With masks covering the lower half of our faces, makeup is all about highlighting the eyes these days. To complete any eye makeup look, a swipe of mascara is essential. Whether you want extended, lengthened, or volumized eyelashes, these are the top five mascaras to try out.
For a glamorous look
Designed for those who do not want to compromise between oversized volume, a curled effect, and lightweight wear, Lash Idôle by Lancôme is the mascara that meets all our expectations. Its secret? A curved arc-shaped brush with 360 micro-bristles to reach all lashes, even the shortest, and deliver an intense black color that curls and volumizes. In addition to its new brush, Lash Idôle is also innovative in its ultra light gel formula infused with protective and strengthening white tea extract. The mascara naturally envelops the eyelashes without weighing them down and offers 24-hour hold.
Lancôme Idôle Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Mascara, $26
For a wide-eyed look
At Sisley Paris, the new mascara is called So Stretch. With a 3-in-1 formula, it lengthens, separates, and sculpts lashes for a perfectly defined volume thanks to a soft formula containing bamboo powder, beeswax, and carnauba wax. The latter offers a light and malleable texture for a tailor-made result. This unique formula is loaded onto a conical brush specially designed to amplify the performance of So Stretch. Equipped with flexible triangular-shaped fibers, it coats every lash, even the smallest, in intense color while separating them optimally for a wide-eyed look.
Sisley Paris So Stretch Mascara, $72
For a false eyelash look
Yves Saint Laurent's bestseller for over 15 years, the Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils is new and improved. It now offers even more volume and a spectacular black intensity combined with a caring formula to nourish the eyelashes. Infused with argan oil and walnut extract from the gardens of Ourika, YSL Beauté makes it possible to give a radical false eyelash effect. The new brush, meanwhile, was designed to store more formula and deliver immediate impact, for intense volume without clumps.
YSL Beauté Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, $29
For a smudge-proof look
Byredo's new Tears in Rain mascara makes sure that even if you are crying in the rain, your mascara will stay put. The waterproof formula doesn't flake or smudge and will last you all day. It offers buildable coverage so you can go for a more natural or dramatic effect as you please. Whether you're wearing it for a night out of sweaty dancing (we miss those) or need a mascara that can withstand an intense workout, this one's got you covered—no racoon eyes in sight. Plus, it has a clean and vegan formula.
Byredo Tears in Rain, $45
For a volumized look
This season, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara is reinventing itself to offer lashes even more spectacular with volume and curl. Designed for all types of lashes, it defines, coats, and expands the fringe of the lashes to the extreme. Instantly, lashes appear longer thanks to its curved brush, which makes it easy to coat in one swipe. Also, its formula is enriched with cotton nectar that protects, strengthens, and softens the lashes over time.
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, $30
For a natural, but better look
Kevyn Aucoin's new Indecent Mascara is formulated with lash-lengthening ingredients that will help yours grow over time. With a cone-shaped brush, it effortlessly fans out your lashes for a full effect. By making eyelashes appear denser, the mascara defines your eyes without going too over-the-top. For a natural yet lifted look, brush the lashes outward and upward and layer until your desired amount of defintion.
Kevyn Aucoin Indecent Mascara, $28