5 Mascaras That Are A Perfect Alternative To False Eyelashes

One makeup product that can make the biggest difference for busy career girls is mascara.

When you look tired after another early morning start, mascara is the saviour product that can instantly transform your lashes and make your whole face look bright and awake. One flick of mascara can frame your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. We’ve rounded up the best mascaras that will give you long, full lashes without the need for lash treatments.

1. Nars Audacious Mascara

This new mascara by Nars has been a long time coming, and it’s certainly worth the wait. Designed with over 200 moulded bristles and lengthening hooks, the lash-catching brush evenly grips and coats lashes from root to tip. The mascara provides instant definition and plenty of volume, plus the tapered brush finishes off the inner and outer lashes too so every lash is transformed.

2. Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara

This mascara may be on the pricey side but after one use it is clear why. It creates a clean, natural lash but with length and zero clumps for a defined, eye-catching effect. It’s the perfect choice if you have short lashes or fair lashes that need a dark tint to make them stand out.

3. Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

For a cheaper drugstore alternative, Colossal Volume Express by Maybelline is a great choice. As the name suggests, this mascara delivers volume and lots of it, making this a perfect choice for a night out makeup look. This formula gives bold, dramatic lashes with one flick of the wand and it comes in different variations too; the waterproof version is just as good and does not budge!

4. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

Few mascaras are as renowned as Diorshow Iconic Overcurl, and the signature curved brush makes it perfect for short lashes as the wand lifts and curls each individual lashes, creating amazing length and volume. This formula is unique as the K-Polymer Formula combines lifting, coating and fixing polymers for instantly dramatic curves and long-lasting wear. Plus if you want an alternative to black mascaras, then you can opt for the brown or blue versions of this cult classic.

5. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara

When it comes to picking a mascara for perfect smoky eyes, then look no further than this Giorgio Armani creation. It’s formulated with a blend of hard and soft waxes to optimise volume for instant impact, meaning lashes are left looking ultra black and bold. It’s the best choice when you want a full on eye look, but can’t be bothered with the hassle that comes with applying false lashes.


What’s your favourite mascara?

  • Hannah Lucy

    Needed this post! Really want to try the NARS mascara!


  • Ariadna Morell

    Haven’t tried any of these, I really want to try the Tom Ford mascara as I love their make up in general! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • Tom Ford is amazing ,<3

  • Beckie Eschle

    Maybelline is the one I always go back too, just love it! x


  • Antoinette Frances

    Have to agree with the Diorshow and the Maybelline! I have to say though- it’s all down to the brush. When you buy it once you can use the brush with any mascara and it will work just as well!

    • Great tip! Thanks Antoinette :)

  • Camille Beygui

    I might try one of these ! Thanks for sharing



Get On The LIST



Join the CGD team for all things fashion, beauty, career and everything us CGD girls are up to!