1. Benefit They’Re Real Beyond Blue Mascara

$39, from Benefit counters

A bright blue mascara that lifts and curls. Layer on some black mascara first to make the blue pop. Also available in black, brown and purple.


2. Majolica Majorca Lash King 

$25.90, from selected Watsons stores

Contains 5mm-long fibres and volumising powder to add length to lashes.

It is also smudge-proof and can be removed with warm water.

3. Maybelline Volum’express Mascara The Mega Plush 

$19.90, from selected personal care and department stories

Contains a gel-mousse formula that keeps lashes long, thick and supple. Perfect for those who hate stiff and brittle mascara-coated lashes.


4. L’oreal Paris Miss Manga False Lash Waterproof 

$22.90, from selected personal care and department stores

A waterproof formula that volumises and lengthens. The curved mascara wand tapers to a thin tip that reaches every tiny lash. Made to give eyes a wide-eyed look.



5. Eyeko Rock Out & lash Out Mascara 

$32, from Sephora stores

Promising to last from “the night before to the morning after”, this mascara is made to not run, smudge, crumble or flake. The wand comes in the shape of an hour glass that lengthens, thickens and curls lashes.


6. Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in No.17 Black Plum

$18.90, from selected personal care stores

A waterproof gel liner in a deep plum that is flattering and softer than a black liner.

7. Diorshow Khol in Pearly Platine

$34, from Dior counters

A creamy eyeliner for the inner rims of the eyes. Alternatively, apply and smudge the liner over lids as an eyeshadow base to make the colours pop. Available in four shades.

8. Automatic Beauty Pencil Liner in Shimmery Orange 

$19.90, from Sasa stores

Layer this orange pencil liner over black eyeliner to add a point of interest on the eyes. Also available in shimmery pink.

9. The Body Shop Matte Kajal

$22.90, from The Body Shop stores

The traditional kohl is updated with a formula blended with rose extract and marula oil. Also available in white.

10. K-palette Long Curl Mascata 1 Day Lash Perm 

$25.90, from selected personal care and department stores

The curved mascara wand with a tapered end ensures that all lashes are coated.

Ingredients include polymers to curl and lengthen lashes, as well as red algae essence and hydrolysed silk to treat the hairs.

Another formula that can be removed with lukewarm water.

This story was first published in Urban, The Straits Times on June 5, 2015. For similar stories, go to www.sph.straitstimes.com/lifestyle. 

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