I’m on a (seemingly) never-ending hunt for a great mascara and have encountered some good ones along the way. Some lengthen, some volumize, some separate. For the cost of a latte, you can pick up a cult favorite or splurge on one that’s comparable to the price of a nice meal out.
We’ve rounded up our favorites of both varieties below. Right now, I’m loving YSL’s Babydoll. However, I didn’t shell out the big bucks until I was sure I liked it. I chose it as a free sample in a Sephora order last year and wore it for months. Sample subscriptions like Birchbox are an awesome way to try out the ones that cost a pretty penny before you make a decision.
Take a look at our favorite mascaras and their categories below. What’s your favorite these days?
Best Overall: YSL Baby Doll
Best Volumzier: Benefit They’re Real (the special spool has a killer separator at the end!)
Best Lengthening: ModelCo Fibre Lashxtend
Best Overall: Maybelline The Rocket
Best Volumizer: Maybelline The Falsies
Best Lengthening: Loreal Telescopic