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Mascara 101: Which Wand Do You Prefer?

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Mar 15, 2016
Mascara 101: Which Wand Do You Prefer?

Skinny? Thick? Curved? Mascara selection is a lot like dating, you have to experiment until you find the right one. Once you find your preferred mascara you are in for the best lashes of your life.

New You has your ultimate guide to finding your mascara sweet spot.

Skinny Wands

Sephora
Sephora

A skinny wand might not be a good fit for everybody, but if you have naturally long lashes, this is the wand for you. A super thin wand gives your lashes a seamless coat from root to tip, extending the length of the natural lashes. Skinny wands are perfect for a quickie daytime look, as their effects aren’t as heavy or as dramatic as others mascara wands are.

 

Thick Wands

Sephora
Sephora

You know what they say, bigger is always better, and this is definitely the case with mascara. The best brush for more voluminous lashes is one with a fatter wand. This is because large wands pick up more product, which essentially means longer and thicker lashes.

 

 

Tapered Wands

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Sephora

This wand has a small tip and a fat base. A tapered wand is perfect for plumping up your lashes while separating each individual strand because lord knows, there’s nothing worse than a mascara clump. The smaller tip is helpful to reach certain areas that need a little more attention. It is also super helpful for your lower lashes. We can’t forget to show them love too.

 

Curved Wands

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Sephora

A little curve never killed nobody. Curved mascara wands actually hug your lash line to ensure even coverage. It also acts as a mini eyelash curler, as it can help curl and shape the lashes. Pretty much, the best of both worlds.

 

 

Ball-Shaped Wands

Sephora
Sephora

How in the world can this tiny ball-shaped mascara wand actually work? Believe it or not, it gets the job done. The ball tipped wand builds the lash from root to end. It also helps in fixing those individual problem lashes that need a little extra work.

 

 

 

S-Shaped Wands

Sephora
Sephora

S-shaped wands are perfect for the layers. If one layer is just not enough to satisfy your mascara needs, grab yourself an s-shaped wand. The s-shape allows you to apply multiple layers without clumping. Every girl’s dream.

 

 

Bubble Wands

Sephora
Sephora

This wand hits the lashes at three different points during application. The trick here is to wiggle while you work. Wiggling the brush as you swipe up ensures the spreading of the mascara to all areas of the lash.

 

Now go out there and find the wand of your dreams, ladies!