23 Best Mascaras Makeup Artists Love for Volume and Length in 2021: Maybelline, L’Oreal, CoverGirl


When it comes to choosing the best mascara for your lashes, there are many different factors to keep in mind: Will the mascara formula or bristles irritate sensitive eyes, smudge, flake, or clump? Is the mascara volumizing, does it lengthen, or claim to do both? Is it waterproof? There are a ton of options out there that claim to volumize and create the look of falsies sans fake lashes, but the best mascara will add length and volume without sacrificing your lashes’ health.

We’ve written about many different types of mascara over the years, from ones we’ve rigorously tested for our Healthy Beauty Awards to recommendations we’ve sourced from professional makeup artists and beauty editors. Since we know that finding the perfect mascara can be a real headache, let us help you skip the trip to the drugstore to agonize over racks of products.

There are many great buildable, thickening mascaras available at online retailers like Amazon, Sephora, Target, and Nordstrom from drugstore brands like Maybelline and L’Oréal Paris to luxury brands like Dior and Gucci. Below, we’ve gathered some of the best mascaras that professionals and editors always keep on hand for an easy lash lift.

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