Why Clumpy Lashes Are Making A Comeback

So you’ve mastered the art of volumizing, lengthening and separating your lashes into a beautiful, minimalist fringe. But before you go ahead and pat yourself on the back, we’ve got news for you. What you just did there is so last season. Spidery, clumpy lashes are where it’s at right now.

The bane of every amateur beauty junkie’s existence, clumpy mascara is not a faux pas anymore. If anything, it’s the de rigeur beauty trend for Fall 2015. Made famous by 60s icons like Twiggy, Diana Ross and Barbara Streisand, clumpy lashes were all over the Fall 2015 shows from Prada, Lanvin to Cushnie et Ochs and more. So we asked celebrity make-up artist Mitesh Rajani to give us his take on it and how to get it right if you’re brave enough to give it a try.


Says Mitesh, “Clumpy lashes look great in pictures and on the ramp, but it’s not a trend for everyday wear. So if you do want to give it a go, wait for major events like a red carpet function or a wedding where you can max on on your mascara. Clumpy lashes look sexy and rebellious when done right, and I personally love a look with lots of mascara!”

The make-up pro’s favourite product to achieve the look? Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara. “This mascara is amazing. The wand can be a little pokey at times, but when used well it can curl lashes and makes them look fuller. Thanks to it’s thick formula, you can use it to create a clumpy effect.”




“Apply a coat of mascara to top lashes by holding the wand horizontally and wiggling it back and forth from root to tip. This action transfers product by creates misshapen lashes. Once you have a thick, dark coat, add another layer of mascara with the wand held vertically and moving outwards. Do the same thing to coat your lower lashes. The idea is to make it messy and undefined, so don’t worry about getting it perfect!”

Interestingly, Rajani says it’s the density of the mascara rather than the wand that makes a formula clumpy. “A good wand helps to lift and give direction to shape your lashes, but a thick formula is what you need to get the clumpy look right.”

Scroll down for our picks of mascaras to work your lashes into a spidery clump.


L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Waterproof Mascara_Hauterfly

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara (Rs 1,090)

Bourjois Beauty'full Mascara_Hauterfly

Bourjois Beauty’full Volume Mascara (Rs 795)

Lancôme Grandiose Wide Angle Fan Effect Mascara_Hauterfly

Lancôme Grandiose Wide Angle Fan Effect Mascara (Rs 2,199)

Guerlain Cils D'Enfer Maxi Lash So Volume Mascara_Hauterfly

Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Maxi Lash So Volume Mascara (Rs 2,266)

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