A purr-fect pair
“My lashes are too long,” said no one ever. If you’ve been allotted a set that’s best described as, well, stumpy, it’s easy to upgrade your status with the best lengthening mascara. Try the brand-new L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara. Created with ultra-lengthening polymers, the waterproof blend has an instant effect and lengthens lashes by up to 60 percent. The narrow flexible brush is equally innovative, designed with a flat side to enhance length, while the comb side separates individual lashes for a clump-free finish. It’s also fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive eyes.
To accentuate new-found elongation, try a winged eyeliner look. Think you don’t have the skills? Think again! With L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye, zero pro-makeup talent is needed. The brush-tip pen’s cap has a removable wing stencil (hooray!), allowing you to trace perfectly extended eyeliner. Every. Single. Time. The waterproof formula stays put, too.
The bold move
Up, up and away! Lashes that reach for the heavens will never go out of style, and innovations that lead to a lifted look aren’t slowing down either. Even better news: You don’t have to invest a lot of money here because the best drugstore mascara can take on the task. Meet L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Mascara. The stretchable waterproof formula is delivered by a unique two-position-wand invention. Use it straight to address length or bent to enhance lift. The tapered brush also makes it easy to reach all those small lashes along the inner and outer corners. The transformation is quick; the results enduring. How long does mascara last? This one offers up to 24 hours of lash lifting.
Don’t stop there, because nothing shows off sky-high lashes like an eye-catching colour. Try adding a slash of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue 960 along the lower lash line. It’s an easy way to play with a bold hue, and the strategic placement won’t detract from your bold lashes.
Pink power play
In beauty, anything is possible—and that includes achieving the full-on glamour of false lashes without the fuss of lash strips and glue. Choose L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber to bring extreme volume and length to the table in a dual-ended tube. Step 1, a black primer, builds volume and depth while prepping lashes. Step 2 coats lashes with a fibre-infused formula that delivers 20 times more lengthening fibres and up to seven times more volume compared to traditional mascara. If it’s drama your lashes desire, with a waterproof boost, don’t look any further.
For equally dramatic eye makeup, go for a smoky eye—with a twist. L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette in 102 Avenue des Roses contains pretty rose and berry shades that work in place of traditional grey and black. Use the mix of matte and shimmer powders to contour, highlight and define your lids.
With its ability to make over weary eyes in minutes, mascara has long been a justified beauty essential. A do-it-all formula, like L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise, is an ideal daily mascara. Inside the pretty pink tube awaits a soft wavy brush with over 200 bristles that hug every lash with the volumizing, waterproof formula. In one swipe, lashes are perked up with voluptuous volume and length; eyeliner and shadow become totally optional.
Your brows, however, deserve a little more time. L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set can quickly enhance your brows and powerfully frame your face. Ideal for sparse or shapeless eyebrows, the 24-hour waterproof gel pomade and angled brush can be used to draw individual hairs. For a natural-looking finish, do short, light strokes with the brush and then follow up with the spoolie end to blend.
What goes into a mascara wand? Well, a lot! Every brush is crafted differently to deliver the specific formula and final result. Exhibit A: The dual-prong design of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara makes it easy to boost definition around the eyes. The inner bristles help fill in gaps along the lash line, the reservoir distributes the sculpting waterproof formula along the whole lash and the outer bristles encourage a fanned-out look at the corners.
Regardless of the type of mascara you choose, enviable lashes don’t just happen; technique plays a big part. Here’s how to apply mascara like a pro: Align the brush as close as possible to the roots of the lashes and then, using a gentle back-and-forth motion, pull the wand from the roots to the tips. That little wiggle will help distribute the formula and lead to an even coating that maximizes every last lash. When it’s time to part ways with fabulous lashes, it’s best to have the right type of makeup remover on hand. Made specifically for waterproof, long-lasting or smudge-proof mascara, L’Oréal Paris Gentle Eyes & Lips Makeup Remover Waterproof is a non-greasy formula that’s also safe for sensitive eyes and contact-lens wearers.