The Best Mascaras For Extra Volume

Those born with long, luscious lashes will never understand the work and pain that people with short lashes go through to make them appear longer and thicker. It is totally worth the money most of the time, and the eyelash industry is growing exponentially. Newsweek predicts the false eyelash market to get to 1.6 billion dollars by 2025 because having gorgeous lashes is quite in demand. Long, luscious lashes are considered very attractive because they are a sign of good health, and in ancient Roman times, people associated long lashes with chastity. This doesn't mean the longer you go, the more attractive you look there is a magic number. According to a 2020 study published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, the most attractive eyelash length is about a third of the eye's length for women, per Psychology Today

Whether biological, cultural, or societal, the power of thick, long lashes cannot be undermined. If you have short, sparse lashes and don't want to deal with fake lashes but want your lashes to look like you have falsies on, then you need volumizing mascaras. They are a blessing because they can thicken each lash and take them to the next level with all that drama. Whether you are finishing up your sexy smoky eye or the classic cat-eye, volumizing mascara is like the perfect cherry on top to complete your look. These are the volumizing mascaras you need for the boldest lashes in your vanity.

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Volumizing Mascara

Makeup artist Tony Tulve told Byrdie that volumizing mascara is "the quickest way to bring instant attention to the eyes without a lot of effort," because they work for everyone to get a little extra oomph. Byrdie's pick for the best overall volumizing mascara is Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Volumizing Mascara because it creates such dramatic lashes that people will think you have fake lashes on. Bonus: they are easily buildable. It gives you super black lashes that are also ridiculously thick and long. Plus, it has Moroccan argan oil and provitamin B5 to nourish your lashes. You won't have to worry about this powerful player smudging or messing up at all.

Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara

It is rare when a celebrity makeup line repeatedly makes it to the best of beauty lists. Rihanna has proven doubters wrong with her high-quality makeup line Fenty Beauty, and the mascara is quite impressive. Marie Claire loves Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara because this do-it-all mascara can volumize, lengthen, lift and curl all your lashes with one little tube. While it can give you amazingly dramatic top lashes, its flat wand does an impressive job catching each little lash on the lower lash line, so you look "IG-worthy." Byrdie is also a fan of this mascara because it is long-lasting, water-resistant, and has a flat-to-fat brush where you use the flat side to apply the product and lift, and the fat side to curl and volumize, and together they create magic. It is available in a mini to check it out if you aren't ready to commit to a full-size tube.

Maybelline New York The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara

You can't go wrong with Maybelline New York The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara for an affordable pick to create phenomenal lashes. Allure loves this budget find, which was super popular in New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 because it can create bold, dramatic looks while being super easy to remove. Marie Claire raves about this mascara's ability to give you faux-looking lashes without actually having to stick fake lashes on. It takes your lashes to a different level of drama with the insane volume. According to Maybelline, the Allure's Best of Beauty Awards winner has a fiber-infused formula to get every lash from the root to the tip to give you mess-free volume all day. A reviewer on its site even said, "This mascara has been a game changer for me, I absolutely love and recommend this mascara to anyone who needs an instant lift to their eyelashes. This absolutely added gorgeous volume to my lifeless lashes!!"

Lancôme Monsieur Big Volumizing Mascara

Who What Wear loves Lancôme Monsieur Big Volumizing Mascara and lists it among the best volumizing mascaras. According to Lancôme, this volumizing mascara can give you 12x the volume and can last an impressive 24 hours. You won't even need fake lashes or eyelash extensions with this mascara anymore. It is also available in a waterproof version, and it is Byrdie's pick for the best waterproof volumizing mascara. Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara is perfect for "bold, supersized lashes" that can withstand sweat, rain, and humidity. This mascara boasts an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars on Ulta, with one reviewer saying, "Hands down the best mascara out there! Tried them all, and this product has consistent quality, doesn't dry up quickly, goes on smooth, tons of volume and intensity with no clumps. I always have one tube of regular and waterproof on hand."