There seems to be a new mascara on the market every week and while most claim to revolutionize your lashes, many fall short.
Listed below are 15 of the BEST Drug Store, Department Store and Organic Mascaras tried, tested and approved by yours truly. Make sure to read through for some application tips. Have fun & feel beautiful! Xoxo Marianne
Essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic Volume Unlimited $4.99
My favorite drug store mascara, this deep black mascara ensures dramatic volume and a gorgeous false lash effect. Not tested on animals.
I LOVE layering the Hi-Def mascara with my favorite lengthening mascara as it adds a ton of volume especially on my inner corner lashes which typically underperform. The wand on this mascara delivers the look of volume, length and definition without smudging and smearing.
Pro tip: Long flirty lashes aren’t that difficult to achieve if you know how to layer mascaras together to achieve a full lash line without needed falsies. Try and layer volumizing mascara with a lengthening mascara to widen out your lash line.
NOTE Cosmetics Lash Master Vitamin E Mascara $10.99
Lash Master Mascara curls, thickens, nourishes and adds volume to your eyelashes with one of the biggest wands I’ve used. Free of: Fragrance, Parabens, Gluten and Flakes.
Pro Tip: Hold your mirror under your lashes when applying mascara and this will help lift your lashes up during applications.
Lash Food Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer $20.00
LashFood Lash Primer contains lash extending, thickening microfibers to instantly stretch and sculpt the look of lashes, and collagen to help boost volume. Use your favorite mascara afterwards for a dramatic effect.
Nocturne is an organics-based, multi-tasking true-black mascara that is natural, PETA Approved, Non-Comedogenic and is free from Gluten, Petrochemicals, Parabens, Nano-particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Silicones, Mineral Oil, GMO’s, Artificial Fragrance, Artificial Preservatives, FD&C dyes, Carmine and Phthalates.
Pro Tip: Tight line you’re your top lash line with a waterproof black or dark brown kohl or gel eyeliner to make your lashes look thicker.
Wander Beauty Unleashed Volume and Curl Mascara $24.00
These uniquely shaped bristles grab and lift even the tiniest lashes and Trehalose and Peach leaf extract condition and moisturize, with a clump-free, flake-free, smudge-proof finish that won’t dry out. Free of: parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, fragrance, gluten and cruelty.
Pro Tip: Curl your lashes before mascara application, if you have stubborn lashes try heating up your lash curler with you blow dryer first as the heat will help the lashes hold curl.
Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline is the first patented fanning brush with 10 layers of bristles to reveal a full flourish of lashes and its been a staple in my makeup kit for years! The waterproof version is great, too.
Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Ultra-Natural Mascara adds length and volume to your lashes, delivering superior definition with jet black (plant-based) rich pigment. Natural, Vegan, Certified Organic & Cruelty-Free.