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#1 Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof, $50

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WHAT IT DOES: Curls and defines short lashes. The unusual ballshaped brush might take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll love how it coats hard-to-reach lashes without leaving mascara marks on the rest of the eye area.

#2 Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara, $35

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WHAT IT DOES: Lifts and thickens droopy and thin lashes. This do-it-all mascara has bristles that spiral around its wand, wrapping around thin strands and coating them.

#3 Clio Salon de Cara Hair Roll Volume X Volume, $24.90

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WHAT IT DOES: Thickens and defi nes thin and short lashes. This wand is modelled after hair rollers and large-barrel hair brushes.

#4 Sephora Upside Down Mascara, $30

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WHAT IT DOES: Lengthens, volumises and defines sparse and straight strands. As far as weird-looking wands go, this – which looks like barbecue tongs with bristles on each end – looks downright crazy. It can be used three ways: To separate lashes, use the straighter of the two spoolies; to lengthen lashes, squeeze both together to form one big brush; and for thicker lashes, clamp your upper lashes between both spoolies and sweep them from root to end.

#5 Eyeko Lengthening Skinny Brush Mascara, $25

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WHAT IT DOES: Lengthens and separates short and sparse lashes. The long, dispersed bristles on this slim wand grip each lash and lengthen it. Two coats will give you a lash-extension-like effect.

#6 Lancome Grandiose, $60

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WHAT IT DOES: Volumises and lengthens short and sparse strands. This patented mascara wand has a curved neck – like that of a swan’s – that allows you to easily manoeuvre the wand to reach every strand (even the tiny ones), without the wand touching the bridge of the nose and the cheekbones.