But, hear us out: how many times have you grabbed whatever mascara was on sale at the drugstore only to be disappointed that it clumped and flaked mid-way through your day? That's where luxury mascaras step in.
While most of our favorite formulas are over $20, you'll get longer wear, less flaking, and ingredients that will also simultaneously condition your lashes.
Convinced that you should be willing to spend a little extra money on a new mascara? We've rounded up the high-end tubes that are worth splurging on.
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1. Givenchy Noir Couture 4 In 1 Mascara
Givenchy's Noir Couture mascara is a winner because of its unique wand. The tri-tufted bristles coat more lashes per swipe and from a variety of angles. As for the actual formula, it's enriched with the brand's signature lash-boosting complex which nourishes, protects, and strengthens lashes starting from the root.
Givenchy | $33
2. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
In the case of lashes, someone asking you if you have extensions is the ultimate compliment. Apply a few coats of Benefit's multitasking, jet black mascara, and no one will believe that yours are real.
Benefit Cosmetics | $24
3. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
This cult-favorite tube is perfect if you love layering on multiple coats of mascara. The high-pigment formula is buildable so that you can swipe it on a few times without it clumping, flaking, or making your lashes stick together.
Too Faced | $23
4. Charlotte Tilbury Fat Full Lashes 5 Star Mascara
Is there anything this mascara doesn't do? Short answer: no. If you're looking enhance your lashes all-around, Charlotte Tilbury's formula curls, defines, lengthens, and boosts volume with a single coat.
Charlotte Tilbury | $29
5. Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara
It's not often that you come across a mascara that truly wows you—both for its price tag and its results. Chantecaille's lengthening formula is spiked with peptides that stimulate growth, alongside conditioning rosewater.
Chantecaille | $72
6. Tom Ford Extreme Mascara
Tiny powders in Tom Ford's mascara latch on to each individual lash to make them look darker and so much fuller. Its long brush makes it easy to build up lashes for a more dramatic finish.
Tom Ford | $45
7. Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Inspired by actual velvet, a coat Marc Jacobs' creamy mascara makes lashes look fluffy and full with a smooth, cake-free finish.
Marc Jacobs Beauty | $26
8. Dior Diorshow Pump'n'Volume Mascara
Don't let the unconventional tube of this Dior mascara intimidate you. By squeezing the soft tube, you warm up the mascara so that it fully loads on the brush's bristles. The result? A voluminous look that are the definition of #lashgoals.
Dior | $30