Long-Lasting Vegan Mascaras That Pump Up the Volume

Alicia Kort
Long-Lasting Vegan Mascaras That Pump Up the Volume
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Finding a good mascara can be difficult under normal circumstances but when you add the term “vegan” to your search, it gets even harder. There’s some good news though: Vegan mascaras—in addition to being cruelty-free and leaving our furry friends to happily frolic unharmed—are actually better for your eyelashes than most non-vegan mascaras. 

Mascara usually just coats your eyes with black, brown, navy or even sometimes green liquid. It makes our eyelashes look large and more defined. If the mascara doesn’t clump or flake, that’s even better. It lasts for a long time and doesn’t fade. Then, for the most part, your mascara’s job ends there. You scrub the mascara off your eyes at the end of the night with some makeover remover and call it a job well done. 

Vegan mascara often contains ingredients that help nourish your lashes, like Vitamin B and Vitamin E. You can help out your lashes while they look awesome at the same time. Why not accomplish both at once? Vegan mascaras often also have more natural ingredients and are less likely to pump their formulas full of chemicals. This is probably because they have a more discerning clientele who want to be able to read the ingredients list and not find any red flags. 

We rounded up the best vegan mascaras that’ll make your lashes look defined and also help them stay healthy. You know what they say, once you go vegan, you’ll never go back.

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1. Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara Supernova

This long-lasting mascara is all-natural and mineral. Its list of ingredients include coconut water and Vitamin B. What you won’t find on its ingredients list is animal products, parabens, silicone, phthalates or petroleum. This vegan, cruelty-free mascara will keep your lashes strong and nourished. It comes in Supernova (black) or Stardust (brown). You can also order one single mascara or a set of two.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara Supernova

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2. Organic Mascara by Endlessly Beautiful

This vegan mascara from Endlessly Beautiful is also 100 percent natural and gluten-free. It contains chamomile, Vitamin E, oregano, thyme, coffee powder, cinnamon, rosemary and grapefruit. Even though this mascara is natural, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be flaky or clump. It goes on smooth, and it’s water- and sweat-resistant. It’ll strengthen your lashes as you wear it throughout the day.

Organic Mascara by Endlessly Beautiful

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3. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

Throw away those fake eyelashes, Essence’s vegan and gluten-free mascara will do you one better. This long-lasting mascara will help define every single eyelash in a dramatic fashion, but it won’t clump or leave flakes behind. You’ll get as big of volume as you would with a non-vegan mascara. You can order one mascara, a set of three, a gift set, which includes Essence’s other vegan mascaras, or a mixed duo set.

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

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4. Ecco Bella Plant-Based Vegan Mascara

If you’re looking for a vegan mascara with an all-natural formula that delivers a serious lengthening effect and manages to stay put all day long, this one’s for you. This botanical formula is also safe for sensitive skin and irritated eyes.

Vegan Mascaras

Courtesy of Ecco Bella.

5. EVOXO Mineral Mascara

This vegan and gluten-free formula is free of all the scary ingredients you want to avoid, including fragrances, preservatives, and dyes. The buildable mascara allows you to achieve a subtle, natural look or add multiple layers for a bolder lash.

Vegan mascara

Courtesy of EVXO.