Thicken, lengthen, and the perfect curve: These 10 mascaras promise the perfect look. With expert tips and tips for shopping afterwards.
While countless formulas on the market promise volume, momentum, and definition, few products really bring a professional result. We asked the stars' stylists and make-up artists which mascara is their favorite - because who knows better than the professionals who are responsible for the look of Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid?
In order to find the best mascara for yourself, it is important to pay attention to the following points: The result should last as long as possible without blurring or depositing under the eye. The mascara should also be easy to remove again. Rubbing too hard when removing make-up can irritate the eyes and sensitive skin and lead to redness. So it's best to use waterproof mascara only for sports, swimming, and emotional events such as a wedding. The right brush is also important: Use a rather small brush head for small eyes, otherwise, not all of the eyelash hairs at the corners of the eyes will be reached. The texture of the eyelashes is also decisive: are they short, long, thick, or thin? Then it depends on which mascara is best.
"Velvet Noir Mascara" by Marc Jacobs Beauty, for 28 euros, via Sephora.de, "Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara" by Dior, and the "Beauty Eyes to Kill Mascara" by Giorgio Armani.
"I like products that create full, fan-shaped lashes with just one swipe," says Adele's make-up artist Michael Ashton. "My absolute must-have is the 'Velvet Noir Mascara' by Marc Jacobs Beauty. I love that it gives the lashes volume and curl as well as a deep jet black color. The 'Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara also ensures maximum volume and curl The 'Eyes to Kill Mascara' is wonderful - it's not too much, it's just right, "says Kardashians' make-up artist, Mary Phillips. "Because it is sometimes 7 o'clock in the morning and you don't want any flashy, glued-on eyelashes, just a natural volume."
Perfect duo: the "False Lash Maximizer Primer" from MAC, and the "Inimitable Mascara" from Chanel
"I can create the most beautiful lashes with these two mascaras together," says make-up artist Romy Soleimani, who counts Bella Hadid and Kate Hudson among her customers. First, the "False Lash Maximizer" from MAC is applied, and then the "Inimitable Mascara" from Chanel. "The combination leaves an even, clean finish, and there are never any grains or lumps." Perfect for the next business appointment.
Smudge-proof: the "Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara" and the "Falsies Lash Lift Waterproof" from Maybelline
"I love L'Oréal's 'Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara' because it's one of the blackest mascaras on the market," says Patrick Ta, who works with stars from Kendall Jenner to Camila Alves. "The applicator really lifts the lashes to create that extra drama that everyone wants. The 'Falsies Lash Lift Waterproof' with eyelash-lengthening fibers and double-curved brush gives maximum curl and length." The next wedding is sure to come.
Teamwork: the "Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer" from IT Cosmetics, and the "They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara" from Benefit Cosmetics
"The 'Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Mascara Primer' from IT Cosmetics is my favorite for the lower and fine inner lashes - if you want a 'no-mascara look'," says Pati Dubroff, who works with Margot Robbie and Dakota Johnson. "In addition, the 'They're Real!' Mascara from Benefit provides really good volume and a long-lasting effect. The ball at the end is great for collecting more product on the surface." In combination an unbeatable team.
Lengthening and giving momentum: the "Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara" from Lancôme
"I love how the 'Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara' elongates the lashes," says make-up artist Joyce Bonelli, who works with stars like Nicki Minaj and Salma Hayek, among others. "The brush is great for shaping the lashes for a curling effect, and the result lasts from morning to night!"
"L'Obscur Mascara" from Gucci Beauty
The "L'Obscur Mascara" by Gucci Beauty with a rich texture in intense black coats each lash individually and thanks to the pointed elastomer brush, it also catches the short lashes. Apply once for a classic business look, several coats for a dramatic look.
Perfect for sensitive eyes that tend to redden: the "Med Ultra Boost" from Medipharma. Nice side effect: the formulation enriched with special active ingredients promotes growth when used daily.
Around 1936, when the first waterproof mascara came on the market and the formula was first filled into small tubes, the first "brush" was also used: a stick of paper rolled lengthways. The overlapping of the paper layers resulted in a "groove shape" with which the mascara could be applied in a targeted manner. Today a distinction is made between synthetic fiber and plastic or rubber brushes. In the case of mascara brushes made of synthetic fibers, the bristles are usually arranged in a spiral; In terms of texture, the individual bristles can be short, long, dense, pulled apart, soft, or rather hard - and thus achieve different results. Plastic brushes are usually made from one piece, the individual bristles are further apart. The main focus of these mascaras is on the perfect definition/separation and lengthening of the eyelashes.
Depending on the shape of the eye and the condition of the eyelashes, different brush shapes are suitable for an optimal result:
As a rule, mascara has a shelf life of three to six months, after which you should change the product, as germs can accumulate in the mascara and lead to inflammation. If the mascara has expired, it can cause the lashes to break faster.
So that the mascara does not dry out too quickly, do not "pump" it with the brush. This way, the air gets unnecessarily inside the mascara. This ensures that the mascara dries out. If the mascara looks dry and lumpy, you can add a few drops of contact lens fluid or high-quality olive oil, this will make the mascara supple again. SOS trick: hot water. Simply place the closed mascara in a hot water bath for a few minutes.