8 Types of Mascara and Which Exactly You Should Use

Types of Mascara

If there’s one product I cannot live without, it’s mascara. I never knew the magic of mascara until my lates 20s, and call me dramatic, but my life has never been the same since then. They say eyes are the window to the soul, and mascara works to enhance that. By making your lashes appear darker, it makes your eyes bigger instantly. However, I never realised that there were so many types of mascara out there until recently. If you’re like me, hop on board — it’s time to take you through the different types of mascara out there.

Waterproof Mascara

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara

If you’re anticipating some, well, water involved, waterproof mascara is the perfect fix. However, they can be a bit hard to remove. A good hack is applying a coat of regular mascara as a base layer, then coating over it in waterproof mascara. That way, it’ll slide off easier.

Curling Mascara

Roller Lash Mascara - Black 8.5g
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara

There’s just something about the curl that’s extra sexy. For anyone with super straight lashes, curling mascara is for you. This mascara will give you an additional hand when it comes to keeping your lashes up.

Volumising Mascara

L'Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara
L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara

Suffering from thin, sparse lashes? That’s exactly what volumising mascara is for. The formula is noticeably thicker than regular mascaras, adding volume where its lacking. While by no means used for a natural, everyday look, these are perfect for a glam night out!

Lengthening Mascara

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara
Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara

If you have short eyelashes, don’t fret. With special brushes and formulas, lengthening mascara will make up for where your lashes fall short!

Fibre Mascara

Pixi Lengthy Fiber Mascara Black
Pixi Lengthy Fiber Mascara

Another godsend for short and sparse lashes, fibre mascara works in two parts. First, add tiny fibres to lengthen your eyelashes through a white primer. Second, coat them with a top coat of the finishing black cream formula. Voilà, your lashes are instantly longer, thicker, and fuller! If that wasn’t amazing enough, it also comes off like a dream.

Clump-Free Mascara

Sephora Collection Beautiful Lash Care Mascara 01 Black
Sephora Collection Beautiful Lash Care Mascara

While thick lashes may be the envy of everyone out there, they can be a pain when it comes to applying mascara. For one, it’s easy to get them onto your lids. It also makes it awfully clumpy. If you’re aiming for separated, feathery lashes, clump-free mascara is your best bet.

Tubing Mascara

Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara Ultra Black
Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara

These work by forming a ‘tube’ around your lashes, giving it a lovely thickness and length. They work similarly to fibre mascara, but don’t flake of as easily. Another great choice for those lacking in the lash department.

Mascara Primer

Velvet Prime Epic Lash Primer Prime 50
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Prime Epic Lash Primer

Just like makeup primers, mascara primers prep the lashes before the actual mascara goes on. They are totally worth the extra step — they prevent clumping, help separate the lashes, and keep them flake-free throughout the day.

With so many types of mascara out there, it’s no wonder that so many are opting for eyelash extensions, which get you the glam without the hassle. Find out all you need to know about eyelash extensions and salons to visit on VaniZine.

Follow VaniZine for more beauty and lifestyle tips!

The top salons are just a click away! Visit Vaniday and make a booking today.