9 Must-try Mascaras for 2018

Make your eyes pop this spring with just a simple flick of a wand

Make your eyes pop this spring with just a simple flick of a wand

Finding the perfect mascara can be a tedious experience, especially with so many different brands on the market. But there’s a pretty standard list of things we look for—no smudging, zero clumps and a formula that is lengthening, volumizing, adds curl, plus gives you that glamorous falsies effect.

To make things easier for you on your next beauty haul trip, we’ve done some research and put together a list of the top-rated products that will make your eyes pop with just a simple flick of a wand.

Here’s our list of 9 must-try mascaras…

1. L’Oreal Fiber Optic

Give your lashes the superstar treatment with this product that promises 20 times more fibers than L’Oreal’s previous mascaras. The two-step formula includes a volumizing primer to give you that extra boost of length.
Available at Walmart, $11.96

2. Covergirl Supersizer Mascara

Even the smallest lashes will appear thicker with this formula by Covergirl that offers 400 percent more volume than other products. It’s ophthalmologically tested, which means it’s completely safe for sensitive eyes—plus you definitely can’t go wrong at this price.
Available at Walmart, $5.94

3. Buxom Lash Mascara

This highly rated mascara is enriched with vitamins to achieve darker, fuller lashes. We love the slight curve on the brush which spreads out every single hair, leaving you with a sultry, perfectly glam look.
Available online and at Sephora, $20 to $25


4. Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara

Whether you agree with the name or not, this mascara’s extra-stiff wand will leave no lash behind. The formula is intensely black and contains collagen, which helps to glamorously define your lashes from root to tip. Although this product is smudge-proof, there’s also a waterproof version available as well.
Available online and at Sephora, $23 to $30

5. Tarte Lifted Mascara

If you spend a lot of time outdoors or working up a sweat in the gym, then here is the perfect mascara for you. This product by Tarte Cosmetics is waterproof, smudge-proof and volumizing. What do we love the most? It contains Amazonian clay, vitamin C, and it’s 100 percent vegan. Talk about keeping your lashes healthy and happy all day long!
Available online and at Sephora, $30

6. Benefit Roller Lash Curling Mascara

Just like its name implies, this mascara by Benefit is inspired by hair rollers. The signature Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush lifts, separates and curls your lashes to hold for up to 12 hoursperfect if you’re heading for a night out after a day at work. It contains Provitamin B5 to condition each hair and is also easy to remove.
Available online and at Sephora, $32

7. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Velvet Noir is inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mother; he would watch her shave fibres from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes. This product instantly gives an oversized, falsies look, complete with lots of volume. We love the curvy wand, and the smudge-proof formula. If you’re looking for an intensely dramatic eye, this is your best bet.
Available online and at Sephora, $26 to $33

8. Maybelline The Falsies® Push Up Drama Mascara

This new addition to the Maybelline Falsies® collection will give your lashes a serious amount of curl, along with intense definition, for a classic retro-diva look. The best part? Add up to three coats and your lashes still won’t clump together.
Available at drugstores, $10.49

9. YSL Beauty Vinyl Couture Mascara

With its high volume, super shiny, liquid formula, this mascara by YSL Beauty is a must-have. If you’re looking to take your look to the next level, it’s also available in bold colours such as pink, blue, green and sparkling gold. Be sure to get it engraved with YSL’s complimentary monogramming service!
Available online and at Sephora, $29 to $39