Ask anyone what their desert island beauty pick is and nine times out of ten it’s mascara. There’s just something about the way having thick, defined lashes makes you look more bright-eyed (and honestly, more awake). If you fall into the same camp, you’ll love these three mascaras for their volume-boosting benefits.
The 3 Best Volumizing Mascaras on Amazon
Editors’ Pick: Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara
- Boosts lashes for up to 10x the volume
- Buildable formula won’t flake
- Covergirl’s most award-winning mascara
This drugstore standby keeps us constantly coming back for more. It delivers on volume better than most pricey formulas and it doesn’t flake into our eyes by lunchtime. One PureWow editor recommends this product to everyone: "I'm legit obsessed with this mascara. The formula goes on smooth with zero clumps and the brush perfectly fans and lengthens my lashes. It maintains a natural look but with ten times the volume. Bonus: It washes off with ease."
Best Value: Maybelline Makeup Great Lash Washable Mascara
- Lash-doubling hypoallergenic formula
- Easy to remove without any scrubbing or rubbing
- Conditions and nourishes lashes
Chances are this was the first mascara you ever tried. It’s been around forever, and for good reason—it works. It doubles the look of lashes, making your eyes appear wider and brighter. It’s not waterproof, but it doesn’t smudge or flake throughout the day. And it won’t take any harsh rubbing or scrubbing to remove so lashes stay thick and healthy. This OG volumizing mascara is here to stay.
Splurge-worthy: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
- Clump- and flake-free formula
- Unique thin brush grabs every lash easily
- Easily buildable for added drama
A thicker brush doesn’t always mean thicker lashes. As a matter of fact, a skinny brush actually helps coat every single strand—even those tiny hairs in the very inner corners. Coupled with a smooth, buildable formula that doesn’t clump, flake or smudge, it’s like steroids for your lashes. One coat is just enough for everyday wear, but two or three coats is just right for a more glam look.