If you're anything like me, you don't feel like your makeup is complete until you've touched your lashes. Gorgeous, fanned-out, voluminous lashes will never go out of style. These days, we have so many options for getting the lashes of our dreams. Lash extensions, falsies, lash lifts… and the list goes on. But if you want thicker, longer-looking lashes, let me introduce you to an unsung hero of mascaras: A good fiber mascara. If you don't feel like you have the skills, time, or money to invest in intense lash treatments, a fiber mascara is something you can use daily for that faux falsies look.
So, what is fiber mascara? Well, fiber mascara is essentially the same as a “regular” mascara, except the formula is filled with tiny nylon, silk, or rayon fibers that adhere to your lashes to make them look noticeably denser and more voluminous with each swipe. Some other highlights include: less smudging, ingredients that condition lashes, and new technology that might blow your mind. The only downside? Each of these cult-favorite formulas will make you want to take a billion selfies after you wriggle them on. You might as well make space in your camera roll now because you've been warned. Ahead, the 12 fiber mascaras Team MC loves the most.
The Feathery Finish
This clean mascara uses fiber technology to boost lash volume without giving you spidery-lashes. Using nourishing cannabis seed oil to fuse the fibers of your natural lashes, you'll be left with mega-dramatic eyes.
The Buildable Formula
For anyone whose greatest enemy is over-dried, clumpy lashes, this mascara is your new ally. This fiber-filled product will give you long, volumized lashes that will never smudge or budge.
The Drugstore Hero
This drugstore find will make your lash dreams come true. Packed with fibers, volume and drama, a crazy length is just a swish away. The best part? There's no need to scrub like crazy to get this off. Warm water and soap will remove the mascara with ease.
The Minimal Mascara
If you find that typical mascaras weigh your lashes down, this minimal mascara is what you're looking for. With tiny bristles and fibers, your lashes will look lengthened, separated and almost natural.
The Protecting Mascara
If your natural lashes need a bit of T.L.C., this mascara has you covered. The formula is full of Vitamin E, which conditions your lashes to keep them healthy and full, while the wand offers up extensive volume.
The Conditioning Formula
This mascara doesn't only want your lashes to look good with makeup—it's formulated to help natural lashes look their best, too. While it's worn, you can look forward to batting your doe-eyed, flirty lashes all day long.
The Wake-Me-Up Mascara
If mascara is how you get your eyes to look energized in the morning, this product is like a cup of coffee. Infused with caffeine and lash-benefiting ingredients, this is the mascara that will wake up your face every day.
The Extensions Dupe
The fibers in this mascara act like extensions, without the money or the upkeep. This hardworking formula curls, lengthens and volumizes lashes with just a few coats.
The Two-Step Kit
There’s a reason why this kit is a cult favorite: It gives your lashes major, major volume at an affordable price. Just swipe on a coat of the magnifying gel, then brush on the dry 3D fibers, then apply another coat of the gel to seal it all in.
The Two-In-One Mascara
Fact: I'm wearing this mascara right now, because it's that freaking good. The dual-ended formula (which comes in black, soft black, and blackest black) has a mascara-like primer on one side and a fiber-filled mascara on the other side, so you can build intensity fast, without fumbling.
The Volumizing Formula
Not only does this cult-favorite mascara contain just enough itty-bitty fibers to plump up your lashes without looking fake, but it's also housed in a proprietary "Air-Lock" tube that keeps the formula fresh and your XXL lashes, clump free. Another bonus: It's available in black, brown, and navy blue
The Lengthening Mascara
If you're not into the super-thick lash look, try this lengthening mascara, which uses a skinny brush (and a hefty dose of fibers) to deliver four millimeters of measurable extension, without the bulk of a volumizing formula.
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Tatjana Freund is a Beauty Commerce Writer, covering makeup, skincare, and haircare products and trends. She's a fan of vodka tonics and creepy Wikipedia pages.
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