Lash extensions are perfect for a special occasion, but they are a bit unpractical for everyday wear. They can be pricey, time-consuming, difficult to maintain, and can damage your natural lashes. For day-to-day use, you can change the way your eyes look by picking the right mascara. With smooth, glide-on formulas and catch-every-hair applicators, they can act like temporary extensions until you wash them off. Most mascaras also contain conditioning ingredients to keep lashes healthy, making the most of your natural length. Below is a list of our favorite lengthening and volumizing mascaras.
Saie Mascara 101 Lengthening and Lifting, $24
This 100% naturally derived mascara lifts, lengthens, and strengthens to leave lashes full, flexible, and feathery.
Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara, $24
Thrive Causemetics’ award-winning mascara mimics the look of lash extensions without the high salon prices or lash-damaging glue. Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara™ won’t ever clump, flake or smudge. Plus, its clean, nourishing formula actually supports longer and healthier-looking lashes over time. No wonder it has over 15,000 five-star reviews!
Pick Me Up Volume + Length Mascara, $24
This mascara extends your lashes and builds volume with a rich black pigment that will last all day and not flake.
Merit Clean Lash Lengthening Mascara, $26
This is an everyday mascara that will define, separate, and lengthen your lashes for a wide-awake look, with no smudging.
Glossier Lash Slick Mascara, $16
This mascara enhances the look of your natural lashes. Small fibers coat each individual hair from root to tip, which creates maximum definition and length.
Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara, $28
Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara is a buildable, flake-free natural mascara that curls, lengthens, and adds just the right amount of volume for healthy-looking lashes.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Classic Defining & Lengthening Mascara, $26.65
This is an all-in-one, award-winning, buildable mascara that delivers incredible length, lash lift, and definition for a natural false eyelash effect.
Benefit Cosmetic They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara, $26
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates to give you bigger, bolder lashes that are beyond belief.
Diorshow Lash Extension Effect Buildable Volume Mascara, $25.08
This mascara has a lash extension effect. Enriched with revolutionary microfibers, the Diorshow formula clings between lashes to naturally thicken lashes without clumping. Its incredibly versatile wax texture coats the lashes with each stroke of the brush for buildable volume.
Hourglass Cosmetics Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, $29
This all-in-one mascara delivers endless length, intense volume, and sky-high lift for extreme, dramatic lashes.
Lancome Lash Idole Mascara, $10.50
This mascara targets and volumizes every lash for immediate lash lift, length, and fanned-out volume with no clumps.
Whether you’re going to a special event or are just heading out to run errands, make sure you elevate your look by giving yourself the most robust lashes possible. To make this happen, invest in the best lengthening and volumizing mascaras.
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