You already know how to find the perfect hairbrush and pick the right makeup brush, but what about your best lash brush? Turns out, discovering your ideal mascara match relies on a lot more than the formula: the wand can make or break your application.
According to makeup artist and Lazy Perfection founder Jenny Patinkin, not all wands are created equal. "Brushes come in lots of shapes and sizes, pick up different amounts of mascara, have bristles that are more or less densely packed, or have varying degrees of flex. The results you'll get absolutely depends on the wand."
But the most important part to finding your mascara wand soul mate might surprise you — and present a little bit of a beauty quest. "The size of your wand should make sense for the size of your eyes," Patinkin explained. "I like a wand that's medium size, densely packed, and has a pointed tip, because it works on all eye shapes and sizes." Read on for Patinkin's favorite mascaras, plus some application tips to ensure you get the lashes you want, when you want them.