With so many mascaras out there, you would think it would be easy to find one you love. Unfortunately, amazing mascaras are hard to find. I’m a girl with high expectations; I want length, volume and all-day curl without flakes, clumps or smudging. And I want all of that in an inexpensive, easy to purchase mascara!
Beauty Blogger Favorite Mascaras 1 of 34
Beauty bloggers are beauty junkies that can't help but try every product out there, and then spread the word when they find something great. I asked some of my favorite beauty bloggers for their favorite mascaras.
Armani Eyes To Kill 2 of 34
Clinique High Impact 3 of 34
"I love Clinique's High Impact mascara! You can't beat the quality for the price point. It curls, defines, volumizes, and lengthens my lashes with ease. You can usually get this free in a gift with purchase which is the best way to try it for the first time! Every time I splurge on a high end mascara I wonder why I bother when I can get the same results with this mascara for so much less!"
- Justina, Justina's Gems
Clinique High Impact Mascara $16
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Mally Volumizing Mascara 4 of 34
"My favorite mascara of all time has got to be the Mally Volumizing Mascara. It adds maximum length and volume, all while still looking natural and clump free. You end up with really open, doll-like eyes with this mascara!"
- Miranda, Slashed Beauty
Mally Volumizing Mascara $20
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Lancome Hypnose Mascara 5 of 34
"Lancome Hypnose Mascara in black, this was a tip from a wonderful client a few weeks back. I was at a job and a client pulls Hypnose out of her makeup bag and tells me to see her lashes after three coats. SOLD. The results were lush, full bodied lashes, after a bit of brushing out excess I so impressed with the length effect, I placed my order the same evening."
- Norah, Norah Loves Makeup
Lancome Hypnose Mascara $27
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Reviva Labs Liquid Mascara 6 of 34
"My favorite mascara is the Reviva Labs Liquid Mascara. What I love about this mascara is that it gives such a beautiful natural look, perfect for everyday use. It doesn't clump, it doesn't flake, and it doesn't irritate my skin because this mascara has all natural ingredients. The bonus part to this amazing mascara, is that it is super affordable!"
- Silvana, GlitzGlamBudget
Reviva Labs Liquid Mascara $8
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara 7 of 34
"Lately my favorite mascara is the new L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara. It isn't waterproof but it still holds on to my lashes. I usually go for ones that are waterproof because it helps my limp lashes hold a curl. Not only does this lengthen and separate my lashes, but it really helps my eyes pop even without any eye makeup. I am super impressed with this very affordable drugstore mascara."
- Kat, Kat Stays Polished
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara $8.99
Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! 8 of 34
"Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! I have allergy eyes (especially this time of year!) & this is one of the few mascaras that lasts on me without being a hassle to remove. Plus, lots of volume & thickness on my blond lashes! They need help!"
- Stephanie, Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful Blog
Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! $23
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara 9 of 34
"Although I try dozens of mascaras, I love the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara enough to call it a favorite. It's super-pigmented, volumizes and lengthens. I absolutely love the formula and there's no issues with clumping!"
- Nancy, Beauty 411
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara $28
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It Cosmetics Hello Lashes! 10 of 34
"This mascara, It Cosmetics Hello Lashes!, is incredible. It lengthens and volumizes and is just all around great. The formula is the perfect median between wet and dry. I've tried a ton of mascaras and none compare to this one. "
- Laura, My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes! $24
Julep American Beauty Volumizing Mascara 11 of 34
"I love the unusual rectangular packaging of the Julep Volumizing Mascara, it makes it easier to grip the tube and the applicator, and the thin, long, pliable applicator. But the star truly is the unique formula; it is literally chock full of lash enhancing fibers that work to extend and lengthen each individual lash."
- Quinn, Mama Fashionista
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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 12 of 34
MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara 13 of 34
"When it comes to prestige mascaras, there are few from MAC I really love -- but when MAC released In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara last summer, it pretty much blew all the others out of the water. It offers fantastic length and definition!"
- Amber, Beauty Junkies Unite
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CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara 14 of 34
"CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara is my favorite! I just love the brush. It combs out and separates my lashes beautifully while giving nice volume and some length. I love experimenting with new mascaras, but I always come back to this one!"
- Pammy, Pammy Blogs Beauty
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara $6.23
Benefit They’re Real Mascara 15 of 34
CoverGirl Clump Crusher 16 of 34
"CoverGirl Clump Crusher is my go-to for effortless lashes! I can put it on quickly when I'm running late and I am guaranteed not to have to comb my lashes or fuss with them in any way. It never smudges or flakes on me either!"
- Amber, Daydreaming Beauty
CoverGirl Clump Crusher $5.51
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Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Big Eyes 17 of 34
"Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes gives me the best lashes with an almost feathery appearance. I like to use the smaller "lower lash" brush to get the otherwise hard to reach lashes on the inner & outer corner of the eyes."
- Casey, Beauty 101
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Buxom Buxom Lash 18 of 34
"My current fave mascara would be Buxom's Buxom Lash. This is a recent discovery of mine. I received a sample from Sephora and I used it on a whim and completely fell in love with Buxom Lash! I love the shape of the brush and the formula is fantastic. The brush is hourglass shaped and it really works with my lashes. The formula is also a perfect balance in terms of wet vs dry. Buxom Lash is easy for me to work with and it does not clump on me at all. It gives me the perfect pop of volume along with some length that is just perfect for every occasion."
- Ashley, Big Time Beauty
Buxom Buxom Lash $19
Blinc Mascara 19 of 34
"The only mascara I can use during allergy season is the blinc mascara! I always keep an unopened tube on hand! This tubing mascara will not budge no matter how much I rub my eyes. I have been using it off and on for almost 6 years!"
- Jessika, polish insomniac
Blinc Mascara $26
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Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Lash Mascara 20 of 34
"Eddie Funkhouser is a new guy on the block. He's a makeup artist that has been in the business for years and now he's created his own line. The Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Lash Mascara is unique in its wand. There are 4 settings so you can use the same mascara and get different amounts of volume, definition and length."
- Marcia, Beauty Info Zone
Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Lash Mascara $12.99
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Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Mascara 21 of 34
"Choosing a favorite mascara is difficult for me considering I have super short lashes and need something that will provide me great length and volume... however, I have been really loving the Elizabeth Mott - It's So Big Mascara. You can easily build up the mascara in 2-3 coats without clumping and not only builds up great volume (catching every lash) but it's awesome brush design helps to hold my curl."
- Honey, Honeygirl's World
Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Mascara $19.99
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Wet n’ Wild MegaVolume Mascara 22 of 34
Eye of Horus Mascara 23 of 34
"Eye of Horus has my favorite mascara. What I love is that the brush is as advertised, very flexible. The design and the size of the mascara "teeth" really worked with my eye size and shape. It delivered an even coating of mascara to curl my lashes. Eye of Horus Mascara did not smudge, and I put it to the test with very hot and humid weather. The mascara is suitable for even sensitive eyes."
- Moxie, Moxie Reviews
Eye of Horus Mascara $34.95
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L’Oreal Power Volume Collagen Mascara 24 of 34
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara 25 of 34
"Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara will totally make your lashes go KA-POW. While I didn't think it separated well, it lengthened and thickened like a mother. One coat is all it takes for ridiculously large lashes. Be aware of the size of this brush. It's a biggie, so you can't just go all wild on yourself during application. Be careful because it's very easy to hit your brow bone area and also your eye ball."
- Brooke, Blushing Noir
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Estée Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara 26 of 34
"How often does Estee Lauder make a bad mascara? Ummmm, pretty much never! They are one of the few companies that consistently puts out great quality mascaras. The latest one hitting stores as you read this is their Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara. This one features their first-ever molded brush, which features alternating row lengths of bristles to deposit the color while separating each lash (from reading up on the brush alone, you can tell they put a lot of thought and action into it). The formula itself deposits tiny volume-building fibers to lashes and this one lasts on lashes for hours."
- Cybele, Cybele Says
Le Volume De Chanel Mascara 27 of 34
Nuance Salma Hayek Winning Look Ultra-Defining Mascara 28 of 34
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Younique Products 3D Fiber Lashes 29 of 34
"Younique Products 3D Fiber Lashes, this is one of the only mascara/fiber lash combos that I have tried that truly gives the illusion of false lashes. It's also a much quicker process, you're just meant to use it in combination with your regular mascara, and by the time you're finished, you have that false lash look in half the time!"
- Angela, Hairspray and Highheels
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes $29
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Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara 30 of 34
Ellis Faas Mascara 31 of 34
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes 32 of 34
"For special occasions, I use Too Faced Better Than False Lashes. This mascara duo includes nylon fibers (applied with a wand) that plump up the volume and length of your eyelashes, before applying the mascara. Rather than worrying about false eyelashes coming un-glued throughout the day (or evening), this easy-to-use product is the way to go."
- Christina-Lauren, Inspirations and Celebrations
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes $35
Estée Lauder Turbo Lash Mascara 33 of 34
"Even though I continue to test every new mascara that comes out, I go back to EstÃ©e Lauder Turbo Lash over and over again. I know the whole vibrating mascara fad has come and gone but I keep buying Turbo Lash because it does an amazing job of separating my lashes while delivering natural everyday volume."
- Michelle, All Lacquered Up
EstÃ©e Lauder Turbo Lash Mascara $38
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CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara 34 of 34
"CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara is very different in a big way - the brush. Just take a look at how different it looks. It is made with a thick nylon and wire brush with a little wedge, or indent in the middle. It was designed this way to more evenly coat lashes and deposit the mascara pigment all over lashes. By doing this, it helps to add a lot more volume to lashes, and helps them curl up and out at the same time."
- Teri, Beautiful Makeup Search
CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara $7.99
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