What's that saying, 'a good mascara is hard to find'? Something like that, anyway. Just like searching for your ultimate pair of denim jeans, finding the perfect mascara for your eyes can seem like a never-ending quest. With so many on the market, it's hard to sort the worth it from the clumpy, so we've decided to let you in on our all-time favourites for all kinds of eyes. We're just nice like that.
10 Hot All-Time Favourite Mascaras
Best For: Natural Lashes
If you want a good all-rounder that'll tick all the boxes but not be too dramatic, plump for Maybelline's classic Great Lash, which is a steal at £4.99 from Boots.
Best For: Bold Lashes
Coloured lashes can be chic and fun; we love KIKO's Super Colour Mascara in Blue (£5.90, [a target="_blank" href="http://kikocosmetics.co.uk">www.kikocosmetics.co.uk[/a]) for a fluoro flutter.
Best For: Delicate Lashes
If your lashes are quite short and sparse, try Clinique's Bottom Lash Mascara (£13.00, counters nationwide). Designed to subtly enhance your lower lashes, this is really good for the finer lashes in the inner corners of the eye, or softer lashes.
Best For: Waterproof Lashes
If you're a bit of a weeper, or hayfever turns you into a sniffly mess, waterproof's your best bet. We love Revlon's Bold Lacquer (£9.99, Boots) in Blackest Black for ultra-intense lashes that stay in place no matter what.
Best For: Curling Lashes
Long lashes need a pick-me-up to stop them looking droopy. Go for a mascara like Kevyn Aucoin's The Curling Mascara (£22.00, Space NK), which will help to sculpt lashes for a more wide-awake look.
Best For: Voluminous Lashes
Amp up the volume with Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara (£9.99, Boots) which helps to fluff up lashes for a bolder, more intense look.
Best For: Fluffy Lashes
If you want lashes that'll put a giraffe's to shame, try Urban Decay's new Perversion Mascara (£17.00, available August 4th from Debenhams). The ultra-black pigment coats lashes and thickens them up for some serious fluttering.
Best For: False Lash Effect
You've probably tried Benefit's best-selling, competition-smashing, game-changing They're Real! Mascara (£19.50, Boots). But in case you haven't, it gives you all the drama, length and volume of false lashes without the glue.
Best For: Sensitive Eyes
If you're a contact lens wearer, or have sensitive eyes, Chantecaille's Faux Cils Mascara (£35.00, Space NK) might be just what you're looking for. Formulated with rose water, it'll give you great-looking lashes and be super-easy to remove.
Best For: Long Lashes
If your lashes are short and fair, try Laura Mercier's Long Lash Mascara (£19.50, John Lewis), which will grip onto and coat every millimetre of your lashes to really lengthen them.