So what if you don’t want to "fake falsies"? What if you want your lashes to look more like, well, your lashes? And, let's be real, maybe a tiny bit longer and fuller? This roundup of naturally-enhancing mascaras will do it.
Each product boasts a deep pigment to make your eyelashes stand out even more, while subtly lengthening and volumizing each strand without clumps. In the end, it'll look more like you got a really great set of extensions or were regimented with a lash growth serum, rather than glued on fringe that's usually reserved for New Year's Eve.
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1. Estée Lauder Little Black Primer
This tube can be your first step or your only step. Little Black Primer is frist and foremost a pigmented lash primer, allowing you to build volume and thicken your lashes before your mascara application. But because it's pigmented, you can use it all on its own to define and lengthen.
Estee Lauder | $25
2. CLINIQUE Naturally Glossy Mascara
Thanks to its gel-based formula, your lashes get a stay-all-day gloss while believably increasing in length.
Clinique | $18
3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara
This nourishing formula of vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and keratin keeps your lashes strong, shiny, separated, and full.
Neutrogena | $9
4. By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush
The first step is dipping this wand into the brand's oil-enriched Double Effect Mascara. The second step? Figuring out what lash look you want to concentrate on—volume or lots of length. Twist the tip of the brush to transform the bristles—the shape will yield your desired effect in an incredibly natural way.
5. COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara
Volume might be emphasized here, but because the bristles apply the pigment free of clumps, bumps, smears, and flakes, it just looks like you got lucky with extraordinary genes.
CoverGirl | $7
6. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara
Skip the lash curler completely and road-test this tiny pink tube, inspired by hair rollers. The curve of the brush head latches on to your lashes, lengthening them and coating them with dark pigment, while creating a slight curve that'll give you a wide-awake look.
Benefit Cosmetics | $24
7. Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara
One swipe of this mascara and you'll get a lifted and lengthened look, but over time, the lash growth peptides in this formula work to encourage growth. That's what we call fake it 'til you make it.
Chantecaille | $72