Mascara starters

Buying a mascara for the first time can be lots of fun, but once you’re faced with choosing between the hundreds on shelf, it can get a little daunting. We’ve scoured through heaps of mascaras to find the top six you should consider if you’re buying for the first time. Easy-to-use brushes, cute packaging and affordable prices – now get testing!


Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara, R109.95

Wet n Wild Mega Volume Mascara, R59.95

Woolworths Wink Mascara, R49.95

Essence Maximum Definition Volume Mascara, R39.95

Yardley Lash Plumper Mascara, R99

Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Cat Eyes Mascara, R109.95

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Your complete mascara guide
Beauty editors picks: our top five mascaras


9 Responses

  1. Where can I buy the GOSH Growth mascara in SA? Heard that it really makes ur lashes grow longer!

  2. Do the permanent eye liner and eye brow painting and it’s all over. Looks great!

  3. Maybelline’s Colossal in the waterproof option is my favourite everyday wear. I tend to get panda eyes when wearing normal lashes because my lashes refuse to curl so this works just great for me.

  4. I think the mascara’s applicator is the most important factor when buying one. The Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascara has a thick brush-like applicator that gives me thick and long lashes! I love it!

  5. I love Maybelline mascaras. I’m not too fond of the Yardley one I have as it just will not hold a curl at all.

  6. I adore the Maybelline Colossal range of mascaras. They lift, curl and thicken my lashes. A few coasts and it almost looks like I’m wearing falsies :)

  7. How I love mascara. Yet another page for me to print and tick off as I purchase. Hopefully I can review all of them at some point. I think Yardley Lash Plumper will be next on my list.

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