We’ve all had times when we’ve been thrilled to try out a new mascara only to find it leaves lashes looking clumpy and weighed down. And while mascara is a must-have beauty product in every makeup enthusiast’s stash, more often than not, picking the right one can turn into a long journey of trial and error. If you’ve ever wanted to get those Instagram-worthy lifted lashes — without getting an eyelash lift, extensions or spending lots of time applying falsies — consider these mascaras the key to your success.
Chances are you’ve seen this viral mascara all over the Internet — and for good reason. The whipped, lightweight formula blew up on TikTok for its ability to keep lashes puffed up and fanned-out for up to 24 hours. Thanks to its unique, cushiony bristle brush that coats every lash from the root to the tip, this mascara is a no brainer for an ultra-volumizing look. Bonus: the pink metallic balloon-shaped packaging is reason enough to add it to your vanity.
If your lashes need a little extra length, this mascara should be on your radar. This volumizing mascara lengthens lashes for a feathery soft finish without the flakes, smudges or clumps. To give lashes an extra lift, we recommend coating them with The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer first to add to the eye-opening volume.
For a look that’s all about the drama, grab the deep violet shade of this top-rated mascara. The hint of pigment makes any eye color pop and appear brighter instantly, while the formula lifts lashes and increases overall thickness. Don’t be alarmed when everyone who passes you does a double take.
Grab this must-have for lashes so dramatic they look like they could only be drawn on an animated character. This formula, named after the beloved classic cartoon doe, promises not to weigh down lashes and with just a few swipes of the brush (which includes a mix of long and short bristles), the smudge-free formula lifts and curls every single lash for a soft, romantic look.
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