15 Mascaras You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By
Anything is possible as long as you have a good mascara!
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L'Oréal Double Extend Mascara allows you to get your ~two step~ on. First you apply the nourishing base coat, and then the ultra-lengthening top coat to form lil' tubes around each lash and extend them. Not to mention it washes off easily with water, but won't smudge, smear, or flake.
Promising review: "OMG! I must have at least 14 mascara tubes in my makeup drawer from high-end, like Blinc ($26) and Estee Lauder ($26.90), to drugstore brands. I've been in search of a mascara that would last all day without giving me the dreaded raccoon eyes. This is my new 'holy grail' mascara. It does not smudge, flake, rub, or wear off. And it makes my lashes so long! L'Oréal, please continue to make this mascara!" — Kindle Customer
Promising review: "This is the ONLY waterproof mascara I've tried that will stay put, even at the beach! I LOVE this mascara. I wear it every day. It will stay put during swimming, sports, and even a good cry! It is removed best with mineral oil-based removers. If you are looking for a mascara that isn't going to run (not even a little bit) this is the one!" — Steffany
Price: $3.99 (available in seven colors)
Simply Naked Beauty's 3D Fiber Lash Mascara coats your eyelashes with super-tiny thickening fibers *and* a magnifying gel to achieve long, lush lashes that widen your eyes. Plus, it's smudge-proof and waterproof so you can go about your daily activities without having to worry about looking like you have a black eye.
This lil' miracle worker is cruelty-free!
Promising review: "I’ve always wanted long eyelashes. I tried eyelash extensions once, but my eyes are too sensitive for them so I couldn’t keep them on. I’ve tried a lot of different regular mascaras and different types of fiber lashes, like Younique ($13.27). OH. MY. GOD. The picture I took (above) are actual results, with one eye done and one not. I was so impressed with how much longer they were and how natural they look. It's easy to apply, not time consuming, lightweight, and feels just like regular mascara. AND at the end of a long work day, they look great enough to not need a retouch!" — Kristen Burk
Price: $19.99 (available in two shades)
Endlessly Beautiful All Natural Organic Mascara is made with chamomile and vitamin E to thicken, curl, and lengthen your lashes while nourishing and conditioning them, meaning they'll look longer and fuller *today* and in the future.
It's non-toxic and free of chemicals so you're not putting anything unnatural near your peepers!
Promising review: "I have tried just about every kind of mascara and this one is my favorite for several reasons. First of all, it goes on very smoothly without clumps. It separates, lengthens, and goes on black. It layers well, as I usually use about three coats for more fullness. It does not flake at all and it is small, so I can carry it in my wristlet. I haven't even needed to use my eyelash curler and on top of everything else, it is nourishing my lashes! It is an amazing product!" — Lisa H.
Price: $19.99 (available in two shades)
Elizabeth Mott It's So BIG Volumizing Mascara holds a curl all day with its water-based and natural wax formula that won't be heavy on your lashes. Its corset-shaped brush helps form 360 degree tubes around each lash and cover even those hard-to-reach lashes.
This game-changer is cruelty-free!
Promising review: "I’ve tried hundreds of mascaras and this one exceeds every single one! I have really long lashes and most mascaras leave black on my eyes where my lashes hit both above and below my eyes, and this is the only mascara that I have found that doesn’t do this. It is easy to remove, unlike waterproof mascara, but it has the staying power of a waterproof formula. It’s like little tubes around each eyelash. I get compliments every time I wear it! Honestly, there is nothing to compare this to, it’s in a class of its own and I’m totally in love!" — Sworsham
Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara does three jobs in one. It will provide length, curl, and volume by using flexible waxes and triple-pigments to build rich and full lashes. The dense yet flexible brush has crimped fibers to raise your lashes and give them new life.
This will give you huge results without parabens, phalates, or sulfates.
Promising review: "This is HANDS-DOWN THE BEST MASCARA! I worked in the cosmetic industry for years and still follow all the latest products. I have tried tons of mascara, from the drugstore to high-end. I received a sample of this at Sephora and was blown away and had to come purchase more! I have never used such an amazing mascara! It gives you the longest lashes, has an even application, and doesn't clump. You can even reapply more after it is dry! It is amazing beyond what I could describe in words. You won't be disappointed with this one, and won't need to ever try a different mascara. The search ends here for perfect long lashes!" — Nan Market
Vivienne Sabó Cabaret Première Artistic Volume Mascara elongates, lifts, and defines your lashes while keeping your look au naturel. Its thin but buildable formula won't transfer to your skin and will create full lashes that are definitely more satisfying than a glass of cabernet.
Cruelty-free and no smearing or flaking? Yes, please!
Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and am highly devoted to my trusted brands. When a friend suggested this mascara I was curious, as she loved it. For the price point and how good it looked on her eyes, I thought why not. Holy moly. I'm in love. I've found my new favorite mascara. It makes my lashes longer and fuller (but natural), and uses a thinner formula so it looks like I have a billion gorgeous lashes. It lasts all day and doesn't run to give me that black eye look." — Katherine Ochsman
Promising review: "I absolutely love this! Out of all the mascara I've tried over the years (from professional to bargain), this by far my favorite. Two things make a good mascara: the actual formula and the mascara wand. If you find a mascara with both those attributes, then you're in luck. This one definitely does the job! First of all, it is most definitely waterproof and has no trouble lasting all day. Secondly, the wand elongates and coats your lashes evenly with no clumps whatsoever! Not only does it lengthen, but it also thickens to the point that I've actually been asked if I wear false lashes!" — Kathryn Spencer
Price: $4.98 (available in four shades and in waterproof)
theBalm Mad Lash Mascara uses its curved wand and volumizing formula so you can get👏🏻that👏🏻length. It'll ultimately lift and transform your lashes, creating a falsies effect.
It's water-resistant, smudge-proof, talc-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free!
Promising review: "Let me explain to you how incredibly amazed I am by this product! A couple of years ago, out of the clear blue sky, I woke up one morning and noticed my lashes were falling out. The ones I still had were considerably shorter as they had broken off. While I don’t know what caused it, they still have not gotten any better. I am very self-conscious about it, and have tried every eyelash product out there. I decided to try, one last time, to try to find something that would help, before giving up. After reading several reviews about several different kinds of mascara, I decided to give this a shot. It was truly the best decision I’ve ever made about makeup. I don’t know what heavenly crap they put into this product, but it honestly makes me look like I’m wearing false lashes (except more natural). I will never ever use another eyelash product other than this! My struggle is over! Hallelujah!" — HeyMandie
Naturally Rooted Premium Organic Mascara enhances your lashes and makes you ~fabulash~ by using its natural ingredient–packed formula. Who knew that sunflower oil would be the secret to long, nourished lashes that produce no fallout?
This mascara is natural, 85% organic, and cruelty-free!
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 excited to try it out. IT IS SO GOOD. I just switched out all my makeup to organic 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 (above) how natural yet plumped the lashes on the left look. **Note: In the picture I am wearing this mascara on the left eye, only. My right eye is completely free of any product. No clumping whatsoever. The applicator is really good. It's great for coating and separating the lashes." — Meghan Maley
L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara gives your lashes the vacation they deserve! The brush has over 200 bristles to catch every lash, leaving you with voluminous lashes that won't smudge and cause a "raccoon eye" situation.
Check out a BuzzFeed Editor's full review (#2 in the post) of
how much she loves this mascara! Promising review: "I have no idea how this mascara is possible, but it’s completely amazing. I can’t get over it. My before-and-after pictures (above) shows a single coat that I applied sitting at a traffic light, and was applied in less than a minute. WHAT?!?! Total sorcery. Buy it now!." — EFV
Price: $8.18 (available in eight shades)
CoverGirl Lashblast Clump Crusher Mascara prevents you from lashing out over clumpy lashes. The curved wand separates your lashes and focuses on catching the smaller ones *without* making them look like a blobby mess.
Promising review: "This is one of my 'holy grails' and I think this is the fourth tube I've bought. It holds up even when compared to some of the high-end makeup. It defines and darkens my lashes and looks very, very natural with no clumping. If you're going for 'no makeup' look, I recommend the brown shade (my favorite). It stays on very well without flaking, but is easy to wash off with just soap and water. If you are teary, this won't run. I also love the black water-resistant variety." — Sarah
Price: $4.55 (available in four shades)
DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection lasts allll day and night by using a special tube-forming technology. The tubes work to individually lengthen each lash to the point where you won't even recognize yourself when you're *not* wearing this mascara.
This mascara also wont flake, smudge, or smear — aka a true triple threat!
Promising review: "Not sure if I will ever use another mascara! I used a waterproof mascara for years, but even they would smudge by mid-day. Then I tried a drugstore tubing mascara with a primer, but the heavy primer made my lashes lose their curl. This mascara keeps the curl and it lasts all day without smudging or flaking. At the end of the day, I use a washcloth and warm water to easily remove this. I think the gentleness of this (vs. the removal of waterproof mascara) is actually helping my lashes grow to be thicker." — Minnemama
Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara provides up to ten hours of wear and is super lightweight in order to curl your lashes without weighing them down. Another ~lash-tastic~ feature is that its waterproof formula is designed with sensitive eyes in mind, as it won't cause any irritation.
Promising review: "What is this sorcery? Who made this? Who invented this mascara that curls, lifts, separates, volumizes, lengthens, *and* stays on, even in muggy Miami weather? I'd like to shake this person's hand with the gravity of someone handing out a Nobel Prize for Physics, because this shiz? This shiz straight up defies gravity. Two minutes ago, I had the lashes of an amoeba. Now, I'm walking around my house, batting my heavily fringed eyelids à la Catherine Zeta Jones in a corset with a quivering sword, like Scheherazade as depicted in that 19th century painting. Lashes today, Pulitzer Prize tomorrow. It's the natural progression of things." — Amazon Customer
Promising review: "I cannot even begin to declare my love for this mascara. Two words: holy grail! I've tried every mascara on the market, high-end to low-end, and this has got to be my favorite so far. I jumped after putting on two coats, they were SO HUGE and FAKE-LOOKING (in a good way). It's unbelievable. I don't have very many lashes and they are thin, but this made me look like I had hundred and hundreds of beautiful, separate, long, and thick lashes. It's everything you could want in a mascara. To properly use the brush, you're supposed to use the short side to coat the lashes with mascara and then the longer sides to fan and separate them." — iKhadijeh
Batting your eyelashes after applying these mascaras like:
The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity. Shopping Newsletter
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