Top 5 Smudge-Proof, Party-Ready Mascaras That’ll Last From AM To PM


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By Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini; photograph by James Garaghty

Mascaras that last past the AM? Yes, they exist…

A few weeks from now, party mayhem is going to erupt. Yup, the festive season is upon us yet again. #OOTD will be trending and so will your #Facebeat to complement it. And, whether you’re doing a natural look or a full-on Kim K contour and strobe glam-up, the go-to beauty essential is… you guessed it: mascara.

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These will hold up from day to night. Here, our top five that you might want to try out:

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara (R80)

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Deep black (Cleopatra would have loved this one) and with a brush that not only creates volume, it also ensures a beautiful curl and impressive length. A good mascara that pulls you together after a hectic night out with the girls. Available at Dischem.

Catrice Pret-a-Volume Smokey Mascara in Velvet Black (R90)

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All women come with some level of drama – and mascara gives just the right size and kind of drama. Smokey, black and waterproof, this one give expressive volume and definition. And get this, it’s vegan too! Available at Dischem.

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara Catch & Curl (R950)

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This mascara can hold up under serious attack. Cue tears, sleep, showers, even a swim – this baby still won’t run or flake! A little of any kind of oil will gently remove this budge-proof mascara. It does what it says, which is why it’s on the pricey side. Available at Wantitall.

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Gosh My Favourite Mascara (R165)

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If you’re looking for a good daily mascara that finishes off a natural look, try this solid mascara. It’s perfume- and paraben-free and does a great job of giving volume and definition to each lash. Available at Foschini.

Urban Decay Lash Mascara Resurrection Mascara (R315)

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This clear, refreshing serum brings your mascara back to life, so you can keep piling it on. Use as a primer to make lashes soft, allowing for a much cleaner application. Available at Foschini.

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