After last seasons notable lack of definition in the lash area, this season its no surprise that the beauty world is craving bigger and better lashes than ever before. For autumn/winter 2011 its not so much about Wag-like proportions, although this seasons lashes definitely have volume and length; rather they are more lived-in and, dare we say it, a little spidery. Flaunt an edgy, vamped-up look with ELLEs pick of the best new volume-boosting mascarasMore
USP: The wand has small bristles on top, allowing you to literally push your lashes up and out for added volume. The Wand: This rubber wand has both super short and slightly longer bristles so you get right into the root – ideal if your lashes are very fair. The small bristles can be used to push the volume, but also to efficiently coat the lower lashes. Lash Effect: Lashes look longer and more defined. Oh and just so you know, you get the best results by adopting a wiggle technique, shuffling the brush side-to-side, rather than combing through. Shade Options: Black.
Benefit They’re Real!, £18.50
USP: Y-shaped fibres that interlock and stack for a full-blown false lash effect. The Wand: This bristle brush is called the Extreme BrushComber™. The elongated wand thickens lashes like a brush, but defines like a comb. Its tapered, triangular shape means you can coat even the most hard to reach lashes. Lash Effect: The mascara has three types of carbon black fibre: a hollow fibre for weightless volume, short dense fibres to fill in the gaps and Y-shaped fibres that interlock for added length and volume. Lashes are densely coated and appear thicker and longer with just one coat. Shade Options: Extreme Black and Extreme Brown.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme, £22