When it comes to our beauty routines, we all have that one thing we’re slightly obsessed with. For some, it’s perfectly their winged line, for others, no trip outside the house is complete without a sweeping of blush – no matter how short it may be. For me? It’s all about the lash – but not any kind of lash, the spider lash – always. I never stray from that lash style – whatever my makeup look may be – red or nude, smoky eye or natural, I never deviate from the web. Aside from a meticulous curling technique with the Shu Uemera Lash Curler (read: obsessive), it all comes down to the mascara, and more importantly, what your wand looks like. 

Here, five of the best mascaras to Charlotte’s Web the hell out of your lashes.

Dior diorShow 
You know that ubiquitous desert island question? Well, in terms of beauty products and being stuck on an island blah blah blah – this would be it (in terms of life, it would be a bottomless bottle of wine, FYI). My go-to product since I was 15 (depressingly some 17 years ago), I still can’t bear to part with it, no matter how dry or barren its wand may get. Every iteration is just as great, but for first-time users of the web, go the OG.

Diorshow Lash Extension Effect Volume Mascara, $56. shop now

ModelCo lash & line
I’ll admit it, I tried this unwillingly when my Diorshow ran out – and promptly ate my words (and tantrum) upon seeing the results; long, flicked, spidery lashes. The closest thing I’ve come to my personal holy grain (and for a fraction of the price).

Modelco lash & line mascara. $24. shop now

Revlon mega multiplier
Revlon’s multi-tasker is big on product and big on result. Layer up three times (wait 20 seconds between layers) and see your lashes transform into sexy daddy long legs.

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara, $24. shop now

Lancôme Monsieur Big
Big, falsie lashes, come at us. Lancome’s Monsiuer Big is thick in girth, rich in product and super-goopy; translation? The perfect tool for spider lashes.

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara, $47. shop now

Smashbox Super Fan
This brand new mascara is all about the fan – spreading your lashes far and wide – which equates to the perfect spider lashes. Plus, it lifts and creates volume for 12-hours, so your (spider) legs can go the distance.


smashbox super fan fanned-out mascara, $27. shop now

thoughts?