Mesmerise Everyone with Your Deep and Ravishing Eyes. Your Complete Guide to the Best Curling Mascara and How to Apply It. (2020)

Mesmerise Everyone with Your Deep and Ravishing Eyes. Your Complete Guide to the Best Curling Mascara and How to Apply It. (2020)

Eyes are without a doubt the most appealing facial feature for both men and women. Eyes are also considered the window to your soul. It comes as no surprise that so many songs, poems, stories, etc. highlight the eyes so prominently. It is therefore imperative for you to be very particular about your eye-makeup. This guide will take you through the top curling mascaras and tips on how to apply them correctly. Go on and captivate the crowd with a flutter of your beautiful eye-lashes!

Tips on Mascara Styling

The Basics of Applying Mascara

From wearing full makeup with smokey eyes to filling in your brows to highlighting & filling in your eyebrows, mascara turns out to be one of the best and most crucial eye-makeup products to bring it all together. Women all over, are always on the lookout for a mascara that not only lengthens and volumises their lashes but also strengthens them without the lashes looking dreary or falling flat with regular use.

Some of the most basic steps in applying a mascara involve coating your lashes both on the front side and at the back as well for an instant thickening effect. For a perfect application, the wands are best-used bent, which makes it easier to turn the wand around and cover the hard-to-reach places that include the inner and outer corners of your eyes. You should use the wand as close to your lid as you can to ensure it creates an illusionary eye-liner, making your lashes look fuller than before and more defined.

Mascara Hacks from Around the World

For most women, applying the mascara constitutes a well-set makeup routine. However, there are times when most of you also wonder, if your way is the right way to do it. The whole exercise of applying mascara is to ensure that you have volumised lashes, despite your eye shape. Not all wands are the same size, so if you have a small eye shape, then you’d need to use a smaller mascara wand that reaches all your lashes effectively. When applying the mascara, be sure not to move the wand back and forth, instead of twisting it slightly at the roots, pulling it straight through your lashes, which then separates your lashes, creating an illusion of fullness.

Usually, the lashes are fragile, so it is wise to curl them just once and hold them on the curler for about 10 seconds, then simply roll the brush if you want more curl to the lashes. To apply your mascara correctly, put on a light coat first and then a light coat on your way out and then perhaps another touch-up a little later so that it’s a unified and phased process. This allows more definition, and clump-free application.

Identifying the Best Curling Mascara

When looking for the best curling mascara, there are a few things to keep in mind. Choose a rolling lash curler and lifting mascara which has flexible hooks that look at capturing all your lashes, even those in the hard-to-reach corners, resulting in lengthened lashes. The next tip would be to look for a mascara that provides a major curl and volume to your lashes, that can coat every single lash with the curl boosting formula and one that comes with an easy-to-wash-off formula that coats tiny tubes around your lashes, which lock the mascara in, till its time to wash it off.

Best Curling Mascara

Maybelline New York Volum Express Hyper Curl Mascara


Maybelline New York’s Volum Express Hyper Curl Mascara comes with an elite curl lock formula that results in lengthy and expressive lashes for nearly 18 hours, giving off the deepest black colour and adding depth to your eyes. Priced at Rs. 268.00, the hyper-volumized mascara includes a sealing wax that makes and keeps your lashes fully curled from the roots to the tips. The Volum Express Hyper Curl Mascara from Maybelline New York is contact lens safe and has been tested ophthalmologically. It is also waterproof. Maybelline New York’s Volum Express Hyper Curl Mascara is available on Nykaa.

Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara

The Eyeconic Curling Mascara from Lakme comes from its "eyeconic range" and is quite unique in the way that it dramatizes your eyes with deeply curled lashes. This lightweight mascara comes with D-Panthenol that keeps your lashes smooth and is available in two shades of Royal Blue and Black. The Eyeconic Curling Mascara from Lakme can be used with ease every day for enhanced lashes that go well with your eye-makeup and can be applied on both the top and bottom eyelids. With Lakme being one of the country’s leading cosmetic brands, the Eyeconic Curling Mascara is a perfect add-on to your 9-to-5 makeup routine. Priced at Rs. 334.00, Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara Is available on Big Basket.

Sugar Uptown Curl Lengthening Mascara

The Sugar Uptown Curl Lengthening Mascara is ideal for picture-perfect lashes. This lengthening, volumising and curling mascara comes with a premium curved brush and an intense black formula, which allows you to pull each lash smoothly and apply a generous amount of mascara in a single swipe, resulting in an instant curl and adding a gorgeously voluminous appeal to your lashes that’s both clump-free and smudge-proof for nearly 8 hours. The mascara’s fibrous texture and the ultra-creamy formula are just right, being neither too dry nor too wet, that boosts the growth of your lashes naturally, making them thicker and stronger with regular use. Priced at Rs. 499.00, the Sugar Uptown Curl Lengthening Mascara is available on Sugar.

Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara

The Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara is a curl fixing eye makeup that results in stronger and curlier eyelashes for up to 24 hours, thanks to its strong and staying curl technology which brings life to the otherwise droopy eyelashes. The mascara’s premium c-curl brush gives the lashes a robust volume, leading to intensely curled lashes which are waterproof, sweat-proof, sebum-proof and clump-free with smearing. Priced at Rs. 1,282.00, Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara has been formulated in Korea and is known to be one of the leading brands in the country today. It is available on

Physicians Formula Killer Curves Voluptuous Curling Mascara

Physicians Formula Killer Curves Voluptuous Curling Mascara is a full-volume curling mascara that includes an hourglass brush to set and coat the tiniest of lashes. Built with lash lifting polymers and a volumising collagen, the mascara provides a perfect blend of volume and curl to your lashes, infused with peptides, pro-vitamin B5 and amino acids to strengthen and nourish the lashes. To use the Physicians Formula Killer Curves Voluptuous Curling Mascara, all you need to do is sweep the brush from the roots of the lash to the tips for a dramatic curl, with multiple coats for extreme volume and curl, if need be. Priced at Rs. 899.00, the Physicians Formula Killer Curves Voluptuous Curling Mascara is available on Purplle.

Kiko Milano Ultra Tech + Volume And Curl Mascara

The 12 ml Kiko Milano Ultra Tech + Volume and Curl Mascara from Shoppers Stop, comes with a volume and curl-enhancing formula with a creamy & bendy texture that makes your lashes come out magnificently curled. Its lightweight and thin composition don’t weigh the lashes down and it is enriched with a black rose extract. Its unique functional brush results in an instant volume & curl effect owing to its dual function for a stunning defining curl. Available in an intense black shade, the Kiko Milano Ultra Tech + Volume & Curl Mascara is priced at Rs.1,150.00.

Christian Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

Christian Dior’s Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara comes with a K-Polymer formula which includes coating, lifting and fixing polymers. It results in instant intense curls and a strong wearing eye-makeup. It also contains oils and wax that boost coverage, adherence and smoothening of the lashes, blended with an innovative lipid complex to strengthen and nourish the eye lashes. The Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara features a wand that’s curved, allowing for an instant coat from the roots to the tips, producing a lush, perfectly defined and curled effect. The Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara is smudge-proof, clump-free and flake-free, priced at Rs. 2,512.00 and available on Strawberry Net.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Available on Care to Beauty for Rs.1,705.00, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara comes with a unique fanning brush with over 10 bristles that results in layers of lashes for a full-fan effect, adding length and volume both without clumping your lashes. Ophthalmologically tested, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is a contact lens safe and defines your eye-makeup, both naturally and dramatically, which you can blend well with other eye-makeup products as well. With a curved elastomer fanning brush, the Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline works on capturing every lash from the root to the tip and is available in a liquid black shade.

Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara

Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara is a ground-breaking product that is water-resistant and a tubular curling mascara that forms 360° ducts around the lashes, drying instantly and is completely smudge-proof and smear-free. Its 24-hour formula stays long enough, giving a fresh appeal just like when it was first applied, and can just slide off with a warm water rinse without leaving a trace. The mascara’s unique curling brush is so made to lift and curve each lash with an eye-opening curl. Priced at Rs. 4,799.00, Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara is available on and comes in a jet-black formula.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

Formulated paraben-free, the Eyeko Black Magic Mascara is an award-winning eye makeup product that can reignite the spark in your lashes with an enriching black mascara that’s been developed with botanical shea butter for better care of your lashes while volumising and curling them. Secure in a squeezy tube, the mascara’s keratin rich formula works perfectly with its curved brush that shapes each lash with a coat that lengthens, lifts and adds curve to every lash from its root to its tip for a complete eye makeup. Eyeko Black Magic Mascara’s nourishing mix provides full-bodied eyelashes that are enriched with long term care. Eyeko Black Magic Mascara stays in for over 12 hours, is priced at Rs. 1,326.00 and available on Look Fantastic.

Bonus Tips: How to Make Your Eyes Stand Out

There are different ways to define your eyes with the use of makeup products, which may be a tad bit confusing. However, there are simple tricks to keep in mind to make your eyes stand out, without attracting unwanted attention:

  • Eye Makeup Basics – It is important to know which type of makeup goes where! From highlighting the brow bone to filling in the crease between the eyelid and the eyebrow, to lining the upper lash-line, the outer v, the waterline, the lower lash-line and being mindful of the tear duct, it is important to follow the right way through to the perfectly made-up eyes.

  • Curling Your Lashes – Define your eyes with a mascara but be sure to using a lash curler that allows your lashes to open completely. It’d be wise to use the curler before applying the mascara to avoid pulling your lashes out.

  • Dual Mascara Formula – For better results, use two mascara formulas, one that’s good for thick lashes and another for lengthening. As you move the thick mascara brush at lash base to add fullness from the roots, apply the other mascara for lengthening from the mid to the tips of your eyelashes with a little on the outer lashes for additional flair.

  • Eyeliner – To make your eyes look more awake and wider, avoid connecting your eyeliner on the top and bottom eyelids. The gap allows to create an illusion of bigger eyes and if you add a nude liner, it makes for a lovely brightening effect. For applying the eyeliner, although black is the perfect shade, you can use other shades as well to make your eyes pop with colour and perhaps use a colourful mascara as well for some added zing.

  • Defining the Brows – Filling in the brows can be a bit difficult. While cleaner brows give the best results, make sure your brows look as natural as possible. For this, use an eyebrow pencil that matches your natural roots colour, or one with grey undertones. For a casual everyday look, brush the brows upwards to fill in any gaps by using light strokes that match the length of your brow hair. For an intense appeal, you can extend the brow’s tail a little.

  • Using a Concealer – To avoid your lids looking veiny or reddish, apply some concealer to even out your complexion and before applying the eye shadow.

  • Eye Shadow – Choose a colour for an eye-shadow that complements your eye colour. For instance, for blue eyes, copper or bronze colours work the best, while for brown/hazel or green eyes, purple or taupe tones are best. Your eye-shadow should be as warm and dark as your skin tone is.
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Choosing the Right Curling Mascara is Important

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