The Lash Portfolio: What Type of Mascara Do You Need?

By  June 03, 2009

We all have different eyelashes.Whether long, curly, short, or straight, there is always something we could to do make them look more perfect and beautiful. We also all have different types of events to attend; sometimes you need bold,  thick eyelashes to match your red silk gown, and other times you need natural-looking eyelashes for the office.  Lucky for us, when it comes to mascara, anything is possible. So how do you know which one to chose? Read our guide to choosing the right kind of mascara.

Natural: Sometimes it’s best to stick with a natural look that won’t draw too much attention. When you’re looking for something quick and effortless, a natural look is definitely best.

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Prescriptives Lash Envy Volumizing Mascara, Black 0.19 oz available at Prescriptives.com for $19.50

Waterproof: Headed out for a movie date with your ideal guy to watch the newest chick flick? It has tear-jerking potential and you don’t want to look like a sloppy mess when the lights go on. Black smudges down your face will not ensure a call back. Avoid this easily by using waterproof mascara.
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Yves Saint Laurent Everlong Waterproof Mascara, available at Sephora.com for  $28.50

Curling: Having long eyelashes is a complete waste if they’re straight and awkward. Curling is a must;  it will widen your eyes giving them a sexier and gorgeous look.

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Rimmel London Sexy Curves available at RimmelLondon.com for  $10.75

Lengthening: Can eyelashes ever be too long? Maybe they can, but in MOST cases, the longer, the better! Lengthening can be huge for those of us who have shorter eyelashes.

4Maybelline New York Great Lash Washable Mascara available at any major drug store for $6.99

Long-Wearing: Long days can ruin our makeup and leave you looking tired and scary. How can you maintain your bright eyes  if your makeup fails you? With the right products ofcourse!

5 Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula, available at Sephora.com for $14

Volumizing: Probably the most important reason for mascara. We all want our lashes looking full and sexy.

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BADgal Lash Benefit Cosmetics, available at Sephora.com for $19

Defining: Nothing is worst than clumpy eyelashes, and guys hate it probably more than we do. Avoid having weird clumps and make sure your lashes are clearly defined.

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LANCÔME ÔSCILLATION – Vibrating Infinite Powermascara Water Resistant, available at Sephora.com for $34

Colored: Although we’re usually reluctant to wear colorful mascara, it’s almost summertime and a little color never hurt anyone. Whether you’re into the look or just need some for a costume, here is our favorite hue:
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Blinc Kiss Me Mascara Dark Green, available at the SkinStore.com for $24.00