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Our All-Time Favorite Mascaras

Whether you're looking to lengthen, thicken, or define your lashes, we have the mascara for you. We've tested dozens and rounded up the best in every price range. Get ready for your most gorgeous eyelashes ever.

Maybelline New York Mega Plush Mascara, $8

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Who wants extra volume if it means clumpy, stiff lashes? This plumping formula glides on cleanly and stays soft all day long. Sold!

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L'Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, $8

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"I loved how long my lashes look and that it doesn't smudge."

- Patricia Duke, LHJ reader

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CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara, $7

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Go ahead, pile it on. Thanks to the lab geeks over at CoverGirl, you can apply as many coats as you want (we stopped at four!) and still get clean, pretty lashes.

Benefit They're Real! Mascara, $23

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"The brush is extra plump and the formula is dry—in a good way. It makes lashes super full, but unlike other lash 'innovations' it's easy to get all your lashes in one swoop."

- Ann Colville Somma, LHJ reader

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Clinique High Definition Lashes, $16

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Thanks to its brush/comb applicator, you can expect super long and dramatic, yet still clean-looking, lashes. Use the brush to thicken and the comb to separate and style. Lightweight thickeners and soft waxes lengthen without smudging.

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L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, $7.50

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"I was turned on to this mascara by Annette Bening years ago and it's still my favorite! Love the formula, the brush, and the intense black color."

- Brett Freedman, makeup artist

Chanel Imitable Mascara, $30

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The cone-shaped rubber brush moves easily through lashes, offering the perfect amount of mascara, from root to tip. A volumizing rice wax formula—created to work with this new brush—magnifies lashes, while beeswax keeps them glossy.

Photo: Mark Platt

Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells, $29.50

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"Just as reliable as classic Définicils, plus it gave me extra volume, length, and curl."

- LHJ editor

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CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion, $10

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"Loved it! It made my lashes thicker and held the curl, which I so desperately need."

- LHJ editor

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Stila Glamoureyes Mascara, $22

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"Nice thick formula with a rich black color. The wide brush made application easy."

- LHJ editor

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Maybelline New York Illegal Length Mascara, $9

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"This mascara is pretty incredible—it goes on smoothly and makes my lashes look so much longer. Best of all, it survived my sweaty boot camp class without smudging."

- Terri Walsh, LHJ reader

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Mally Waterproof Volumizing Mascara, $20

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"Made my lashes really full and held up well, even after yoga and a shower."

- LHJ editor

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