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The Best Curling Mascaras for Straight Lashes

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Mar 3, 2021
The Best Curling Mascaras for Straight Lashes

Give your lashes a boost with these curling mascaras

There are some people who are blessed with long, luxurious, and naturally curled lashes. Sadly, these people are few and far between… and most of us need a little help from the best curling mascaras. A pair of full and flirty lashes can make or break your makeup - whether it’s putting the finishing touches on a glam masterpiece or the sole part of your natural, everyday look. And you can’t go wrong with the best curling mascaras in your makeup bag. These types of lashes will open up your eyes and make them look bigger, brighter, and more beautiful than ever before - and the lash love goes even further when paired with a lengthening and volumizing formula. Amplify your makeup routine in 2021 with the best curling mascara on MIRA BEAUTY.

At Lash’d Lengthening And Curling Mascara by Marc Jacobs Beauty, $27

At Lash’d Lengthening And Curling Mascara by Marc Jacobs Beauty
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At Lash’d, you’ve found the best curling mascara that doesn’t clump, crunch, smudge, or flake. In fact, the only thing you’ll get with this essential by Marcs Jacobs Beauty is your most curled and captivating lash looks, ever. The formula is enriched with conditioners like Biotin Peptide and Provitamin B5 to keep your lashes healthy - which is a must-have for an everyday makeup product like mascara - along with Vegan Plant Waxes to build instant lash volume with a lightweight feel. Your lashes will achieve their most luxurious curl as they go to great lengths, act as butterfly kisses, bat with beauty and all the other lash cliches - which are 100% accurate in this case. Need more proof that this curling mascara is everything? 97% of people in a clinical study by Marc Jacobs Beauty say that At Lash’D adds instant volume to the lashes and visibly extends the length.

Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara by tarte, $23

Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara by tarte
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“I LOVE this mascara. it’s always been the one I’ve gone back to over the years. It's such a beautiful mascara that gives the length and volume I want without the clumps.” tarte calls it a “push-up bra for your lashes,” powered by Skinvigorating nutrients to volumize, lengthen, curl and condition (4-in-1!) your lashes like your favorite influencer. Enjoy 24 hours of wear with no sign of flakiness or smudging, and know that this mascara is keeping your lashes healthy and hydrated while locking in a curl. Lights, Camera, Lashes is formulated with Olive Esters to condition and protect, Rice Bran and Carnauba waxes to lengthen lashes and ensure smooth application, Mineral Pigments to soothe the skin, Vitamin C for protection against free radicals, and ProVitamin B5 to hydrate and help lashes retain moisture. Wait, is this a makeup or skincare product? It’s always both with tarte Cosmetics, as the brand is dedicated to helping you look beautiful while taking care of your skin and favorite features (like lashes!) at the same time. 90% of MIRA guests say that Lights, Camera, Lashes is mega-curling!

Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara by Fenty Beauty, $14

Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara by Fenty Beauty
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Fenty Beauty is often associated with extreme levels of glam. Ultra-gold highlighter, universal red lipstick, a dramatic contour courtesy of your Match Stix Trio… but don’t think that Rihanna’s beloved makeup brand doesn’t have a soft side. You can add oomph to your minimal makeup looks with a curl from the Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara. What makes this curling mascara unique? We’ll let Fenty do the talking. The website explains, “Full Frontal’s lightweight, ultra-black formula was specifically paired with an exclusive flat-to-fat brush: The FAT side holds max product to quickly load and lift lashes; the FLAT side defines and curls.” It continues to tell you how Full Frontal will give you Rihanna’s envy-inducing lash looks. “Thanks to the round, pointed tip, you can load up and reveal every little lash you never knew you had. We’re talking flat to fat… just like that.” Even the most stick-straight lashes will be lifted and luxurious with this Fenty Beauty fave, which is ideal for both glam or natural, everyday makeup looks.

Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara by Benefit, $25

Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara by Benefit
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Benefit knows all about brows, there’s no doubt about it… but even the most impeccable arches aren’t complete without an ultra-curled set of lashes! Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara by Benefit is everything you need to top off your minimal makeup looks - with a Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush that features tiny custom-designed hooks to catch, lift, and curl lashes of every length. That’s right, even those with stick-straight lashes can curl to the extreme with this top-rated mascara. It doesn’t just lift your lashes, either… it keeps them in place all day and night! The curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours, and contains provitamin B5 and serine for lash-conditioning benefits. Our MIRA guest writes, “I’ve been using this product for the past year and I’ve bought two different tubes. This is the best mascara for curling BY FAR. My eyelashes always tilt down and this works better for me than any eyelash curler.” What’s not to love about this curling mascara?

Maxi Lash Volumizing And Curling Mascara by Guerlain, $33

Maxi Lash Volumizing And Curling Mascara by Guerlain
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“This is the HOLY GRAIL of all mascara. I’m telling you - from the first time I wore it about 6 years ago, to this day, I get compliments on my eyelashes,” one MIRA guest says about this curling mascara by Guerlain. “It is perfection and no other product on the market has been as long-lasting, volumizing, curling and JUST BEAUTIFUL as this product.” Now THAT is a glowing review! While this mascara is a bit on the pricey side, there’s no denying the curling, volumizing, lengthening and intensifying power of this cult favorite formula. It goes on creamy and gentle with just one swipe - coating even the smallest and straightest lashes in deep black for next level lash drama. It’s even enriched with conditioners to keep your lashes healthy, and adhesive oils to prevent smudging! Mascara is a staple of French girl beauty that pulls together the top minimal makeup looks, and you’ll have all the Emily in Paris makeup vibes with one of the best curling mascaras by an iconic French brand.

Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced, $26

Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced
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The name “Better than Sex” evokes a lot of feelings in many people, and for a variety of reasons. One of which is that it’s the #1 best-selling prestige mascara in the world with a talent to take your lashes from strick-straight to mega-curled in just one or two swipes. Too Faced knows all about being fun and flirty, and that’s exactly the look you’ll get with this curling mascara that’s beloved by the beauty community. The volumizing, lengthening, and curling formula conditions your lashes with peptides while taking them to the next level with lifting - whether you’re wearing this product alone or paired with your favorite Too Faced eyeshadow palettes. Even if you just rolled out of bed about five minutes before your virtual history class (major 2021 mood), this cult favorite plays serious tricks on your lashes and takes your minimal makeup looks to great lengths. Wink wink. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, you can always try the best MIRA dupes for the Better Than Sex mascara!

Legit Lashes Double-Ended Mascara by Huda Beauty, $27

Legit Lashes Double-Ended Mascara by Huda Beauty
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You probably know that Huda Kattan loves her glam eyeshadow looks, and they’re nothing without the right lashes. Believe it or not, she doesn’t always reach for the falsies! Sometimes this beauty mogul is in the mood for a natural lift and curl, and it’s easy to achieve with the Legit Lashes Double-Ended Mascara by Huda Beauty. The first and best mascara ever launched by the brand is one of the top makeup launches of 2020 that you need to shop in 2021, as it gives your lashes the love they deserve for everything from minimal makeup looks to full-out glam. Legit Lashes features one “Curl & Length” end with a curved wand to make lashes look instantly longer and more defined, while coating even the smallest lashes in ultra-black color. On the other end, the “Volume” wand lives up to its name with a thicker and creamier formula… and you can add coats from both wands for instantly dramatic lashes that will make you never want to wear falsies again.

Get BIG Lashes! Volume Curl Mascara by Essence, $4

Get BIG Lashes! Volume Curl Mascara by Essence
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“It might seem sketchily cheap, but it is my favorite mascara of all time! It makes my lashes look longer without being clumpy.” If you’re a fan of e.l.f, you’ll love Essence. This affordable brand carries the best under $5 makeup products you’ll find on MIRA, including the Get BIG Lashes! Volume Curl Mascara that will definitely replace the million tubes of drugstore mascara at the bottom of your makeup bag. One look at the large, curved fiber brush wand shows that this curling mascara means business, as it thickens your lashes and leaves you looking doe-eyed and dreamy. Even if the $4 price makes this beauty product seem too good to be true, we promise that it’s not… and the ratings confirm that it’s one of the best mascaras on MIRA. 94% agree that Get BIG Lashes is lengthening, 90% say that it’s waterproof, and 85% call it volumizing!

Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot Washable Mascara by Maybelline, $8

Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot Washable Mascara by Maybelline
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Work hard, lash harder. Maybelline is known for launching some of the best mascaras at the best prices, and Volum’ Express is no exception. The brush features unique, wavy bristles that hug your lashes and coat every one in jet black color, with a collagen formula that adds mega volume and locks in the curl for hours. While typically used as an everyday product for your minimal makeup looks, it can also be built up to add intensity for a bit of drama. For your Valentine’s Day makeup, perhaps? This is one of the best mascaras on MIRA that’s ultra-affordable, and even influencer-approved! Manny Gutierrez, also known as Manny MUA, always has Volum’ Express in his makeup bag… and showed major appreciation for the beauty product after becoming Maybelline’s very first male ambassador. Thanks for giving us one of the best curling mascaras ever, Manny and Maybelline!

SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara by tarte, $23

SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara by tarte, $23
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tarte’s collection of SEA-sonal delights has continued to grow, from foundations and concealers to eye creams that make you look brighter and more beautiful. Oh, and the SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara. While it was only launched in January 2020, there’s no denying that this curling mascara has made waves (pun intended) in the makeup world. It’s been named by tons of beauty publications (and our MIRA community!) as one of the best mascaras in the community, and it’s certainly one of the best tarte makeup products you’ll find in the beauty aisle. It’s vegan, gives your lashes a voluminous lift, and contains Algae Extract and Vitamin E to keep lashes healthy even while taking them to great lengths. Make waves with a curling mascara that’s great for your everyday makeup looks for Zoom school - and has an 84% approval rating on MIRA for lengthening and not smudging!

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