Give your lashes life with these thickening mascaras.
If I had to pick one beauty must-have that instantly makes me feel confident and put together—even if I just rolled out of bed and don’t have time to do a full face of makeup—it would be mascara (and I know I’m not the only one who feels this way). It has the ability to boost my entire look, whether it’s helping me fake a more wide-eyed and refreshed complexion after a long flight or giving me a polished “no makeup-makeup” look for my workout class. Mascara is my secret weapon when going otherwise barefaced, which is quite often, since I loathe removing makeup.
But not all mascaras are created equal, so finding a formula that checks all of our boxes can be a challenge. We just want a mascara that curls, lengthens, thickens, and lasts all day without flaking or smudging. Is that really too much to ask? Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and found the 15 best volumizing mascaras that come with thousands of glowing customer reviews between them. Whether you’re in the market for an option that lengthens, curls, won’t clump, is safe for sensitive eyes, or is a cinch to wash off (thank god for tubing mascaras, right?), we’ve got a volumizing mascara that’s perfect for you in our list below.
- Best Budget Buy: Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara
- Best for Length and Volume: Pat McGrath Labs FetishEyes Mascara
- Best Drugstore Pick: Maybelline Lash Sensational Washable Mascara
- Best Curling Option: Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara
- Best Waterproof: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara
- Best for Thin Lashes: Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
- Best Applicator: L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara
- Best Tubing Mascara: Blinc Mascara
- Best Natural Option: Tetyana Naturals 4D Fiber Lash Mascara
- Best for Sweating: Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara
- Best for a Falsie Effect: Diorshow Lash-Extension Effect Volume Mascara
- Best Clump-Free Formula: Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
- Best Editor-Approved Favorite: Buxom Lash Volumizing Mascara
- Best Hidden Gem: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
- Best for Sensitive Eyes: Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in1 Mascara