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Top 10 Volumizing Mascaras

Add Some Drama To Your Lashes With These Top-Rated Volumizing Mascaras

Add Some Drama To Your Lashes With These Top-Rated Volumizing Mascaras

Finding the perfect mascara can be like searching for a needle in the haystack. You'll likely encounter many that fail before finding the perfect fit. Luckily, the Rank & Style algorithm can eliminate a huge amount of that guess work. We've selected the Top 10 volumizing mascaras on the market, ranging from the extremely high end to a near steal. And the results delivered vary from formula to formula, with options for lengthening, thickening, or majorly darkening. There's guaranteed to be a look you love in the mascaras that follow; you'll be simply stunned to see just how much a set of defined lashes can transform your overall look. Opening image: lorealparisusa.com

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February 22, 2018

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The Rankings


stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Get that doe-eyed look without veering toward tarantula lash territory.

USERS SAID: "Not only does the mascara not irritate my sensitive eyes, it gives me long lashes without them being clumpy."


Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Our Score

FUN FACT: Thanks to a texture that's not too wet or too dry, this mascara never gets brittle or clumpy, no matter how many coats you apply.

BEST FOR: Buildable lashes. Keep going and stop only when you're satisfied with your look!


Estée Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: It's designed with an exclusive wand that thickens like a brush and defines and separates lashes like a comb—even sparse ones.

USERS SAID: "I have used this for years and absolutely love it. I don't have great eyelashes, so this is perfect for making my eyelashes look great."


L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: Luxe lashes at an unbeatable drugstore price

LOVED FOR: Lashes will remain feathery soft to the touch after applying this mascara, providing a natural and soft appearance.


Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Amp up the drama with this S-curved mascara want which delivers tons of high-power pigment.

FUN FACT: The triple coating system delivers a fluid and creamy application to quickly and easily build big lashes. In other words, you won't have to sit by the mirror for minutes at a time repetitively coating your lashes.


Tarte Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: A vegan formulation that delivers on its high-power promise.

USERS SAID: "After having spent hundreds on mascaras that allegedly lengthen, thicken, curl and define, this is finally one that actually does all of that and more. Its long lasting but also a snap to remove. Buying more!"


Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This creamy formula promises to provide up to 24 hours of wear, making it a reliable option for those who won't be able to touch up for long stretches at a time.

USERS SAID: "This is my new holy grail mascara. I went through a lot of searching... [F]ound this one through recommendations and it has changed my life! I have been asked several times if I was wearing false eyelashes with this on — which is such a compliment."


Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I love this mascara. I have gotten asked so many time where I have gotten my eyelash extensions when it's the mascara making the lashes so long and full. Will be my go to from now on."

LOVED FOR: In a study conducted by an independent lab, 1800% more volume was reported in three strokes. That's what we call low effort, high yield. 


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Best mascara ever, if you need volume and length this is what you need. Also is easy to built up, 1 coat is enough for a natural full length, 2 coats is a more impressive long lashes and 3 coats is a dramatic look."

LOVED FOR: The intensive black pigment


Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The exclusive new Snowflakes brush combines long and short bristles to deliver an eye-opening effect that you'll love.

USERS SAID: "I love this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and have a hard time finding a mascara I can tolerate. This one is perfect for that reason. It also goes on very easily and doesn't feel heavy on my lashes."

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