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If eyes are the gateways to the souls, than eyelashes are the red carpets! Eyelashes say a lot about how you are feeling each day; they run the gamut from seductive, to sweet, to non-existent. Mascara is the magic wand to transform them. All mascaras are not made equally; with different sizes, shapes, widths and substances, choosing the best mascara depends entirely upon the end result you want.
The Way Nature Intended
For a look that is more natural, an earth tone mascara tends to look best. Shu Uemura's Basic Brown mascara is perfect for everyday wear. It compliments fair complexion and light-colored lashes, too. It won't give you raccoon eyes even after that Bikram yoga class. L'Oréal Paris Bare Naturale Mineral-Enriched Mascara in Black Brown is also a good option, as it's hypoallergenic formula with aloe is suited to sensitive skin types.
Strength in Length
The obvious choice for most buyers is an ultra-lengthening mascara, and there are hundreds to choose from. When in doubt, go Chanel. The Inimitable Multi-Dimensional by Chanel has a non-clumping rubber wand that "lifts, lengthens, and darkens without creating a heavy look." According to Splendora, it is the best mascara money can buy. "Marie Claire" also recommends Revlon's Lash Fantasy Total Definition Mascara, which has one wand for a lengthening conditioner and another for a darkening mascara.
It's a Curl Thing!
Just like curling your hair with a curling iron gives it thickness, a curling mascara makes your lashes appear longer and thicker, as they stand more upright on your lid. Curling lashes gives them a more flirty look, perfect for ultra-gushy batting eyes. The Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara in Black and Clinique's High Impact Curling Mascara are both highly rated in the glossies.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Everyone wants the department store quality without paying the department store prices. Every now and again, a revolutionary product comes along, and the price is almost too good to be true. According to Splendora, the Maybelline Define-a-Lash Mascara has all the bells and whistles of a department store mascara, with a much smaller price tag. The best part of this mascara? It won't leave a hole in your pocket.
So you've already got eyelash extensions huh? Well, adding mascara to your lash extensions can give you even more length and thickness, for lashes that create a breeze when you blink. Caution: only certain mascaras are safe to wear on synthetic lashes. A leader in eyelash extensions and products, Xtreme Lashes' Volume Mascara is safe to use on lash extensions and regular lashes. It contains extracts of tea, parsley, and dogwood fruit. It adds shine and protection to your lashes.