When it comes to choosing the best mascara for your lashes, there are a couple of different factors to keep in mind: Will the formula irritate sensitive eyes? Does it help with volume, length, or both? Now that the days of sifting through a number of mascaras at your local beauty retailer have been put on pause, finding the right products that actually work to enhance your lashes is more important than ever. Not only does it save you time and money in the long run, but it also helps to quell high hopes and frustrations.
There are plenty of options available to help amplify your lashes (outside of wearing a pair of falsies), but the best mascara adds volume and/or length without sacrificing their health. At SELF, we’ve written about many different types of mascara, from ones we’ve rigorously tested for our Beauty Awards to other recommendations that we’ve sourced from makeup artists and beauty editors. Ultimately, finding your holy grail can be tough, so here we’ve rounded up some of the best mascaras available—from brands like Maybelline and Kevyn Aucoin—that experts always keep at the ready.
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