Spring makeup is all about the eyes. Mascara is the versatile, look-transforming product that can overhaul your face with the swipe of a magic wand. We’ve rounded up 6 eye-popping mascaras that promise the stroke of perfection for all day glam. Forget your falsies with these lacquers that will instantly magnify your lashes for dramatic results.
1. Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up! Mascara - $5 at drugstore.com
Luxury for less is the perfect way to describe this pumped up power product. NEW Volum’Express Pumped UP! Mascara gives your lashes a major work out starting at the innovative brush and extending all the way to the formula duo that provides a bigger, bolder, more extreme look. The secret is on the inside – the innovative design of the brush scoops up an extra dramatic shot of plumping formula loading more mascara on the oversized brush. The result— up to16X volume, straight to your lashes, ladies! Plus we love that the bright pink packaging is easy to find in our makeup bag.
2. Rouge Bunny Rouge Dramatic Lash Mascara, Megaplumes - $29 at BeautyHabit.com
This international superstar mascara is here to make eyes sparkle in the United States. Influenced by the magnificent megaplumes, Dramatic Lash Mascara achieves the same impressive effect of false lash extensions, delivering full, thick, long and perfectly curled lashes to all who covet a mesmerizing gaze. Graduating curves of strong, hollow fibres spiraling around the classic maxi-brush, gently and evenly sweep colour over every single lash without clumping. The wand reaches even the shortest lashes for perfect volume and curl with every application.
3. SHISEIDO Perfect Mascara Full Definition – $19 at Sephora.com
Elegance and luxury in a single stroke. Nourish and condition lashes with Shiseido’s exceptional mascara formula. This non-clumping formula allows for multiple, smooth coats. The brush adds remarkable volume, separation, and length to lashes.
4. FLOWER Eye to Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara – $9.98 at Walmart.com
From FLOWER – the full cosmetics range co-founded by Drew Barrymore and available exclusively at Walmart – Release your inner feline with this sexy eye duo. This double-use product features a luxurious felt-tip eye marker on one end and the iconic FLOWER Volumizing Mascara on the other. The Eye Marker guarantees flawless eye contour all-day while the Mascara creates dramatic, battable lashes for drama and intensity.
Shades: Intense Black, Midnight Bloom
5. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara – $8.99 at lorealparisusa.com
With its asymmetrical brush unlike anything on the market and a silky fiber formula, the revolutionary mascara stretches and extends lashes for a bold, fanned out effect. Perfect for summer, L’Oréal Paris has created a waterproof version for those looking for all-day, waterproof wear.
6. Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara – $20 at UrbanDecay.com
We’re all guilty of staying in on a Friday night and settling for a Tori Spelling Lifetime movie, but when it comes to mascara no one wants a one-trick pony. This slick, jet-black thickening formula not only plumps up lashes to insane proportions, it also lengthens and curls them in just one coat. Virtually weightless and buildable to the extreme, Big Fatty Mascara is smudge-proof, water-resistant, flake-proof and ultra-long wearing too. Loaded with all the good stuff to keep your lashes looking luscious (Hemp Seed Oil for moisture, Vitamin E to prevent free radical damage, Jojoba Oil for hydration and Purisilk SPB for conditioning and curl retention), Big Fatty Mascara enhances lashes inside and out.