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Top 10 Mascaras For Sensitive Eyes

No Tears Here! The Top 10 Mascaras for Sensitive Eyes

No Tears Here! The Top 10 Mascaras for Sensitive Eyes

Our eyes are one of the most delicate parts of our body, which is why we need to be careful of what we put near it. This is particularly important when considering what kind of mascara to use since our lashes are not just close to our eyes—they are a part of them. Just because our eyes are sensitive, doesn't mean you have to swear off mascara! If you are prone to redness, itchiness, or irritation when applying the mascara you are currently using, check out our Top 10 favorite mascaras for those with sensitive peepers and watch your symptoms instantly disappear. Opening image: @blincinc

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February 15, 2018

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The Rankings


ILIA Beauty Pure Nightfall Women's Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: Makeup gurus wanting to go all natural

USERS SAID: "Great product. Doesn't flake, doesn't feel like you have mascara on your eyelashes."


La Roche-Posay Respectissime Extension Lengthening Mascara for Sensitive Eyes

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I have sensitive eyes, and this is the first brand that causes absolutely no irritation. There is also no flaking."

FUN FACT: This brand is developed in partnership with dermatologists, so you know that it's just as safe as it is effective.


Maybelline New York Lash Discovery Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: Budget buyers who need something waterproof AND sensitive

LOVED FOR: This mascara subtly enhances your lashes for a natural-yet-amplified look.


W3ll People Expressionist Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: Organic makeup lovers

USERS SAID: "This mascara is everything I hoped for... Stays all day and then comes off with my regular face soap. Love to use this and not worry about the junk I'm putting near my eyes!"


DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The small brush size makes it easy to achieve perfect precision and detail even on those tiny bottom lashes.

AS SEEN ON: Emma Watson told Into the Gloss that she swears by this mascara!


Clinique High Impact Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A high-impact mascara that actually looks natural

USERS SAID: "I love this mascara! I have a hard time finding one that lengthens, gives volume AND does not clump!!! This does it all!" 


Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara + Lash Primer

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A mascara that also acts as a primer

FUN FACT: This all-natural makeup company was founded by A-list celebrity Jessica Alba.


VMV Hypoallergenics Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those who need a product that's truly hypoallergenic 

HELPFUL TIP: Removing this mascara is simple—it dissolves with a little bit of warm water. 


Blinc Mascara

Our Score

USERS SAID: "It's absolutely perfect when you want a natural look and have a long day ahead of you. it stays on so well it's ridiculous. I have medium length lashes and they look fuller when applied nicely."

FUN FACT: Unlike traditional mascara that paints the formula on, this one forms "tubes" around your lashes.


Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Gives my lashes beautiful volume, length and definition. Applies nicely and doesn't clump. Plus I love the packaging and the more natural ingredients." 

HELPFUL TIP: This mascara has Amazonian clay in it, which is legendary for hydrating and replenishing dry lashes.

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