They say that your eyes are the windows to the soul; well, if that’s case, you better make sure that those “windows” are gorgeous and well dressed for those who are trying to look in! Eyelashes are one of those features you’re either gifted with or you aren’t; and although you can never really change your genes, you can enhance what your mama gave you (or didn’t give you)!
Do you ever look at the mascara isle in the store and get confused? Have you ever looked at all those mascara wands and wondered what on earth each brush does or which brush you should even buy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’re in luck because we’re about to break it down to you in this Mascara Brushes 101 edition!
Curved brush type
What it’s for: The curved brushes are best used for curling your lashes. If you’re one of those people with straight lashes and need some curves in your life, then this is the brush for you!
What it will do: When applied, this brush will make your eyes pop by making them appear bigger and more open. The curve must face upwards when using this brush.
Thick brush type
What it’s for: Thick is for volume! This is the most common mascara wand and is perfect for those with thin and short lashes!
What it will do: Use this baby if you want full, dramatic eyes.
Straight, Long and Thin brush type
What it’s for: To get the most natural looking lashes, this brush is your winner! Because of it’s shape, the brush targets each lash from root to tip, at every angle – even those pesky, hard-to-reach corners!
What it will do: If you want added all-round coverage, length and vava voom, then choose this brush! Do keep in mind though that it is best used by those who already have thick, long lashes as they get the best effect from this wand.
Ball Shaped brush type
What it’s for: This is a modern wand style that’s kind of new in the game of mascaras! It works by widening the eyes and separating every lash. Due to its shape, the wand allows you to work in small sections without smearing mascara all over your eyes!
What it will do: It’ll give you the most accurate application and define every lash, in the direction that you want, without clumping. The wand gives good volume but slightly limited length! It also works very good on the lower lashes!
Now that you have been schooled, we hope that mascara shopping will not be as daunting as it has been for you in the past! Go on and let your “windows” do the talking!
Tell us which mascara brushes have worked best for you in the past!
TREND ALERT: Wide-Legged Fashion Trousers
The wider the pants, the better!
It’s no brainer that these pants are trending this season. This fashion staple used to be a must-have back in the day and it’s refreshing to see our much loved public figures rock this iconic look.
SEE celebs that ditched their skinnies for the wide-leg pants:
One of the celebrities that pull off this trend well is DJ Zinhle. This semi-formal look shows off her feminine side and we love how she kept it casual with converse sneakers.
Model and reality star Blue Mbombo works this signature boho-modern-edge style from Tee Stylish like a pro! She teamed this attire with simple gold accessories and black stylish flip flops.
If you have a similar looking outfit, you can switch it up a little with a chunky neck piece and stylish wedges.
We’re feeling these mustard pants Londie London is wearing from her clothing label FLY. This is a brave look that many can’t pull off and we love how she kept her top clean to allow the shape of her fitted trousers take centre stage for a change.
Celebrated choreographer Bontle Modiselle kept her daytime look simple and casual. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this stunner works it with a hint of sass.
In between her demanding career, fashion designer Thuli ‘StylealertSA’ Mola makes this tailored jumpsuit look good!
She teams her floral outfit with very minimal accessories and a stylish hat that is slightly tilted to show off her curls. This look is perfect for a lovely day out with the horses.
Are you feeling this trend?