The Best Tubing Mascaras + What is A Tubing Mascara?
Anyone else getting fed up with removing stubborn layers of mascara, that takes a round of micellar water, cleanser and cotton pads to remove?
Enter tubing mascaras – the lazy girl’s answer to fabulous, fluttery lashes and an easy removal process that is kind to the skin.
Tubing mascaras originate from Japan and differ from usual mascaras in that they cleverly coat your lashes in ‘tubes’ of waterproof polymers, instead of covering your lashes in pigment like a normal mascara. They are also smudge-proof, dry quickly and don’t clump. YAS. How to remove? Simply wash your face with luke-warm water, then use your fingers to gently slide off the tubes of mascara - no need for cotton pads or makeup remover, making it an ecological win.
We’ve rounded up the best we want you to know about:
Perfect for a natural look, the Glossier Lash Slick conditions, lengthens and nourishes lashes and is suitable for sensitive eyes. Bonus? It’s dermatologist tested and ophthalmologist-tested, and a steal at £14.
The Curling Mascara by Kevyn Aucoin is an easy everyday favourite of ours. With gorgeous slimline packaging it’s easy to pop in your handbag for touch-ups on-the-go, plus the sizeable brush is great for curling, volume and length.
M.A.C fans rejoice: the Extended Play Lash Mascara is certainly add-to-makeup-bag worthy – it lasts up to 16 hours and uses impressive Thermal Sensitive Technology to ensure it is smudge, sweat and humidity proof. Ideal for gym bunnies or you know, just sat WFH and eating snacks.
The L’Oreal Double Extension Beauty Tube Mascara features two brushes – one is a white nourishing primer to condition and lengthen lashes first, and then use the black tubing brush on top, giving you healthy, shiny lashes and a serious falsie look.