5 Holy Grail Mascaras

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Finding a holy grail mascara is no easy feat. While there is no shortage of mascaras available on the market, finding one that ticks all the boxes takes a lot of trial and error (and unwanted panda eyes). In the name of research, we've tested the best mascaras available to find 'the one', or 6 in this case. Keep reading to see which mascaras have made it onto our list; who knows, you may discover your holy grail mascara!

Lengthening: Struggling to find a mascara that will transform your short/stubby lashes? A good lengthening mascara should extend and separate individual lashes to create dramatic length. For length and lift with a glossy finish, try the Hourglass Film Mascara. It's unique pinwheel bristles separate lashes for high-impact results.

Curling: For us gals with straight lashes, there is nothing better than a mascara that can hold a curl. On our hunt for a mascara that would transform our pin straight lashes into the fluttery lashes of our dreams, we stumbled upon the Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara. Together with our trusted eyelash curler, this mascara has set the bench mark high for curling mascaras.

Volumising: If it's volume you're after, few mascaras compare to the L'oréal Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara. The precision brush separates the lashes and provides defined volume for a fanned-out false lash effect without pesky clumps; what's not to love?

Waterproof: A waterproof mascara is often just a holiday essential for some, but it's benefits reach far beyond poolside lounging. To prevent your mascara from smudging in the warmer months, switch to a waterproof mascara for lashes that are guaranteed to stay on fleek all day! We're currently loving the Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Waterproof Mascara - not only does it work like a dream, but the packaging also brightens our day!

Lower lash: When it comes to mascara for the lower lashes, no one does it better than Clinique. While several brands have launched their own version of the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, few compare to it's superior quality and staying power. It is rather pricey for a "mini mascara", but it is a price we are willing to pay for defined lower lashes with zero smudging!

Multi-purpose: Ticking all the boxes is the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. It's name is a rather bold claim, but this mascara really does it all. Not only does it lengthen and volumise, but it also holds a curl! To put it simply, this mascara is the ultimate definition of a holy grail product.