Your complete mascara guide

Friday, 26 July 2013

Stumped by the overwhelming number of mascaras on the market? Don’t be! We’ve put together our guide on how to choose one best suited to your lashes’ needs. Have a look at our list below to determine what you want from your mascara, and which product you should try to get the results.

Different types of mascara brushes

1. Treatment
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment, R195

2. Definition
Clarins Instant Definition Mascara, R255

3. Base Coat
Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base, R305

4. Freedom and Precision
Givenchy Phenomen’ Eyes, R365

5. Twice The Definition

Yardley Double Definition Mascara, R69.95

6. Volume

Le Volume De Chanel, R355

7. Length and Seperation
Kanebo Sensai 38℃ Mascara, R395

8. Transparent Sealer (protects mascara from the sea, tears and rain)
Clarins Double Fix Mascara, R215

9. False Lash Effect
L’Oréal False Lash Wings, R189.95

10. Waterproof

Mavala Eye-Lite Waterproof Mascara, R139.95

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Rivania Pillay

    I definitely need to get my hands on the Chanel mascara!

    4 years ago •

  1. Moodley

    I am a mascara addict. Was given the Chanel Waterproof Volume mascara by my boyfriend and fell in love with it instantly. It makes my lashes look full and longer with just one coat. Totally adore it

    4 years ago •

  1. MEL1SSA

    Ah this is heaven! I love mascara – printing this page as well to do a TICK OFF list of mascaras to try. :D

    5 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    I would love to try number 4. Givenchy looks great, and the tube is just so ‘spacey’! Too bad about the price… I’m thinking I’d be able to get at the corners perfectly with THAT brush.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    L’Oreal False Lash Wings is awesome! Really gives your lashes volume!

    6 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    L’Oreal mascaras are great and they bring out new ones frequently. Use to love Lancôme, but just too expensive now.

    6 years ago •

  1. Queen Shai

    This has been most helpful, I plan to get each mascara on a one a month basis..

    6 years ago •

  1. Queen Shai

    ‘Transparent Sealer (protects mascara from the sea, tears and rain)’. I’m impressed. I didn’t know such a mascara existed, tears maybe but rain and the SEA, wow!

    6 years ago •

  1. disastar

    One that doesn’t clump up and irritate my eyes would be nice!

    6 years ago •

  1. de Klerk

    I’m still looking for a great waterproof mascara that does all. MAC Haute n Naughty is good too.

    6 years ago •

  1. Ferreira

    Mascara is a very personal product, what might be perfect for one person, might not be for another. But these are all great products.

    6 years ago •

  1. Pretty P

    Awesome mascara guide to suit every budget! <3 Will defo be trying some of these products!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pluke

    Finally! Some advice on Mascara! Le Volume De Chanel looks like my kinda thing!

    6 years ago •

  1. mkhize

    I’m using the Givenchy Phenomen and its great!

    6 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Looks great and with such variety to suit the different budgets, love it!

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Mascara is my biggest essential! Good to know which is which!

    6 years ago •

  1. Heidi G

    Elizabeth Arden’s mascara is great and it makes your eyelashes feel so soft!

    6 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    The Givenchy mascara looks great. It looks like you can very precise with that brush.

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I would love to try the Sensai Kenebo, why is it so expensive?

    6 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Sigh, so many different mascaras, so little time (and money). I’m sure I’m not the only one that would like to try all of the ones listed above, LOL!

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    The Clarins Double Fix Mascara sound like a winner.

    6 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    I like the vibrating mascara wand by Black|Up. It perfectly separates lashes and lengthens at the same time. Amazing!

    6 years ago •

  1. Abby

    Very helpful article, thank you :) I always wonder which to buy.

    6 years ago •

  1. Cornelli

    Love this! I am definitely going to reconsider when I buy mascara again.

    6 years ago •

  1. Moodley

    I so love mascara. Has anyone tried a vibrating wand?

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I don’t really like the curved mascara brush. I find that it doesn’t give me the desired effect. Maybe I am not using it correctly.

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    These all look great. I didn’t event know that Yardley had that one.

    6 years ago •

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