The Best Mascaras: Tested and Reviewed Mascara Brands
Best Mascaras in the World!
Ladies (and gentlemen, too): I have realized that there are masses and masses of mascaras out there in today’s beauty market. These companies market their mascaras online, in magazines, and with TV commercials all riddled with promises to lift, lengthen, curl, define, volumize, darken, define, and separate eyelashes! It can be such a daunting task to ponder all of these options and brands to pick just one. Besides, who in their right mind would have the time and money to try out the hundreds of mascaras?!
Well, folks, I have done it. I had a panel (cross-selected) from my sorority and my fashionhouse beauty gals try out and put a monster list of mascaras to the ultimate test. From 75 mascaras, we chose one for every category we deemed most important:
- For Beginners
- Best Overall
So, without further ado, here are our results. Use our reviews as a guide!
1. Best Lengthener: Maybelline Lash Stiletto
This is a fabulous mascara for separating and lengthening lashes for under 10 bucks. Sometimes lengthening mascaras can be more useful than volumizing ones if you like the cleaner and brighter look. It goes on smoothly with minimal clumping or smudging and will last all day. Perfect for us girls with shorter lashes!
2. Best Volumizer: Dior DiorShow Mascara
This amazing mascara although a bit pricey, will give anyone dramatic and thicker lashes. It is honestly the luxurious mascara of all mascaras: thick bristles and a thick brush. It delivers top-notch results but is very simple to apply. It never clumps, and best of all, is easily removed with water.
3. Best Bargain: Loreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara
This coats lashes perfectly, making them longer and fuller without the clumping. It makes lashes look thick, but still natural looking. It does a great job volumizing, lengthening and separating. It’s a hardworking, multi-tasking, do-it-all mascara! It also comes in a variety of fun colors for under 10 dollars.
4. Best Precision: Max Factor Lash Perfection Mascara
This amazing mascara defines and separates without the hassle. The rubber bristles are evenly spaced out with a tapered tip for easy separation application. The proof is in the product: when you pull the brush directly out of the tube there are no clumps! It creates the perfect defined eyes great for those who just want a clean and bright look without any heaviness.
5. Best Waterproof Mascara: Clinique Gentle Waterproof Mascara Long-Wear Lash Intensifier
This is a super subtle mascara that is very long-lasting. Although it doesn't create the 'dramatic' eyes for a night out, it is natural-looking and still lengthens eyelashes without clumping or smudging. It's great for sports, swimming, contact-users for a reasonable price.
6. Best Curling Mascara: Rimmel Extra Super Lash
For such a low price, this mascara is a must. It is such a marvelous curler, yet doesn't clump or smear like other curling mascaras. It is an amazing waterproof mascara that really defines the eyes for the low price of 2 dollars. For 2 dollars, where can you go wrong?
7. Best Thickening Without Clumping: Cover Girl LashBlast
This is for the ladies (and bold men) who want thick dramatic lashes. For those who shun fake eyelashes, but want an ultra-dramatic look, this is it. It’s also won countless beauty awards for being such a great bargain. Not only does it boost your lashes, but it's also clump-free, smudge proof, and very easy to apply. A complete steal!
8. Best Beginner's Mascara: Almay One Coat Mascara
This is an easy-application mascara that can be found at all drugstores or supermarkets. It has a great brush that gives volume, length with some level of precision. It is very natural looking, doesn't flake and is the perfect price for first time mascara users.
9. Most Innovative: Givenchy Phenomen' Eyes Mascara
This is a deep, rich mascara: Givenchy has taken the first step to revolutionize the mascara wand and brush. The brush is a small circular ball with tiny bristles on the entire ball. The short rubber bristles reach the outer and inner corner and grabs every little eyelash and thickens them without clumping. It’s a dream come true ladies, a mascara that will reach every lash! It gives a great dramatic effect from the root to the tip. Innovative and 'Phenomenal'! Be wary of the steep pricetag though!
10. Best Overall Mascara: Lancome Definicils
This mascara stays in place and never flakes. It never clumps, and it defines and lengthens every lash, down to the baby ones. Its patented brush separates very well and defines each and every lash. This mascara will never let you down, and I guarantee it myself personally! Although it is pricier than drugstore brands, it is WELL worth your money.
Thanks for reading ladies and ladies. Now go flaunt your fluttery lashes to the rest of the world!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.