Just like a pair of heels or an over-the-shoulder purse, every woman has her favorite mascara. It’s most likely been her favorite for years, having been purchased and re-purchased each time the tube empties. Although it may not be as noticeable as her daring leather jacket, or bold cherry lips, her mascara is an absolute wardrobe staple.
Now, what if we told you that the mascara you’re wearing, while stunning, may not (gasp!) be the best type of brush out there for your individual eyelashes? Don’t panic! We’re here to help. Follow along below to learn more about 4 of the best mascara brushes you can find for your lash type.
battle royale: fiber vs. plastic wands
Before you even decide on the brush’s shape, you have to decide what material you want your wand to be made of. The two main options being: plastic or fiber. Now, which should you choose?
If your main concern is thickness, head for the plastic mascara wands. The bristles allow for the more product to be on each application, ending in thicker lashes. If you prefer length and curl, try out a fiber wand. They give you more control when applying, and allow for you to coat each individual lash.
Now that you’ve decided on the material of your brush, you have to choose the shape. While there are tons to decide between, we’ve narrowed down the top 4 best mascara brush types that will bring your peepers to life
1) thick as thieves
If you’ve chosen plastic in the above question, you’ll most likely want a thick mascara brush as well. The fatter the brush, the more voluminous the lash. Piling a lot of product right at the base of the lash allows for bold lashes that may not be possible to achieve if using a thinner wand.
2) skinny minnie
On the opposite side of the spectrum, you’ll find the fine and precise mascara brushes. While these may not result in thicker lashes, you’ll be able to achieve a luxurious, long lash while being in complete control. Another tip? These types of mascara brushes are ideal for bottom lashes because of their small bristles that can grab each individual lash without making a mess. Want to give it a try? The NYX Faux Lashes Mascara is the ideal skinny brush mascara.
Ensure you’re getting even coverage across every lash by using a curved mascara brush! The slight curve of the wand hugs to your lashes, creating a beautiful, lengthened look. Just a note, these types of wands are almost always fiber, so stick with these if you want to put a focus on length.
4) taper off
Last, but certainly not least, we have the beloved tapered brush. Shaped like a Christmas tree, this mascara brush allows for thickness and full coverage. By using the base of the wand at the root of the lash, you can thicken and volumize. By utilizing the narrow top of the wand, you can make sure you’re coating each lash, while also applying at an angle to cover each of those pesky bottom lashes.
mix and match
Of course, each one of these mascara brush types is not the end-all, be-all. You can mix and match brushes to create a multitude of looks. Don’t be afraid to do an initial coat with one and switch to another at the end to achieve your perfect eye look.
Did we forget your go-to mascara brush type? Be sure to leave a comment letting us know of your favorites so we can give them a try!