In honor of National Lash Day, I want to share several of my favorite mascaras with you all! These are all mascaras I find to be true to their claims and deliver the volume, length, and longevity I desire.

Top 11 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

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What I Look For In Mascaras

I want my mascaras to deliver a smooth application without any clumpiness. Moreover, I prefer  mascaras that volumize and lengthen my lashes and those that are long wearing. Each of these have done exactly what I hoped they would over the years and are ones I tend to repurchase over and over again!

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Top 11 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

These mascaras are in no particular order and each of their descriptions are from the retailer I linked them to.

Milk Makeup Kush

KUSH High Volume Mascara’s unique heart-shaped fibers lock onto lashes for long-lasting volume, length, and curl. Unlike gangly, cylindrical fibers that can appear spidery, these hollow, heart-shaped fibers lay on your lashes in each direction, creating the look of length and width. Conditioning, hemp-derived cannabis seed oil fuses to lashes for thickness without fallout, while also working to fill the hollow fibers with formula for a double dose of volume. Hemp-derived cannabis oil continues to hydrate for healthier-looking lashes, even after you’ve removed your mascara.

Top 12 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

Too Faced Damn Girl! Mascara

Too Faced Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara is a high intensity mascara for maximum drama and lift. Damn Girl’s revolutionary creamy mousse formula was developed with a special blend of whipped melting waxes that deliver an immediate full load of extreme volume without a heavy feel. Innovative polymers keep lashes flexible while lifting, lengthening, and locking in 24 hours of smudge-and flake-resistant curl.

Too Faced’s exclusive dual-fiber “Infinity Brush” was engineered to hug, lift, and curl each lash. Short bristles load the formula for immediate release and long bristles comb through to dispense product evenly for shocking volume, outrageous curl, and shamelessly thicker lashes.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash

It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs, separates, lifts, and curls…while the instant curve – setting formula holds for 12 hours.

Curl Power!

  • 97% said it visibly lifts lashes*
  • 87% said it gives long-lasting curl*
  • 94% said eyes look more wide open*
Top 12 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real

They’re Real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. The long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

What else you need to know:

  • 94% saw dramatic length & volume*
  • 90% saw base-to-tip curl*
  • 94% saw visible lift*
  • 100% saw long-wearing results*
Top 11 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

IT Cosmetics Tightline

Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer is the next generation of lash innovation! This budge-proof, waterproof full lash length black eyelash primer is another true game-changer in mascara and eyeliner technology, clinically proven even after 12 hours of wear! This multi-tasking beauty must-have utilizes an ultra-skinny wand, allowing you to start coating your lashes at their actual root, so you coat black along your entire lash length (unlike most mascara brushes that are too large to get to the root, leaving the first 1/3 of your lash roots bare!). This gives you ultimate length and volume. But the best part is, if you have sparse or missing lashes, the Tightline brush lays down black pigment along your entire lash line, filling in spare spots, giving you a full beautiful lash line and the look of an eyeliner and its waterproof even after 12 hours!

Too Faced Better Than Sex

Too Faced’s hourglass-shaped brush was designed after discovering the bust-waist-hip ratio of an iconic silver screen blonde bombshell held the secret to the perfect brush silhouette that separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. One coat of the carbon black formula and lashes are full, defined, and stretched to unbelievable lengths.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

Experience ultimate volume and the look of thick, false lashes with Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. The lash-maximizing, curvy brush places the most volume at the hard-to-reach center lash line, and the defining tip styles lashes for major drama. The super-concentrated black pigment delivers the greatest visual impact, and the Flash Volume Complex™ creates instant, smudge-proof length and volume in three strokes or less. Velvet Noir gives you the thickest lashes in one sweep.

Top 11 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara

Unlashed Mascara is back in stock and cleaner than ever! An award-winning, intensely glossy, black, multitasking mascara that volumizes, lengthens and curls lashes to new heights while strengthening and conditioning them with a proprietary blend of lash-loving ingredients. A perfect on-the-go makeup essential for achieving desired lash drama

COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara

With COVERGIRL’s Exhibitionist volumizing mascara, lashes are full and defined after only one coat. Our volumizing mascara formula glides smoothly onto lashes. Get soft lashes with no flaking or smudging.

I used this mascara in my Galentine’s look here!

Top 11 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

Wander Beauty Mile high Club

A one-coat, jet-black, volumizing, and lengthening mascara with precise bristles that grab every lash for a flirty effect.

Top 11 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

Urban Decay Perversion

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara has a creamy, full-bodied texture that never gets brittle or clumpy, in the deepest, blackest black pigment imaginable.


  • This creamy, voluminous mascara formula delivers dramatically longer lashes.
  • A non-clumping mascara with plenty of curling power for magnetic lashes and a wide-awake look.
  • Contains Hairdensyl – a complex blend of proteins and amino acids that stimulates eyelash growth.
  • Paraben-free.
  • Cruelty-free.

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

Take your lashes to paradise! L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara is their first mascara for voluptuous volume and length now with even more black pigments. Soft wavy bristle brush holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge.


  • 200+ bristles catch every lash for a full fringe effect
  • Smooth glide formula provides silky volume in one extra black coat
  • Lashes are feathery soft to the touch
  • Women agreed: 91% saw intense and volumized lashes and 87% saw more beautiful lashes
  • +98% lengthening effect
  • Voluptuous volume and length
  • Soft wavy bristle brush
  • More black pigments
Top 12 Drugstore and High End Mascaras

Do you see any of your favorite mascaras here? If not, tell me your favorites in the comments below!

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