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The 50 Best Waterproof Mascara for Volume & Length Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore waterproof mascara for volume & length are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara by L'Oreal

L'Oreal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara is an instant eye opening waterproof mascara for lasting volume. 2 out of 3 women saw bigger, wide open eyes 7 out of 10 agreed does not clump upon application. Wide-eyed brush with long and short bristles coats and separates lash by lash.

Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara by ISEHAN

"I've tried a lot of mascaras in my time and this is my favourite. If they ever stop making it I'll be lost! I'll try to keep this short: > Brush shape is curved at the end, narrow width. Helps fan out & separate, pushes up lashes from underneath when applying - means curl doesn't get pulled down and flattened and instead keeps the curl in place once dry. > Narrow width of brush means corners and lower lashes are easy to apply to > Micro-fibre formula - lengthens quite dramatically > Does not clump or remain sticky > Remains soft, feathery and full even as more coats are added > Does not irritate my contact lenses once dry, can use eye drops and it won't dissolve > Practically bulletproof once dry - no smudging, no loss of curl angle/height, no flaking, no panda eyes unless you rub your eyes or similar >not affected by rain or crying, eye drops etc >looks as good at the end of a hectic 13 hour on-call shift at the hospital as it does at the start. Seriously, it does not budge! >comes off easily with cotton pads and a cheap biphasic eye makeup remover i.e. the ones with an oily layer on top of an aqueous one. You don't need the brand's own remover. >good price point - average £10-15 per tube with shipping, while it outperforms £25 diorshow and all the Benefit mascaras I've tried A bsolutely the best mascara I have ever used! « less" - ebay.com user

Le Volume De Chanel Mascara by Chanel

"I happen to live far from major retail, so today went to replace my Chanel le Volume after I dropped the brush on the bathroom floor. Sadly, local store no longer has in stock.I bought diorshow blackout and even after checking he box, did not realize it's waterproof until after I tried it. And hated it. And reading review here made me think, wow, everyone had different needs and wants. So let me describe myself before reviewing. I have long, thick eyelashes. (Thanks, genetics!) I want a mascara that highlights them, defines them and stays put until I wash it off with water. No, I am not fooling with super makeup remover. And because they're already pretty thick and long (if faded and/or grey) I absolutely don't want WEIGHT!I used to love Armani E2K Excess. Then I tried this one. Two coats (nice brush strokes, not super wiggling it in) covered all the lashes with no clumping, high volume, superior definition and length. It has virtually no weight, stays put without flaking, and washes off with soap and water. Completely.I love this mascara.Secondly, I have green/blue/teal eyes. The purple shade, which looks far lighter on the brush than on your eyes -- on it looks black on medium skin -- makes greenish eyes pop.I have both the black and purple. I will get both again.The Diorshow is sealed tightly for my next beach vacation! Less" - Nordstrom user

Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara by Estée Lauder

"First let me say that I am extremely hard to please when it comes to beauty products, and mascara is one that i am especially picky on. I have fine lashes of nice length, and most "volumizing" formulas (such as any dior mascara) make my lashes look like a clumpy, goopy mess. Super wet, sticky, goopy formulas don't work for me, and neither do brushes where the bristles are too close together (they don't get between my lashes and kind of brush the mascara off at the same time as they put it on so it never builds up).This mascara is the best one I have probably ever used. It lifts my lashes so I don't need to curl them, it thickens them dramatically (and I mean super dramatic where everyone will be fixated on your eyes) and it doesn't clump or goop up or anything. You can just put on 2 coats like normal if you want to just look great in a daytime situation, or you can let it dry a little between as many coats as you want and build the drama to traffic stopping status. If you want to have the same impact as fake lashes without actually using them, this is a great mascara. I'm surprised it isn't more popular- but that's ok, I like having the best eyelashes in any situation. :-) « less" - Nordstrom user

4.6(1684)$10.99
Bambi Eye Mascara by L'Oreal
4.6(1684)$10.99

L'Oreal Paris Bambi Eye Mascara is an instant eye opening mascara for a volumized, doe-eyed Look. 4 out of 5 women saw bigger, wide open eyes. 90 percent agreed does not clump upon application. Wide-eyed brush with long and short bristles coats and separates lash by lash.

 Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer by Lancôme

"The main reason I use this lash primer: when I get home from work at the end of the day, I look like I have just applied my mascara. I have tried mascaras that come in a double ended bottle with primer on one side, mascara on the other, and found that flaking of mascara was a problem. I use this with Clinique High Impact Mascara (regular, not waterproof) and the mascara holds all day. I do have long lashes but I find I don't have to curl them because using this product under my mascara gives my eyes enough pop. Also, I don't have to reapply my mascara at any time during the day. The product is thick and is similar to mascara in consistency. Therefore putting mascara on top of it makes for fuller looking lashes, which is nice.When I remove my makeup at night, I wash my face with Purity by Philosophy (not plugging products, just letting you know how it works in my hands), and I get complete removal of the mascara and the Cils Booster XL and pretty much no lash loss like I have had with eye makeup removers (I am going to have to attribute that, in part, to Purity). One thing to note: as with any mascara product, when you open a new tube there is quite a bit of product on the brush. The effect is that a lot of product ends up on your lashes, and then you layer on mascara. This can lead to clumping or a look that I find less natural, where the individual lashes look really thick (clumped, perhaps). I have a wire-toothed lash comb handy for that. An alternative is to blot the brush with a tissue to take something of the product off of the brush before applying the product to your lashes. I have never tried that. Less" - Sephora user

Lash Sensational Curvitude Mascara by Maybelline

Find the perfect curve with maybelline lash sensational curvitude mascara! The innovative fanning curved brush shapes, stretches and reveals layers of lashes for a curvy full fan effect.

Hypnose Buildable Volume Mascara by Lancôme

"I bought this masacra right after my dad passed away because I knew that I would need a waterproof mascara to not smudge or drip right off when I cried. I was recommended by a sales associate to try the Make Up Forever, Smoky Lash. However, the Smoky Lash would come off when I wiped my tears. So, I was recommended the Lancôme, Hypnôse Waterproof - Custom Volume Mascara, which was supposedly swim-proof. Boy-oh-boy, this mascara EXCEEDED my expectations! Unlike the Smoky Lash, Hypnôse stays on through anything! I can put this on in the morning and cry all day without it smudging off onto a tissue (ie. my dad's funeral)! It is amazing! Not only is it extremely durable, but it is also the best mascara to not clump (I've tried Smoky-Lash & Dior Show, which are dry, clumpy, and hard to apply because of their larger brushes)! Hypnôse goes on smoothly, especially with the help of it's small brush. If you accidently get it on your eyelid or under your brow, which I always do, just lick your finger and wipe it off. I get so many compliments on my eyelashes and all I do is curl them and apply two coats of Hypnôse. I have attached photos of me with each of the Smoky Lash and Hypnôse mascaras. I assume that the Smoky Lash looks more faint than the Hypnôse because of it's dryness. Therefore, making it harder to stick to the lashes, while the Hypnôse is more wet and holds onto the lashes no problem. P.S. I have gone swimming while wearing Hypnôse and it actually stayed put! I was a little worried after going swimming and sitting in the hot-tub 12 hours after applying it (8am-8pm), and I was very eager to check my face in a mirror. However, there was no reason for me to fear because this mascara does what it says it's going to do. I will never use another mascara, even if this one takes a little extra work to remove. An extra minute (literally one minute), is worth having a mascara that stays put through anything. My next trial of this mascara is going to be an hour long hot yoga practice, but I have no doubts that it will stay put because I was sweating in the hot-tub and it didn't move. I will let you know how it goes. ;) <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Monsieur Big Mascara by Lancôme

A high-volume mascara that delivers bold lash volume for up to 24 hours, now in a limited-edition, pink, glitter tube.

DÉFINICILS - High Definition Mascara by Lancôme

Définicils high definition mascara by lancôme for lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes. Now in travel size.

Diorshow Maximizer 3D Primer by Dior

"I have been using this product for 7 years and I will never go back to not using a lash primer - if I'm wearing mascara, I'm wearing this primer.Since I started using it, my lashes are longer and fuller (without mascara!). I have no idea what's in this product that makes your lashes grow longer, but I stopped using a lash curler years ago, I just don't need it any more. With the primer, mascara both stays on my lashes better (no flaking off or transferring/smudging to my lower lash line), and also comes off cleaner (especially noticeable when using waterproof mascara). The primer does a great job of separating and providing extra length to your lashes, just make sure to let the primer really dry before adding your mascara.When I get compliments on my lashes, people will ask which mascara I use, but honestly, I don't think it's so much the mascara that's making the difference, I'm convinced it's this primer! Will continue to purchase as long as they keep making it. « less" - Sephora user

Lash Primer Plus by Estée Lauder

"Env: developmentEstee Lauder Lash Primer makes my lashes look great . i have long lashes but they are very thin and and are almost unoticeable but once i use the Estee Lauder Lash primer my lashes become amazing and with other brands. When i use the other brands of Mascara it is usually too thick , create clumps just so that one would have a dramatic effects on the eyes. On the other hand, Estee Lauders is made of a uniform liquid that is so much easier to remove , So therefore i highly recommend this Mascara to anyone that wants to have somptuous lashes . As a matter of a fact i had it was a sample that i got from the store where i bought Estee Lauders products so if you want to give it a try you can request a sample and you will see it for yourself .Last but not least i would like to point out that Estee Lauder does not do any animal testing which i find very worthy of all respect , and i will stay loyal to this brand as long as i live .Env: development Less" - viewpoints.com user

Volum' Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara by Maybelline

Explosive volume in rocket time! 8x bigger, smoother. Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever! Maybelline volum' express the rocket waterproof mascara has a patented supersonic brush with micro bristles that loads on big, sleek volume instantly.

The Makeup Nourishing Mascara Base by Shiseido

"This mascara base was what I have been looking for and it has been right in front of me this whole time! I've always used the Shiseido eyelash curler, which is a must, if like me you have long but very straight eyelashes, that normally only stay curled with certain waterproof mascaras. This base holds the curl after curling, and then I finish it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This mascara is probably a little heavier than most want when looking for the curl, but with the primer underneath I get that very natural feather look! I've even been asked if my lashes are fake! It doesn't allow for a really clumpy finish either, it is very defined. Also, it looks really good once dried if you want just the natural look of no mascara because it does not have the white finish normal primers do. I recommend this to anyone who wants something to help with the curl. « less" - Sephora user

Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara by Lancôme

Lancôme monsieur big waterproof mascara is a high-volume, waterproof mascara that delivers bold lash volume for up to 24 hours to defeats all challenges. Now in travel size.

Unlimited Length And Lift Mascara by L'Oreal

Instant lash-lift effect, lengthening mascara with the L'Oréal Unlimited Length and Lift Waterproof Mascara. Waterproof formula lasts up to 24H, no clumps, flaking, or smudging. Two-position wand for customized look, use straight to stretch and lengthen.

Total Tease Waterproof Mascara by Covergirl

Full. Long. Refined. Covergirl's total tease full + long + refined waterproof mascara can be used for sexy, teased lashes! Use the lash teasing mascara comb for ease and control to tease even the tiniest corner lashes for a full, voluminous look.

Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara by Tarte

A reparative and volumizing mascara infused with Amazonian clay.

The Curling Mascara by Kevyn Aucoin

"I have used alot of mascaras and spent alot of money on "good" eye make removers because I have very sensitive eyes and skin. I purchased this mascara on the basis of its excellent reviews. What I thought I most wanted in a mascara was "volume".After the first few applications of this mascara, I've got to say that I was very disappointed. Yes, it was a lovely mascara but as for delivering volume, forget it! I was after something quite intense and this didn't deliver. I had used other "volume" mascaras before with bigger brushes that didn't get all the lashes underneath. This one with its smaller brush does do that and does offer a lovely intense black colour. However, I would say it lengthens rather then gives volume.I have now been using this mascara for about 5 months and my initial view has changed considerably. I still stick to the fact that I believe it doesn't deliver on "volume!" However, it's such a lovely mascara that the lack of " big volume" issue could be forgiven, it's very easy to apply, you can't stuff it up, it goes on effortlessly and gives a lovely effect each and every time.The best things about it are that it stays on all day and doesn't ever smudge, you don't even need to touch it up. I've worn it with tears and it doesn't budge. Also, no more expensive eye makeup removers, it glides off with warm water and a face cloth.Although I wasn't initially a fan of this mascara, I've grown attached to it and now I think that I would be disappointed in anything else. « less" - mecca.com.au user

Lash Power Mascara by Clinique

A lengthening mascara that stays put for 24 hours without smudging or smearing.

No Smudge Mascara by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"BEST AND ONLY MASCARA I WILL EVER USE! I have tired many high-end to low-end mascaras simply because I always faced the issues that include: smudging, not long lasting, creates raccoon eyes and difficult to take off. No matter the product I have used, waterproof or not, it would create gray circles under my eyes through out the day that made it looks like I had dark circles under my eyes. And many mascaras I used that claimed to be waterproof (better than sex) would make my lashes clumpy and and runny over time. I wear false eyelashes daily and only use mascara mostly for my bottom lashes and this is the only mascara that will still in place!! I wore this to Disney with the hot-humid F.L. weather and the mascara would not budge. I jumped n the pool and I went down water slides and it still stayed in place. There was only very minimal flaking as a result of that but through the day it looked just how I applied it in the morning. AND I went to sleep with it on and didn't even create dark circles under my eyes! just very little flakes. I would recommend this if you struggle with your mascara giving you racon eyes and if you want something long lasting. The best part is that it is very easy to take off as well! This will be the only mascara I will ever be using because I am obsessed." - sephora user

Lash Sensational Washable Mascara by Maybelline

"This is my new go-to mascara. I actually tried this mascara for two weeks alongside another brand to see how it would hold up over time. Hands down, this is the winner. I have very straight, hard to curl lashes. An eyelash curler is a must in my morning routine. If a mascara is too wet, it will immediately pull the curl right out of my lashes. If it's too dry, my lashes become brittle. This is the perfect combination. The formula is wet without being too wet and the waterproof formula holds the curl from 7AM until 1AM. Even through tears! Just a side note: Only waterproof mascaras will hold eyelash curl. Usually I wear false eyelashes to get the glamour girl effect. At least I used to. With this mascara, I can actually get away with three coats, and no signs of clumping. One coat is sufficient, two coats make your eyes pop, three coats are glamorous. Since this is a waterproof mascara, you MUST use a waterproof mascara remover. I use Smashbox It's A Wrap to remove it with no problems. In a pinch, I've used baby oil, but it requires more effort and I find my lashes won't curl as easily the next day with the baby oil. I can't stress enough how well this mascara holds the curl. I even went through a family emergency with this mascara and had to laugh the following morning when it was still intact after countless tears all night long. This is a buildable mascara, meaning the more coats, the longer and thicker your lashes become. My lashes are sparse and after two coats, my eyes look amazing. The other thing I love about this mascara is the particular color I'm using (very black) is matte. I detest shiny mascara (I believe the black pearl color has more of a gloss). Keep in mind, because this is a waterproof mascara, it does tend to be a little more stiff than the washable mascara. This is precisely why waterproof mascaras hold the curl and washables don't. It's stiff without being too much so. There are no crunchy lashes here. Here's a tip: When applying this mascara, once you have the first coat on, rotate the brush to the back side and use those longer bristles to separate and define your lashes further." - ulta user

Caution Extreme Lash Mascara by Hourglass

"This mascara is amazing. From the tube to the actual product inside, you can tell that much effort was put into this product! The tube itself is so glam and feels like metal. I love this because it looks so much more expensive than a mascara in a plasticy tube. Okay, now on to the actual product! The black color of this is amazing. It's super dark, makes my eyelashes thicker, and gives them AMAZING LENGTH! I haven't even been using my lash curler with this mascara, which is usually is a must for me when using other mascaras. I literally cannot say enough about this. I only need one coat with this stuff, when normally I will use 2 or 3 coats of mascara. I also have accidentally forgot to wash it off before bed, and was amazed the next morning when my lashes still looked perfect. The mascara didn't flake off or give me raccoon eyes even when I slept in it! I wanted to see how many days/nights this could hold up. It lasted all day, all night, and all the next day. However, I slept with the same coat of mascara on for a second night and when I woke up the next morning, there finally was some flake and the tiniest bit of smudge on my eyes, still nothing compared to one night in other mascaras. But seriously, I have never had a mascara like this! The picture i included was when I woke up after the SECOND NIGHT of sleeping in the original application. If the mascara gets too warm, it can get a little clumpy, but the clumps are easy to brush out when that does happen. Best of all, I received this product complimentary for testing purposes! « less" - Sephora user

LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara by Covergirl

"If you are looking for a mascara that really makes your lashes stand out, then Covergirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara is where you'll find it! I am absolutely impressed by the results of this product. Lashblast Mascara goes on smooth, without all the clumps and buildup that you find with most brands of mascara. You get a proffessional look in seconds, and the results are simply wonderful. I'm not an expert when it comes to shopping for cosmetics. In fact, being a tomboy, i rarely ever put on much more than some lipgloss and a little powder. Last week, I was finally asked out by a co-worker I've had a crush on for years. I went shopping for makeup to wear for the big night. I saw so many brands of cosmetics, and didn't know what to do. I asked the clerk for some advice, and she instantly guided me to the Cover Girl section. She grabbed the LashBlast Mascara and raved to me about the results. With a review like that, how could I argue? I ran home and tried on all my new goods. The makeup I used was all made by Covergirl. Everything I applied, was done with ease, and it totally enhanced my nature features. When I got to my eyes, I carefully applied a little eyeliner and reached for the the LashBlast. My eyeslashes looked awesome! I didn't even need to curl them, they looked naturally long and beautifully curved, not caked on and phoney. This stuff stayed on all night and washed off so easily. Perfect makeup for a night out. My date actually told me that my eyes "look stunning"..yay! Thats my story, if you want proof you need to try it out for yourself. You can find LashBlash Mascara at your local retailer for a reasonable price. I recommend this product 100%. I LOVE COVERGIRL! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - viewpoints.com user

Lash Volumizing Mascara by Buxom

A volumizing mascara that dramatically defines, lengthens, and lifts for fuller-looking, ultra-black lashes, minus any clumps.

4.3(1706)$19.50
High Impact Mascara by Clinique
4.3(1706)$19.50

"I love this mascara. It's my default mascara and my number one. When I use other mascaras, I feel like I'm cheating on my Clinique High Impact. I'm actually now a huge fan of Clinique as a brand because their other products don't do it for me, but this mascara is a huge must for me. First of all, I'm asian, and I have naturally sparse, thin, short eyelashes (aka nonexistant) to begin with. Consequently, just the resulting lashes that this mascara gives me is a miracle. Now the reasons why I love this mascara and think everyone should try it eventually, no matter which one you're using currently: 1.) It's buildable. If you like natural looking, soft lashes, just apply one or two coats. If you want some dramatic, super lengthened lashes, just apply a few more coats WHILE your lashes is still wet. This brings me to: 2.) This mascara is more of a wet consistency, which I personally love. I find drier mascaras to be really annoying because it's just so much harder to apply when it's like, flaky. This consistency really allows the formula to glide onto your lashes, which is why you can go for a more subtle look or really amp it up without it clumping. 3.) This mascara is such a good price, for such a great formula, for the size. I'm pretty that by .oz, this mascara seems to hold a little bit more in the tube than other high-brand Sephora ones, and for less than $15. 4.) Even though it's not technically labeled as waterproof, it's long lasting and I notice that sometimes even when I cry (boyfriend, movies, whatever), it doesn't get everywhere. My eyeshadow is actually the first to go." - sephora user

Cannonball Ultra Mascara by Urban Decay

Cannonball ultra waterproof mascara has a mermaid-worthy formula that endures (the people at urban decay actually tested it at sea), and the light gel formula never looks cakey. Now go slay a sailor with those eyes.

Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot Washable Mascara by Maybelline

Unleash girl boss lashes with maybelline's volum' express the colossal big shot mascara, for fully loaded volume in one coat. The big shot brush features unique, wavy bristles that cradle lashes, while the collagen formula delivers bold volume.

Smokey Eye Mascara by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

A kohl-pigmented mascara that delivers instant volume and super-saturated length for dramatically dark, stretched-out lashes.

Big Lash Mascara by Lily Lolo

"I am really blown away by this mascara. I never thought I'd find replacement for my beloved Hourglass mascara, let alone a non toxic one from the great beauty field, but boy was I wrong. First off, I adore how pretty the packaging is. I also love that the brush is natural bristles and not plastic. The width of the brush is perfect. It grabs a hold of every lash and gives me volume, length and separation. The formula is not very wet, which I prefer and it hold my curl perfectly. You can build it if you want more drama without any clumping. Lashes remain soft and supple and never feel brittle. I tend to like a more natural look and that is exactly what this gives me. It doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes, it doesn't smudge or flake. This mascara doesn't require a lot of time or patience. It applies easily and removes easily. It's a freaking unicorn and I love it. Less" - thedetoxmarket.com user

Hypnose Drama Instant Full Volume Waterproof Mascara by Lancôme

"For the past few years, I've tried many high end mascaras with high hopes only to end up slightly disappointed, but continued to finish the bottle anyway due to the price. Some of the mascaras that I've tried include Too Faced BTS, 3 different Tarte mascaras, Josie Moran's argan oil one, Blinc's waterproof mascara, Makeup Forever's smoky extravagant one, and even two Benefit ones (including the forever raved about, "They're Real!"), and not a single one has impressed me as much as this one. It's possible the mascara gods have carefully made this mascara just for me, because I've never has a mascara make my lashes look so beautiful and thick and last for over 24 hours without having a single flake or smudge (I'm talking falling asleep in it after a long day and waking up with it still looking perfect) under my very oily eyes. Also, as a runner, I often get quite sweaty and get lots of smudges under my eyes. This mascara never lets me down after a long run with 0 smudges left. I might be alone in the fact that I love a super thick lash so much that I apply 3 or sometimes even 4 coats of mascara, but I don't like clumpy lashes and it's often hard to get thick and clump-less lashes with that many coats, but I never, ever have a problem with clumps or a classic "3 eyelash" look! Always makes my eyelashes multiply and become extremely thick and voluminous. When washing off this mascara, it removes like a dream. Most mascaras flake off or rip out my eyelashes trying to get it off, or I get lazy and just wash off my makeup without makeup remover and just face wash and most leave back smudges under my eyes. This is the first mascara I've come around that stays put forever and ever but when you want to remove it, it slides out gorgeously! Even with just face wash, it comes off in a creamy like consistency and never leaves any smudges behind. A+++ to Lancome for doing everything right with this mascara! I have absolutely 0 complaints about it!! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="7064502757879877861-full" data-show="7064502757879877861-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Voluminous Lash Primer by L'Oreal

"I really like this L'réal Voluminous eyelash primer better than other eyelash primers that I have tried. I likè the design of the tube and the spoolie. The spoolie is fat to give the volume and even application. There is no need to brush the lashes with the eyelash comb because the applicator gives the perfect separation and no clumps. The primer really coats my lashes nice and evenly. This primer is lightweight and builds dramatic volume and length. The primer also conditions your lashes over time for soft nourished look and feel. After I apply the primer I give it about less than a minute to settle then apply my mascara. Using the primer makes my mascara last longer and locks it in place. My lashes are now much fuller, dramatic and volume even though I always had full lashes, it enhanced the look. This primer is also perfect if you wear falsies. Just apply to your normal laahes and then apply the falsies. This primer is definitely worth the price, and I will continue to purchase this one ** I tested L'Oréal Voluminous Primer for free, but all opinions are my own experience. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walgreens user

Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara by Lancôme

An intense, black volumizing mascara that creates full-body, high-volume lashes in a single stroke.

Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara by Estée Lauder

"Gals with sparse lashes, look no further! I'm a middle-aged woman who loves makeup and considers herself a cosmetics expert. I've tried countless mascaras, false lashes and even had lash extensions for several months. The extensions were fabulous but thin your own lashes over time, so they should only be used for vacations, etc.I had been using Clinique High Impact for a couple years, and think that is an excellent mascara. But I recently got a large sample of Estee's Sumptuous Extreme and I love it.Sumptuous Extreme makes my lashes look longer and thicker without clumps and without curling. I gave up on curling a while back when my lashes started thinning. It stays on, doesn't shed fibers, like some lengthening mascaras do, doesn't smear under my eyes. And, even though it is waterproof, it washes off with a regular face cleanser.I'm back to order a full-size of this amazing mascara. As for the gal who said this was not for the middle-aged - I can't imagine what she was talking about. We middle-agers need quality beauty products more than the young'uns! Less" - Macy's user

Opening Act Lash Primer by Tarte

Travel Size Opening Act Lash Primer is an ultra-conditioning, lash treatment primer that gives more volume to your lashes before you even apply mascara, now in take-me-with-you travel size!

Lash  Volumizing Waterproof Mascara by Buxom

"I was so skeptical about trying this mascara. I absolutely love the original Buxom mascara in Blackest Black so I was afraid that the waterproof version would not have the same volumizing power, consistency, etc. I am quite pleasantly surprised as to how much I love this! The consistency is the same as the original, in between a mousse and liquid. If you like dry mascaras, this is definitely for you. It's not clumpy and coats my short, thin, Asian eyelashes very nicely. There's definitely more volume, but not length, after applying this mascara. I'm okay with this because the mascara doesn't claim to have lengthening powers. They separate pretty nicely, but historically I only like to put on one coat of mascara. I also have not tried it with curled lashes, so I apologize I cannot attest to the curl staying power. What I am most impressed by is how waterproof this is! I wore this to the gym, only mascara, no eyeliner, foundation, primer, etc. After an hour and a half of intense cardio workouts, weight lifting, and cross-training, it did not budge, flake, or smear at all! I must admit that I sweat A LOT. I honestly have never met anyone, guy or girl, that sweats more than I do, it's pretty gross but weirdly impressive at the same time? My face was streaming and I was consistently wiping my entire face with my workout towel throughout. At the end of my workout, I checked the towel and no transfer! I looked in the mirror and it still looked perfect. I could not believe it. This is the best waterproof mascara I've ever had and will definitely be repurchasing." - sephora user

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara by Dior

"Although this isn't a review for Dior's "Extase" mascara (my previous, almost-there-but-not-quite-right choice), I could have titled this "Extase"---because I am in ecstasy. This is (for me) THE Perfect Mascara. With one coat, it gives me thicker, fuller, completely natural-looking-but-spectacular, fetchingly curved and curled lashes that are black but not BLACK---and that don't look as if spiders have decided to live above my eyes. And with two coats, I get thicker, more dramatic lashes than I've ever had before that look just like I'm wearing the best false-lashes...but don't make me look like a drag-queen (a perfectly valid look, but not the one I'm trying to achieve). The formula is phenomenally long-wearing (and I'm VERY tough on mascara, inevitably ending up with raccoon smudges after a few hours) but not harsh: I don't ever have that awful feeling that there's a sliver of...something in my eyes that wants OUT that I forcibly endure with other long-wearing mascaras for vanity's sake. Application does take a little initial fiddling: I've found that if you place the curve of the brush against the base of the lashes and then do that wee "wiggle-up" motion a couple of times (the same motion that those battery-powered mascaras produce that one can easily replicate oneself), all the lashes get coated, separated, and curled perfectly. By adjusting the placement of the brush, you can also mimic the addition of false lashes to, say, only the outer corners of the eye (which opens up the eye and gives that "Come Hither"/kitty-cat look). Yeah: it's pricey, but I think that it's worth every penny---and, if you compare it to the cost of, say, lash-extensions (which more than one person has asked me if I'd gotten) or even a good pair of falsies? Whatta deal!!! So, IMHO, this is one of those rare products that is quietly revolutionary, unparalleled, spectacular, and, well, non-pareil!" - sephora user

Volume Effet Faux Cils Flash Lash Primer by YSL Beauty

"I am a big fan of YSL lipsticks so I thought of buying their mascara with expectation of similar standard of quality. The product arrived on time and I was fascinated with its beautiful packaging. I have really long eyelashes but they are not dense .The brush is fuller enough to give complete coverage on my long eyelashes. It also made them look bigger .Mascara was spreading evenly and there was no smudging or clumping. My eyelashes looked voluminous and more curled .It stayed all day long and did come off very easily when I washed my face before going to bed . It didn’t break my eyelashes. Usually I always see my eyelashes strands breaking when I am taking off my mascara but this wasn’t the case here. I don’t like using eyelash curler , I am lazy that ways , but with this brush I could see I didn’t need the curler and it was one brush doing work of mascara brush and curler brush too. My eyelashes looked more beautiful with this mascara . Will definitely recommend it . One of my colleague used it as she forgot her Mascara at home , today she told me that she will buy it as she loved it. her comments was that it separated her eyelashes and made them look bigger and volumised. Another happy user :) « less" - yslbeauty.co.uk user

Monsieur Big Mascara Duo Set by Lancôme

"Lash type: I have medium-length lashes. My lashes tend to stay straight, but can easily hold a curl.This is honestly one of my new favorite mascaras. Whenever I wear this mascara, people constantly ask me if I am wearing false lashes. I love how long-wearing this is, and the fact that I only have to apply one coat in order to get the dramatic lashes that typically takes about 2-3 coats with other mascaras (Essence I love Crazy Volume, Benefit They're Real).This mascara doesn't separate each and every individual lash, but it definitely volumizes and gives you that "va va voom" and fluttery lashes within one coat, and if you want to get extra-dramatic slap on that second coat. If you have sparse lashes, I would recommend to remove some of the excess and pick off the little clumps with tweezers. The formula is quite thick and I believe that's why it can have a tendency to clump lashes. To be honest, I can't tell if it has a wet or dry formula, I think that it's a good medium. It seemed really wet and glossy when I first opened it, but after a couple of days, it already dried to a perfect consistency and has been like this for a couple of weeks. I love that this mascara doesn't flake or smudge and if you take a nap in it (which I know you shouldn't do, but mistakes happen) it doesn't budge. I've yet to test if this is tear-proof.My only con with this product is that it is pretty difficult to remove. I just use makeup removing wipes since I don't have the oil-based eye makeup remover. With waterproof mascara, I usually have to scrub at my eyes with the wipes and with regular mascara, it removes pretty easily and only takes a few swipes. This mascara is almost like I'm removing waterproof mascara, but it doesn't require as much vigor. Harder to remove than regular mascara, and slightly easier than removing waterproof. Again, this is with wipes not with the special oil-based eye makeup remover that makes removing makeup a breeze. « less" - ulta.com user

Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara by L'Oreal

"Before I bought this I read all of the reviews here and so I will try to cover what is not mentioned or what I think is especially helpful. I am Asian and have average length lashes, which are thin and dont curl up (they dont turn down but they stick straight out from my eye). I have never liked using mascara because I hated curling, applying mascara and then separating my lashes especially when all that didnt seem to make much difference. I have used all of the highly rated/reviewed high-end and drugstore brands (e.g., Diorshow, Chanel, pink/green tube, etc.) and just gave up on mascara... until this one. Application: I have practiced using it for about a month now and the method for best results for me is: (1) apply white base coat thickly, (2) immediately apply black mascara and comb through with fine tooth lash comb (i have the tweezerman one) and immediately repeat with 2nd coat of mascara and comb through. I do each eye separately and as quickly as I can so the mascara doesn't dry -- once it dries on your lashes it turns rubbery so you cant comb through them. My lashes look really thick and long and curled after this. Although yes it takes time it is worth it! Plus I do not have to curl my lashes at all -- in fact I tried curling first and it was just a waste of time -- for some reason this mascara makes my lashes curl up and hold the curl even when my lashes get wet and it really doesnt smudge at all. I have used mascaras that were supposed to curl lashes but they never worked for me. Removal: Some reviewers said that they had trouble removing the mascara. I think the trick is you have to hold water on your closed eyes for at least 5-10 seconds before you gently wipe down. Although the mascara will come off by cupping water in your hands and holding them over your eyes for a few seconds before wiping your lashes down while you wash your face, I like to use eye makeup remover pads. Again you just need to hold the soaked pad on your eye for about 5-10 seconds before wiping down or else it wont come off. Which is great because you can remove only your eyeshadow/liner and not the mascara by just wiping your eye quickly (plus my lashes still stay curled believe it or not!). The worst thing about this product is it dries out fast. I used this mascara almost every day for about 3 weeks and then it got very thick and clumpy. I dont know if this is typical but I suspect it is because you inevitably get some of the white base coat mixed in with the mascara over time. Once it dries out then it flakes and gets very clumpy when you apply it. Not only did I replace it but I bought 2 this time. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-1855800489157346158-full" data-show="-1855800489157346158-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - drugstore.com user

Full Lash Serum by Shiseido

"This mascara base was what I have been looking for and it has been right in front of me this whole time! I've always used the Shiseido eyelash curler, which is a must, if like me you have long but very straight eyelashes, that normally only stay curled with certain waterproof mascaras. This base holds the curl after curling, and then I finish it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This mascara is probably a little heavier than most want when looking for the curl, but with the primer underneath I get that very natural feather look! I've even been asked if my lashes are fake! It doesn't allow for a really clumpy finish either, it is very defined. Also, it looks really good once dried if you want just the natural look of no mascara because it does not have the white finish normal primers do. I recommend this to anyone who wants something to help with the curl. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara by Tarte

A bestselling, vegan mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions.

Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara by Hourglass

"I was exceptionally pleased with Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara which I received in Sephora's LashStash Mascara Deluxe Samplers. This mascara creates an awesome unmade-up look. It defines my lashes really well, but doesn't look like I have mascara on. In other words, it's doing a lot but doesn't look like it's there. It's hard to explain, but it enhances my lashes, and yet they look all natural. It's the perfect consistency, doesn't clump, and doesn't smooch or smear. I'm pretty sure it adds some volume, and perhaps some length. This is exactly what makeup used to be about - enhancing what we have and making it look as if we hadn't done a thing. Because of the effect I got with my sample, I ended up purchasing the full size version, which I've been using when I don't want to look as if I have on eye makeup. This includes places like the gym, and I've had in on in a hot tub and outdoor Jacuzzi. It would be the perfect mascara to take camping or hiking. It's perfect when you don't want your eye makeup screaming "makeup, makeup." While I'm a big fan of blackest black shades of mascara, this shade, although definitely black looks like a human shade of lashes, and not a black that came out of a tube. Another plus for Hourglass... I know many of us use mascara to create eye drama. False lashes are so popular once again, but let's face it, they don't look natural and everyone knows when someone is wearing them, no matter how good the application and how good the lashes. Mascaras that make it look like we have on false lashes are also the rage, but those look fake, too. There's a time and place for everything, and choices to be made. I don't want to look like I'm wearing false lashes because I'm a professional. False lashes look out of place in both the hospital and courtroom, and in many other occupations. The same came be said for overly dramatic mascaras, too. I also want my lashes to look great when my husband and I have a romantic dinner at home, but I don't want to look like I caked on the eye makeup for dinner. I'm looking for elegance and sophistication at those times. While I'm definitely an eye shadow addict, times like these call for a more wholesome natural look, not "night on the town" eye makeup. This mascara is so perfect for so many different times in my life. I'm very pleased with it." - sephora user

Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara by L'Oreal

Take your lashes to paradise! L'oreal's voluminous lash paradise mascara is their first mascara for voluptuous volume and length now with even more black pigments. Soft wavy bristle brush holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge.

Lash Building Primer by Clinique

A conditioning lash primer that boosts the benefits of Clinique mascaras.

Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara by YSL Beauty

"This mascara is simply amazing. It's incredibly pigmented, creates dramatic volume, length and holds the curl, and the colors are divine. Not to mention the packaging, as all of YSL products, the packaging is exquisite. I have friends who have used this with tiny, sparse lashes, and it made their lashes transform in a matter of seconds. I have long lashes naturally, so when I wear this it makes my lashes look like I have falsies on, so it's very true to it's name. I own four of these; 1 high intensity black, 3 extreme blue, 4 fascinating violet, and 5 burgundy. 1 high intensity black; this one is a great staple item. I believe that it belongs in every woman's makeup collection. It's a great black, very deep and rich. 3 extreme blue; I have green eyes, but there is a hint of gold in them, and when I wear this mascara, my eye color goes from green to hazel right before me. This is an amazing cobalt blue, it's not so extreme that it will completely distract you while wearing it [Lord knows I've had a couple of those]. Just pair it with neutral, natural looking makeup and a nude/sheer pink lip and you'll have a gorgeous look. Best for people with hazel/brown eyes. 4 fascinating violet; my personal favorite of all of the colors. I have green eyes with gold in them, but as with the 3 extreme blue, my eye color morphed. Suddenly the gold disappeared, it's really interesting to watch actually. This is my favorite color of purple generally, and it doesn't look as bright as in the photo. But it makes my green eyes shine, that's for sure. This is a must for girls with pretty green eyes. And last but not least, 5 burgundy; I think that this is the most universally flattering color out of all of them [excluding the black, of course]. The color is a really rich, gorgeous burgundy, that has a hint of gold tone in it. This has worked on friends with blue eyes, brown eyes, grey eyes, hazel eyes, and green eyes. I suggest this to people who want to try a colored one but aren't sure which one to get. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-6063462530608554535-full" data-show="-6063462530608554535-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara by L'Oreal

L'Oréal Paris' Iconic Telescopic Original Mascara is now has a waterproof formula enhances lashes with intense length, up to 50 percent longer lashes, and unique lash by lash separation. The specially designed flexible Precision Brush has two sides, the flat side which visibly enhances lash length.

Volume Effet Faux Cils by YSL Beauty

"My lashes are average to better than average length and I have brown/dark lashes, green eyes and tend to have kinda dark circles under my eyes. I've tried a LOT of different kinds of mascara. Regardless of what I try, I typically get that mascara specks-fallout garbage under my eyes after putting it on, or it smears on the top of my lids as I'm applying it like a bad eyeliner. And if I take a shower, them I always look like a raccoon as the mascara runs down. So anyway, I decided to compare two recent VIB samples of this YSL mascara and another brand, the Two Faced "Better Than $ex" (BTS) mascara on each eye. I even took pictures with my iPad up close to compare. I put on two coats. I think I only needed one, but I wanted to give them both a great chance to wow me. The Two Faced Better Than $ex Mascara in comparison was thicker and more like false lashes and gave a slight blue color effect to my lashes, although the color was black on the label....and I would have loved it normally, but I feel that this YSL one is overall a better product. The BTS mascara put messy goop on top of my lid as I applied it, my lashes clumped, and sweating at the gym created some minor fallout under my eyes with it. Plus, after my shower the BTS one definitely was way worse than this YSL in terms of dark mess under my eyes. On the other hand this YSL mascara did not clump, it made my lashes look long and black (the BTS one did also make my lashes look long and thick to its credit) , the YSL one weathered my shower and face wash wonderfully. It also looked more natural after application, just working as a great enhancer to my lashes in a non-heavy make up way. So I will be buying the full size of YSL, it definitely is a keeper. However, I will probably buy the Better Than $ex one by Two Faced too for when I want to look super dramatic and less natural. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-4328905057256299945-full" data-show="-4328905057256299945-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

LashBlast Volume Mascara Twin Pack by Covergirl

Get bold, voluminous lashes with Lash Blast Volume Mascara Twin Pack from COVERGIRL. LashBlast's patented volume-boosting hypoallergenic mascara formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big-lash look.

Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Burnt Brown by YSL Beauty

"My lashes are average to better than average length and I have brown/dark lashes, green eyes and tend to have kinda dark circles under my eyes. I've tried a LOT of different kinds of mascara. Regardless of what I try, I typically get that mascara specks-fallout garbage under my eyes after putting it on, or it smears on the top of my lids as I'm applying it like a bad eyeliner. And if I take a shower, them I always look like a raccoon as the mascara runs down. So anyway, I decided to compare two recent VIB samples of this YSL mascara and another brand, the Two Faced "Better Than $ex" (BTS) mascara on each eye. I even took pictures with my iPad up close to compare. I put on two coats. I think I only needed one, but I wanted to give them both a great chance to wow me. The Two Faced Better Than $ex Mascara in comparison was thicker and more like false lashes and gave a slight blue color effect to my lashes, although the color was black on the label....and I would have loved it normally, but I feel that this YSL one is overall a better product. The BTS mascara put messy goop on top of my lid as I applied it, my lashes clumped, and sweating at the gym created some minor fallout under my eyes with it. Plus, after my shower the BTS one definitely was way worse than this YSL in terms of dark mess under my eyes. On the other hand this YSL mascara did not clump, it made my lashes look long and black (the BTS one did also make my lashes look long and thick to its credit) , the YSL one weathered my shower and face wash wonderfully. It also looked more natural after application, just working as a great enhancer to my lashes in a non-heavy make up way. So I will be buying the full size of YSL, it definitely is a keeper. However, I will probably buy the Better Than $ex one by Two Faced too for when I want to look super dramatic and less natural." - sephora user