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Get false lash effect with the flick of a (mascara) brush

Get false lash effect with the flick of a (mascara) brush

Beauty trends come and go, with matte red lips in one minute and pink glossy ones the next. But when it comes to updating your look one thing that has never changed is the desire for full, flutter-ready eyelashes. While celebrities remain fans of fake lashes, and these can be good for a one-off occasion, they are too much of a palaver (as well as too expensive) to use every day.

However, with the huge range of mascaras hitting our shelves every day, a little research can go a long way when it comes to the best products to achieve that false lash effect.

Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara, Maybelline

A new addition to the market, this mascara has a unique push-up brush which enables the lashes to be volumised, while the cup-shaped bristles thicken lashes. A few coats of this and even your nearest and dearest will believe you’ve got a bit of falsie help. Another benefit is that it has styling wax included, meaning the lashes are kept lifted all day. If you are looking for a demure, daytime look then this isn’t the one for you as it’s glamour all the way with this mascara, especially in the intense black shade.


Brought to you by celebrity favourite WUNDERBROW eyebrow make-up, WUNDEREXTENSIONS mascara doesn’t disappoint. This has dual formula technology which can actually extend your eyelashes and make them look fuller for up to three days. So you can forget about updating your beauty look daily, as you won’t have to worry about your lashes for a few days after applying this. It works by combining volumising “micro-hydratubes” with lash extension fibres, meaning you are left with enviably long lashes that won’t smudge or flake.

Fast Stroke Mascara, Collection

If you’re looking for a mascara which will leave your friends green with envy but won’t break the bank, look no further! Collection launched this after the huge success of their Fast Stroke liquid eyeliner, and it seems the mascara version is going to be even more successful. Its densely bristled rubberised brush means the lashes are separated and lifted, defining them and leaving you with a glamorously gorgeous flutter. It’s also available in brown/black, black and ultra black – giving you a choice of which colour will suit your lashes best. And if you’re wearing it for a day that’s going to be emotional, why not opt for the waterproof version?

Better-Than-Waterproof Mascara, Cargo Cosmetics

For any brides to be or those who have a teary day ahead of them, Cargo Cosmetics’ new eyelash offering is definitely a safe bet. While some other waterproof mascaras don’t stand the splash test, this one has been proven to stay put even while swimming. And forget about rubbing vigorously with an oily make-up remover at the end of the day; its unique formulation means that warm water and a gentle touch of pressure will remove this mascara and give you a clean slate ready for the next day.

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