The 10 Best Mascaras Out There

Flaking, clumping, weighing down, feeling weird...some of them are just a nightmare. ("I shelled out HOW much for this tube of $%^#?!") Fear not! Here are the best. Trust me.

For me, lashes are a BIG deal. But as any lash fanatic knows, all mascaras are not created equal. Flaking, clumping, weighing down, feeling weird...some of them are just a nightmare. ("I shelled out HOW much for this tube of $%^#?!") Fear not! Here are the best. Trust me.

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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.

$22; beauty.com

2 Cle de Peau Perfect Lash Mascara

One editor described it as "long, curled, thick perfection. Oh, and it doesn't flake." Did we mention it's waterproof?

$50; cledepeaubeaute.com

3 L'Oreal Butterfly Effect

This awesome drugstore find is a win across the board—it stretches and extends lashes like wings and leaves them longer than you've ever seen.

$9; drugstore.com

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4 Too Faced Better Than False Lashes

The name pretty much says it all. Use the fiber extreme for extra oomph (and to extend your lashes), then finish with this to capture every lash. EVERY ONE.

$35; toofaced.com

5 Buxom Vanity Lash Mascara

While the volumizing mascara is pretty awesome, it's really all in the brush. With seven options ranging from "Big and Bushy" to "Curl and Countour," you can pick your perfect brush for the look you're going for. And that's awesome.

$22; bareescentuals.com

6 Diorshow Mascara

There's a reason this is used by makeup artists the world over. The award-winning mascara has been a cult favorite for ten years, creating awesome volume for lashes that will make you want to blink, like, all the time. (But don't. That looks weird.)

$25; nordstrom.com

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7 Bobbi Brown "No Smudge" Mascara

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

$26; nordstrom.com

8 Benefit They're Real! Mascara

It's Benefit's best-selling mascara for a reason. This one lengthens, curls, adds volume and separates. In fact, 100% of users saw long-wearing results, which is a pretty convincing stat.

$24; benefitcosmetics.com

9 CoverGirl LashBlast Volume

A tried-and-true favorite, this unmistakable orange tube is the best for creating thick, full lashes. And it's under $10. Need we say more?

$8; drugstore.com

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10 Lancome Grandiose Mascara

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

$32; sephora.com

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