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Beauty Bytes
13 August 2023

8 of Our all-time Favourite Mascaras

Get the false lashes look minus the upkeep with these viral mascaras.

Finding a mascara that doesn’t clump or smudge but still gives you a luscious and voluminous look can be a difficult task. Thankfully these all-time favourite mascaras are proving that making your eyes pop is their forte. No matter what your day brings, tears and all, make sure you are equipped with the best in the business.

Words By Kaylah Baker
Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Volumising Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Volumising Waterproof Mascara

It is hard to put a price on a beauty product that is just right for you, but sometimes a higher dollar value doesn’t equate to a product’s capability.

Living proof of this is the Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Volumising Waterproof Mascara, which can be picked up for as little as $25.

Before you doubt its abilities based on the price point, let us ease your concerns by confirming that it has been gaining an impressive following of admirers on TikTok.

Not only does it help to lift and separate your lashes evenly and perfectly, but it also leaves them looking fluffy; saving you from many gruelling hours of a lash technician prodding and poking at your eye.

Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Volumising Waterproof Mascara – Very Black, $24.95 Adore Beauty

YSL Lash Clash Mascara

YSL Lash Clash Mascara

The word clash often has negative connotations attached to it, but in the case of the YSL Lash Clash Mascara, not a negative can be found.

Made up of the thickest formula that has ever been created in the YSL labs, the Lash Clash received its name due to the sensational clash of its massive volume and its striking black finish.

A work of art, the Lash Clash contains an oil-in-water wax, complex firm forming polymers, and wear boosters; all in all, this creamy mix is able to thicken lashes layer by layer with instant success.

The fragrance-free product is also enriched with Iris Florentina extract, a strengthening and repairing ingredient, which helps your lashes to continuously thrive and live to fight many more days.

Yves Saint Laurent Lash Clash Mascara, $62, Yves Saint Laurent

Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara

Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara

There is a lot to consider when choosing a mascara, and it can be extremely difficult if you are having to compromise on one solution for another. Thankfully, Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening has all the problem areas covered.

Many loyal users have even praised the product for being worth every penny, so be assured that your best eye make-up wearing days are to come.

Even the application process is a breeze with this mascara, due to the micro-fiber bristles that help with detangling and combing the lashes, leaving you with perfect lashes all the way through.

For a mascara that can also last a full 15-hour day and have you chucking away those long falsies that are too much of a hassle to glue on, this one’s for you.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara, $65, Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara

Here at Monde, we can confidently say that there are not many people who haven’t heard of the brand Charlotte Tilbury.

As a luxury beauty, makeup, and skincare brand, Charlotte Tilbury is one of the best in the business and it is difficult to find a product that hasn’t lived up to the hype.

Currently the brands Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara is one of the most talked about products online. The mascara even received Vogue’s winning spot as the best mascara for lengthening.

We suggest this mascara for anyone wanting a clean makeup look that is as chic and sophisticated as its packaging, and that isn’t too striking and bold.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara, $46, Charlotte Tilbury

Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumising Mascara

Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumising Mascara

The saying “go big or go home” has never been truer than when it comes to the Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumising Mascara.

The brand’s determination to be hella big, hella bold, and hella thicc, has resulted in a product that is outrageously dramatic (in the best way possible).

It has also been designed with a full-bodied formula that has everyone in mind, from people with short, to straight, long, or curly lashes.
Designed to be an irresistibly thick, long-wear mascara, the Fenty Beauty mascara has a flair for the dramatic.

But while sometimes a thicker mascara can mean more smudge, this product has been made to be sweat-, humidity-, and transfer-resistant. Say farewell to smudge that won’t budge.

Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara, $34, Sephora

Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Mascara

Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Mascara

Is there anything more satisfying than when someone asks you if your lashes are real and you can confidently say “Yes”?

If this is something you haven’t had the joy of experiencing, let us introduce you to your new bestie in the business – Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Magnet Mascara.

This game-changing mascara was inspired by Benefit’s best-selling original They’re Real Mascara’s formula. Upon the success of the original, the brand worked on a magnetic mineral-enriched formula that would remain lightweight while aiding with extending lashes.

The major selling point of this product that has everyone excited is that with only one swipe of its highly jet-black pigmented formula it will give you a falsies look.

Benefit They’re Real Magnet Mascara, $48, Adore Beauty

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

If you haven’t heard of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, then let us encourage you to experiment with revamping your makeup bag.

This naturally thick mascara is bringing its A-game to the industry and proving there may just be some truth to its name.

Recently voted by Vogue as one of the best mascaras, and the best for giving a dramatic lash, the Too Faced mascara is in a league of its own.

It is one we believe everyone should also have in their beauty arsenal, because while highlighting your natural beauty with an au naturale look is here to stay, there is something about a powerfully dramatic and glam look.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $49.50, Cult Beauty

ILIA Fullest Volumising Mascara

ILIA Fullest Volumising Mascara

From one scroll on TikTok it is clear to see that a standout favourite mascara in the beauty industry has been the ILIA Fullest Volumising Mascara. Anyone and everyone are not just talking about it but, rather, raving about it.

The secret to its success is that while it helps give the appearance of thick, luscious lashes, it has a weightless quality that doesn’t leave your lashes feeling heavy.

As well as giving magnificent results, the product has key ingredients of Arginine, to support strength and healthy-looking lashes, and Provitamin B5, to aid with nourishment and supporting thickness.

This product is also buildable, meaning you can safely apply and reapply to your heart’s content. This allows for the mascara to truly excel at providing a bold look from root to tip.

Ilia Fullest Volumizing Mascara, $20.69, Nordstrom

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