Find the Right Mascara Wand
Bewildered by unending mascara wand options? We break down which wands do what so you can get the lashes you crave
If you're the "just a quick comb-through" type, use a wand that deposits a lot product so that those few swipes will completely coat your lashes. Vickery recommends a traditional wire brush (over the newer plastic ones), because it picks up a lot of mascara and delivers it to the base of the lash. You can use a plastic bristle, however. Just choose one with a wide core (the rod that the bristles poke out of). The fatter the core, the more product you get when you pull it out of the tub.
Because twisted wire wands aren't as good at keeping lashes clump-free, those who treat their lashes like the Sistine Chapel should go for a rubber brush -- this will let you apply over and over again sans clumping.
According to Vickery, the CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara was designed with these perfectionists in mind. "The precisely engineered tight spacing between bristles is smaller than the average clump size - so clumps are stopped before they even start forming on the brush," says Vickery.
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