The best mascara to lengthen, curl and volumise your lashes

The best mascara to lengthen, curl and volumise your lashesThe best mascara to lengthen, curl and volumise your lashes.

When it comes to mascara, these are the best in the business.

Without a doubt the one item we’d hail as a ‘can’t-live-without’ in a beauty version of Desert Island Discs , the best mascara can change a person’s life. There’s just something about giving your lashes a bit of oomph that no other cosmetic quite matches (not even your best liquid eyeliner).

Whether you’ve got stubborn, straight lashes, unbearably short ones, or you just want to add a bit of volume to your eyelashes, we’ve tried and tested a job lot of the best mascara formulas and narrowed it down to a few choice buys every woman should have at her disposal.

Walk this way for a tour through the best mascaras on the market, old and new, for just about every lash type. And when you’re done here, check out five mascaras that are worth the hype on our Fabled store.

Best waterproof mascara.

Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara, £20, Fabled.

Clinique’s waterproof mascara accompanies many to weddings, funerals and other important occasions during which crying might occur – because it just will not budge until you take to it with a good eye make-up remover. It has staying power we can only liken to that of a determined customer who camps outside department stores ahead of the Boxing Day sales. Adding just the right amount of length and volume, sensitive-eyed girls will also love it for smudge-free days. One of the best waterproof mascaras you’ll ever try.