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YOU may not want a full face of make-up on the beach, but with a desire to look our best around the clock, a touch of mascara is always a must. But does it have staying power?

Boots 17 Lash Illusion Mascara - pounds 4.99 FOR 24p less you can get Boots 17waterproof mascara, but this gives you thicker, fuller lashes with good staying power unless you were to plunge your head in a bucket of water! Great value, this combines a relatively smudge-free mascara with a thick, luscious lash look.

7/10 Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara - pounds 13 ONE flutter with this mascara on and you'll be in danger of blowing people away! If you want the full on falsh-lash look, this is for you. A huge fuzzy brush sweeps over the eyelashes to leave long thick lashes. Infused with hemp oil, Vitamin E and candelilawax, it even nourishes and conditions the lashes while making them look uber glam. And although it doesn't say waterproof, this mascara has true staying power even when wet.

9/10 Clinique lash power mascara long wearing formula - pounds 12.50 VOWS to look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear - and it does what it says "on the tin". A fine brush helps the mascara glide beautifully on the eyes without smudging and, while not deemed waterproof, it's all but. One stroke and the lush lash look lasts through rain, sweat, humidity, tears. Yet with a little warm water you just press the lashes with your fingers on a cotton pad, and they wipe away. Not the best smelling but otherwise fab.

9/10 NARS Waterproof Mascara - pounds 17 A THICK brush and quite a thick mascara which needs care when applying to avoid clumping. That said, though, once on it provides thick, dense colou which will survive even the most tear-jerking of films, if a little on the pricey side.

8/10 MeMeMe Waterproof Drama QueenUltimate Diva Lashes Mascara - pounds 7.99 AN interesting snazzy brush holds a wealth of mascara waiting to line your lashes for a super-glamorous full look, which lasts even if you get caught up in those power ful waves. It takes a little time to get used to the brush but once you have mastered it the mascara goes on without leaving little clumps, and the look is stunning.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 18, 2008
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