If you aren’t able to drop the cash for lash extensions or don’t have the time to apply false lashes every day (who does, tbh?), then your best option is a lengthening mascara. This type of product will give you the look of lush lashes without having to go to extreme lengths to get them (pun intended).
Since not all mascaras are created equally, we’ve come up with a handy list of the very best ones that will elongate your lashes. There’s a varying range of prices and formulas and they’re all as stunning as can be.
Here are the best lengthening mascaras that money can buy.
1Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara
This mascara will lengthen and volumize your lashes with one coat.
2Lune+Aster Formidable Lengthening Mascara
Get the most intensely black lashes of your life with this lifting and lengthening mascara.
3Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara
Just in case you’re not planning on sleeping, this 36-hour (!) mascara will give your lashes massive volume and length.
4Hourglass Cosmetics Caution Extreme Lash Mascara
This mascara will deliver intense volume, ultra-length, and major definition to your lashes.
5CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara
Want an affordable mascara that can make the tiniest lashes look full and long? Look no further than this lash teasing mascara.
6Glossier Lash Slick Mascara
Quickly becoming a cult-fave among beauty lovers, Glossier’s mascara curls and sculpts lashes while also lengthening them.
7BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara
This waterproof mascara will nurture your lashes with its mineral-infused ingredients. Even better? Its sleek wand will also lengthen, lift, darken, and strengthen your lashes.
8Tarte Maneater Mascara
Get the biggest, fullest, and longest lashes of your life, thanks to this unique brush. It has over 500 flexible bristles that curl and coat lashes with even and intense pigment.
9Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Volume Mascara
Get on the tubing mascara trend with this cult-fave mascara that promises to elongate and volumize lashes to perfection.
10Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara
Into the CBD beauty trend? Then you’ll love this nourishing, cannabis oil-infused mascara. Aside from giving your lashes volume, this mascara will also make them super long.
11Dior Diorshow Mascara
There’s a reason this item is on every mascara must-have list, and that’s because it is enriched with revolutionary microfibers that give you long, luscious lashes.
12Serge Lutens Beauté Mascara
Exclusively at Barneys, this lengthening mascara will separate your lashes to give off a lash extension effect.
13Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara
This best-selling mascara curls, separates, volumizes, and lengthens lashes to create the ultimate false lash look.
14MAC Cosmetics Upward Lash Mascara
You can’t go wrong this MAC mascara, which will give your lashes ultra-length and volume.
15Lancôme Hypnose Buildable Volume Mascara
Get six times the volume and length with this powerful, vitamin-enriched mascara.
16Maybelline Lash Sensational Lucious Mascara
Your lashes will be sky-high with this fan-favorite mascara.
17Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme Kit
Get the look of falsies and lash extensions with this lengthening mascara that includes a Prime & Seal Mascara and a duo-fiber spiral brush.
18Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
Get full, fluttery lashes with this beloved lengthening and volumizing mascara.