As a woman, there are many things I wish I could change about myself (honest hour folks), but my eyelashes are not one of them.
In this article, we are going to be looking at the best mascaras for already long lashes.
My momma blessed me with highly long lashes. We’re talking long lashes that prevent me from wearing sunglasses, or they rub against the lens.
Lashes so long that people often ask me if I’m wearing falsies. If I had a penny for every time, someone asked me what mascara I used, I would have a million and one dollars.
You get the point; I’ll stop being that asshole who types positively about themselves. Contrary to this article, I’m not that person. Just here to help all you long lash ladies out.
Mascara options typically are just lengthening or a volume with a lengthening formula. This becomes a struggle when you have length but want the book.
Luckily for all of you reading this, I have tried and tested just about every mascara out there. Below are my picks for the best mascara for girls with already long lashes. Most of these will focus on volume only since that is the missing key to getting that perfect full eyelash look! A key to the ideal volumizing mascara is paring it with a legit brush.
My Favorite Mascara At A Glance
|Top Pick||Better Than Sex Mascara||
|Best Long Lasting||They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara||
|EXTENDED-PLAY GIGA BLACK LASH MASCARA||
|Best Budget||Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara||
|L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Million Lashes||
|Pure Silk Fiber Lash Mascara||
|NaturLash Mineral Mascara||
What Is Mascara Made Out Of?
Mascara’s ingredients typically include a carbon black or iron oxide pigment to darken lashes; a polymer to form a film that coats lashes; a preservative; and thickening waxes or oils such as lanolin, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, castor oil, carnauba wax, and candelilla wax.
Each product will be slightly different, so if you have allergies or want to buy a vegan product, I suggest looking up a detailed product list.
How Long Can I Keep Mascara?
Toss each tube after three months. Mascara has the shortest life span of all makeup because the risk of transferring bacteria back and forth from your eye into the mascara tube is excellent. Your eyes aren’t something you want to mess with.
If your mascara starts to dry out before its 90 days is up, throw it away. Adding eye drops or olive oil to dried-up tubes is excellent when you’re in a pinch and haven’t bought a new tube yet.
Does Mascara Expire?
Technically, NO. Store unopened tubes in a dark, cool place, and it should last longer than the said expiration date on the tube. Once you open it, the 3-month rule will apply.
In reality, FDA’s legal authority over cosmetics is different from our authority over other products we regulate, such as drugs, biologics, and medical devices. For example, under the law, cosmetic products and ingredients do not need FDA premarket approval, except color additives.
How Should You Apply Mascara?
Mascara should be one of the last things applied and should be used at the base of your lash to the tip.
It is essential to use a lighted make-up mirror to apply your mascara accurately! If you need tips on what make-up mirrors to use, I recommend starting here!
Better Than Sex Mascara – Best Mascara On The Market
It’s called better than sex for a reason. It might be a little pricey, but it is worth it!
It is made from unique peptides; it smoothly gives you a rich, deep black color deposit.
The formula is smudge-proof and won’t leave you with raccoon eyes.
My favorite brush that I have ever used! The brush has a unique shape that allows the brush to get into every crevice and spreads every single lash hair out. Say goodbye to clumping!
I’ll describe this product in two words: life-changing. I travel for a living and will Uber an hour to a mall to grab this stuff.
While I don’t medically recommend this, I do keep on better than a sex mascara wand in my makeup bag at all times. Why? I will use fresh mascara of any brand to get the product on my eyelashes; if my tube is out of product, I use the better than sex wand to distribute it around!
Too Faced makes better than sex mascara in a standard size tube and little travel mini ones.
My lashes in this picture are 100% not fake; these are my lashes after a few coats of better than sex mascara! Not a paid ad, but I would love for it to be.
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume – Best Drugstore Mascara
My Top Drugstore Pick
Big fan of the formula consistency and the brush itself.
This product will give you 10x more volume.
The brush is made from tiny silicone strands that stay in excellent condition until you run out of the formula. Also, because the brush is silicone, the mascara itself won’t clump on the brush with other applicator wands.
Application tip: Apply a few layers allowing a few seconds in-between each layer. Please don’t wait too long, or the formula will dry on your lashes, and you will no longer have the ability to manipulate their shape with the brush.
The great thing about this brand is you can find it in pretty much every drugstore and grocery store. Because a significant corporation makes it comes in a large variety of colors. I dare even to say it might come in the most variety of colors.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara – Million Lashes Mascara
My Top Wand Applicator
L’Oreal Paris made their formula with a built-in Clean Sweep Wiping System that wipes the brush free of clumps, leaving the perfect amount of mascara for an ultra-volumized clean lash look.
One of the few products with a collagen-infused formula. This formula gives your lashes definition without leaving you with that stiff shape or feel.
I am a big fan of their wand. It’s lightweight and has a nice wand head so that you can control exactly where the brush goes.
3D Fiber Lash Mascara By Mia Adora – Best Mascara 2018
My Top Fiber Mascara
Fiber lash is formulated green tea microfibers that help boost volume.
You get two tubes with this package. One is a magnifying gel, and the other is formulated with natural fibers.
A bonus gift of a lash brush is included in the set to help brush out any clumps during application.
Writers Tip: Use one coat of your favorite mascara to hold the fibers in place as a final step.
Best Lengthening Mascara for Long Lashes – Best Mascara For Sensitive Eyes
Yes, you already have long lashes, but a little boost never hurt anybody. It’s like Victoria’s Secret models are still wearing heels. Yeah, they have legs to the moon, but they want legs to Mars!
Laura Geller, New York Lashboss, has beeswax as the second curial ingredient because it shows you the mascara nourishes your lashes but will also give them the much-needed volume you are after!
This product is crucial for ladies with already long lashes because the brush itself focuses on giving your lashes volume with its wand shape and non-clumping formula. It also won’t flake off your eyes after a few hours of wear! You know exactly what I’m talking about. No one likes being out to dinner to have to make a quick exit to the bathroom because you have a flakey glob of black mascara in your eye. Talk about a buzz kill.
Works great for sensitive eyes because of its ingredients, including beeswax, paraffin, and wax.
Natural Mineral Mascara – Best Natural Mascara
Yes, I am vegan, so it’s only natural I include a vegan-based mascara option.
People often confuse natural for being poor quality, which is rude and unrealistic. Vegan mascara doesn’t contain harsh chemicals, so it helps stop lashes from falling out.
Most mascaras contain harmful chemicals and products that cause your lashes to break or fall out. Vegan products use all-natural products which help stop lash thinning and promote natural, healthy growth!
The natural mineral is hypoallergenic and tear-resistant, which is excellent for people who have naturally watery eyes.
Tip for application: Let this product dry COMPLETELY between coats! I don’t suggest this for regular mascaras, but it is a must for this vegan natural mascara!
If you spend time and money on mascara, you should also invest in a good retinol or collagen product! You don’t want to bring attention to your lashes if you have deep wrinkles, fine lines, or dark spots around your eyes. Learn more about getting rid of skin problems by clicking here!