Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Natural Looking Lashes

Maybelline Full ‘n Soft ($7.00) is one of my favorite drugstore mascaras, and I used it for years before switching to MAC Plushlash. It’s consistent and pretty. You get exactly what it says — full, soft-looking lashes. I’d say this is on the far end of natural, just before it gets dramatic.

Clinique Long Pretty ($14.00) gives your lashes a subtle, natural lift and adds a little more black to your natural lash color. You can see it in action here.

Bobbi Brown Everything ($22.00) is perfect for everyday. In some ways, it epitomizes what you’d want in a very downplayed, natural mascara. It’s a soft black that doesn’t clump nor does it length/thicken your lashes much. It’s going to give you a slightly fuller lash, but it’s really just adding more color to your lashes.

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Don’t forget to check out our posts on: Best Mascaras — Thickening and Lengthening and Best Mascaras — Colored Mascaras.

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15 thoughts on “Best Mascaras for Natural Looking Lashes

  1. Meagan

    I honestly haven’t tried any of those!

    My fave for natural lashes is Fresh Firebird – it gives me long, fluttery, pretty do-eyed lashes. Love it!

  2. CeeBee

    I like most Clinique mascaras (with the exception of Lash Doubling – the brush comes out loaded with product and has to be wiped constantly, which is a waste :-() – I must try Long & Pretty again – they were out of stock last time I went and I ended up getting Impossibly Glossy instead, which I then promptly fell completely in love with.
    That’s my current favourite for natural looking lashes!
    Thanks Christine!

  3. Doreen

    I totally second you, Christine. I absolutely love how Maybelline Full ‘N Soft is perfect for those times when you don’t want to be all-out dramatic with your lashes. It’s just nice and pretty.

  4. Vivian

    def. Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara. It gives me oomph but yet so natural looking minus the clumps! They just open up my eyes.. I love it. I heard great things about Maybelline full n soft, I really want to buy it but I have like eight tubes opened right now and I don’t wear them on a daily basis.

  5. vinna

    I’ve been meaning to give Maybelline Full n Soft a go… i’ve read so many good reviews about it.
    Shu Uemura Mascara Basic is my favorite for natural looking lashes.

  6. lexi

    another one – Revlon Beyond Natural mascara

  7. sprut

    I hate all clinique mascaras. I just recently tried long and pretty but I wasn’t impressed with it at all. Now in hindsight I wonder if I didn’t like it because it was too natural and I was looking for more impact. hmm…

  8. I love Full&Soft mascara as well!