Who doesn’t love mascaras that give wimpy lashes an instant boost in length, volume, deﬁnition and curl with each swipe? We are all for these cosmetic effects, but if a mascara has added beneﬁts that make them good for your lashes as well, even better. We sussed out the ones that boost lash growth, protect and strengthen those precious hairs, and even hydrate to keep them healthy and shiny.
Lancome Grandiose Waterproof Mascara ($50)
Best for Short, stumpy lashes. Lash care ingredient Rose-cell extract so lashes remain soft and supple. Our review This liquid formula coats lashes easily and isn’t clumpy. It has less wax so there’s no ﬂaking
Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For The Mascara ($51, Sephora)
Best for Lashes prone to breakage. Lash care ingredients Vitamin B5, macadamia nut oil, and bamboo extract. Our review The nourishing and softening ingredients made our lashes more resilient. The formula also makes lashes look naturally long and deﬁned.
Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara ($38)
Best for Scant, short lashes. Lash care ingredients Vitamin E and panthenol. Our review Silica and ultra-light ﬁbres boost volume while being weightless while vitamin E and panthenol are said to condition every strand and promote growth. It glides on and gives lashes instant and lasting oomph without ﬂaking or smudging.
Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara ($52, http://www.8apothecary.com)
Best for Droopy, sparse lashes. Lash care ingredients Biotin and neuropeptides. Our review Gives lashes natural-looking deﬁnition with one coat. The advanced formula is said to be clinically proven to make lashes look fuller and more lifted with a curl that holds all day.
Eyeko Black Magic Lash Boost ($40, Sephora)
Best for Thin, stumpy lashes. Lash care ingredients Pro-vitamin B5 and blackberry extract. Our review The applicator easily coats lashes and the formula even has tiny extensions made of plant ﬁbres for instant lengthening. The care ingredients condition lashes to make them fuller with time.
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara ($42, Sephora)
Best for Weak lashes that break easily. Lash care ingredients Beeswax and jojoba oil. Our review Coats lashes with intense colour pigments and leaves them conditioned. After two weeks of daily use, we rubbed our eyes and found the lashes less fragile – and less prone to falling.
The Balm What’s Your Type? Tall, Dark and Handsome Mascara ($37.90, Sephora)
Best for Dry, brittle lashes. Lash care ingredients Panthenol, olive wax and rice extracts. Our review This makes lashes instantly fuller and clump-free while the nourishing formula softens while making each lash stronger and thicker.
Nudestix Mascara Lash & Grow ($37, Sephora)
Best for Scanty lashes. Lash care ingredient Peptides. Our review Peptides, an ingredient mostly used in skincare to help skin become more youthful-looking, reportedly boosts growth and strengthens lashes. On application, this lengthening mascara forms a ﬂexible, even coat.
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