Thanks to heavy handed mascara application and artists' penchant for false lashes, the spring-summer 2016 runways proved that the stranger the lashes, the better. Extreme fringes were spaced out on both the top and bottom lashes at Marni, while makeup artists at Louis Vuitton kept things above the lid, with compact feather-like falsies placed on models upper lash line only. Meanwhile, Mary Katrantzou used coloured mascara to clump lashes together in the centre on both the top and bottom lash line for a doll-like approach to this season's dramatic lash trend.
With the plethora of shapes, colours, and types of mascara floating around the beauty scene, it can be difficult to differentiate the products, preventing us from achieving our full lash potential.
To make shopping for mascara a little less overwhelming, we've put together a guide to help you choose the best mascara for your lash type.
Brown mascara is a great option for blondes and redheads who have barely visible blonde lashes. Since black is so stark in comparison to your natural, light colour, stay away from any variation of the shade to avoid a look that's too harsh for a day-to-day basis.
STRAIGHT, LONG LASHES
So, you have long lashes but nobody can see them because they're so straight! Try a volumizing and waterproof mascara with curved bristles to help hold the curl that might be weighed down by the length of your lashes.
STRAIGHT, SHORT LASHES
If you have straight and short lashes, opt for a mascara with rubber bristles that will allow you to manipulate the lashes to form curls and open the eyes up. For added boost, try an option that has double extended tubes that contain a base coat. Let the coat dry before applying your first coat of mascara.
CURLY, LONG LASHES
If you're lucky enough to have the ultimate lash combination, you probably don't need much mascara to make an impact. Still, nothing completes a look like a good coating of mascara. In this case, try a straight brush with medium-sized bristles for effortless and natural-looking lashes.
CURLY, SHORT LASHES
If you've been blessed with curly lashes, but cursed in that they're not long enough to make an impact, try using a Hydra-Collagen enriched mascara with a super-sized brush that will thicken and separate lashes for a more impactful look.