The 5 Best Mascaras For Long Lashes


Some people naturally have such long and thick eyelashes that they seem like they were born wearing mascara. Lucky them. For the rest of us mere mortals, we need some help. Sure, false eyelashes are fun, but you always run the risk of a lop-sided lash malfunction at an inopportune moment. Lash extensions look gorgeous but are pricey and can, in fact, cause your natural lashes to break off, making them even shorter. Yikes. Fortunately, there is help aplenty in the beauty world with a large range of mascaras that live to lengthen and increase the volume of your lashes, giving you the dramatic look you want.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara

The name kind of says it all, doesn’t it? Designed with stretchable fibers that the brand calls “gravity-defying” this mascara gives you 10-hour wear and won’t smudge or flake even if you’re sweating it up in the tropics somewhere. It’s also clump resistant and fragrance-free.

Christian Dior Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume Mascara

The beauty gurus behind the famous Diorshow line of mascaras know a thing or two about drama and length. What makes this particular mascara unique is that it’s squeezable so you can ensure you get the brush filled to the max for what Dior calls “XXL” volume and length.

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang! Mascara

This brand was founded in San Francisco and took the beauty world by storm with its adorable packaging and product names. BADgal BANG! is no different. This mascara packs a punch of dramatic volume and length for even the tiniest-lashed girl. It’s made with aero-particles, which comes from space technology and according to the brand, is one of the lightest known materials. Guess that’s why Benefit calls this mascara “gravity-defying”. Also formulated with ProVitamin B5, to help thicken and strengthen lashes.

Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara

Who hasn’t at one time or another bought this bright pink bottle with its neon green lid? It’s a mascara classic and has been around forever and there’s a reason for that: it works! It thickens and lengthens in one coat or can be layered if you want added length. It’s suitable for contact lens wearers and it’s easily washable which means no need to rub and scrub before bed.

Secret Xpress Control 4D Silk Fiber Mascara

This formula contains lengthening fibers that you can apply in layers to create longer and thicker eyelashes. It’s made with natural, non-toxic ingredients and has a gentle formula that works perfectly for contact wearers or those with sensitive eyes. And it’s waterproof!


Kim Izzo