How To Find The Best Mascara For You

There's the perfect one out there for everyone



Mascara is a divisive topic, some claim that it’s all about good lashes and not really about the mascara at all. At KISS, we believe there is a perfect mascara out there for everyone, it’s just about finding what you like and what suits your size, shape and lash type.

If: your mascara always flakes/smudges

Maybe you find little bits of mascara under you eye after a few hours, or find if you rub near your eye at all, you’ve got black marks on your hands?

You need: a waterproof mascara.

It’s bound not to smudge once it’s dry. If you’re worried about flakes, the key here is that less is more. This means that you should only apply what you need instead of going for lashings upon lashings. Apply a coat, let it dry, then see if you need to go again.

L’Oréal Paris Paradise Waterproof Mascara, €13.95


If: you get more mascara on your lids that your lashes

Do you find that you apply mascara only to see more on your lid that your lash? Before it even has a chance to dry it’s all over your lids and maybe even the side of your face?

You need: A thin brush

There are so many different, interesting types of brushes out there these days, but sometimes all you need is a thinner brush to achieve a buildable full look. Get a wand that is the same width all the way across and work slowly. Add layers and curl the lashes with the brush as much as you like, the smaller brush means less mess.

Rimmel Extra 3D Lash Mascara, €5.95

If: You have long but straight lashes

So, you’re lucky enough to have long lashes, but find that they’re super straight and stick out rather than curl up.

You need: A curved brush and strong formula

You need a brush that mimics that shape of what you want. So if you want a nice curl in your lash, get yourself a curved brush. Find one that’s thin and long so you can use in on the inside of your lashes too (between your top eyelid and your lash) to curl it from behind. The formula should be strong (e.g waterproof or strong hold) so that they don’t droop once they dry.

MAC Extended Play Perm Me Up Lash Mascara, €18.95

If: You have thin lashes

Do you find that you can curl/lengthen your lashes but they always look a bit thin or even weak? Maybe you’re looking for a fluffy, thicker look or you just want lashes that don’t look flimsy enough to break.

You need: A lash primer

It might seem like an unnecessary product but trust me, a primer works if you’re struggling with thin lashes. There are so many great ones on the market right now, and if you have an extra 10 seconds in the morning/night when you’re doing your routine, you’ll see a payoff. It’s a little on the pricier side, as you need an extra product, but the primer lasts a long time as you don’t need a lot of product. Opt for a set that comes together so you know that the formulas really work well together.

Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer, €15.95

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, €23.95

Rimmel Volume Boost Lash Primer, €9.45

Rimmel Scandal’Eyes Volume on Demand Mascara, €6.95


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