Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The Hit List

What’s the Best Lengthening Mascara…?

What brand/products win this category? What makes it so great?

Thanks to Domonique for today’s topic!

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69 thoughts on “Hit List: Best Lengthening Mascara

  1. Annessa

    My fave so far is Benefit They’re Real

    • michelle

      i have wanted to try this so bad!! glad to hear its good!

      • meme

        Tried it. I prefer Tart’s Lights Camera Action over the new Benefit one that was their attempt to knock off Tarts’ natural formula that lengthens and leaves your lashes really soft and natural feeling – you can add more mascara over it any time of the day if you want to which many of course are so dry you cannot get the brush through to add more.

  2. I love Loreal’s Double Extend Beauty Tubes mascara but hate taking it off at the end of the day (the beauty tubes get everywhere). I bought Benefit’s They’re Real mascara last week and I’m really impressed with it for length.

  3. Susan

    MAC Zoom Lash does wonders to my eyelashes! It smudges though, so I’d go with Loreal’s waterproof Voluminous mascara!

  4. My best lengthening Mascara I have used is by Bobbi Brown. I love it! Especially as my eye lashes are short and without any curl.
    Julesx

  5. Violet

    Max Factor Masterpiece Max mascara. No shame, it’s the best for me.

  6. Randi

    I’ve only tried one but I really like Clinique High Lengths. I want to try the Benefit They’re Real tho.

  7. Chelsea

    YSL Faux Cils and Georgio Armani Eyes to Kill. Haven’t found a mascara I like more than those two!

  8. I love Benefit They’re Real right now. It has been the best lengthening mascara I have ever used that also separates really well. I think Zoom Fast by MAC could be good if it just wasn’t so clumpy. I totally recommend They’re Real if you haven’t tried it. It is amazing!

  9. I love Guerlain de 2 Guerlain mascara!

  10. Aline

    Spent so much money with Diorshow, Givenchy Phenomenon, and others, that are indeed very good UNTIL have falling in love with Colossal from Maybelline. Perfection!

  11. Victoria

    Imju Fiberwig! I have tried countless drugstore and high end mascaras because I’m a mascara junkie, and this mascara has by far surpassed any mascara that has claimed to length–I am so in love with it! I have already gone through 6 tubes. It’s one of those mascaras that you have to work with in layers but they are not kidding when it says it can extend your lashes by 300%+…it actually looks like falsies. You can actually keep building it longer and longer since it has fibers in it…so I never found out it’s limit! And it’s a dream to remove (no smudges). I recommend it to everyone who wants length

    • Cupcake888

      Oh I totally second this! I love fiberwig. I found myself occasionally have to trim them if one lash gets ridiculously long. :D On top of the amazing length, they don’t smudge and it’s a dream to remove. It last through hot days by the beach (even in the water) but at the end of the night, warm water removes it completely.

      • emily

        LOL ive had to do that too. One lash went STRAIGHT UP like it was on crack towards the sky. Then *yank* the fibres removed themselves no problems. Hands down fav. I also realised that they hold a curl nicely (and i have straight ones that need a pre-curling)

  12. Julia

    Haute and Naughty by MAC when you use the volumizing part and then follow immediately with the lengthening part. However, keep an eye out in stores for Lancome’s Hypnose Doll lashes. It is even better and your lashes are super fanned out and long. You can get it now on the Lancome website.

  13. Laurel

    I love Maybellines One by One for lengthening

  14. Nina R

    Lancome Definicils Pro! Lashes like wings of a butterfly!

  15. michelle

    i have really really thin sparse eyelashes so mascara is super duper important lol the ones ive used and it makes me look like i have fake lashes on are lusicious grow by revlon and if you dont mind spending a bit more, film noir is great too!!!!

  16. Melissa

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Lorac Multiplex 3D mascara is the best. It lengthens and it thickens. It is definitely one of the more expensive ones, but I love it.

  17. Sabrina

    I love Max Factor lash extension effect mascara for length :) (I think it’s called covergirl lashblast length in the US)

  18. suzanne

    loving Benefit’s They’re Real, also Peter Thomas Roth’s Lashes To Die For – The Mascara. both are wet, very black and do not clump or flake out.

    • meme

      I had good luck with PTR Lashes To Die for – and heard he has improved it with a new lash prep product. I did not buy the duo when it was first presented and on the best buy deal it would be ever..but I did like PTR Lashes To Die for – felt I had good lashes and they were not dried out – my lashes tend to fall out really easy from mascaras. I love mascara, but hardly wear it because it’s so bad for my lashes…esp post chemo now for years…my lashes are hardly there and what I have is super blond to boot.

  19. Angela

    it seemsl loreal has some good ones! i like telescopic by loreal. its good b/c it never clumps. i am not sure about the lengthening part to be quite honest, but it’s the best mascara i’ve used to date. maybe i will try other loreals based on what you ladies wrote here. maybe i’ll splurge and go for benefit’s new one too :)

  20. Andrew

    I say.. Being a guy CoverGirl LashBlast Length is absolutely flawless the formulation and wand are perfect it makes them look long and natural w/o cakin on to much product.. Add being a drier formula is more matte and softer lookin than most mascaras.. I swear by it.. its a perfect accessory for guy makeup .. I love it <3

  21. Donna

    TARTE- Lights Camera Lashes. WOW!

    • meme

      This is one I keep going back to when I do use mascara because it leaves my lashes feeling really soft – not clumped.No bad stuff in it either.

  22. Lindsey

    Definately Maybelline One By One Mascara! Oh my god with only a couple of coats your lashes will look like skyscrapers but in a very natural beautiful way. I have gotten tons of complimets saying how lucky I am to have such beautiful lashes and when I tell me I’m wearing mascara they’re shocked.

  23. Hiromi

    the fairydrops mascara is amazing. HG mascara for me!

  24. Carrie Ann

    Fresh Firebird and MAC Zoom Lash. Zoom Lash usually clumps when you first apply it, but all I have to do is run a lash comb through my lashes once and wow! It almost looks like I have false eye lashes on. I also haven’t experienced any smudging or flaking, even in hot humid weather.

  25. Allison

    Lancome Hypnose or Definicils. My lashes are naturally long so for those who want a mascara that keeps your lashes looking nice and full without clumping or tons of formula/color, Lancome is perfect.

  26. Gakei

    Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus!

  27. tootsie

    Definitely BENEFIT They’re Real !!!! Nothing I’ve tried compares. Worth the $22 !

    • meme

      I gave mine away when it first came out and I bought one to try….I need to by another one and give it a longer trial I guess from all the positive comments here. I like that it’s natural like Tarte is with Light’s Camera Lashes. I used to love Dior Show because I never found a darker black then that one. But I don’t think Dior Show gave me much volume – though post chemo I am never going to have lush lashes again.

  28. Jules

    The Mirenesse fibre mascara and Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes which can top marks for length and volume!

  29. Biddy

    The Maybelline one by one is brilliant I switch between the regular and waterproof and both are brill! I also recently tried the Lancome hypnose doll lashes and have to say I am pretty impressed :D

  30. C

    Benefit “They’re Real!” mascara

  31. C

    Benefit “they’re real mascara”. best mascara I’ve ever used. I tried plenty of drug store mascaras, went through a dior show mascara phase, and had a serious love affair with rimmel glam eye’s mascara. Ever since sephora gave me a sample of benefit’s new mascara I haven’t turned back. Absolute favorite, it doesn’t dry and lasts longer than 12 hours for me.

  32. Maya

    I know it’s marketed as a volumizing mascara, but YSL Faux Cils!

  33. Rebecca

    I love Avon Superextend! Makes my lashes look super long and now it’s available in eye-enhancing colors like amethyst and emerald. Love it and super affordable!

  34. I aboslutely adore Shiseido-Majolica Majorca’s Lash Expander!
    Japanese mascara are the BEST.
    Very generous with the fibers

  35. Vicky

    My favourite is Lancome L’extreme, it gives length, seperates, curls but I am convinced now to try benefit they’re real!

  36. Krista

    For length, I use L’OREAL TELESCOPIC MASCARA. It’s slim wand is really perfect for coating each eyelash for base to tip plus it defines my lashes without clumping it.

  37. Natalie

    I already have super long lashes to start (a side effect of a mix of good genes and medication, I believe!) but I still see major improvement in length with Buxom Lash by Bare Escentuals. It’s amazing! It’s definitely my go-to.

  38. I love MAC Opulash for lengthening, but it’s not so good for volume, so I layer MAC Mascara X over it to make my eyelashes look more full.

  39. Lilly

    Majolica majorca lash expander, holding curl amazingly and lengthen. Only lengthening mascara really lengthens my eyelashes are those with tiny fibers in mascara.

  40. Karena

    I can’t believe no one has mentioned MUFE Smokey Eyes mascara. I have tried pretty much all the “best” mascaras over the years and up to now thought YSL Faux Cils gave the most beautiful look, but flaked and dried out quickly. The MUFE mascara makes it look like I have about twice the lashes, lengthens beautifully and is dry enough to where it doesn’t make a mess when applying.

  41. Monika-Luiza

    lancome l’extreme and hypnose-precious-cells and Maybelline lash stiletto

  42. Samantha

    I normally hate drug store mascara, but I discovered maybelline Falsies black drama, and OMG. This is better then my fairy drops in lengthening and volumizing. I’ll use the fairydrops if I need water resistance, but falsies black drama is my new HG!

  43. Adelita

    #1 Imju Dejavu Fiberwig Paint On False Lashes Extra Long
    #2 Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus (by Shiseido for Asian market); and
    #3 Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl

    Those 3 are the best. Maybe some of you aren’t familiar with those 3, but those gems are very popular among asian beauty junkies. These are Japanese brands and I always trust my mascaras to Japanese company, they always produce the greatest mascaras ever!
    For price wise, it’s more expensive than drugstore brand, but slightly cheaper than most dept. store brand. And yes, these are surpass some high end mascaras in term of performance.

    • Annie

      I second all those 3 too! They are amazing. Imju being the easiest to remove (warm water), Majolica Majorca one is not bad with L’oreal waterproof make up remover and Kiss Me takes patience to remove but they are all smudgeproof :) Fiberwig is around 17 USD, Majolica Majorca around 12 USD, and Kiss Me is around 15 USD here in Taiwan. I have used 10 tubes of Fiberwig, 7 Majorlica and 4 Kiss Me (I am normally pretty tired when I get home so the faster the easier to remove the better lol)

  44. Grace Chin

    Majolica majorca lash expander!!!

  45. Heather

    Cover girl professional waterproof

  46. Marina

    Armani Maestro and Guerlain Le 2.

  47. tracy

    Rimmel lash accelorator. love it!

  48. Julie

    Giorgio Armani Megan Fox’s Eyes to Kill Excess

  49. Eisdamme

    Maybelline One By One is lovely. I used to be a fan of Covergirl Lash Exact, but the Maybelline has stolen that spot.

  50. Mya

    Lancome Hypnose Drama alllll the wayy !!

    I use to think Dior Show was the bomb.com …yeaaa not so much !
    Im not a girl that was blessed with amazing lashes and they also do not like to cooperate sadly …but I herd that Kim Kardashian had used Hypnose and her lashes always look good when she wears it so I thought I

    • Mya

      woops …anyways decided to go with the Hypnose Drama instead because of the brush and it works WONDERS ! …..Maybe its just me but it lengthens, thickens and curls my lashes all at the same time I swear by it ..definitely HG status mascara !

  51. Chelsea

    Maybelline’s Falsie’s. I love how it really lengthens without clumping. It also adds amazing volume!

  52. The best lentghening mascara ever was Shu Uemura XXtension, but we cant buy it in the states any more. Anybody know where to get it? I like Rimmel lengthening. Cheap and has great extensions