Want fuller, fluttery, more voluminous lashes? Me too! I know lash extensions and falsies are on the rage (I love them too) but not everyone can have lash extensions (due to allergic reactions) or has the time to keep up with lash extension appointments. I love falsies but they can get expensive and are difficult for some people to apply. This is where finding that perfect mascara comes into play. There are many types of mascara out there: lengthening, lifting, and plumping and I love them all for different reasons. But I find myself reaching for volumizing mascara the most.
I put together 8 of my favorite, ride-or-die volumizing mascaras that I’ve used on repeat over the past few years. I included a variety of brands and price ranges but can honestly say I love and have used each of these.
Do you have a favorite?
Like I said before, I like every mascara on this list but I do have a favorite! Can you guess which one it is? The famous and super popular, Lash Paradise by L’Oreal! It’s so freaking good and super affordable! I always have a tube of this in my bag and get a backup so I never run out, lol.
1. Tarte Cosmetics Lights Camera Lashes
This Tarte cult favorite is new to me but it’s definitely becoming a favorite! It’s like a push-up bra for your lashes. A four-in-one mascara that increases lash volume in a single application (or 2 or 3 if you’re like me). Lights Camera Lashes is a lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara infused with olive esters to condition, treat, and protect lashes.
2. Tarte Maneater
Dress your lashes like you style your hair with this lengthening, curling, and volumizing mascara. With a soft-flex brush and lightweight triple-black formula, it lifts lashes at the root, styles, and fans them out to create amped-up fluttery fullness with no flaking or clumping. The custom-molded brush features hundreds of flexible bristles to curl and coat lashes with even, intense pigment for 23x more volume powered by lash-strengthening jojoba and carnauba wax.
Jojoba: Natural soothing and conditioning extract that helps hydrate, strengthen and protect lashes
Carnauba wax: Emollient from the leaves of the carnauba palm to ensure a smooth application with lengthening and volumizing benefits
3. Buxom Lash Volumizing
A volumizing mascara that dramatically defines, lengthens, and instantly lifts for fuller-looking, ultra-black lashes minus any clumps. Infused with glossy, patent leather pigments, vitamins, and antioxidants, for fierce, flexible, fanned-out lashes.
4. Bad Gal Bang
Get out of this WORLD lashes with Benefit’s BADgal BANG mascara! This volumizing mascara is a favorite for so many women. It creates massive volume without weighing your lashes down due to the gravity-defying formula that contains aero-particles (one of the lightest known particles) derived from space technology. It layers easily and comes with a brush designed to reach from root to tip and corner to corner on both top and bottom lashes, providing BIG VOLUME.
- Smudge-proof, water resistant, volumizing
- ProVitamin B5 to fuel thickness & strength
5. IT Cosmetics Superhero
Give your lashes superhero powers with Superhero Mascara. It gives your lashes super volume and super length in just one coat! The proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology wraps each lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening, and ultra-conditioning black cape of power & color for your strongest, thickest, most defined results.
Polymers, collagen, biotin, proteins & peptides combined with Super Black pigment.
6. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise
Take your lashes to paradise! One of my all-time FAVORITES and what I find myself reaching for the most!! The Voluminous Lash Paradise comes with a soft wavy bristle brush that holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge. The brush has 200plus bristles that catch every lash, giving them a full fringe effect. This mascara has a smooth glide formula that provides silky volume in 1 coat but let’s be honest, who only uses 1 coat!
- 200+ bristles catch every lash for a full fringe effect
- smooth glide formula provides silky volume
- lashes are feathery soft to the touch
- voluptuous volume and length
7. Benefit Roller Lash
Want a satin- doll-like lash? This one is for you! A water-resistant and easy-to-remove mascara. This Benefit Cosmetics mascara features an instant curve-setting formula that holds for 12 hours. Roller lash boasts an eye-opening Hook ‘n’ RollTM brush that helps grab, separate, lift and curl lashes. It contains Pro-vitamin B5 and Serin for lash-conditioning benefits.
8. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect
The most affordable Volumizing mascara and a favorite of many followers. Lash Princess False Lash Mascara defines and separates lashes while achieving a bold look. The conic shape fiber brush delivers dramatic volume and sculpted length WITHOUT clumps or globs. Lash princess allows you to go about your day free from flaking & fading! This mascara does not flake, fade, or wear, making it a perfect all-day, long-lasting mascara.
Hope this helps when choosing your next mascara purchase. What’s your favorite or go-to mascara, leave in the comments below. I’m always looking for new brands to try and love to hear your recommendations.
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