Top 10 Best Mascaras To Buy
When falsies won’t cooperate and lash extensions are out of the question, there’s one makeup staple you can always count on: Mascara. We all want voluminous, bold lashes, right? But not all mascara is created equal.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a volumizing, separating, lengthening, or smudge-proof formula, we’re helping you narrow down the options.
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From clump-free, vegan, flake-proof, to everything in between, we’re letting you in on the best mascaras to give you the doe-eyed look you crave.
1. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Black
There’s a reason this drugstore gem has been a cult classic for years. Create a lash-extension effect with just one coat. The plush wand glides the product over the lashes to create a dramatic, voluminous effect. Word in the beauty community is that this is a dupe for the beloved Diorshow Mascara. The formula comes in regular or waterproof for all-day volume without clumping or flaking.
2. Maybelline Lash Sensational
If you ever thought a mascara under $10 wouldn’t work, think again. The ‘fan effect’ on the Lash Sensational wand is ideal for lengthening and separating the lashes. This gem from Maybelline will stay put for those of you who have issues with mascara moving or smudging during the day.
3. Maybelline New York Great Lash
We can recognize that pink and green bottle anywhere! Arguably the most iconic mascara ever made, a tube sells every 2 seconds! The great thing about Great Lash is that it’s truly stood the test of time. Plus, it’s inexpensive, doesn’t flake, and is one of the more natural-looking mascaras on the list.
4. Too Faced Damn-Girl!
At this point, Too Faced is practically synonymous with killer mascara. We’re looking at you, Better Than Sex. But we plucked Damn-Girl! out of the Too Faced collection because the super thick wand lengthens, curls, and thickens the lashes for a major punch of volume.
5. Benefit Bad Gal Bang!
Say sayonara to raccoon eyes! This smudge-proof mascara defines, separates, and lengthens lashes. The formula is pigmented, creamy, and smooth and the thinner brush allows for a more precise application.
6. IT Cosmetics Superhero
Finally, a 100% vegan and cruelty-free mascara that does what it claims! This ultra-black formula transforms lashes in just one coat, or you can add a second layer for even more volume.
7. Wet n’ Wild Mega Volume
This is the best budget-friendly mascara on the list. Ringing in at under $3.50, Wet n’ Wild Mega Volume Mascara lengthens and thickens the lashes without breaking the bank. You’re most likely to create a little lash envy with this high-impact formula.
8. Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mascara
Burt’s Bees 100% natural formula glides over the lashes and is ideal for anyone with sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers. It’s cruelty-free and made without parabens, phthalates, SLS, or synthetic fragrances. The brush and formula work in unison to separate and lengthen the lashes.
9. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer
If you use a primer before applying foundation, why not prime your lashes before applying mascara? The white base coats the lashes to make mascara go on smoother and appear thicker.
10. Stila HUGE Extreme Lash
Stila’s lightweight, ink-like volumizing mascara instantly coats lashes with deep black pigment while the unique spiral fiber brush adds tons of volume and length. Extreme Lash is ideal to complement even your most dramatic eye looks.
Picking just 10 mascaras was more challenging than we thought! While it was hard to narrow down, we’re in love with all the mascaras on the list. From drugstore holy grails to high-end favorites, these are the top 10 mascaras you’ll want to add to your makeup bag.