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Top 10 Clear Mascaras

The Best Clear Mascaras For Keeping Your Lashes And Brow Hairs In Place

The Best Clear Mascaras For Keeping Your Lashes And Brow Hairs In Place

Ahh, clear mascara, it's one of those makeup products that harkens back to our preteen days—especially when we think about the stronghold Maybelline's iconic Great Lash had on the early 2000s. As minimalism works it's way into nearly every existent aesthetic—including but not limited to: home decor, clothing, and bag trends—we find it unsurprising that it finally made it's way to the world of makeup. The appeal of a fuss-free makeup look is something we haven't been able to ignore this season. From dewy skin to rosy cheeks and glossy mascara formulas that look just like our lashes but better, we've found ourselves reaching for our clear mascara now more than ever. After all, clear mascara has a ton of uses aside from delivering natural-looking, no maintenance lashes. This stuff blends falsies, whips unruly brows into shape, makes a killer mascara primer, and come summer, is our go-to for poolside makeup looks—clearly, it's versatility is unmatched. If you're on the hunt for a mascara that curls and separates your lashes without any flakes or clumps, you're in luck because we've tracked down the Top 10 clear mascaras that you can buy right this very second. The picks ahead are all vetted by real user reviews, editorial mentions, and social media buzz. Keep scrolling to find your perfect crystalline formula. Opening image: @covergirl

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January 25, 2021

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Golden Rose Perfect Lashes Transparent Mascara
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Golden Rose Perfect Lashes Transparent Mascara

WHAT IT DOES: This transparent mascara adds a natural shine with microbeads within the formula work to nourish the lashes with vitamin A, E, and provitamin B5. 

USERS SAID: "I work in a garden center, and mascara is just too much trouble. This gives me the fresh "bright-eyed" feeling of mascara without having to worry about smudges. It does not irritate my sensitive eyes."

Technic Natural Lashes Clear Mascara

WHAT IT DOES: This clear mascara adds a slight curl to your lashes without clumping. 

USERS SAID: "I really like that product. I have been using it for a week as I didn’t want to use black mascara, and it works perfectly. It separates my lashes really well and doesn’t make them feel hard or sticky."

The Body Shop Brow & Lash Gel

BEST FOR: This formula is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested and suitable for contact lens wearers. 

WHAT IT DOES: Formulated with aloe vera, this vegan formula tames brows and enhances lashes. 

Zuzu Luxe Dual Mascara

BEST FOR: If you have super sensitive eyes, this formula will provide curling, lengthening effects, and lush volume to your lashes without the irritation. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: Use this formula to tame wild brows without any sticky residue or crunchy finish. 

Dr. Hauschka Brow And Lash Gel

WHAT IT DOES: This brow and lash gel is formulated with nourishing botanicals like neem and eyebright that strengthen the lashes and brows and intensify the look of mascara.

LOVED FOR: According to reviews, this formula provides the perfect amount of lift and separation for the lashes. 

Perricone MD No Makeup Mascara

WHY YOU NEED IT: This mascara is the Goldilocks of mascaras when it comes to achieving the perfect no-makeup makeup look. It's formulated with biotin to enhance your natural lashes over time and provide a natural boost in the meantime.

USERS SAID: "I absolutely love this mascara! I have tried numerous expensive and no so expensive ones only to come back to this one. Looks great on, and I get compliments about my lashes. Washes off easy, and since using on a regular basis, my natural lashes look so much better."

Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara

WHY YOU NEED IT: This clear mascara elevates and molds your natural lashes to perfection. Bonus: it works wonders on unruly brows. 

LOVED FOR: Users say that this formula doubles as the perfect mascara primer. 

CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara

USERS SAID: "I don't wear mascara when I wear my glasses because I get smudges onto my glasses sometimes plus I feel my eye makeup is hiding behind my glasses. So this is perfect for my "glasses days!" It isn't over the top, but I still feel "made-up." I love this for when I'm running errands and want that no-makeup look. Also great for beach/pool days!"

HELPFUL TIP: To add a bit of extra oomph, curl your lashes before applying this product. 

E.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara

WHY YOU NEED IT: For under $5 you can enjoy the best of both worlds. This brow gel and clear mascara duo allows you to achieve shiny, full, healthy-looking lashes and brows. 

LOVED FOR: This clear formula is infused with conditioning agents to keep your lashes and brows nourished. 

Maybelline Great Lash Clear Washable Mascara

WHY YOU NEED IT: This iconic pink and green tube was a staple in our makeup bags during our youth and remains to this day. Maybelline's cult-classic clear mascara is still our go-to when it comes to adding a glossy sheen or keeping our brows in place. 

COMPLETE THE LOOK: After slaying your lashes and brows to crystalline perfection, swipe a bit of liquid brush across your cheeks for the perfect no-makeup makeup look. 

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