Makeup: Our make up muses reveal their go to mascaras

You can take away a girl’s makeup bag, heck you can even take away her curling iron and spray but for the life of god never ask her to give up her mascara. When it comes to matters of beauty, we know that an application of the right wand can take you from tired and given up to slightly undone ‘it girl’ status almost instantaneously. We liken it to the fairy godmother of the makeup bag, you know the kind that will turn your pumpkin into a carriage or your tired eyes into your best feature.

With so much importance placed on makeup’s MVP, we turned to some of our favourite experts of the trade to share their go-to mascaras.

Tobi Henney – L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director for Australia 

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara – I love the way the brush elongates and separates the lashes. I pull the wand through the top lashes about five to six times. Focusing on having voluminous, separated lashes. Then I lightly fan the wand across my bottom lashes to finish. This black mascara has been my absolute can’t live without of late.


Napoleon Perdis No title required really.

That’s a tough one because I love them all! I do adore my Long Black Mascara as it was one of the first ever products in my range so it will always have a place in my heart. I love the bent wand which acts as in inbuilt lash curler to ensure every single lash is coated, even the small ones at the inner corner of your eye. It contains lash conditioning Vitamin B5 and has a double shot of black pigment which gives the lashes an intense and bold look.

Nigel Stanislaus – Maybelline New York Makeup Director in Australia.

My favourite mascara is Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara because of its amazing Mohawk comb brush that has a shorter comb on one side for the roots and longer on the flip side to grab the tips. Pure genius.

Lenita Seker – Mecca Cosmetica Makeup Expert 

Chantecaille Mascara Faux Cils is great for all lash types it the ultimate go-to for rich, thick, blacker than black lashes. Boasting a lash nurturing and regenerating formula, it does not flake or smudge and will hold a curl to the high heavens all day. Best used in zig-zag motions at the root of the lash for your first coat then brushed through the lengths of the lash for custom, buildable volume.

Anna Maria Negri  – Beauty Editor L’Officiel Italia and L’Officiel Hommes Italia

I love mascara! Makes your eyes bigger and gives you more expression. My favourite is So Intense by Sisley Paris. It’s a volumizing and fortifying mascara with a unique formula which is packed full of vitamin-rich peptides which work to lengthen and thicken your natural eyelashes in just two weeks. Its ultra-pure, double-coated pigments provide long wear and intense color. Its innovative comb brush perfectly distributes, covering and separating lashes for an ultra-voluminous effect. Thanks to phyto-ceramides , eyelashes are immediately thickened and volumized. Day after day, lashes appear longer, denser, more beautiful, and stronger