The Best Mascara For Your Lash Type And Budget


While most of us reach for mascara on the daily, the mainstay product isn’t as universal as you may think. We’re all in favor of thick, voluminous lashes, of course, but the formula that works for those with naturally long or curly lashes (aka the beauty blessed) is not necessarily the optimal choice for someone with short or straight lashes. And since we’re re-upping nonstop, all the more reason to source a favorite that works specifically for your lash type and budget. Whether you’re inclined to splurge or prefer a drugstore find, your ultimate mascara guide ahead, curated for every type of lash goal.



For Lengthening

If you have short lashes or crave mega-length, a fiber-extending formula is striking.

Ultra Length Mascara


Tom Ford Beauty

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara



Lash Accelerator Mascara


Rimmel London

For Thickening

Amplify sparse lashes with a plumping formula that fans out each lash for increased density.

Mascara Terrybly Waterproof



Full Fat Lashes


Charlotte Tilbury

Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara



For Curling

Push your lashes up and out with a curve-enhancing formula—ideal for straight lashes or those seeking drama.

So Curl Mascara


Sisley Paris

The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara


The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder

Flamed Up Curl Mascara



For Defining

Create the perfect flutter with a brush designed to lift and separate—an ideal look for all lash types.

Supreme Cils Mascara



DÉFINICILS High Definition Mascara



Lashify Mascara


Sonia Kashuk