If you didn’t win the genetic lottery and weren’t born with perfectly long and curled eyelashes, don’t despair. You may be addicted to your eyelash curler and while it can be a blessing, if you’re clumsy, it can be a pain if it pinches your lid. Instead, why not test drive a mascara that was designed to give those with straight lashes the curl they crave? Here are our 5 best mascaras that offer up curl and volume.
Christian Dior’s Diorshow Overcurl Iconic Mascara has a cult following for its ability to provide curl and length to straight lashes. The curved brush delivers a dramatic curl that will hold all day. The formula is made with K Polymers to boost its ability to adhere to individual lashes for an instant plumping effect. Apply with the concave side of the wand then press the brush to the upper lashes to set.
You can never go wrong with a mascara from Lancome. Their line of mascaras addresses every need a girl can have when it comes to eyelashes. We particularly adore Hypnose Drama for its ability to give lashes curl and volume in one coat. That’s because it has a “triple-coating system” that comes out even and creamy during its application. You can also layer it for more depth, volume, curl, and yes, drama.
There are two “secrets” to this mascara’s ability to give your lashes lasting curl. One, its tapered brush design that will reach every lash – even the tiny corner lashes that can get missed with a straight brush. Second, the formula itself is made with micro styling wax that makes the curled effect last all day. It’s also eco-friendly and cruelty-free, as are all Essence products.
Marcelle is a classic brand that has put a lot of research and development into its full line of make-up and skincare and this mascara is no exception. Its brush is designed to reach every lash, and its curve hugs the contour of the eye spreading the formula evenly to help to create a big eye look. It’s also hypoallergenic and safe for those with sensitive eyes.
The Clinique High Impact Curling mascara makes lashes look full and curled by the design of its arched wand that gently lifts each and every lash. It is also smudge, flake and smear-resistant for up to 24 hours, yet it washes off easily when you want it gone. And it’s ophthalmologist tested.