The 10 Best Mascaras Out There, Hands Down

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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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1 Urban Decay Perversion

This mascara is both lengthening and volumizing—and leaves your lashes looking awesome. Because it's not too "wet," it lets you pile on coat after coat after coat with no flaking and no clumps. And it's super black. Basically it's perfect.


2 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.


3 Bobbi Brown "No Smudge" Mascara

A waterproof mascara that defines and lengthens without smudging? Done and done.


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4 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.


5 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).


6 Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara

The best part of Covergirl'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. Plus it's under $10. Need we say more?


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7 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.


8 Tarteist Lash Paint 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.


9 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?


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10 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.