Lengthening Mascaras That’ll Give Your Lashes a Boost

Alicia Kort
Lengthening Mascaras That’ll Give Your Lashes a Boost
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If you want to rock some longer lashes without shelling out for eyelash extensions, there are some mascaras on the market that give you that length that you want. So put the lash glue down. There’s a more natural way to get well-defined, long lashes. We picked out three mascaras that will help give you the look that you want. These mascaras were specifically designed to add length to your lashes. We’re not entirely sure how they do it, but one of our picks claims to make your lashes 70 percent longer. You just have to put on a coat or two, and you’ll be on your way. You don’t have to invest in magnetic lashes or go and get extensions put on. 

The best lengthening mascaras have a few things in common. They’re high-pigment, so they create a contrast and make sure that your eyelashes stand out. It’s also no good if you’ve got really long lashes, but they come out all uneven and clump-y. These mascaras go on smoothly and have minimal clumping. One of our choices is double-sided and has a lash comb on one side to make sure that your lashes are super separated. The more separated they are, the more defined and longer they’ll look. You only want the best for your lashes, because what use is putting another coat of mascara on if it isn’t doing you any favors?

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1. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

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Your lashes will be four-dimensional with this separating and defining mascara. This highly pigmented mascara creates long, dramatic lashes in a single coat. The cruelty-free formula goes on smoothly—with no clumps—and will leave you with voluminous lashes. You can throw out your falsies, because the conic fiber brush gives you definition and volume that’ll score you compliments wherever you go.

2. Maybelline Sky High Mascara

Maybelline Sky High Mascara

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You saw this pink tube all over TikTok for a reason. The flexible brush bends to your lashes, providing coverage from the roots to the tips. Enriched with bamboo extract, the formula helps you achieve full yet lightweight lashes. It comes in washable and waterproof formulations, and black and brown colors, too.

3. L'Oreal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara

L'Oreal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara

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This mascara is called “telescopic” for a reason. If you have shorter lashes, this mascara will lengthen your lashes by up to 60 percent, according to L’Oreal Paris. This black mascara will separate every lash, to avoid that dreaded clumpy mascara look, and lengthen at the same time, giving you super-defined lashes. One side of the tube contains the mascara and applicator, while the other side contains a lash comb. This mascara is allergy-tested and can be used by people with sensitive eyes.

4. Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto

Maybelline New York Makeup Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Washable Mascara

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This conditioning mascara from Maybelline is made with Vitamin B-5. This mascara is aptly called Stiletto because it claims to boost your lashes and add up to 70 percent length. It’s like high heels but for your eyelashes. Maybelline’s formula also adds some shine to your lashes versus other mascaras. There are two Lash Stiletto options available: Waterproof or washable.

5. Vivienne Sabó Paris – Classic French Mascara Cabaret Premiere

Vivienne Sabó Paris - Classic Everyday Mascara Cabaret

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This classic French mascara is a fan-favorite among beauty enthusiasts. The mascara is not only precise and captures every lash, but it also makes your lashes look longer. The cruelty-free mascara can be applied in one coat, so you don’t have to glob on many layers to get the look you want. Plus, it comes off easily with makeup remover.