Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara

Best lengthening mascara

Lancome Definicils High Definition is chosen more often than any other mascara for its ability to lengthen lashes with minimal clumping. Users are fiercely devoted to this brand, saying that its long, thin brush makes it easy to apply to small inner and lower lashes, and noting that this long-wearing mascara is easy to remove. One drawback: Reviewers say it has a tendency to go on a bit wet, increasing the chance of smudging before lashes dry Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara is available in five shades.
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*Est. $25 Estimated Price
Maybelline Full 'n Soft
Maybelline Full 'n Soft

Best drugstore mascara

There's not much scientific evidence that the formulas in drugstore mascaras are dramatically different from more expensive department-store brands. Even so, we still found greater support for more expensive mascara from Lancome and Dior. But if you don't want to spend so much, Maybelline Full 'n Soft does get strong user support for its all-around ability to add volume and length. Reports say it also layers well, so you can apply more than one coat without clumping. Furthermore, its lightweight formula washes off easily. Maybelline's Full 'n Soft, which comes with a densely bristled, thick brush, is available in three shades.
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*Est. $7 Estimated Price
Dior DiorShow Backstage Makeup Mascara
Dior DiorShow Backstage Makeup Mascara

Best volumizing mascara

If you want mascara to give your lashes the most volume, reviewers repeatedly say just one coat of DiorShow Backstage Makeup Mascara produces dramatic volume and provides nice length as well. Still, many users warn that its bulky brush (it contains one of the largest mascara wands on the market) can take some getting used to; some say its design makes it especially difficult to coat small corner lashes. DiorShow Backstage Makeup comes in chestnut, azure blue or black.
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Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara
Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara

Best curling mascara

Curling mascaras use special polymers that shrink as they dry, a process which can give lashes some extra curl (though it's not as dramatic as using an eyelash curler). DiorShow Iconic Mascara's oblique brush does an excellent job of curling lashes, according to reviews. Its lightweight formula also effectively extends and plumps lashes at the same time. Users say it works so well that only one or two coats are needed. DiorShow Iconic Mascara is available in three shades.
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Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara
Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara

Best waterproof mascara

Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara lives up to its washable counterpart, say reviews. Experts and users both report this long-wearing pick does a great job of lengthening and defining -- and leaves lashes soft, unlike most waterproof mascaras. Like all waterproof mascaras, however, it can be tough to remove unless you use an oil- or silicone-based makeup remover. Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara is available in black and brown shades.
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*Est. $25 Estimated Price
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