10 of the best mascaras according to marie claire editors

Tried and tested

Lucy Adams, beauty director

I’m currently loving Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara – it’s dramatic, glossy and long wearing.

Sherine Youssef, executive beauty editor

I’ve yet to find anything that comes close to the lash-boosting effects of CoverGirl Clump Crusher.

Anna Saunders, executive editor – digital

On the weekend I use Kevin Aucoin The Volume tubular mascara, which can be washed off with water (this is partly because I am hopeless at getting normal mascara off and partly because I live near the beach and tubular mascaras don’t leave smudges under your eyes if your face gets wet). At work, I go for something a little more dramatic and use Lancome Hypnôse.

Anna McClelland, branded content editor – beauty

Shu Uemura’s Tokyo Lash Instant Volume mascara changed my life (or at least, my make-up removal routine). It’s tubular so it washes off easily in warm water, no harsh cleanser necessary, and I never wake up with panda eyes. I also love that it lengthens and thickens lashes without ever clumping.

Jessica Bosco, digital content producer

I’ve tried a lot of mascaras but I always seem to go back to Benefit They’re Real, it makes them look super long and thick and doesn’t seem to smudge under my eyes after a long day staring at the screen like so many others do.

Erin Rooney, digital content producer

My favourite mascara is Tarte’s gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara because it feels very natural on my lashes, and gives great volume. I also can’t get enough of the packaging; it feels so earthy!

Brittany Henderson, StyledBy marie Claire content editor

I’m not very loyal to mascara brands, but I’m using a By Terry one right now and I’m not sure I’ll be able to go back to a chemist brand. It’s fab for volume, isn’t at all gluggy and comes off really easily at the end of the day. I’m about the only person in the world that can’t wear Maybelline Great Lash because I get an allergic reaction. 

Chloe Buttenshaw, fashion editor

Lash Doubling Mascara from Clinique makes my lashes think and long, I love it.

Bree McDonald, fashion & news editor

I wear glasses everyday so I am giving mascara a miss, instead opting for a lash tint, but curling my lashes everyday has been a real game changer. I’m using Shu uemura Shu x Murakami Eyelash Curler

Tara Morris, market editor

Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express. I have rather long but thin eyelashes so when it comes to a mascara I need to make sure there is a bristle brush to make my lashes have a fuller effect.

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