The Best Mascaras for Adding Volume to Your Lashes
Bless the heart of any woman who is dedicated enough to apply fake lashes to acheive volume every time she goes out: The patience she must have! The precision! Instead of reaching for the falsies, save time and the hassle by reaching for a tube of volumizing mascara. With just a few swipes and minimal effort, these top-rated volumizing mascaras will give your lashes a dramatic makeover. These are our absolute favorites—and the ones that'll make strangers ask if your eyelashes are in fact real.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara
Buy It: $25; macys.com
This mascara delivers unparalleled volume and drama that will last up to 24 hours. Feel free to blame us if people ask you if you're wearing false lashes.
L'Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara
Buy It: $10.99; ulta.com
Reminiscent of a designer formula, this drugstore option comes with the same high-end results at a lower price point.
It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara
Buy It: $25; ulta.com
Two of our favorite brands, It Cosmetics and Drybar, came together to create a mascara that will give your lashes 19 times the volume.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Buy It: $26; sephora.com
Don't just take our word for it—check out the before and after pictures in the reviews section to see the results you can achieve with a few coats of this seemingly miracle-working formula.
CoverGirl LashBlast Mega Volume Mascara
Buy It: $4.99; amazon.com
One of the best-selling mascaras on Amazon, this hypoallergenic formula will build to give your lashes 10 times the volume and the brush helps make sure every lash gets coated.
Buy It: $30; dillards.com
Using microfibers allows this conditioning formula to build dramatic volume onto your real lashes to make them look full and long.
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
Buy It: $32; nordstrom.com
The little black tube may be a splurge, but it’s worth every penny. The volume-boosting formula separates and plumps up the look of every lash, even the baby bottoms ones, to create a doe-eyed effect that Twiggy would approve of.
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara
Buy It: $8.50; amazon.com
L’Oréal Paris’s Voluminous line of mascaras always deliver wow-worthy lashes, but this formulation delivers the most dramatic look. Its oversized brush is designed to coat eyelashes from root to tip with a deep black hue.
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
Buy It: $24; sephora.com
One of the times you may think you'll absolutely wear false lashes? Your wedding. This mascara gave such three-hundred-degree thickness, length and fullness you can skip the falsies and use a couple of coats of this instead.