#1 Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara, $38
This mascara is for those looking to push boundaries and have loads of fun while at it. The custom-design brush has tiny precision hooks to grab even the tiniest of lashes, coating them with its long-lasting formula. Made with a combination of hollow silica and ultra-light fibres, this mascara boosts lash volume without weighing them down. It is also fortified with nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and panthenol so lashes are kept supple and soft. And to seal it all in, special polymers help the mascara to adhere to your lashes with zero smudging and flaking.
#2 Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara, $67
Luxurious packaging aside, the thin bristle brush of this mascara is soft and flexible, which makes application a breeze. Thanks to its tapered shape, it is perfect for Asian eyes as it reaches tiny lashes at the inner and outer corners of the eyes easily. The mascara bristles deposit just the right amount of formula, instantly volumises, curls, separates and defines lashes. Formulated to resist water, humidity and sebum, all you have to do is apply this in a zig zag motion from root to tip, and you’ll forget you even have it on for the rest of the day.
#4 L’Oréal Paris False Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara, $27.90
As its name suggests, this features a unique patented wand that is shaped like a butterfly wing. Designed to reach every single lash and stretch them outwards and upwards, it offers lashes a fanned out look that also helps give the illusion of lifted lids. Plus, the creamy formula coats lashes to build volume without flaking or clumping. One coat is enough to see visible results, and three coats will give a false lash effect. Just wait about 30 seconds between application to allow for the formula to set before layering on more. This lasts through tears, perspiration and humidity, perfect for a night out dancing.
#5 Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes 4-in-1 Waterproof Mascara, $35
Encapsulated in a metallic, python-embossed tube, it is a sign of the drama that’s in store for your lashes. The mascara brush is smaller than most volumising mascaras but yet it does the job of fattening skimpy lashes. Plus points goes to the way the bristles are positioned as they help minimise clumps. The formula also contains olive esthers and minerals to condition lashes, while the patented Skinvigorating Beeswax acts as a waterproofing agent to get your through any sweat and tears.