As any lash fanatic knows, not all mascaras are created equal. Flaking, clumping, weighing down, raccoon eyes...some of them are just a nightmare. ("I shelled out HOW much for this tube of $%^#?!") Fear not! Below, the best in the game right now that are actually worth your hard earned money.

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Too Faced Better in the Sex Mascara

From the hourglass curves of its tip (designed with Marilyn Monroe in mind) to its millennial pink casing, no other mascara has the same mass appeal, which explains why Better Than Sex is the  best-selling mascara around the world. Beauty girls flock to it for its sublime lengthening and volumizing powers.

$23

BUY IT: ulta.com.

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M.A.C. Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

It's only once in a blue moon you find a mascara that curls your lashes to perfection and actually stays on all day, but M.A.C. created one that does both. Its longwear formula lasts up to 16 hours and the short, skinny brush hits every last eyelash. 

$18

BUY IT: ulta.com.

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Tarte Maneater Mascara

The brand that we always flock to for the boldest of eyeliners has a new mascara that promises the same emphasis for your lashes. It's the blackest of the black, for pale lashes that need the extra pigment, and the dual-spiked bristles extend both ways to make your lashes look fuller and more defined. 

$23

BUY IT: ulta.com.

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It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

This sensational mascara has already sold out at Sephora for its rave reviews, and the superpowers promised? Bold pigment, lengthening and thickening technology, plus conditioning collagen and peptides that keeps lashes soft and pliable. 

$24

BUY IT: ulta.com.

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Estée Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

The best part of Estée Lauder's newest mascara is the versatility. One coat or two will lend you natural extensions and a couple more will have you batting dramatic falsie-level lashes.

$28

BUY IT: ulta.com.

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MAC Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash

This mascara is both ultra-lengthening and defining—for those who want a more natural enhancement. Because it's not too "wet," it lets you pile on coat after coat after coat with no flaking and no clumps. 

$18; maccosmetics.com.

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Maybelline Lash Sensational

This awesome drugstore find is a win across the board—it uses 10 layers of bristles to stretch and extend lashes like wings, leaving them longer than you've ever seen.

$9

BUY IT: amazon.com.

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Dior Addict-It Lash

Fans who grew up with a tube of Diorshow mascara on their vanity can keep it in the family with this long-lasting, inky formula. Even if you were born with stubby lashes, there's a miracle to be found in Dior's super-volumizing formula.

$28

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics's latest and greatest was inspired by hair rollers, so the brush is designed to hook and separate every one of your lashes (EVERY ONE).

$24

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

The one-of-a-kind arched brush works with the shape of your face for super easy application, leaving your lashes lifted and fanned out.

$32

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Guerlain Maxilash Volumizing and Curling Mascara

A three-in-one formula from Guerlain contains polymers that both curl, condition, and sculpt your lashes into Bambi-level perfection. Any other questions?

$32

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Make Up Forever Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara

Reach for this stubby brush to hit all the baby hairs along your lash line, and trust the long-wear formula to keep you smudge-free for hours.

$25

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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