We Found the Secret to Preventing Dreaded Mascara Raccoon Eyes Once and for All

Your foundation is flawless, your brows are perfection and your hair looks like it was professionally blown out. The only thing stopping you from reaching beauty nirvana? Spidery, clumpy eyelashes or worse—raccoon eyes. Luckily, there’s a solution: tubing mascara. Unlike conventional formulas that paint your lashes with oil-infused or wax pigments that are quick to smudge, these use a flexible polymer that wraps around each lash for complete coverage. It won’t create more volume, but it will lengthen. Sold yet? Here are a few of our current favorites.

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Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long Wear Mascara

Is there anything better than 16-hour wear with length and major curl? We’ll wait.

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Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Volume Mascara

Tubing technology coupled with a smudge-resistant formula separates and defines each lash beautifully.

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Cargo Better-than-waterproof Mascara

This formula is easily removed with warm water and gentle pressure—no heavy or greasy eye makeup removers necessary.

Buy it ($20)

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L'oréal Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara

This two-step system aims to nourish first and lengthen second. Genius.

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Blinc Mascara

We'll let an enthusiastic reviewer sell you this one: “I've worn it running, cycling, doing yard work and sleeping and so far it has stayed put.” Not too shabby.

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