11 Top-Rated Mascaras on Amazon For Length and Volume
Finding a mascara that's affordable, flake-free, clump-free, and smudge-proof can be a true challenge, which is why we love the reassurance of a good customer review. We checked out Amazon's top-rated options with customer raves and rounded up the best ones. If you're in the market for a new formula, we've got you covered with these eight top-performing mascaras that address all types of needs.
On the hunt for a mascara that'll give your lashes a full, voluminous look? The L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara is a bestseller with more than 75,000 reviews and a nearly five-star rating. Essence's viral Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara will give your lashes length and falsie-mimicking volume. These mascaras will make your lashes feathery, fluttery, and absolutely gorgeous. Shop our top picks ahead.
— Additional reporting by Angela Elias
A Longtime Favorite
What it is: This mascara is one of the most iconic mascaras on the market. It's been a fan favorite for a long time — we're talking generations. The buildable mascara lets you achieve fuller-looking lashes without looking spidery. It's perfect for that natural, lifted, and lengthened look. It's even good for those who wear contacts.
Customer review: "This is my favorite mascara because it's never clumpy applying and doesn't dry up over a month or two. I like to brush my lashes a few times and achieve a nice clean fan look. I started using this since I was 14, now I'm 31 and still fall back to this mascara."
For Long-Lasting Curl
What it is: If you're looking for volume and a curl that holds, this mascara is a favorite. It'll give your lashes a thicker appearance for a voluminous, fluttery, fanned-out look. It's a long-wearing formula that doesn't smudge, flake, or clump up. The hourglass brush shape helps reach every lash and coats them from root to tip for the perfect lift.
Customer review: "I have long but straight and sparse lashes. If I curl my lashes and then apply one coat of this mascara, it looks like I'm wearing falsies. I was impressed with how long and dark it made my lashes look. Plus, it dries almost instantly."
For Waterproof Volume
Maybelline New York Colossal Longwear Waterproof Mascara ($8, originally $10)
What it is: This mascara has a giant fanned-out brush that delivers nothing but volume and lift. The clump-free and flake-resistant formula will lift every lash for that flirty, fluttery look. The formula is long lasting and will make your lashes look thicker than they actually are.
Customer review: "Ok I am actually really impressed with this mascara. Dries down fast, doesn't clump or flake, and appears to add a few millimeters to my lashes. No other mascara instantly defines my lashes so well."
For Soft, Full Lashes
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($7, originally $13)
What it is: This mascara is a volumizing and lengthening option that gives your lashes a feathery-soft look. It's a waterproof formula with a soft, wavy bristle brush, and it's also resistant to flaking, smudging, and clumping. It comes in a variety of colors, including blackest black, navy blue, and black brown.
Customer review: "This is one of the best mascaras I have ever tried. A definite dupe for Too Face Better Than Sex mascara. The first application in my opinion gives nice length and if you apply a second coat it gives you nice volume as well. I have worn it all day on multiple occasions with no flaking."
The Bestselling Mascara on Amazon
What it is: This mascara has gone viral on TikTok for giving lashes length and volume for days. For just $5, it mimics the look of falsies, and it's also resistant to flaking and fading. The brush has a tapered cone-like shape, with fiber bristles that separate and lengthen the lashes.
Customer review: "My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can't stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an 8 hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn't budge! I love it!"
For Long Lashes
What it is: If you want long, defined lashes, this two-step mascara is a popular option. One side has a lash primer that makes the mascara last longer and forms a base for enhanced length and volume, and the other side is a smooth formula that lifts the lashes while conditioning them with jojoba esters.
Customer review: "The primer and mascara in one wand design is genius for convenience. But also for the execution, the primer and mascara work PERFECTLY together to give you amazing separation and volume. The primer is white but dries clear, and the mascara is jet black which I love. The mascara wand is silicone with defined bristles which makes for very easy separation of your lashes. The wand is also not huge, it's on the smaller side which I actually really like because it makes it easier to maneuver and get every lash. I also have ZERO issues with flaking, smudging, eye watering, etc, it does not budge until I wash it off at the end of the day."
For Lift and Length
Maybelline Sky High Washable Mascara ($9, originally $13)
What it is: This mascara is perfect for giving your lashes lift and length. The flexible, tower-shaped mascara brush can reach every lash, from root to tip, for a fluttery, defined look. The mascara is lightweight and comes in both washable and waterproof formulas.
Customer review: "This mascara lengthens your lashes so well, it looks like you have on false lashes. Maybelline has some of the best affordable mascaras and this one does not disappoint. The mascara did not flake or smudge on me at all. I put it on in the morning (including bottom lashes) and wore it until 11:00pm and it still looked great. This will be my new holy grail mascara at such an affordable price."
A Clean Mascara
What it is: If you want a "my lashes but better" look, this mascara is a clean version of CoverGirl's beloved Lash Blast mascara. The long-lasting formula is both smudge and clump proof, and the applicator gives your lashes lift and volume for a feathery look.
Customer review: "This mascara is a game changer! It lifts your lashes without making them look clumpy and crimped. It makes for soft lashes that hold a curl and do not feel heavy all day long. I didn't have any smudging at the end of the day either. One thing I am happy to say, is that I didn't have to rub the eye makeup remover to get this mascara to come off! I don't loose a bunch of lashes afterwards, either."
A Lightweight Mascara
What it is: This French mascara is a lightweight option that gives your lashes length and definition in just one swipe. The smudge-proof, long-lasting formula is buildable for a more voluminous look. It comes in black and brown.
Customer review: "I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn't clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I've never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn't waterproof, I've definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face."
L'Oréal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara ($9, originally $13)
What it is: If you want those long, defined lashes, get this bestselling mascara. The brush is made with precision in mind, letting you lengthen each strand from root to tip. It comes in a variety of colors, as well as in a waterproof version.
Customer review: "I've tried every mascara there is under the sun, and the first stroke of this on my lashes for the very first time I was blown away! It's what I had been looking for all this time! Mega lengthening and separates your lashes so absolutely no clumps. Left with beautiful, long batting eyelashes! I would highly suggest to everyone and anyone. My eyelashes normally are kinda resistant to curling and separating (they all wanna clump together), also they grow straight out. So this is mind-boggling!"
For Volume and Curl
Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift Washable Mascara ($10, originally $12)
What it is: If you want a fluttery, flirty look, this mascara will be your new best friend. The double curved lifting brush leaves no clumps and separates and lifts every lash. The formula thickens the lashes for a voluminous, curled look.
Customer review: "I actually like this $9 mascara better than my $25 mascaras from Sephora! It glides on smoothly while not being too wet, deposits instantly but I can build it up if I wanted to, without causing clumps."