This week we test: mascara

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 12:00am

Say goodbye to short, wimpy eyelashes and hello to sparkling eyes with a mascara that works for you. Don't forget to use an eyelash curler before applying from root to tip: curled lashes make your eyes look even bigger.

Maybelline Long Extreme Stiletto (HK$99) 8/10

It may not quite give you the four-inch extension the advert implies, but one application definitely makes your lashes look longer and even slightly fuller. Stays put until you want it to come off.

Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof (HK$220) 9/10

It's easy to apply, and dries quickly. Unique gel-based formula allows for a precision layering effect.

IPSA Volume Impact Mascara (HK$220) 7/10

This gives you length, volume and curl in one single stroke. It doesn't flake off or leave streaks, and the curl holds all day long. One big complaint: it's quite hard to remove.

Benefit BADgal Plum Eye Colour Intensifying Purple Mascara (HK$200) 7/10

Light and easy to apply, the best thing about this product is that it doesn't clog on your eyelashes and stays put. The purple colour is a great look for autumn.

Lancome Hypnose Onyx Volume Silver Mascara (HK$220) 8/10

This is smooth and leaves no lumps, as you would expect from Lancome. But what makes it really fun is its colour, a sparkling silver ideal for party looks. Mix it in the tube before applying to even out the colour.