Different Types Of Mascaras May 11, 2016

Long, luscious, thick eyelashes are always in style. Most of us, however, were not fortunate enough to be born with such beautiful eyelashes. Thankfully, the cosmetic industry is here to help! Whatever your need, there are different mascara types out there for you.

Different Types Of Mascara:

There are different types & compositions of mascaras available in the market which change your entire eye look in a second.

Short lashes? Try a lengthening mascara.
Thin lashes? Try a thickening mascara.
Straight lashes? Try a curling mascara.
All three? Try a volumizing mascara.
All you need to know is how to apply mascara in the right way.

  • Water soluble Mascaras get easily smudged/ flaked & are not long wearing. They can be easily removed with any basic makeup remover.
  • Water proof Mascaras don’t get smudged & are long staying. They are the best bet for summers & Monsoons. They are hard to remove with ordinary removers and needs special oil-based makeup removers. These are highly processed formulas which stay intact on eyes for long hours.

Apart from this broad classification Mascaras are sub categorized again Into powder, cream and liquid mascaras.

1. Powder Mascara

Powder Mascara is very different from wet and dry mascara. You add a few drops of water into it and use it with a wand. The mascara sets to give a false eyelash kind of a finish.

2. Cream Mascara

Creamy Mascara provides volume to thin and sparse eyelashes and adds depth to the eyes. But this can smudge easily so you will need a special kind of applicator for it.

3. Liquid Mascara

These mascaras are easily found and the most common of all and are mostly used by women who have slightly curled lashes. It enhances and sharpens the lashes. These are available in both water resistant and water-soluble variants.

Choosing Right Mascara Applicator

Mascara Applicator comes in different shapes and sizes, and each wand serves a different purpose.

  • Straight mascara wands are easy to use as they allow easier access to small lashes and inner eye lid lashes. You can also hold the brush at different angles to fully coat the lashes.
  • Curved Brush is perfect for those who are looking for more curls and an extra lift to the lashes. Comb shaped mascara is designed to discourage clumping and separates the lashes.
  • A Comb Brush helps to separate the lashes and gives an even application. It further adds length and volume to the lashes.
  • A Big Brush Mascara coats more mascara and gives more volume to the eyelashes. The wand has tightly spaced bristles, which is perfect for extra thickness. A big mascara brush can add clumps and can be hard to use at times, but with some practice you will get used to it.
  • Long Brush is best for lengthening as a long wand with even space won’t provide as much volume as a big brush. They are recommended to separate and define lashes.
  • Small Brush is better for small lashes, as it doesn’t clump the lashes, thereby offering thickness.

Different Formulas Of Mascaras

1. Lengthening Mascara

Lengthening mascara adds length to the existing lashes. Brushes of most lengthening mascaras have denser bristles, which allow the mascara to get onto the lashes especially on the tips.

This mascara is best for people with short and sparse eyelashes. To create the most length, you must apply at least two coats of mascara on the lashes. When the mascara is applied, these fibers bind to the tips of the eyelashes, making them appear longer.

2. Thickening/Volumizing Mascaras

Volumizing Mascara helps you achieve fuller and thicker eyelashes as it contains a thicker formula of waxes and silicone polymers. It claims to be perfect for people with thin or sparse eyelashes, regardless of length. Unlike lengthening mascaras, they don’t apply synthetic fibers and are designed to complement the shape and color of our natural lashes.

3. Curling Mascara

Curling Mascaras help to enhance the natural curl of the lashes. The mascara consistency is a little thicker than other types of mascaras, which further helps to hold the curl.

4. Lash Defining Mascaras

Lash Defining Mascara is an all-in-one product that offers volume and thickness. These are usually available as waterproof. Owing to its consistency and texture, it spreads evenly and each eyelash looks separate, fine and beautifully curled to give which gives volume and thickness, thus offering a perfect appearance.

Most of the mascaras available in the market offer all these properties but a lash defining mascara is unique because it contains special pigments and polymers to define lashes from root to tip. Lash Defining mascaras give a natural look to the eyelashes and is the most appropriate mascara for every day wear.

5. Non–Clumping Mascara

These are the latest addition in the market and contain glycerin and silk extracts, which give the lashes a neat finish. The applicators have a longer wand for a deeper finish.

6. Water Soluble/Regular And Water Proof/ Water Resistant

  • Water soluble Mascaras get easily smudged/ flaked & are not long wearing. They can be easily removed with any basic makeup remover.
  • Water proof Mascaras don’t get smudged & are long staying. They are the best bet for summers & Monsoons. They are hard to remove with ordinary removers and needs special oil-based makeup removers. These are highly processed formulas which stay intact on eyes for long hours.

When choosing a mascara, it is advisable to determine the performance and outcome prior to buying the mascara. Deciding what you want to achieve from your mascara will greatly narrow down the search. I hope this article will help you to choose the right mascara for you.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

    Nice and informative! :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/arshi/ Arshi Ahmed

      thanks

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/chahna/ Chahna

    Very informative. Which ones should I use for daily purposes?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/arshi/ Arshi Ahmed

      hi chahna. you can try Maybelline hypercurl mascara. its good for daily wear

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/simrin/ Simrin

    Nice post.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/arshi/ Arshi Ahmed

    Thanks Simrin :)