Woman putting on mascara

Mascaras help “open” up the eyes, and give it definition. Needless to say, there’s a wide selection of mascaras in the market that can accentuate your lashes, whether they’re pin-straight, sparse or stubby. Here are some of our favourites.

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Lash Freak, $40, Urban Decay 

Giving both lift and volume, this promises up to 20 hours of budge-proof wear. The patented wand catches lashes—even the tiniest ones—at the root separating each and every one of them for a dramatic, wide-eyed look. 

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Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara, $49, Hourglass 

Formulated to perk up lashes and pump up the volume, this gives the effects of lash extensions with a single coat. A big plus: The smudge-proof formula comes off effortlessly with just warm water.

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Maneater Mascara, $35, Tarte 

This all-in-one mascara imparts extreme length, volume and curl while caring for lashes with its nourishing formula. Carnauba wax and a wand with over 500 flexible bristles ensure smooth, even application. 

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl, $54, Dior

Enriched with volumising and shape-holding K Polymers, this delivers intensified curl with a single sweep of the specially designed concave brush. The convex side can also be used to further boost and set the curl. 

At Lash’d Lengthening & Curling Mascara, $44, Marc Jacobs Beauty

Besides giving lashes additional length and curl, this innovative vegan formula has ingredients such as the conditioning and nourishing Biotin Peptide and pro-vitamin B5 to help keep lashes strong and healthy.