Cat Deeley is lashing out! The So You Think You Can Dance host is mixing up her beauty routine, and recently partnered with Us Weekly to road test six drugstore and high-end brands that promised to make lashes thicker, longer, more curled and more defined among other benefits.
Read on for Deeley's dish on this season's best eye-popping makeup -- and try her tips to get the look.
THICKENING MASCARAThe Promise: Maybelline's Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes purports to crush clumps with a curved comb and plump with a collagen-rich formula. ($8, drugstores)Cat's Critique: "It improved thickness but the curved wand was tricky to use," she tells Us. "I flipped it over for better control."
LENGTHENING MASCARAThe Promise: Two hundred bristles on L'Oreal's Telescopic Shocking Extensions brush help to visually extend lashes. ($10, drugstores)Cat's Critique: "Just one coat subtly enhanced my eyes," notes the Brit. Two "gave me the dramatic wide-eyed look I love." Bonus: "It was easy to remove."
LONG-LASTING MASCARAThe Promise: Physicians Formula Organic Wear FakeOut employs a sprinkling of silk cotton powder and pine tree fibers to stretch ends -- and it stays put all day. ($9, drugstores)Cat's Critique: Success! "It felt light and did not flake," says Deeley. "I wore it for 12 hours straight and didn't need to reapply at night."
DEFINING MASCARAThe Promise: Bentonite, a claylike ingredient in Clinique's Bottom Lash mini, binds to baby hairs and fans them out for that Twiggy vibe. ($10, clinique.com)Cat's Critique: The lower fringe "popped with no smudges," says the star. But while it's great for home, "it's not essential, so it wouldn't make my travel kit."
CURLING MASCARAThe Promise: Diorshow Iconic Overcurl's arched wand lifts and lengthens, while flexible polymers help hold a bend. ($29, dior.com)Cat's Critique: "When it comes to looking like you're wearing false lashes, nothing beats it," the 36-year-old tells Us. "The formula dries out quickly and can flake, but it's still the best."
VOLUMIZING MASCARAThe Promise: A mix of long and short soft bristles in Chanel Le Volume pumps up fringe, while carbon black pigments define each strand. ($30, chanel.com)Cat's Critique: "I loved the intense color. It made my tips so much darker!" raves the host. To enhance the effect, she prepped with her own Chanel eyelash curler.
See more of Cat Deeley's stunning style on So You Think You Can Dance Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Cat Deeley Road Tests Summer's Best Mascaras!