Talk wands to a beauty girl and she'll think mascara, not Harry Potter. The magic tool that beautifully opens up the way to heavenly, fluttery, and flirtatious peepers a la Betty Boop, is every girl’s best friend. But with the surplus of products to choose from, picking one for your needs can get extra cray. Below we’ve listed down editor, makeup artist, and celebrity-approved tubes that will add the va-va-voom to every smize.
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express, P449, Drug stores
We were actually torn between this makeup artist fave and the classic Great Lash, but we decided to go with Volum' Express because it’s available in Manila all year-round. (Great Lash is available in Manila only until supplies last.)
Great for: Batting your eyelash at the office cutie.
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara, P1895, Greenbelt 5
You want Betty Boop’s hypnotizing doe-eyed look? Hypnose Doll Eyes gives you a wide-eyed effect with its precision tip that defines hard-to-reach corner lashes. Ladies, it works even without a curler.
Great for: Playing hard-to-get on a date night.
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister, P795, Department Dtores
Where mascaras are concerned, there is power in length. Get lashes for days with just a few swipes using the plastic applicator that doesn’t absorb the product meant to go on your fine fringe. Bonus: You can use the brown one as a two-fer brow gel and brush.
Great for: Meetings, to show you mean business.
K-Palette Lash Perm Mascara, P895, Rustan's
Just wiggle three full coats of this lash master (don't go more than that if you don't want to way down your lashes), dab on a bit of tint on your cheeks and puckers, then dance the humid summer night away.
Great for: Thin-lashed ladies.
Fairydrops Platinum Mascara Waterproof Type, P1195, Beauty Bar
Born with stick-straight and uncooperative eye bristles? Fairydrop's curved wand will make sure your curler gets all the help it needs minus the annoying flakes.
Great for: Beach baes. (It's waterproof.)
Diorshow Iconic Extreme Waterproof, P2000, Rustan's
Suffering from genetically-induced short and tiny lashes? Kick cute out of the curb with Diorshow's hardworking, non-clumping, waterproof silver tube. Hey, we heard even Kim K uses this.
Great for: Slaying the red carpet like a true bombshell.
Browhaus HD Mascara in Black, P998, Greenbelt 5
You know what would best complement groomed brows? Natural looking lashes that have hours of staying power.
Great for: No make up-makeup selfies.
Benefit Cosmetics, they're Real! mascara, P1200, Rustan's
Tried and tested by a couple of our very own editors as well as fresh-faced Mari Jasmine, this mascara makes you feel like you're sporting falsies. Only...they're real! Did we mention it's so easy to remove? It just slides off with your makeup remover.
Great for: Faking it 'till you make it.
MAC Cosmetics, Studio Sculpt Lash, P900
Va-va-volume sans the spidery clumping is guaranteed with MAC's comb-like wand. It lifts and separates the strands for instant definition.
Great for: Partying all night-long. (Even when it smudges, it looks cool, too.)
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumnizing Mascara, P795, Rustan's
Ace in holding that swoop, this waterproof mascara is made to stay all day - no need to worry about droopy and melted lashes.
Great for: A full day in a foreign city... lots of OOTD taking included.