Mascara is pretty much a staple in all our makeup bags. That’s why DARE put four of the newest ones to the test to see if they’re really worth your tender loving care…


I really liked the natural lengthening look e.l.f. Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara gave my lashes. It styled them perfectly and stayed put all day. It was also super-easy to apply, thanks to the length of the brush. A great addition to my makeup bag.

e.l.f. Cosmetics e.l.f. Lengthening & Volumizing Waterproof Mascara Black £4.50 Buy Now


There’s been a lot of hype on social media around the new L’Oreal X Fibre Mascara Xtreme Black, £xx, so I couldn’t wait to try it out.  I really liked the double applicators. The primer really lengthened my eyelashes, and the mascara made them look thicker, longer and more defined with the curved brush design. Great for a quick defined eyelash look.

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris X Fiber Xtreme Resist Waterproof Mascara Black £11.99 Buy Now


I’m a self-confessed avocado addict, so when the MUA Eye Define Nourish & Care mascara (enriched with avo oil) landed on my desk, I knew I’d love it. I’m always looking for more lash volume, and this mascara worked a treat. It gave me all the lash lift I needed and left them feeling soft, not crispy… bravocado!



I was super-keen to try the new Maybelline Total Tempation Mascara,  because I’d heard such good things about it. Firstly, the smell is divine, thanks to the coconut-infused whipped formula. Secondly, I only had to apply a few coats to give me the perfect amount of length and volume. It’ll also condition and nourish lashes in the process. Win, win!

Maybelline Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara Black £8.99 Buy Now