With so many choices, finding the best mascara can be tricky. You may need to do a series of trial and error before you can finally get your hands on one that works the way you want. And while we already have a list of mascaras that can help you achieve full long and fluffy lashes, we figured you’d like to know the best mascaras in general.
Below, we’re sharing with you some of the most awesome products that’ll help you achieve beautiful lashes each time.
Our Pick: L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara
Our best choice is the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara. It features a unique maximizing formula that thickens your lashes quickly up to five times their natural thickness. With a single application, it will build your lashes and create a full dramatic look. The volume maximizing brush smoothly glides through your lashes so that it leaves a soft finish. It does not leave flakes or clumps and doesn’t smudge either.
This mascara is ophthalmologist tested so it’s safe for those who have sensitive eyes or those who are wearing contact lenses. It’s also allergy tested. It is fragrance-free and easily washable.
Runner Up: Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara
Our next best pick is the Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. This mascara is water and smudge resistant so you can wear it even when you expect to sweat and would not smudge if it suddenly rains outside. It features a clump-free formula so you don’t get annoying black lumps on your eyes. The formula only includes nontoxic ingredients and has not been tested on animals. It strengthens and conditions your natural eyelashes so you look fresh and glamorous after application.
This is a little bit more expensive but it includes a set of three to perfect your mascara application.
Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara is also a great option. It has a unique formula that effectively lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging. The brush has an hourglass shape with long and short bristle pattern so it evenly spreads just the right amount of mascara to every lash. You will see your lashes grow bigger with every layer you apply. Because it’s smudge free, you can even wear this mascara when you’re doing your workouts.
The packaging is nice and you have the option to get a set of three 4ml bottles or one full-size 10ml bottle.
The Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara is also nice. This bombshell volume mascara produces big and sexy bombshell lashes, great for parties and events. It has a dark intensity so this will work best when you want to achieve an overall dramatic look with your makeup. The dark black shade is suitable for any skin tone or eye color. Its brush is designed to maximize each of your lashes so that it’s ten times the natural volume. It’s hypoallergenic so this is good for those who have sensitive skin.
This mascara is not waterproof but does not easily smudge. It’s perfect for those with thin lashes because it adds volume. It is water based so it can easily be washed off with soap and water.
You should also consider the L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara. It’s a two-in-one mascara which combines a fortifying extender base coat and a color magnifier top coat so that your lashes would be rich in color. This mascara does not run or smudge and does not create clumps or flakes. Its ophthalmologist tested so this is suitable for those with sensitive eyes and those who are wearing contact lenses. If you have sensitive skin, you won’t have to worry because it’s hypoallergenic.
This mascara would make your eyelashes longer by up to 80 percent. Your lashes would look fresh and nourished. It’s also easily washable.
We’ve selected Maybelline New York Great Lash Big Mascara as our budget pick. It’s affordable and has great quality. It features a bigger brush which creates bigger lashes. The volume builds up as you put on each coat in your lashes. It does not clump or glob. This is safe for contact lens users and is ophthalmologist tested. It is great for creating a wide-eyed look and is best when you use it with an eyelash curler.
You can apply multiple coats until you achieve your desired thickness and length.
How to Choose the Best Mascara
The right mascara will depend on the type of lashes you have and how you want your eyes to look along with your other face makeup. You also need to keep in mind that different wands or brushes create different looks as well as the mascara formula.
For those with short lashes that easily stump, it’s best to use a mascara that has a skinny wand with dense bristles. This will help capture each lash in your eyes and would maximize the styling that you want to do. It will extend your lashes and evenly apply each coating.
If you have longer lashes, you need to go for a more natural look. Do not choose a mascara that is heavily colored. For lashes that are straight and do not easily curl, look for a mascara that has effective curling properties in its formula. It’s also best if the mascara easily dries so that you can use a curler to enhance it.
Small brushes are great if you want to lengthen your lashes and create high definition. These usually have bristles that have tight spaces so it’s easy to define each lash.
Ball Shaped Brushes
If you want to easily coat your lashes from root to tip, it’s best to use a wand that has a ball shape brush. You will be able to coat each lash individually.
Wire Brush and Plastic Brush
Wire brushes pick up more mascara product than plastic ones so they’re great if you just want to do a quick brush through.
Just remember that the design of the wand greatly determines how the mascara would apply so take a close look at the wand’s picture and description before buying.
As an added tip, make sure to remove your eye makeup completely before getting to bed and that includes your mascaras. If you don’t remove them, you’re practically increasing your chances of getting an eye infection.