Mascara is one beauty item that can transform your face in seconds—yet we continue using the same product as our go-to. Here, we round up 11 must-have choices, perfect for every DC event you'll have to attend.
For an Art Gallery Exhibit
Grandiôse Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara, Lancôme ($29). Nordstrom
Steal the spotlight with this eye-catching formula that’s sure to make others wonder, "Is she wearing false lashes?" Featuring a swan neck wand, this miracle wand grabs every lash in its path with ease, fanning them out from root to tip for a full, lifted, and even look.
This product lets you pump up the volume in your lashes to your desired look. Combined with its incredible staying power, this product can take you from conference to cocktails with minimal touching up.
Yves Saint Laurent’s latest mascara boasts vitamins that help strengthen and protect your delicate lashes.
For a Swanky Gala
Phenomen’Eyes Mascara, Givenchy ($31). Sephora, 3065 M St., 202-338-5644
To create an elegant and wide-eyed look for your next black-tie affair, check out this iconic mascara from Givenchy. Its unique brush and triple-action polymer will elongate and lift even the shortest of lashes.
Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara, Smashbox ($20).Sephora, 3065 M St., 202-338-5644
Travel without worrying about the weather with this sweat and humidity resistant mascara—it also increases the curl of your lashes, a clear winner.
For the Obligatory Girls Night Out
Perversion Mascara, Urban Decay ($22). Sephora, 3065 M St., 202-338-5644
For those who love layering and creating dramatic eyes, this clump-free formula is perfect. The creamy texture helps keep the lashes moisturized and ready for midnight touch-ups. Bonus: this mascara contains marine glycogen, which helps stimulate lash growth.
For a Calming Yoga Session
Wonder’Lash Lift Me Up Mascara, Rimmel London ($9). ulta.com
Infused with cucumber extracts and vitamins, this mascara gives your lashes nourishment and a bright finish.