wiping effect just won’t work. Instead, pop your eye makeup remover on a cotton pad and hold it on your lashes for a minute or so, then gently wiggle the remaining mascara off. Voila. Buy BADgal BANG right here.


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Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes

Of course, a shout out to CT is always necessary. If you’re looking for a little luxury, here you are. Legendary Lashes hits the nail on the head when it comes to that fine line between natural yet dramatic lashes. The deep black shade results in instantly thicker and fuller lashes, that last all day with no transfer or smudging – divine. Check it out here.


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