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The Grazia Edit Of The Best Mascaras On The Market

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Because if we're all opting for that 'no makeup makeup' look, we can at least have the longest lashes in the game...

Ask most women what item of make-up they can’t live without, and the majority would say their mascara. For many, it’s the essential that they will wear no matter what, whether it’s a 'no make-up make-up' day, or a glammed-up night out. But with different mascaras for different needs, how do you know which one is best for you? And which product could lay claim to the coveted title of the best mascara of 2018?

Best Mascaras For Lengthening The Lashes

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Who hasn’t spent a disproportionate amount of time in search of the holy grail of mascara: one which can extend your lashes to falsie-worthy lengths, without leaving said lashes looking crunchy or overly spider-like (it’s a fine line, we can tell you from experience)? Finding a product that adds the requisite length and definition can prove tough, but fear not: there are brands out there that have stepped up to the mark when it comes to longer lashes, and we’ve hunted them down for you…

These are 10 of the best lengthening mascaras.

Best Mascaras For Sensitive Eyes

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If you suffer from watery, sensitive eyes, then you might need a mascara that is a little gentler. Anyone who has hayfever, gets stinging eyes when they are around dust or a pet, or simply wears contact lenses, will benefit from using a mascara for sensitive eyes. Formulated with non-irritating ingredients, these mascaras are hypoallergenic, and won’t leave you with stinging, sore or red eyes after wearing. Also, if you are thinking of using a waterproof mascara instead, due to the watery eye problem, then think again: they are notoriously hard to remove (duh) and will only cause further irritation when you’re scrubbing away with make-up remover.

See the best mascaras for sensitive eyes here.

Best Waterproof Mascaras

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Whether you’re hitting the swimming pool, sunbathing or working out (or even just watching a sad film), there are plenty of occasions when it is a good idea to wear a waterproof mascara to avoid getting panda eyes. While normal mascara is made from emulsions of water and oil, waterproof mascara has no water, and is less likely to flake or smudge. Often coming in a clear formula, people wrongly think that it won’t give you the same lift and curl, but it’s all about picking the right product. Here are the best waterproof mascaras that we have tried.

See the best waterproof mascaras here.

Best Volumising Mascaras

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Fan of the doe-eyed look popularised by Twiggy in the 1960s? Us too. To achieve it, you'll need a heavy duty volumising mascara, one that can extend and curl your lashes at the same time as plumping them and giving them that spidery, thick look. Not for the faint of heart, it is a bold look, but one that is ever so pretty and frequently comes back into fashion. To avoid clumps or mascara flaking off, you need to ensure that you have found the best formula for you. Luckily, we've done the hard work for you...

See the best volumising mascaras here.

The Best Drugstore Mascaras For 2018

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Finding a good mascara is a lifelong rollercoaster of ups and downs. Whether you're taken in by the sneaky photoshopped adverts or find one you love only for it to be cruelly discontinued, it’s a treacherous journey of high hopes and broken hearts. It’s with all of this risk to often little reward that drugstore mascaras come in handy, because if it really fails the test at least you’ve only spent what you would on a nice lunch. And contrary to popular belief, there are actually a bunch of amazing drugstore mascaras out there - that will leave you with change from a £10 note, too.

See the best drugstore mascaras here.

Shop the Grazia Daily team's favourite mascaras in the gallery below...