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12+ Mascaras That Work Just As Well As False Lashes

Beauty product reviews can sometimes give you an illusion of how great the product will work, only to fall short on delivery in the end.

So it's so important to read actual customer reviews and to compare the before-and-after pictures. That way you can really make an informed decision on whether the product is worth trying or not.

Here I found mascaras that do stand up to the test and give you that desired effect you've been looking for.

1. L’Oreal's Voluminous Original Mascara


This has been the mascara of my choice for many many years. And it's great to see that it still stands the test of time.

2. Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara


If the name doesn't scare you, just try it. Three coats of this mascara promise the most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible.

3. Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara

If you want bang for your buck this mascara is it. It supposedly lasts 36 hours and gives you volume without weighing down lashes.

4. Essence Makeup Lash Princess False Lash Mascara

I've never really had success applying false lashes so this mascara seems like a great one. False lashes without the fuss.

5. Tarte Cosmetics Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara

Did you know that Amazonian clay can restore hydration and skin's texture? It also helps to replenish brittle lashes to prevent fallout.

6. MILK MAKEUP KUSH High Volume Mascara


This mascara has hemp-derived cannabis seed oil which nourishes your lashes. It's also clump-free and gives you that intense black finish.

7. SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara


"Hello, zero to 100 lashes!" one Sephora reviewer raved about this beauty. Comes with a unique paddle brush to define and volumize.

8. Max Factor Volume Infusion Mascara

Create that beautiful and dramatic effect with this volumizing and creamy formula which comes infused with keratin and biotin.

9. It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

Definitely a game-changing mascara. It will give your lashes the desired appearance of volume, length, and elastic stretch in just one coat.

10. NARS Climax Mascara

This mascara claims to give you lashes that feel super soft, never heavy or stiff. It's formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. A win for me.

11. Essence I Love Extreme-Volume Mascara

This one looks like it really works well. It contains ultra black pigments that cover each lash and a large brush for stunning volume.

12. PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara


This intense mascara claims to give you those runway-worthy lashes. And apparently, it's one of the pro-artist secret weapons for all those beauty-obsessed.

13. L'Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara


Another stellar product from L'Oreal. This one is a collagen-infused formula that supposed to give you that clump-free, flake-free, and smudge-free look.

Never was there ever so many great mascaras to choose from, amirite, girls?

Just make sure you read the reviews and pick the one that's a surefire stunner!

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