There’s a reason mascara is the one makeup product most women say they can’t do without. We love long lashes and a coat or two of a good mascara will give our eyes just enough pop to feel presentable to the world. If you weren’t so blessed in the lash department, you may have turned to falsies to achieve more length. And though false lashes are great for special occasions when you want to be glammed up, it’s not easy to master the technique of putting them on properly plus it takes a significant amount of time, and they can really be too much in some settings. But don’t worry, cosmetics companies have started to realize most women want a natural-looking length for their lashes and mascaras with fiber systems that promise more length on your lids are becoming the norm. If you haven’t had a chance to get in on this new trend, do it now and save yourself the trouble of falsies. Here are four mascaras we recommend.
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Lash Extension System
Don’t let the price tag scare you, the name says it all. This three-step system from Too Faced claims to work like brush on false lashes by giving you length and volume. The kit comes with a base and top coat, which looks and works like regular mascara, and in between those steps, you apply a nylon lash fiber system that helps activate the mascara to stretch out your length where you want it.
L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes
You don’t have to go high-end to get great results. You can work the wand inside L’Oreal’s Voluminous lash mascara to give you curl, length, and volume which is a pretty big deal since most products tend to only give you one of these three characteristics. This product does dry quickly so if you’re going to use multiple coats, apply fast.
Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara
Another great bargain beauty choice is Maybelline’s Illegal Lengths line. This product promises up to 4 mm of additional length thanks to its fiber-fix brush and extending lash formula and it definitely delivers. Don’t expect a lot of volume from this product, but if clump-free length is your main concern, this is the way to go.
d.j.v beautenizer Fiberwig LX
Back on the higher end of the scale is d.j.v’s beautenizer Fiberwig LX. This product has double the fibers to lengthen lashes and forms a film coating that prevents smudging caused by oils and perspiration. Even better, the active ingredients consist of several natural botanical essences, a silky fiber ingredient, and panthenol to help nourish and strengthen lashes that may have been damaged from bad products or false lash application.