Beauty I Only Need a Single Swipe of This Mascara to Get Seriously Long Lashes I’m a beauty writer, and I was even surprised by this product. By Lauren Rearick Lauren Rearick Lauren Rearick is a writer, editor, social media manager, and music publicist. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 25, 2022 @ 10:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Photo: Getty Images Few experiences rival the joy I feel upon finding a new favorite mascara. One of my go-to beauty products, mascara transforms my entire look in mere seconds. In some cases, only a single swipe of the lash-lengthening miracle worker is needed, and on days when I absolutely don't feel put together, mascara is the quick pick-me-up I can always turn to. As a beauty writer, I have tried and loved many mascaras, but my latest obsession is a volumizing, vegan option that left me stunned at the first coat. Lime Crime's Astronomical Volumizing Vegan Mascara gave me the cleanest, longest lashes I've had in months. Using my complimentary sample of the Supernova (deep black) shade, I went into my initial application anticipating a secondary coat. It's rare that a mascara can truly hit every lash on its first swipe, but after that wand hit my lashes, I nearly gasped at the results. Courtesy Shop now: $20; ulta.com True to its name, my lashes reached an astronomical length. As a welcome bonus, my lashes also didn't clump up or smear with the product. It was a clean, chic look that I completed in seconds. One shopper found similar quick results, writing on Ulta, "I love that within two costs my lashes have volume and length. I can't get enough of it." The secret to this mascara's success lies in its accompanying fiber wand brush. Bristles are spaced out to create a clearly defined look and the mascara's creamy formula means it's easy to build upon your base. I put this to the test when trying the mascara again later, noting that I achieved even more volume with additional coats. "My lashes legit point downwards. This mascara lengthens and curls my stubborn lashes," an Ulta shopper reported. Another said the mascara "never gets flaky for me, [and] does a good job lengthening and making my lashes look thick." Reach new heights with your mascara and try this Lime Crime mascara for yourself now.