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10 Best Mascaras in India for Every Lash Type
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10 Best Mascaras in India for Every Lash Type

December 16th, 2021 | by

Every makeup product is designed in a way that can transform desired features of your face within seconds. Brush up and fill in your eyebrows and your face instantly looks more structured; apply a bit of blush on your cheeks and nose and voila, you look radiant and flushed! Mascara, oh! Where do we even begin?

A product that can take your entire look up by a notch with just a stroke or two. It can enhance the beauty of your eyes, while also making them look fresh. A magic wand in a tube, mascara is truly the holy grail of the makeup world as it highlights the eyes – the first feature noticed by everyone. It is compact and can be carried anywhere, anytime. 

If you’re looking for a dramatic makeover for the eyes, there are fake eyelashes of different styles and sizes available in the market that you can stick on to your eyelids, but the process does require extra time and effort. From finding the correct set of lashes to ensuring that the glue is strong and long-lasting to perfecting the skills of putting on the lashes, it’s a tedious ordeal.

If you’re up for the drama, go for them by all means! The results are totally worth it. But if you’re someone who doesn’t want anything heavy on the eyes and just wants to keep it more natural, your best bet for long, luscious and thick lashes is mascara. 

We know picking the best mascara in India can be tricky business. There are some mascaras that add volume to the lashes but end up clumping. There are some that don’t clump but don’t do a good job at lengthening the lashes either. So, the big question is- is there a perfect mascara out there for you?

Yes, there is! But what’s even better? You don’t have to worry about looking for them as Boldyfe has put together a comprehensive list of the best mascara in India for you. Have a look at our top picks below.

1. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara-

Women with short eyelashes will especially love this product. As the name suggests, L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara adds extra volume to the lashes with its maximizing formula that offers up to 5x times the thickness of your natural lashes.

Just a flick or two of this mascara and you’ve got yourself thick and long lashes!. The application is smooth and evenly. This mascara is well suited for women with sensitive eyes or those who wear contact lenses as it has been successfully tested by ophthalmologists.

Properties:

  • Comes with 200+ soft bristles
  • It contains castor oil, rose oil, and cornflower extract
  • Color: Black
  • Quantity: 7.6 ml
  • Shelf Life: 24 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 3.8/5

Pros: 

  • Long-lasting 
  • Waterproof 
  • Provides volume in one coat 
  • Safe for sensitive eyes 

Cons:

  • Can clump up if you take too much product for application 
  • Sticky 
  • Difficult to remove 
  • On the pricier side 

2. Maybelline New York Volume Express Colossal Mascara

The collagen-enriched formula in the Maybelline New York Volume Express Colossal Mascara has a volume-pumping effect that ensures no clumping. The mega applicator in this product provides 9x volume to regular eyelashes. It’s not heavy on the eyes and goes smooth on the eyelashes. 

Properties: 

  • Wavy bristles that cradle lashes
  • Quantity: 10 ml
  • Colour: Black 
  • Shelf life: 24 months
  • Customer reviews: 4/5

Pros: 

  • Waterproof 
  • Affordable 
  • Adds volume 
  • Long-lasting 
  • Smudge-proof 

Cons 

  • Difficult to remove 

3. Lakme Eyeconic Lash Curling Mascara

If you’re looking for a mascara that provides an intense black finish and adds definition to the eyes, the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara is IT! The D-panthenol ingredient in this product keeps the lashes soft and moisturizes them as well.

The best feature about this mascara is its curl brush that goes on smoothly on the lashes and makes them curly and attractive. Staying true to its name, this mascara is ‘iconic’ for its superb curling properties. 

Properties: 

  • Smart curl brush 
  • D-Panthenol Moisturizer
  • Colour: Black
  • Quantity: 9 ml
  • Shelf life: 24 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 4/5

Pros: 

  • Lightweight 
  • Waterproof 
  • Smudge-proof 
  • Easy to apply and remove 

Cons: 

  • Takes slightly long to dry 

4. Maybelline New York Hypercurl Mascara

The Maybelline New York Hypercurl Mascara is easy to apply as its curled applicator gets to the root and tip of every lash with a single stroke! The bristles of the brush are thick, curved, and coated with wax, making the application smooth and light.

This mascara is ideal for straight lashes as it provides 75% curling effect and has a unique anti-clump applicator that separates each lash. 

Properties: 

  • Colour: Black
  • Quantity: 9.2 ml
  • Shelf Life: 36 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 4/5

Pros: 

  • Waterproof 
  • Long-lasting 
  • Quick-drying formula 
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact-wearers 
  • Thickens lashes 

Cons: 

  • Doesn’t lengthen the lashes much 

5. Revlon Water Tight Mascara

This Mascara is waterproof and adds a natural effect to the lashes. Revlon Water Tight Mascara is ideal for an everyday makeup look and comes with a brush applicator that makes the lashes long. 

Properties: 

  • Comes with carnauba wax, candelilla wax, and beeswax
  • Colour: Black
  • Quantity: 8 ml
  • Shelf Life: 24 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 3.6/5

Pros: 

  • Waterproof 
  • Humidity-resistant 
  • Long-lasting 
  • Highly-pigmented 
  • Tear-proof 

Cons 

  • May clump up 
  • Doesn’t provide intense volume 

6. Lotus Herbals Maxlash Volumizing Botanical Mascara

If you love natural and organic products, Lotus Herbals is a brand you can rely on. The ayurvedic brand is one of the most trusted ones in India and the Lotus Herbals Maxlash Volumizing Botanical Mascara from its makeup line, provides intense volume to the lashes. The mascara has protective properties for the lashes and its unique applicator brush provides an intense black effect. 

Properties: 

  • Natural ingredients 
  • Fragrance-free 
  • Colour: Black
  • Quantity: 4 g
  • Shelf Life: 36 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 3.8/5

Pros: 

  • Waterproof 
  • Smudge-proof 
  • Ideal for daily wear 
  • Easy to remove 
  • Adds volume and length to the lashes 
  • Affordable 
  • Chemical-free 

Cons 

  • Does not dry fast 
  • Can clump 

7. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

If you’re feeling bougie and wish to invest in a fabulous high-end mascara, go for the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara! This product comes with an hourglass-shaped brush that provides intense black and voluminous effect to the lashes and curls each strand. That name is an added reason worthy enough to give this one a try, we say.

Properties

  • Hour-glass shaped brush 
  • Contains Acacia Senegal tree extract 
  • Colour: Black
  • Quantity: 8 ml
  • Shelf life: 24 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 3.9/5

Pros 

  • Smudge-free formula 
  • Curls the lashes perfectly 
  • Suitable for every weather 
  • You just need one coat

Cons 

  • Doesn’t lengthen the lashes much 
  • It’s expensive 

8. Sugar Cosmetics Uptown Curl Lengthening Mascara

Sugar Cosmetics has been a customer-favourite in India for a long time. Its Uptown Curl Lengthening Mascara gives an intense curled effect to the lashes and provides a jet black finish. The mascara has an ultra creamy formula which makes the application smooth and lightweight. 

Properties: 

  • Chemical and paraben free
  • Quantity: 6ml 
  • Shelf life: 36 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 3.3/5

Pros: 

  • Instant volume in a single stroke 
  • Smudge and waterproof 
  • Doesn’t clump
  • Can come off easily 
  • Chemical and paraben-free 

Cons

  • On the pricier side 
  • Less quantity 

9. Colorbar Lash Illusion Mascara Duo

The Colorbar Duo Mascara conditions and primes the eyelashes, therefore keeping their moisture levels intact. In addition to this, the product adds volume and length to the lashes. This mascara is also suitable for sensitive eyes and for those who wear lenses. 

Properties: 

  • Vegan
  • Colour: Carbon black
  • Quantity: 4 ml
  • Shelf life: 36 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 3.3/5

Pros: 

  • Easy to remove 
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes 
  • Doesn’t clump 
  • Smudge proof and waterproof 

Cons:

  • Need more than one coat for intense application 

10. Clinique High Impact Mascara

Here’s another fancy brand for you if you feel like pampering yourself and indulging! The Clinique High Impact Mascara gives instant length and volume to the lashes and is clump-free as well as smudge-proof. It makes the lashes look natural and is ideal for everyday wear. 

Properties:

  • No artificial chemicals 
  • Colour: Black
  • Quantity: 8ml
  • Shelf life: 24 Months
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1/5

Pros: 

  • Smudge and clump proof
  • No artificial chemicals 
  • Enhances every lash 

Cons: 

  • Very expensive 

Now we know you’re tempted, but before you hit “Add to cart” on any of those, let’s get down to the basics. 

A quick recap of Mascara dos and don’ts 

Do’s

  • Always apply your mascara after you put on your eyeshadow. If you put it before, you increase the chances of it smudging and smearing. 
  • Apply your mascara from the base of your eyelashes to the tips for the lengthening and voluminous effect. Use a clean single sweep for a smooth application and wiggle it as you reach the tips of the eyelashes. 
  • Apply waterproof mascara in only hot and humid weather where it has chances of getting smudged. Avoid wearing it otherwise as it’s very hard to remove! 
  • Always take little product at first for the application and increase the quantity as you apply. If you take a lot of product in the first application, you increase the chances of clumping. 
  • Curling your eyelashes with an eyelash curler before you apply mascara is a good idea. Curled lashes can help in the smooth application of the mascara and give your lashes that extra dramatic curl. 
  • Try and use a lash primer. These keep your lashes moisturized and healthy. 

Don’ts

  • Never pump your mascara wand. We know that it’s tempting and a very common habit, but the pumping action can put extra air into the tube, causing the mascara to dry out faster. 

Takeaway

Before you choose the best mascara in India, take a note of the kind of lashes you have. If you have straight lashes, it’s a good idea to get a mascara that can provide an intense curling effect. If you have short lashes, pick a product that can provide extra length. If you have sparse and thin lashes, it’s a good idea to pick a mascara that can make the lashes extra voluminous. 

So girls, NOW go ahead and make all your lash dreams come true! 


Rashi Girdher