Multitasking Mascaras

The three-months-then-toss rule for mascara (the antibacterial agent in most tubes lasts about that long) may seem wasteful. But there is a silver lining. Frequent fresh starts let you try new formulas—like these three standouts. 

By Genevieve Monsma
Photograph: Yasu + Junko

To add volume sans clumping (thanks to a lash-separating brush), go for Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara ($30; chanel.com). For an Angelina Jolie–like effect, try Maybelline New York Cat Eyes Volum’ Express Mascara( $7; drugstores), which boasts a brush designed to flare lashes at the outer corners of the eyes. Looking fora mascara that checks every box? Lancôme Hypnôse Star ($28; sephora.com) thickens, elongates and curls.

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