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If you want lashes that look fuller and thicker, opt for a volumising mascara.


  • Maybelline the Rocket Volum’ Express, R120.95
  • Chanel Le Volume De Chanel, R385
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Drama, R335

If you want your lashes to look long and defined, choose a lengthening mascara.


  • Revlon Colorstay Overtime, R139
  • Maybelline Define-A-Lash, R134.95
  • L’Oreal False Lash Wings, R189.95

You want an all-in-one formula that lengthens, volumizes, curls and treats lashes.


Try Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara, R195

You’re looking for a waterproof formula that won’t dry your lashes out and will actually condition them while you wear it.

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Try Coverderm Perfect Lashes Longwearing mascara, R275

You need a treatment that minimizes breakage, conditions, fortifies, protects and revitalizes eyelashes.

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Try PREVAGE Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum, R695

An eyelash curler and black eye pencil are mascaras best friends.

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Curling the lashes prior to applying mascara gives the eyes an ‘open’ look and adds definition to the eyelashes. Eyeliner is great for giving the lashline a fuller and thicker appearance.

  • MAC eyelash curler, R250
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kajal pencil, R129.95


Thanks for this Candice!! I have been a Lancome mascara fan for a long time now … and the hypnose drama is AWESOME!!.. another one that I use now which I find is fantastic is Benefit “They’re Real” great for volume and length too! Though a slight mission to get it off…
Also love the Maybelline Define a Lash too! Great Value.

Love your blog! 😉 So glad I signed up, should have done earlier!
Sue x

that Maybeline you suggested a while ago, is amazing – Nikita uses it and loves it!!

I am a true Bobbi Brown and MAC fan but tired of their mascaras now…hhhhmmm now to choose the right one

thanks sweets…loving all the info, yet again


Love Love Love this BLOG! thanks Candice!!!

Hi Sue, thanks for the comment. I too am a big fan of Lancome & Maybelline mascaras – they make some of the best formulas, in my opinion. Benefit is great, I’m just sad they are no longer readily available, but I remember hearing you can order them online at style 36 – need to check that out. X

Hi Sandy, thanks for the comment! I’m thrilled that Nikita likes the mascara (I love that you can remove it with warm water)! MAC & Bobbi do have some great formulas but they are quite pricey. However, I have to admit, I’m a BIG MAC & Bobbi fan.

Thanks Kim! You are such a sweetheart. XXX

I would love to try the Lancôme mascara!

Hi Charlene,

I must admit, it is one of my favourites.

Wow- want to try them all!!

Lancome Hypnose Drama is one of my faves. Great post 🙂

exactly me too…so damn pricey but I do keep going back


Any idea where I can buy the Lancôme mascara?

Hi Jolene, you can purchase it from any Lancome counter.

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