7 Best Mascaras for Volume and Length

As a serious mascara junky, I am always on the hunt for one to blow my mind. I tend to go towards volumizing mascaras and lengthening mascaras since my eyelashes are at zero percent on their own. Over the past 10 years as a makeup artist, and trying out hundreds and hundreds of different mascaras, I have found a few mascaras that are on my list of ones to keep in my makeup kit and in my makeup bag. So here are 7 best mascaras for volume and length that I keep in my mascara files.


7 of the best mascaras for adding volume and length to your eyelashes.



Volumizing and lengthening mascaras that make the cut as best mascaras

1)   Neutrogena Healthy Length Mascara: This mascara has a large fluffy brush that grabs the lashes and fans them out perfectly, adding 400% more volume and length.

2)   NYX Doll Eye Mascara: For full on fluffy lashes that stay put, this drugstore mascara is extremely note-worthy. This is perfect on it’s own, or to add to an extreme lengthening mascara for extra eyelash power.

3)   Mally Volumizing Mascara: Formulated with natural waxes and powders, this mascara nourishes your lashes while added extreme volume and thickness without any clumping.

4)   Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless: For a nice finish to already volumized lashes, this mascara wraps and extends each eyelash, adding 90% more length.

5)   Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: It may not be better than sex (in my opinion), but it’s pretty dang awesome. With an hourglass shaped brush, this mascara wand grabs the lashes and curls them to perfection while adding dramatic volume.

6)   Dior Diorshow Mascara: Inspired by makeup artists everywhere who love full lashes, Diorshow came on the scene and was an instant cult-classic. This mascara has an XXL brush for creating voluptuous, show-stopping lashes that last all day.

7)   Lancome Difinicils: If you want lashes that are separated and lengthened to perfection, this mascara is a must have. It coats each lash individually and separates them from base to tip.

If you are a mascara junkie like me, you may already have my 7 best volumizing and lenghthening mascaras on hand. What do you own already that you love, or what sounds intriguing to try?



* Some of these I bought, some of these are press samples. There are affiliate links within this post, using them helps to support this site. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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  • Amber

    I’m crazy about the Mally Volumizing mascara!

  • Better than sex…hilarious. I can honestly say I’ve never tried any of these! Next time my tube of lash blast is running low, I’ll definitely switch it up.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I love Lancome Definicils!

  • Very useful post! I haven´ t tried any of these, but this Dior mascara has been in my wish list for a quite long time.

  • My current favorite is INGLOT False Lash Effect. I don’t generally have good results from NYX mascaras but I do want to try Doll Eyes.

  • Cindy Ingalls

    Love Mally for volume, Definils for definition and separation. Everyone loves TF Better than Sex but it just doesn’t do a thing for me. Mascaras are SO personal LOL!

  • Ange

    We share lots of the same favorites!!

  • Justina

    Lots of great choices here!

  • I love your selections… I love Mally Volumizing Mascara and Too Faced Better than Sex.

  • I hoard mascara. I still love the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam. It has a big, fluffy hourglass brush, and it really adds a lot of drama.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Great choices! I have to try that Mally mascara

  • The Mally mascara is one of the best I’ve *ever* tried. It’s seriously magic.

  • Back in the day Dior Show was my MUST have!

  • I really want to try the Mally and the NYX!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Love the Better Than Sex mascara!

  • BTBAshley

    I spy quite a few of my faves in this roundup as well. Better Than Sex being a top choice for me.