Makeup artist Isabella Schimid (makeup above) gives us the ultimate mascara rundown.

How should you apply mascara? 

Start by curling the lashes first. The best eyelash curler is by Shu Uemura. Then apply mascara to the root of the lash - this gives lift and fullness to the lashes. Don't just apply to the ends as this does nothing but colour the tips of the lashes. I recommend you start with applying mascara to bottom lashes then do the tops so you don't get mascara all over the eyelid!

How long should you spend applying mascara? 

At least a good 5 to 10 minutes.

What are your top three mascaras? 

Benefit's They're Real Mascara, Hourglass' Film Noir Mascara and Bobbi Brown's Smokey Eye Mascara.

For glamorous, long lashes… Bobbi Brown's Glam Extreme Lenghtening Mascara.

For thick, clumpy rock chick lashes… Benefit's They're Real Mascara.

For natural lashes… Diorshow Mascara.

For beach babes… Buxom Waterproof Mascara.

For little lashes… Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara.

And what are the best makeup removers?

Bioderma Créaline H₂O - a non rinse cleanser and make-up removing water. Also, Cosmedix Purity Clean for Oily Problem Skin removes it really well too!