These are the best mascaras that will transform the shortest and straightest Asian lashes into long, luscious ones.
#1 Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, $38
Big, bad and black – that’s how we would describe our lashes after swiping on a few coats of the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. The tapered end of the wand lets you reach the lashes at the corner of your eyes easily. Pair this with the Subversion Lash Primer for added oomph!
#2 Maybelline New York Big Eyes Barbie Mascara, $21
Those with shorter lashes will agree that lash fibres are a godsend and the Maybelline New York Big Eyes Barbie Mascara gives you the long, voluminous lashes you see on dolls and anime characters. Brush on a coat of the mascara, and then one coat of the fibres on the other end. Let dry and finish off with one more coat of the mascara for maximum length and volume.
#3 L'Oreal SuperStar False Lash Mascara, $25.90
Similar to the Maybelline New York Big Eyes Barbie Mascara, the L’Oreal SuperStar False Lash Mascara is also dual-ended, but it sports a smaller brush so you’re able to reach the tiny lashes on the inner and outer corner of the eyes easily. A smaller brush for the lash fibres also means you dispense less per stroke, allowing you full control over how intense and voluminous you want your lashes to be.
#4 Lunasol Feathery Lash Mascara , $46
If it’s one thing we love, it’s mascaras that don’t appear clumpy even after a few coats, and the Lunasol Feathery Lash Mascara is one of those rare ones. With a slight curve to the wand that fits most Asian eyes, and a tiny tip that lets you coat smaller lashes, the mascara is a good choice for those who want control over how dramatic their lashes look.
#5 M.A.C In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Lash in Dimensional Black, $37
If you want a mascara that will enhance your lashes and withstand the elements, take the M.A.C In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Lash for a spin. It’s waterproof formula promises non-clumpy and non-smudging wear. It stays put through an intense yoga class, so we reckon it can go through a hot lunch at a hawker centre without budging.
#6 Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara, $25.90
Japanese brand Majolica Majorca is known for their mascaras but our favourite would have to be the Lash King as it comes with tiny fibres that look natural when applied.
#7 FAUX FAYC Mascara Duo, $39
Most standalone fibre extensions are white in colour, but the FAUX FAYC Mascara Duo has black fibres which are perfect for darker Asian lashes. We’re not kidding when we say they really, really amplify your lashes. If you have short lashes, these are the ones for you.
#8 Eyeko Waterproof Sport Mascara, $34
The Eyeko Waterproof Sport Mascara is everything we want in a mascara – volume, length and staying power. The wand is on the flatter side, with a slight curve so you can coat your lashes in just one stroke.
#9 Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara, $38
Formulated with ultra-light fibres, this mascara simultaneously lengthens and volumises while keeping lashes separated. Plus, it boasts a long-wearing power that stays smudge free for hours.
#10 Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, $44
Inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mother, who before a date, would shave velvet ribbons to mix the fibres into her mascara for longer and more voluminous lashes, this mascara gives wearers the a faux lash effect in just one swipe.
#11 Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme, $53
The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara has already earned its reputation as a mascara that gives you amazing volume and length, but they’ve really turned it up a notch with the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme. It comes with a mascara and fibre extensions so you can load up on the volume as you go along.