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

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 .

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 .

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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.

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 .

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