8 New Types of Mascara Wands Kaitlyn Dreyling
We've seen curved, thick, flexible and even vibrating applicators, but as our love for our lashes continues, so does the evolution of the mascara wand.
Ball Tips Kaitlyn Dreyling
The newest trend in brush designs features wands tipped with a ball of extra long bristles for coating every last lash. Benefit They're Real Mascara ($22) and It Cosmetics Hello Lashes! Mascara ($29) may be the first of many more tips like this.
Precision Tip Kaitlyn Dreyling
Clarins Instant Definition Mascara ($24) has a standard mascara brush, but on the tip there's a smaller bristled wand that makes getting all those hard-to-reach spots easier.
Expandable Brush Kaitlyn Dreyling
The Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara ($22) features an expandable brush. When the brush is extended, the spaced out bristles will distribute the product more densely for volume. When it’s twisted down, the tightly positioned bristles will help to separate and lengthen lashes.
Bristle-Free + Expandable Tip Kaitlyn Dreyling
The innovative Givenchy Demesure Audacious Lashes Mascara (available this Fall/Winter) features a thick, grooved applicator - no bristles! - to give you breathtaking volume at the base of the lashes. Twisting the cap extends a fine, comb-like tip to separate and define the ends. Plus, the lightweight formula won’t weigh down your fringe.
Lash Gloss Kaitlyn Dreyling
This shiny formula gives your lashes a wet, patent leather look, and the applicator looks more like a lip gloss brush than a mascara wand. While you can use Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer ($28) alone as a tint for your natural lashes, it's best when used over a lengthening mascara to give you added density plus ultra black pigment and (of course!) shine.
Curved Spheres Kaitlyn Dreyling
We've seen curvy wands before, but this curved brush also has bristles shaped like three spheres. Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara ($24) was created by a Japanese TV star to give even the straightest, stubbiest lashes lasting length, volume and curl.
Corkscrew Bristles Kaitlyn Dreyling
Another new twist on brushes is, well, an actual twist. Too Faced Size Queen Mascara ($21) and Diorshow 360 Mascara ($36) both feature a double-helix style brush that grabs enough product to give lashes volume, plus longer bristles to add length. The Diorshow 360 wand even rotates in two directions!
Heart-Shaped Kaitlyn Dreyling
Maybelline gave the cult favorite Great Lash Mascara another makeover with a new Lots of Lashes version ($5). This new iteration features a heart-shaped brush with fine bristles to ensure every lash is coated in the favorite formula.