Curled, twisted and bent, mascara wands are changing their ubiquitous look. Confused by their curious shapes? They are built for precision and volume. I’ve tallied up five of my favourites.
Lancôme Grandiose Mascara ($35 at Sephora)


You may have noticed all the beauty editors and bloggers gushing over Lancôme’s ‘Swan’ all over Instagram and Twitter. Well, this pretty bird is worth the hype. Having been a long-time fan of Hypnôse Star, I’m pretty in love with its curvy cousin: the wand catches all the baby lashes and basically makes me look like Twiggy. 
Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Mascara ($26 at Murale)

Anther notable wand weirdo is Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Mascara, with a little orb-like tip allowing for impressive precision and volume. I love using the applicator on the lower lashes and the formula is really smooth and not clumpy.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($11.99 at drugstores)

The most affordable of the precision mascaras is courtesy of L’Oréal Paris. In general, L’Oréal has always been my go-to drugstore mascara brand and Butterfly is no different. This wand picks up the smallest lashes for extreme volume — no falsies needed. 
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara ($35 at Sephora)

This mascara by Dior came our last year, but, as they say, better late than never. Having not replaced the rubber on my Shu Uemura curler in years, I appreciate when a mascara has curling powers. Of course, as with its Diorshow predecessor, volume is the key word.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara ($7.99 at drugstores)
For a Cheap and cheerful curling version look no further than Rimmel’s new ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves with its broken heart-shaped brush. Its formula is not as smooth as I would like it to be, but it does do an impressive job curling and amplifying — with a bit of a messier rock ‘n’ roll look.