Finding the right mascara can be daunting. For me it is personally always a gamble and I’m keeping looking for a better one. Thankfully (as I don’t have the money to try and review all these mascaras), Cosmopolitan did the work for us so we can make the decision for the right mascara without wasting money on the wrong ones!
1 Grande Cosmetics Grande MASCARA
With strengthening peptides, moisturizing panthenol, and special waxes and emollients that help seal in moisture, this mascara’s formula delivers a clump-free application that will leave your lashes looking insanely amazing.
2 Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara
Looking for a mascara that gives you super-long lashes, lots of volume, and a fanned-out finish? This pitch-black, paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free formula has you covered thanks to its 600 staggered bristles that coat each and every lash.
3 Benefit BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara
One swipe of this 36-hour, long-wear mascara will make your lashes look instantly voluminous (and long AF), without weighing them down thanks to the aero-space particles (derived from space technology) it contains.
4 Jennifer Lopez x Inglot Viva Las Lashes Mascara
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With the tiniest of bristles, this lash-catching brush head grips and coats every lash — even the smallest ones — giving you insanely separated and full-looking lashes.
5 Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
This lengthening, curling, and volumizing mascara has a soft-flex brush and lightweight triple-black formula, creating an full-on dramatic fringe with no flaking or clumping.
6 CoverGirl Peacock Flare Mascara
This mascara is meant to be layered so you can go for a subtle daytime look or, with a few coats, go for something a bit more sultry.
7 Gucci Intense Mascara
The inky-black formula of this mascara leaves your lashes with a patent-leather-like lacquered finish.
8 Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid West Coast Glow Lash Sensational Mascara
This fan-like brush has 10 layers of bristles to grab and coat every single hair, making it look like you have a zillion more lashes than you actually do.
9 Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara
Like a push-up bra for your lashes, this formula will do the job of your lash curler, cupping your lashes in the perfect curled formation.
10 L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
Over 200 bristles on this wand leave no lash left uncoated — plus, it contains even more black pigments for a seriously dramatic look.
11 Urban Decay Cosmetics Perversion Mascara
What you can expect from this mascara: bigger lashes — i.e. longer and thicker fringe, more intense definition, and all-around badder lashes you’ll be ready to bat all night long.
12 Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara
To give you the freshest application with every single use, this packaging houses a little shaker inside that mixes up the mascara. The result: zero clumps!
13 Dior Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume Mascara
Talk about a truly customizable lash look. This packaging has a squeezable base that, with every pump, builds the formula onto the brush, giving you a more dramatic finish. Want a regular, everyday application? Skip pumping the bottle, or give it one baby pump, and apply!
14 Clinique Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara
This mascara is super cool because you can tailor the amount of formula that gets pumped onto the brush head, allowing you to choose between a light dose (for a flirty fringe) or heavier amount for full-on drama.
15 Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara
With its larger-than-life-size brush — complete with wavy fibers to grab every lash — this mascara and its voluminous formula leaves you with 12 times more volume, and no flakes or smudges come 4 p.m.
16 It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
If your lashes are on the thinner side, this formula not only contains conditioning peptides and proteins to make them healthy and strong, it has lash-lifting polymers and plumping collagen to help thicken your fringe, leaving you with the best lashes at the party.