If you're someone who loves voluminous and fluttery lashes, getting your hands on the best mascara would mean everything to you. They give your lashes an unbelievable lift, make them voluminous and bring the lost old life back. From coloured and clear mascaras to fibre and volumizing mascaras, there's a whole new different world to explore and collect when it comes to this beauty product. There's something for each one of you, no matter how different your needs are.
If you're a newbie who has just stepped into the makeup world, or you're someone who wants to explore this genre of makeup, this story is going to be your perfect stop.
We've brought the complete A to Z guide on some of the best mascaras under 1000, curated specifically for all you lash lovers out there. Read ahead, and rejoice.
10 Best Mascaras Available
- Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum Express Mascara
- L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara
- NYX Professional Makeup Worth The Hype Volumizing Mascara
- L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
- M.A.C False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
- Kiko Milano Smart Colour Mascara
- Colorbar 30 Days Growth Booster Mascara
- Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
- Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara
- Faces Ultime Pro HD Whopper Lashes Mascara
The beauty market is swirling around with different types of products, mascara being the one trending throughout. Anyone is bound to get confused about which brand, what texture and what formulation to buy - because there are a plethora of options to choose from. To save you from all the hassle and effort of buying the right mascara, we've brought together a list of 5 top mascara under Rs.1000, that are best among the league.
1. Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum Express Mascara
If we're talking about mascara and we skip mentioning Maybelline The Colossal Mascara, it'll be a makeup skin. The ultimate game-changer in the mascara world, The Colossal mascara is one of the most loved mascaras of all times. It is available in many different formulation and textures. Wearing this mascara gives your lashes immense volume, such that it creates an illusion of wearing falsies. Hands down, it's a must-buy if you've never tried this baby.
- Gives your lashes great volume
- Doesn't clump your lashes
- Flakes off after 7-8 hours
- Not suitable for long wear
- Rs262Rs405(35% OFF)
- Rs249Rs400(38% OFF)
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2. L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara
Another must buy product is the L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara. This mascara is a great dupe for many high end mascaras. It gives your lashes a great amount of volume, that looks as natural as ever. It has a strong staying power and the application is very easy. Incase you wish to build up the product and go for a second coating, you can do that without fretting as it will not clump the lashes, and make it look fake.
- Tremendous volume
- Long stay
- Rs620Rs875(29% OFF)
- Rs709Rs890(20% OFF)
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3. NYX Professional Makeup Worth The Hype Volumizing Mascara
Nyx has some great mascara products too, and they're all worth the hype. Formulated with ingredients that give your lashes eight times the volume, the mascara claims to make your eyes look bigger and lashes appear fuller. The wand of this mascara has regular, dense bristles and it makes the application in the inner corner lashes very easy.
- Wand is good
- Gives eight times volume
- Doesn't look natural
4. L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
The L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara rightly justifies the name. This mascara gives you dreamy and unmatchable lashes, one that cannot be ignored. The wand a unique shape which makes the application very easy. It separates each lash and avoids any clumping. This product is a must buy incase you're looking for just dense and fluttery lashes.
- Does not smudge
- No clumping
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5. M.A.C False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara / Mini
Lastly, we could not have completed our list without the MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mini Mascara. This product from the “mini” collection of MAC is another product that curls your lashes, lifts them up, and makes them look dreamy and dense. If you are looking for a product that curls your lashes and gives you volume as well - this is the product. Get your hands on this one ASAP.
- Travel friendly packaging
- Lifts your lashes
6. Kiko Milano Smart Colour Mascara
This is of the best drugstore mascara available in the market. It claims to give your lashes a panoramic volume, without making it look heavy and clumpy. Formulated without parabens, the Kiko Milano Smart Colour Mascara comes in six different colours. If you wish to get your hands on an affordable volumizing mascara, this would be a good choice.
- Good shade range
- Coats shorter lashes
- Not waterproof
7.Colorbar 30 Days Growth Booster Mascara
Another best mascara for short lashes is this Colorbar 30 Days Growth Booster Mascara. Its naturally formulated without any parabens, to give a boost to your lashes and make them grow more. Not only does it improve the volume, but the seaweed and lemon extracts does wonder to your natural lashes.
- No parabens
- Naturally formulated
- Rs660Rs825(20% OFF)
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8. Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
This is one of the best Maybelline mascaras of all time. It gives your lashes a good hold, tremendous volume, and gives a fan effect to them. The wand has two types of bristles - one for making the lashes dense, second to give the fanned out effect. It's definitely a must have.
- Good quality wand
- Suitable for contact lenses
- Dry texture
- Rs1,048Rs1,399(25% OFF)
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9. Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara
This mascara from Lakme is another good mascara for volume. It is long lasting, waterproof, smudge resistant, and makes your lashes look fluttery and beautiful. Get your hands on this one if you want curly and dreamy lashes.
- Easy to use applicator
- Might clump your lashes
- Rs585Rs650(10% OFF)
- Rs335Rs650(48% OFF)
- Rs448Rs750(40% OFF)
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10. Faces Ultime Pro HD Whopper Lashes Mascara
Another good buy is this volumising mascara from Faces. It gives you deeper, darker and more dramatic lashes. Not only is the colour pay off is mind blowing, but the mascara is sweat proof and is enriched with plant extracts.
- Dermatologically tested
- Rs690Rs799(14% OFF)
- Rs477Rs799(40% OFF)
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Types Of Mascaras
Broadly, there are four main categories of mascaras available:
- Lengthening mascara
- Volumizing mascara
- Clear mascara
- Coloured Mascara
Let's take you through each one of them individually.
1. Lengthening Mascara
Lengthening mascaras give your eyelashes an unmatchable length and make them look long and spicy. They contain short synthetic fibers which give an illusion of longer lashes.
Pick a lengthening mascara if the length of your lashes isn't too long.
You can go for these products as they are some of the best in town:
2. Volumizing Mascara
Volumizing mascaras are everything if you want beautiful and fluttery eyelashes. They give your lashes an illusion of being fuller and bulkier, and give the life back to your eyelashes. Here are some of our favourite volumizing mascaras that you must get your hands on:
3. Clear Mascara
Clear mascara is the one which has no colour in its pigment, it's just a clear product that may have some oil, solution or gloss in it. It's completely transparent and has no colour whatsoever. This mascara can serve many purposes, from nourishing your lashes to adding just a clear coat of pigment for the lift. In case you wish to provide your lashes with some extra nourishment and health, invest in a good quality clear mascara. It'll make a world of difference to the quality of your lashes.
Here's are a few picks we strongly recommend if you're trying a clear mascara for the first time:
4. Coloured Mascara
We cannot even get started on how much we love the whole idea of coloured mascara. These mascaras are just like your usual mascaras but in colours other than the usual black. Pink, blue, orange, you name it; it's there.
If you're someone who loves to experiment, tries and enjoys funky colours and trends, then you must get your hands on this baby.
And if you just want to start exploring, you can begin with blue or brown mascara.
Here are a few suggestions that you might want to try:
Ideal Way To Apply Mascara
Step 1: Dip the mascara wand into the tube. Swirl it to collect some pigment on the wand.
Step 2: Run the mascara wand between your eyelashes. Start by going in an upward motion, so that it lifts your lashes and makes them stay in place.
Step 3: Wiggle the wand between your lashes, this way the product spreads evenly between your lashes and gives them a nice coat.
Step 4: Go in a downward motion to apply some of the pigment on the upper side of your lashes well.
Step 5: Go for a second coating, if you want a better result.
Step 6: Let the mascara dry.
How To Remove Mascara With Micellar Water
Step 1: Soak two cotton pads with some makeup remover or micellar water.
Step 2: Place the cotton pads on each eye, and apply very little pressure, so that it comes in contact with your lashes. Let the cotton pad sit on your eyes for about 1 minute. This will allow the makeup remover to break down your mascara and work more effectively.
Step 3: Gently swipe the cotton pads and rub gently, in downward motion on your lashes. This will take off a lot of mascara from your lashes. Repeat until no more pigment is coming off.
Step 4: Dip a Q-tip in micellar water and rub it on your lash line. This will remove any last traces of mascara left on your lashes, and make them spot clean.
How To Remove Mascara With Cleansing Balm
Step 1: Take a coin sized amount of balm on your fingers and rub it between your palms. This will warm up the product for better use.
Step 2: Next, massage your face with your fingers. Makes sure you go a couple of times over your eyes and apply gentle pressure on your eyelashes.
Step 3: Massage for 4-5 minutes, until you see all the mascara melting down.
Step 4: Finally, wipe your face with a moist microfiber towel and cleanse your face. Be very careful while removing from your eyes, and try not to tug or pull your skin.
Step 5: Dip a Q-tip in micellar water and rub it on your lash line. This will remove any last traces of mascara left on your lashes, and make them spot clean.
Pro Tips On How To Make The Most Out Of Your Mascara
- Store Your Mascara In A Place With Moderate Temperature
Never keep your mascara in a complete hot or complete cold place. It will not only damage the product but using that mascara will also harm your eyes and cause irritation and redness. The best way to store mascara is to keep it at room temperature.
- Don't pump your mascara
Pumping your mascara wand will let air into the tube and dry out the pigment. Never pump the wand, instead just swirl it inside to collect more product.
- Run The Wand Under Warm Water
Running your mascara wand under running hot water once every 10 days is important. It will clean your wand and get rid of any bacteria accumulated on it. Not just this, once the dried wand goes back in the tube, the warmth of the wand would melt down the product and dissolve any clumps that may have formed.
- Add 2-3 Drops Of Eye Drops In A Dried Mascara
If your mascara has dried up before crossing the shelf-life period, the best way to revive it is by adding a few drops of any eye drop or eye solution in the tube and mixing it with the help of the wand. This will instantly bring back the pigment and make your mascara new as ever.
Mascara Hacks: Different Ways To Use A Mascara
- Use It As An Eyeliner
If you've run out of your eyeliner and have an important day ahead, use your mascara as an eyeliner. Yes, that's possible. All you need to do is take your eyeliner brush or a dried-up eyeliner pen, pick some product from the mascara wand, and apply your eyeliner. This hack is going to save your last minute hassles on many days.
- Brush Your Eyebrows
Untamed and messy eyebrows are a big turn off, no matter how good your makeup is. You can use the mascara wand to brush your brows and tame them. For this, you would need the wand of old or dried mascara. Just get rid of all the product on the wand, and you'd have your brow-brush ready.
- Condition Your Lashes
In case you desire beautiful, lush and fluttery eyelashes, nourishing them with a good quality argan oil is a must. Clean an old or dried up mascara tube thoroughly, let it dry for 2-3 days. Once it is spot clean, dry and doesn't have any traces of product left, fill the tube with argan oil. Use the wand to apply a layer of argan oil every night before sleeping, to get voluminous lashes.
- Massage Your Cuticles
Dry and damaged cuticles can hamper your nail's growth and appearance. Apply some cuticle oil on your nails and massage them with your mascara wand. Be careful to not hurt or prick your cuticles, go very gently. The wand will not only massage your cuticles but also scrub your nails and make them cleaner. Interesting, isn't it?
- Control Your Baby Hair
Baby hair can be very hard to maintain, no matter if it is your good hair day or bad. Fix your flyaways and baby hair by gently brushing them with your mascara wand, dipped in a small amount of Vaseline. This will keep them in place all day, and prevent them from spoiling your look.
- Tint Your Brows
If you've misplaced your brow brush and don't have the time to purchase it - use your mascara wand to fill your brows. Dip a clean, dried mascara wand in some brow powder and run it through your brows. You'll be amazed at how effectively this hack works.