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    32 Mascaras That'll Totally Transform Your Lashes

    Maybe you're born with them, maybe it's these mascaras.

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    1. An intense 3D Fiber Mascara to help magnify your lashes in just three super simple steps.,

    Promising review: "Here’s a pic of my lashes with nothing on it and then a picture of my lashes with the mascara. My lashes are so straight but this mascara gives them a lot of volume thanks to the fibers and keep them curled! You can switch to a more natural look or to a more dramatic look by applying less or more fibers." —Chloé Dehaudt

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96. Cruelty-free.

    2. L’Oreal's Voluminous Original Mascara, a buildable formula that'll help you achieve natural looking or super dramatic lashes — just depends on how many coats you wanna apply.,

    Promising review: "My absolute favorite mascara. This mascara does not clump or give me spider eyes. I have tried many mascaras with steep $30+ price tags and always end up coming back to this beauty. It is really wonderful and you can't beat the price. My only qualm is that it dries out within a month or two and you have to purchase again." —JP

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59+ (available in seven colors).

    3. 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 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 $19.99 (available in dark brown and midnight black). Cruelty-free.

    4. 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 $4.89+ (available in five shades).

    5. Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara is designed using a voluminous formula and an hourglass-shaped brush for separating, coating, and curling your lashes — really helping it live up to its name.


    Promising review: "This is the only mascara I’ve been using for five years and I will never switch to anything else! It makes my lashes look amazing as I already have long lashes naturally, I don’t need to ever wear falsies." —Maleahxo

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (also available in a waterproof formula). Cruelty-free and PETA-certified (but owned by Estée Lauder).

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

    Promising review: "I will never switch!!! This is by far the best mascara I’ve purchased in a long time. I used to only purchase high-end mascaras, sometimes drugstore mascaras. This is great for glam makeup, everyday makeup, and no makeup days. You will not be disappointed. I have four backups!! It’s mainly for length and extremely black. You just need one coat to see the amazing results." —KalahJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (also available in a waterproof mascara). Cruelty-free.

    7. Dior's Diorshow Mascara, a luxurious microfiber enhanced formula kept safe within its tube thanks to a special air-lock design that'll make sure it never dries out.


    Promising review: "This mascara is my favorite/holy grail!!! I use every day and I love the effects it has on my lashes! It lengthens, curls, and darkens them! Love this mascara and I recommend it!" —chloeneff35

    Get it from Sephora for $29.50 (available in three colors).

    8. Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara, for some seriously massive eyelashes you can rock for up to 36 hours — that's a day and a half!


    Promising review: "Ok, so at first I was a little skeptical about whether or not I would like this mascara. The type of brush it has is not usually one that I prefer however when I followed the instructions on the box and got really close to my lash line and wiggled the brush a little bit I was extremely impressed with the results!!! This stuff really does what it says it can do! My eyelashes were amazing after two or three coats. It looked like I was wearing false eyelashes!! My only complaint (which doesn’t take a star away at all) would be that it does take a little bit longer to dry than some mascaras but it also doesn’t clump up either so I’d say it’s a fair trade!! Bottom line, this stuff is amazing!!" —melmel729

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    9. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara will convince to you to throw 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 $5.39+ (available in two styles and five colors).

    10. L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Lengthening Washable Mascara, capable of stretching out lashes to new lengths, heights, and maybe into a whole new world.

    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 $6.48+ (available in six colors).

    11. 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 $3.52+ (available in black, extreme black, carbon black, and waterproof black).

    12. HOURGLASS Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, an all-in-one formula you can use to build smooth thick lashes that won't smudge or flake.


    Promising review: "I like most, if not all, of you have spent sooo long trying to find a mascara that did it all — lengthened, boosted, thickened, didn't smudge, etc. I had a full-face makeover done one day in-store and the artist who did the makeover used this mascara on me and I fell in love. It is the ONLY mascara I have ever used that stayed put all day, no matter what I was doing. I have an all-out sweat sesh at the gym and this stuff doesn't smudge OR run. I am so happy with this mascara that I don't think I would ever use anything else —unless they discontinue this, which I hope they never do! Do yourself a favor and treat your lashes to this wonderful masterpiece of makeup!" —Chelle127

    Get it from Sephora for $29. Cruelty-free and PETA-certified (but owned by Unilever).

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


    Promising review: "Great mascara! I have fairly short lashes, and two swipes of this made them significantly longer and more noticeable. You will still need to curl your lashes. However, I was really pleased with the staying power of this mascara. Never smudged, never flaked." —jingjinglei

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    14. It's So Big Mascara by Elizabeth Mott stays on all day without smudging at all — but will come 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 $13.50+ (available as a pack of three minis and a full-size tube). Cruelty-free and PETA-certified.

    15. Skin 2 Spirit Mineral Mascara uses an all-natural, hypoallergenic formula made with all organic ingredients to condition and nourish your lashes to perfection.,

    Promising review: "I've been using this for a couple of weeks now, and it does an amazing job giving me longer lashes — not necessarily thicker lashes. Either way, this stuff feels good on my lashes and I love that it's natural." —AmyJoyL

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99. Cruelty-free and 100% vegan.

    16. Milk Makeup's KUSH High Volume Mascara for lashes so high in volume they'll have the munchies.


    Promising review: "Buy this. Seriously. I suffer from very sad eyelashes. Stick straight out, even with an eyelash curler they won’t curl up, something about my eyelid shape pushes them down. I never bothered with mascara and would just put falsies on, but I saw someone with similar eyes to me try this on Instagram. This shit really works!! I can’t stop staring at the mirror in confusion because I have NEVER been able to see my lashes straight on before! It did come out a bit clumpy, but like I said I don’t really use mascara and I’m pretty sure that’s just bad application by me. My lashes are full, BLACK, and so fckng LIFTED girl." —brocli

    Get it from Sephora for $24. Cruelty-free.

    17. 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 $12.97.

    18. 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 $7.09+ (available in four shades).

    19. Pat McGrath Labs FetishEyes Mascara, a professional quality solution for your lashes who just want a little lift, length, and luxury.


    Promising review: "In my 65 years, I have tried just about every mascara out there. Let me begin by saying that I love this mascara. It separates my lashes, coats without clumping, and is thoroughly buildable with each added coat. I usually have to use a lash comb to separate lashes on subsequent applications, but not with this one. The formula dries quickly between coats and lasts all day without smudging or flaking. My only concern is the design of the brush; I wish it was tapered at the end to make it easier to get those tiny lashes at the inner/outer corners without the risk of a mishap. If you have the time to be careful with application, this is the perfect mascara. I personally will be ordering again." —SandraMD

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    20. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara is formulated with peptides, proteins, biotin, lash-enhancing polymers, and collagen that'll 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 $23.59. Cruelty-free and PETA-certified (but owned by L'Oreal).

    21. 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 $20.29. Cruelty-free.

    22. Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara will help give you thick, full, falsie-looking lashes in just three coats.


    Promising review: "Finally, someone has made it easy to create big lashes without a million coats of mascara! I have relatively sparse lashes and oily skin, so I am constantly seeking a mascara that lengthens and volumizes my lashes but doesn't smudge or transfer. This product makes me want to throw away my other mascaras. So, happy to let you know that YES it's worth the hype." —skirtandheels

    Get it from Sephora for $26. Cruelty-free and PETA-certified.

    23. 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 $6.39.

    24. 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 $8.52 (available in black and blackest black).

    25. Naturally Rooted Premium Organic Mascara is 100% natural — both its 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/non-toxic 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.

    26. 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 $13.99 (available in black and brown). Cruelty-free, PETA-certified, and 100% vegan.

    27. L’Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, a collagen-infused formula that'll leave you with defined, smudge-proof, and clump-free lashes.,

    Promising review: "I love it! I refuse to pay $30+ for the high-end brands since, over the years, I have found the moderate brands to be every bit as good if not better. Not having tried the L'Oreal mascara I decided, given the reviews, to give this one a try. Great choice. It is so easy to apply without getting globs of it on my lashes. I had no problem with it smearing on the bottom under the lashes or, as long as I didn't look straight up, it dotting the upper lid either. Really made my lashes look long and thick, too. I use an electric lash curler in the wand style to curl my very long but straight lashes. Wow, did this hold the curl. Put me down on the 'fan' list." —Connie of GA

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59+ (available in six colors).

    28. 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: "This is still my favorite drugstore mascara. I've repurchased it four times!!! Since it's waterproof it holds my curl despite my lashes being very stubborn. It lengthens, separates, and thickens. It doesn't leave my lashes looking like electrocuted spider legs. It looks pretty natural in a sense that it doesn't goop on too much product, but just enough to get your lashes looking pretty damn nice." —Kim-E

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in three colors).

    29. TheBalm Mad Lash Mascara, which you can 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.

    30. 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 five colors). Cruelty-free and PETA-certified.

    31. L'Oréal's Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara for soft and full lashes you can wear all day and night without fear of turning into a raccoon at midnight.,

    Promising review: "Losing my lashes three years ago due to chemo, I never thought I'd be able to bulk up my pathetic lash regrowth. I've got a makeup bag full of mascaras I need to combine to make me look like I have lashes. This product is a miracle for me!" —Traci D. Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in nine colors).

    32. 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 $4.99+ (available in five colors and in two washes).

    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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