Know the formula for getting the lashes you've always wanted (and deserved).

By Holly Dawsey
Updated May 19, 2015
Credit: Getty Images

Know the formula for getting the lashes you’ve always wanted (and deserved).

Your lashes are stick straight

Your fringe fix: A curling mascara. The brush twists to create bend, while polymers help the curl stay put. Slowly roll upward from the base of your lashes.

Try: Benefit Roller Lash Super-Curling & Lifting Mascara ($24,

Photo: Lisa Shin

Your lashes are on the short side

Your fringe fix: A lengthening mascara. Extra-thick pigments coat lashes from root to tip, extending them, and the bristles’ wide grooves separate and gently stretch hairs. Tip: Be sure to wiggle the wand!

Try: Laura Mercier Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara ($25,

Photo: Lisa Shin

Your lashes are a little sparse

Your fringe fix: A volumizing mascara. The formula has heavyish polymers to thicken and boost baby hairs; stiff bristles cling to each lash to create a fanned-out look with a single stroke.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara ($8,

Photo: Lisa Shin

Your lashes are very Fine

Your fringe fix: A fiber-filled mascara. Microfibers grab lashes at every angle, and an inky topcoat sets them in place to give the illusion of born-this-fab oomph.

Try: Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit ($15,

Photo: Lisa Shin