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November 9, 2020

Top 10 Mascaras For The Most Luscious Lashes Ever

Say hello to decadently dramatic lashes with these supreme mascaras. 


A good mascara can be hard to find. And, given we are playing up our eyes more than ever, a solid mascara is a worthwhile investment. That said, depending on the shape of your eyes and length of your lashes, we have an array of options you’re certain to adore. 



If you have shorter lashes, opt for volumizing or thickening formulas that can add depth and dimension. And, if you have long lashes, separating or lengthening formulas will play up this stunning quality. 


We’ve broken out our favorite formulas below. 




Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara


This mascara has one of the more unique brushes I’ve seen. It’s a full brush head on one side, and then it has a comb for coating and separating the lashes on the other. The brush is so good that I’ll occasionally go over other mascara brands with it just to make sure my lashes are combed out. 




Huda Legit Lashes


Huda Legit Lashes

The cool thing about this mascara is that it’s really two mascaras in one. One end is for length and curl, and the other is for volume. I chose to highlight it for the lengthening and curling component because that formula is just so good. The brush is curved and thin, which really allows you to get those hard-to-reach areas. 


Illamasqua Masquara Raven


Illamasqua Masquara
Illamasqua Raven Masquara ($26)

Length is the name of this mascara’s game! It also separates and adds volume at the roots. The brush bristles are slightly separated and acts almost as a comb evenly coating all of the lashes, giving them the life they deserve. 


Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara


Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara / Photo Credit to Benefit Instagram


For the longest, most feathery lashes, this mascara is the way to go. Its bristles are staggered so that they grab onto the root of the lashes, and it features a domed tip for precision application. This winner also excels at holding curl. 




Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara


Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara/Photo Credit Charlotte Tilbury


Thickening is an understatement here. This formula deposits a significant amount of product onto the base of your lashes and creates the look of fullness and length. The brush also makes it super easy to get the bottom lashes because of its unique shape. 


Too Faced Better Than Sex


Too Faced Better Than Sex
Too Faced Better Than Sex/Photo Credit Too Faced Instagram


This is a thoroughly thickening mascara that has long been heralded as a cult-favorite. It almost gives your lashes a chunky, spidery look. The brush is thick and has a little dip in the middle for maximum effect. 


Code 8 Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara


Not only is this mascara a thickening powerhouse, it’s buildable. This means that you can continue to layer up until you achieve your desired results. It is long-wearing and won’t flake.




Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara ($26)


This mascara is a slam-dunk as far as volumizing. The formula fully coats your lashes and makes them look super thick. The brush has a slight bend so that it gets every single little lash. Another great aspect of this mascara (as if you needed one?), it comes in a charming little tube so that there’s no product waste. Good to the last drop!


Lancôme Monsieur Big Volumizing Mascara

Lancôme Monsieur Big Volumizing Mascara


This mascara delivers lots of volume and length. It’s smudge-proof and clump-free so that your lashes maintain their voluminous look. The brush truly delivers with wavy fiber bristles that are ideal for getting every single lash.  


MILK Kush High Volumizing Mascara


 MILK Kush High Volumizing Mascara
MILK Kush High Volumizing Mascara/ Photo Credit Milk Makeup Instagram

This is perhaps the most powerful mascara on the list. The brush on this powerful mascara is chunky, which can make it a little trickier to get the corners and the bottom lashes. But boy is there ever a payoff in both volume and length. It also holds your lashes in their newly plumped state. Success!. It also holds your lashes in their newly plumped state.



Where are the waterproof formulas? Some of us mature ladies over 40 can’t wear anything but waterproof mascara unfortunately...

I'm over 50 and really like Eyeko. The Beach and Sport mascaras are waterproof but don't dry out your lashes. Check out my article about the brand. 🙂

I've tried the ones from Milk Makeup, Too Faced & Eyeko which are all great and I am definitely intrigued by the Ilia one because of the unusual (but well thought out) brush. I prefer cruelty-free makeup and skincare products so this can be a very good addition to my go-to brands. Thank you for all these recommendations, Brittany.

I use benefit's They're Real! mascara, and I love it! Thank you for sharing this list! Looking to try others too. :)

For years I was a Maybelline (a staple of most MUAs) Great Lash junkie, but I also used Benefit and Smashbox. Now I have discovered the wonder that is EyeKo Sport Waterproof mascara and will certainly try a few of these others down the road. Mascara has come a LONG way and has undergone its own make-over of sorts.

Thank you for this article! I wear false lashes everyday because I just cant seem to find that holy grail mascara, but now it looks like I can have some fun testing out your suggestions!

Illamasqua and Eyeko are my top 2! Both very cool brands from the UK!

The Illamasqua has become a staple for me! I have a LOT of allergies that cause my eyes to water throughout the day and occasionally sneeze which can leave half of the applied mascara under your eyes depending on the mascara. This mascara has done the best job not smudging under my eyes. I'm absolutely in love with it.

Too Faced Better Than Sex and MILK Kush High Volumizing Mascara are my top 2 go tos! Such good mascaras YAASSSS!

I'm a huge mascara lover. I have yet to try some of these brands, but they do seem promising. Especially the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. So many women seem to love that one.