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Finding the right mascara is a little like finding the right partner: You may flirt with a bunch before finding The One. To earn a permanent place in your makeup bag, it has to wow you—and one of these is sure to do the trick. We put these lash-blasters to the test, and give you seven options of the best mascaras on the market. Get ready to meet your mascara soul mate.
Turn Up the Volume
The quickest way to va-va-voom: Giorgio Armani Eccentrico mascara contains a light gel polymer that allows you to layer (and layer) to your heart’s content.
Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara, $32, armanibeauty.com.
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Boost Straight Lashes
This impressive mascara bends (up to 90 degrees!) to curl and hoist up every last lash.
M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Beyond Twisted Lash, $23, maccosmetics.com.
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Don't Miss a Lash
Our best all-around pick is mistake-proof. The brush's interlocking bristles comb on the smear-resistant formula, while the ball tip reaches into tight corners.
CoverGirl So Lashy, $9, covergirl.com.
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Like a detangling hairbrush, the wand sweeps through each individual hair, depositing clump-free color and leaving lashes looking like their natural, prettiest selves.
Revlon Dramatic Definition, $9, revlon.com.
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Transition from Day to Night
The cutting-edge packaging of Clinique Lash Power Flutter-to-Full allows you to create a variety of looks. Just twist the tube's dial to control the intensity of the mascara.
Clinique Lash Power Flutter-to-Full, $21, clinique.com.
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Get a False-Eyelash Effect
Is she or isn't she? NYX Double Stacked fiber mascara will have them asking.
NYX Double Stacked, $15, nyxcosmetics.com.
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Color Them In
No need to go naked when Wonder'Lash Volume Colourist lends a hint of tint to lashes. Even better, the semipermanent color gradually builds with each use—so in time, fair lashes can stand out on their own.
Rimmel London Wonder'Lash Volume Colourist, $9, rimmellondon.com.
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Get the Fullest Fringe
What better to go with your cat eye than the super-lengthening, fanned-out effect you get with this booster.
Burberry Cat Lashes, $29, burberry.com.
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Go for the Curl
An innovative swan-neck brush and soft-wax formula give Lancôme Grandiôse Extrême bragging rights when it comes to sky-high lashes. The mix of short and longer plastic bristles ensures that even the skimpiest hairs get the attention they need.
Lancôme Grandiôse Extrême, $32, lancome-usa.com.