In recent years, eyelash extensions have skyrocketed to popularity, with women determined to achieve thick, brow-grazing eyelashes. However, the lash-lengthening procedure isn’t without its risks. The glue used to apply the individual lashes contains a compound called formaldehyde, which in some cases, can trigger severe allergic reactions and cause permanent hair loss. Fortunately, there’s a brand new crop of eyelash-enhancing mascaras that are equivalent to the lash-boosting procedure, and they don’t require you to lay still for three hours for the desired effect. Read on for five, tried-and-tested, universally-flattering mascaras that will take your eyelashes to gorgeous new heights.
Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara
Two coats are all you need to achieve thick, eyebrow-grazing lashes with this long-lasting, jet-black formula. It doesn’t clump while providing a noticeable curve that renders eyelash curlers and lifts redundant.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
This ultra-black product provides smudge-free dramatic, full lashes with just a single coat. The curved brush makes it easier to coat hard-to-reach places, meaning you won’t accidentally swipe your skin instead of your eyelashes.
YSL Beauty The Shock Volumizing Mascara
Those looking for ultimate length and volume will find it in this long-wearing formula. Plus, it has a rich, carbon-black color pay-off.
Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang Volumizing Mascara
This gravity-defying formula is infused with aero-particles, the lighter-than-air material used to create spaceships and spacesuits, to provide a dramatic and lightweight look that you’ve always wanted.
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara
Boasting a beautiful, easy-to-use brush that coats each individual lash, this lightweight formula will give you that fluttery, fanned-out look without any clumping, and that won’t flake throughout the day.