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    24 Mascaras That'll Totally Transform Your Lashes

    These mascaras will give you showstopping lashes in a blink of an eye.

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    1. Simply Naked Beauty 3D Fiber Lash Mascara includes two tubes of mascara — one fiber and one gel — that you layer on top of each other to help it look like you're wearing falsies.,

    Promising review: "Bought this in hopes of just using mascara rather than wearing false lashes for my sister's upcoming wedding. Long story short — false lashes will not be needed. Great product." —RMKohl16

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in dark brown and midnight black). Cruelty-free.

    2. Maybelline's The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara provides instant volume and plumping that'll make your lashes noticeable from miles away.,

    Promising review: "This is my go-to mascara. It really helps lengthen and add bulk to my eyelashes (my natural lashes leave much to be desired). I have been using this brand/style for several years now." —M.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.30.

    3. Essy Beauty 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara is a three-step thickening and lengthening mascara you can wear for hours and hours.,

    Promising review: "Never expected this to meet my expectations! It was easy to apply and stayed on throughout the day. I'm really impressed — even after putting on three different layers it wasn't heavy and it came off very easily. Worth every penny and I'm definitely coming back for more." —Amy C. Seery

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. Vivienne Sabó Cabaret Première Mascara features a plastic wand designed to help volumize, lengthen, and curl your lashes, without ever smudging.,

    Promising review: "Best cruelty-free mascara I've found (and I've used MANY)! Total bang for your buck! The photo shows one eye with two coats, but one is perfect for a more natural look." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in classic and waterproof). Cruelty-free.

    5. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara will have you throwing away your eyelash curler.,

    Promising review: "I love this mascara!! I have tried all kinds of prestige and drugstore mascaras and I've never found one that works better!! It doesn't clump, fans out my lashes nicely, and makes them look so long!!!" —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $6.40 (available in black and very black).

    6. Rimmel Scandaleyes Retroglam Mascara will give you a bold, wide eye — so you can fake that I'm-actually-awake look.,

    Promising review: "This has to be one of my absolute favorite mascaras. I’m a budget-makeup consumer and this fits perfectly on my shopping list. I have thin eyelashes and this mascara really pumps up the volume! It makes my eyelashes look two to three times as thick! I get so many compliments from my patients." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.15+ (available in black, extreme black, carbon black, and waterproof black).

    7. L'Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara comes with a wing-tip brush designed to help you cover all your lashes and make them look totally elongated.,

    Promising review: "I used to spend $40+ on mascara from Sephora, Ulta...I couldn't keep justifying that to myself. So I googled what the best drugstore mascara was and this beauty was buried somewhere deep in the fifth article I read. It is the best thing I've ever learned about on Google. ☺️ My lashes stay beautiful all day. I get SOOOOO many compliments — coworkers, strangers, family, friends. They're all extremely jealous of my 'lashes.' I put it on the ends first. Let it dry. Then go back and add more length to the ends and the bottom. Finally, I go back and forth between each eye and add volume to the base of my lashes with the thick part of the brush. (Picture is one eye with and one without the mascara applied.)" —Sarah Whittaker

    Get it from Amazon for $6.39+ (available in black, black brown, and blackest black).

    8. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara will give you lashes so curled, volumized, and separated you'll have to convince people they aren't falsies.,

    Promising review: "This works amazing! It's all about learning how to apply — never blink, always pull up on the lashes at the beginning of the eye to the side, start to tilt the wand to the side on the ends, put chin down and eyes up when doing the lower-lid lashes. This is my favorite mascara! No false lashes, just 100% mascara. In the photo, one eye is done and the other is natural! Love this!" —Bluesky

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    9. It's So Big Mascara by Elizabeth Mott stays on all day without smudging at all — but comes off easily when it's finally time.,

    Promising review: "This mascara is on point! After reading the reviews, I decided to give it a try! Cute labeling too. I love the comb — I feel like that's what gives the eyelashes volume! No raccoon eyes! I feel so pretty! I didn't even curl them in that pic so I can't wait to see how they look when they are curled as well. Def sticking to this." —Lilfunyan

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available as a pack of three minis and a full-size tube). Cruelty-free and PETA-certified.

    10. Endlessly Beautiful Natural Organic Mascara is a vegan mascara that'll condition and nourish your lashes to perfection.,

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical about how well this mascara was going to look. I am incredibly satisfied — it gave me quite a full look. It was not clumpy whatsoever, it was actually silky and smooth applying. I do apply two-three coats of mascara, but that's with all mascara that I buy. In the photo, one eye is done and the other eye is without any mascara. The whole reason why I bought this mascara, was solely because it's organic. I will definitely buy this mascara again. The only negative side to this is the bottle is fairly small; it's almost like a sample size." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99. Cruelty-free and 100% vegan.

    11. Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Mascara is waterproof and can withstand sweat, water, grease, and an episode of This Is Us.,

    Promising review: "I have thin Asian lashes and I crave volume. This mascara did not disappoint. I am on my third or fourth tube. If I layer it, I get asked if I'm wearing falsies. It definitely is a pain in the butt to remove but I use my cleansing oil. Don't need to rub that hard and it breaks down fairly easily. I've included a picture of my eyes; one with the mascara on and the other without." —s y l v i a *

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    12. L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara has a flexible precision brush to help you reach every lash.,

    Promising review: "This mascara is definitely worth trying if you haven't. It does take several coats to achieve my desired look because the wand doesn't put very much product on at a time. But that's not always a bad thing. It lengthened my lashes and added a good amount of volume. I curl my lashes before and it'll hold the curl all day." —Subiegirl04

    Get it from Amazon for $7.23+.

    13. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara is formulated with peptides, proteins, biotin, lash-enhancing polymers and collagen to help make your lashes look like they're basically elastic.,

    Promising review: "After trying countless mascaras this is by far my favorite. I do agree that it has to be replaced more frequently than some others because it tends to thicken over time, but only about every three or four months with daily use. It works great — no smudging or flaking even after 12+ hours. Removes easily with soap and water or regular eye makeup remover, no problem." —Crissy

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99. Cruelty-free and PETA-certified (but owned by L'Oreal).

    14. Simply Naked Beauty's 3D Fiber Lash Mascara uses a growth-enhancing serum to help your lashes not just look long but actually make them long.,

    Promising review: "Love love love this product! I've used Younique 3D Mascara, and while it is a great product, this costs less and is easier to apply. It takes a little practice, but you will see results that you'll never see with regular mascara. I have really short, thin lashes, and this does wonders. I will buy it again when I run out." —alisa c.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99. Cruelty-free.

    15. E.l.f. Volumizing and Defining Mascara will help elongate your lashes and last all day — all for just about $2!,

    Promising review: "Very happy. Goes on great and no need for curler!" —Ainsley

    Get it from Amazon for $2. Cruelty-free and PETA-certified.

    16. Maybelline's Full 'N Soft Mascara has a hypoallergenic formula made with vitamin E that's perfect for anyone who wears contacts — or who just wants fuller-looking lashes.,

    Promising review: "I love this mascara and have been using it for years. I try other brands and types and always go back to this natural-looking mascara. It darkens the lashes and thickens the thin tips so they're more noticeable, without any clumps and very little flaking. It doesn't clump up as quickly in the tube as other brands and types. It goes on as smoothly on day one as it does after six months later when it's due for replacement. If you prefer your makeup more natural looking and less obvious, this mascara is a very good, inexpensive choice." —J. Blair

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    17. L'Oréal Double Extend Mascara comes with a super-nourishing base coat and a lengthening top coat to help guarantee all your lashes are covered.,

    Promising review: "The picture is kinda creepy but it's just to show how much this mascara does extend your lashes. It works SO great. It's my absolute favorite. It stays on all day and doesn't flake at all. I apply the white one a ton of times to lengthen them and separate them and then once I feel that they look long enough, I start applying the black. It's extremely easy to remove. You don't even need makeup remover, it just comes right off, and that's one of my favorite things about it. I've been using it for years and I'm never going to switch so I really hope that they never stop making it. I just love this stuff." —Samantha Troulis

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in black and blackest black).

    18. Naturally Rooted Premium Organic Mascara is 100% natural — both its the formula and how it'll make your lashes look after application.

    Promising review: "I came home from work to discover my new mascara had been delivered and literally stopped what I was doing to put it on. The reviews for this stuff were really good so I was anxious to try it out. IT IS SO GOOD. I just switched out all my makeup to natural/organic/nontoxic and mascara was my last piece to swap. I prefer a very natural but full-looking lash for everyday wear. This mascara is exactly what I was looking for. You can see in my pic (I have zero other makeup on) how natural yet plumped the lashes on the left look. **Note: In the pic, I am wearing this mascara on the left eye only. Right eye is completely free of any product. I really hope this stands up to daily use because I am already a huge fan. No clumping whatsoever. The applicator is really good. Great for coating and separating the lashes." —Megan M.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99. Cruelty-free.

    19. Pacifica Beauty Stellar Gaze Mascara is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to help hydrate and strengthen your lashes.,

    Promising review: "I wanted a thickening mascara. I want my eyelashes to be so thick that people wonder if they're real, but not so thick that they look gloppy, stiff, or overdone. I wanted a mascara that could thicken and not be harmful. I did over a dozen product searches and read so many customer reviews...I was borderline obsessive. I decided that the customer reviews and price of Pacifica made it the best candidate. I love it. It doesn't smell (bonus), goes on well, and doesn't flake. I get excellent coverage, and my eyes are in no way irritated. It washes off with my face oil/soap. I get my thickness, too." —Janice Stevenson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59 (available in black and brown). Cruelty-free, PETA-certified, and 100% vegan.

    20. Bella Eleganze 3D Fiber Mascara may help you increase the length of your lashes by 300%(!) with its three-step process — just apply the apply the wet sealing gel, brush on the natural fibers, and then apply the wet sealing gel again to lock in those sweet, sweet fibers.,

    Promising review: "I was recommended this by my sister and was slightly confused as to how to use it but I ended up getting the hang of it — and wow there is a huge difference. I applied it to my eyelashes without curling it to see the difference, then applied the mascara stuff after I curled it. There was definitely a difference in an amazing way. It takes a bit more time to put it on, but it's so worth it. I applied it three times — switching from gel to fiber to get it the length and thickness that I wanted." —Jeremiah Cruz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97. Cruelty-free.

    21. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara uses a fresh liquid formula designed to capture every part of your lashes and help them look fuller and longer.,

    Promising review: "I love it! In my photo you can see the difference the mascara makes!" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69 (available in five colors).

    22. TheBalm Mad Lash Mascara, which you just have to wiggle onto your lashes to help separate, lengthen, and build volume.,

    Promising review: "I'd been waffling about buying this or Stila's mascara after getting both in subscription boxes. I've been wearing Mad Lash every day lately though, so I decided to go with this. It doesn't hurt that it's a few bucks cheaper than Stila! I don't wear a lot of makeup and this is a really quick way to enhance my eyes without having to spend several minutes on them." —Rachel M.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.10. Cruelty-free.

    23. Blinc Mascara forms tiny water-resistant tubes around your lashes that'll bind to them and leave you with natural-looking lashes that last all day.,

    Promising review: "I have been using this product for approximately five years, and it never disappoints. It is incredibly long lasting, you can cry, swim — as long as you do not rub your eyes it will stay on until you remove it with warm water! I have tried all of the colors except brown and I absolutely love the blue! Definitely would recommend for anyone with short lashes. Simply apply one coat, let it dry, then go back and apply more to the very tips of your lashes for greater length. I will never go back to the waxy, clumpy mascaras I've used in the past." —mark

    Get it from Amazon for $26 (available in six colors). Cruelty-free and PETA-certified.

    24. And Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Flared Mascara, made of a kera-fiber formula for a smooth application without any clumping.,

    Promising review: "For the price, I am very pleased. The curved brush makes application easy. You can apply multiple coats to add more drama to your look. I've experienced no clumping with this and usually do a couple coats, which really makes my eyelashes look long and glorious! It stays on all day, though I may retouch if I have an event later in the day just as a precautionary measure. Given the price, I am very pleased with the quality of this mascara! I would definitely recommend." —CH

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    Now that you have the mascara, all you'll need to do is make this face to get perfect freakin' lashes.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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