Of course, the formula of a mascara is also crucial for the overall appearance of the eyelashes. Without brushes, however, mascara would hardly be the mascara as we know and talk about it. Who among us has not pledged allegiance to a certain type of hair? Maybe you are the “fluffy brush” type; maybe you balk at the big hairs in favor of soft, flexible plastic bangs? Below are some remarkable mascaras for every brush preference.
Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara
The type of brush: Curved
Good for: Curl, lift and a floating and deployed effect
In addition to its subtle curvature, this brush features staggered bristles designed to spread between each lash.
Kevyn Aucoin L’Expert Mascara
The type of brush: Conical and curved
Good for: Separation, needle-shaped precision and length
Inking those little lashes in the inner corner can quickly become a problem (crat! – again strewn the side of your nose with ink!). A tapered tip mascara takes into account the length of the lashes, from the outside corner to the inside, delivering most of the pigment to the outside edges and just a dab for the little ones in the corners. Bonus: The curved wand can be used for precision work along the lower lash line.
Find a similar brush on Thrive Cosmeceuticals Liquid Eyelash Extender Mascara, which provides a natural look to doe eyes, ideal for daytime wear.
BITE Beauty Upswing Full Volume Mascara
The type of brush: Hourglass, mellow
Good for: Va-va-voom volume
Mascara specialists can immediately conjure up images of Too Face’s Better Than Sex mascara, a classic example of loaded lashes well done, in part thanks to an hourglass brush. This one from Bite Beauty features an equally turbulent figure.
Urban Decay Lash Freak Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara
The type of brush: Triangular or flat edge
Good for: Hugging the upper waterline; a push-up effect
When it comes to clumping, I’m a bit against the grain: I really don’t mind when my lashes seem too inked. Lash Freak shamelessly delivers. Its brush hugs the lashes, resulting in a more is more look. Articulating the bifurcated prismatic brush is a challenge; it really is in a class of its own.
The brush of Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift and Curl mascara is similar but different. Like Lash Freak, it also features a flat edge, allowing for brush-to-root contact and maximum lift.
Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
The type of brush: Like a comb, flexible
Good for: Extreme separation, an ultra-natural lash look
Similar to how a comb removes tangles, a comb-shaped mascara brush has the power to cut clumps. This one certainly does; fans love the “no makeup” results. Note: The formula itself is particularly gentle and non-irritating for contact lens wearers as well.
Hourglass Curator The Eyelash Instrument
The type of brush: No brush at all
Good for: Make-up artists, people who have free time
Okay, so this one is a bit of a niche item, but given its unique hairless shape, it’s just too special to ignore. Instead of combing the lashes like most mascaras do, he intends to paint each lash individually. Should look stylish on any vanity, it’s arguably eco-friendly too, thanks to its reusable packaging.
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