Mascara is the one makeup item that most of us must have in our makeup bag and it’s also the one item that we are always searching to improve upon. So what makes a good mascara? Well that depends on the kind of lashes that you have but also upon the kind of lashes that you wish to achieve.

The basics are that we all want a long lasting, non-flaking product that makes our lashes look better.

There is a mascara for everyone and more recently mascaras are stepping into the realms of skincare with lash nourishing ingredients, so your lashes can be lengthened, volumised and healthy. Plus, most new mascaras are good at multi tasking… so they add volume and length or volume and definition.

Here are some options below on how to get the lashes that you’ve always wanted.

Firstly… Try a mascara primer

One thing that makes such a huge difference is trying a mascara primer. Much like an eyeshadow primer can make a huge difference to your eyeshadow, a good mascara primer can transform your lashes.

Why not try…

Estee Lauder
Little Black Primer

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L’Oreal Paris
Paradise Mascara Primer

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If your lashes aren’t very healthy, try a nourishing mascara

Lashes need TLC too and there are now mascaras out there that include loving, nourishing ingredients that over time, will help strengthen them, making them longer and thicker.

Yes, you can also get specific treatments which can help your lashes, but I love a good two in one – so if I’m able to both treat my lashes and also get myself ready for this day, this is a definite plus.

Waterproof mascara’s can damage the lashes when being used too frequently – so if you’re trying to grow your lashes, maybe put down the waterproof for a while

Why not try…

L’Oreal Paris
Paradise Mascara 

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Kevyn Aucoin
The Expert Mascara

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If you want to curl straighter lashes

Try a mascara with a curved brush. They help to open up the eyes and wing them out to give them a lift.

 Why not try…