This nostalgic look is not minimalistic. The nostalgic look is characterized by kohl-rimmed eyes and bright lipsticks (sometimes bleached eyebrows), that are applied in a messy manner with no clear lines. This is a natural look that Julia Fox, Sydney Sweeney, and Gigi Hadid have adopted recently.
Although these smokey-eye looks look like they were inspired by the type of full-face you would create in a club bathroom with no lighting, it takes precision and the right tools to achieve them.
It doesn’t matter what kind of look you want, whether you go bold and gritty or prefer a more simple look with mascara. Having a product that accidentally smudges throughout your day is not something you want, especially when it comes down to this particular eye product.
You want mascara that doesn’t flake or smudge throughout the day, even in hot weather, and that will last even on important occasions, such as wedding season.
Our makeup collection should have our backs. Below is a list of mascaras that are versatile and will hold their shape all day. These mascaras aren’t all waterproof and can be easily removed when it is time to clean up.
Check out the following selections.
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2
Legendary Lashes mascara is all about volumizing. The mascara is jet-black in colour and has a lot of colour payoff. It gives lashes a full, fluttery look without the dreaded clumping. The brush is designed to coat every lash with the formula, giving it a thickening effect. It can be built up, but once locked in place it will last throughout the day without smudging.
Estee Lauder Double-Wear Zero Smudge Longening mascara
Just a few swipes of this mascara and you will have a bushy, bright-eyed appearance. This mascara will make you appear awake for eight hours. The brush’s design is key to this effect. The micro-fibre bristles are able to separate each lash and make it easy to coat from root through tip. The formula is long-lasting thanks to polymers, which can last up to 15 hours, according to the brand. However, it can be used throughout the day and night without smudging.
Lancome Lash Idole Waterproof mascara
Lancome’s mascara collection has become a cult favorite, whether it is to withstand a sauna-like commute, date night, or just to look good, no matter what. This waterproof formula is a must-have for your holiday bag. The curved design of this wand has a lifting effect on lashes. This wand will not smudge or clump regardless of the weather conditions, such as rain, humidity, or even the shower.
Urban Decay Lash Freak Mascara
Urban Decay’s Lash Freak mascara has one of the most memorable names (try reading it without singing the 1978 Nile Rodgers classic). It also features the most distinctive-looking brushes available. The asymmetrical design allows you to target individual lashes while the edge gives it a volumizing lift. This super-long-lasting formula can be worn for up to 20 hours with just a few swipes. This formula is resistant to sweat and smudges so keep it on hand for wedding season.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Wow Wings Mascara
This mascara is so good that you will be asked if you have false lashes or if you use it. You can use both the two sides of the brush to build volume and fan out with each. The mascara fills your lashes with pigment while the oil and silk powder added to the formula provide nourishment to condition and fortify your lashes. This prevents any breakages that could cause flaking or smudges.
Kevyn aucoin Volume Mascara Rich Pitch Black
This formula was created by Kevyn Aucoin, a legendary makeup artist. It can last all day and night. The texture may seem a little wetter than some brands. This is because it provides lengthening in one go. You can also carry the tube in your evening bag for any additional products if needed.
Too Faced is Waterproofer than Sex
Too Faced has released a waterproof version of once the UK’s bestselling mascara, Better than Sex. We think it is as good or better than the OG.
The formula is the key. This mascara is designed to be tested. It contains porcelain flower extract to condition the lashes and peptides to give it an intense black colour. It can be used in any situation, including a hot shower, sweaty gym session or teary moment.
It works in conjunction with the hourglass-shaped, Marilyn Monroe-inspired brush that covers every lash and lengthens, curls, lifts them for a doll-eye look.
Milk Makeup Rise Mascara
Milk Makeup’s Kush Mascara is a cult product, but the new Rise Mascara will add another dimension to its lash-lengthening capabilities. This mascara is the first to be 93% natural and features a Vegan Lash Wrap Technology. Each swipe of the buildable formula binds each lash, curling, lengthening, and adding volume. Once it sets, it glides easily without clumping and smudging.
Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara
Certain expectations can be set when the name of your product accurately reflects your intent. Bobbi Brown’s No Smudge Mascara is a perfect example.
It is the brand’s smallest mascara at only 5.5ml. However, it proves that even though small, it can deliver a lot of volume in just a few applications.
A short wand is a favorite of ours as it allows for great control, even when you reach the outer edges. This mascara is also very buildable, giving you a natural looking and open-eyed effect. You can layer it over most other mascaras to provide instant waterproofing.