Magic Wand: Our Favorite Eye Popping Mascaras
The best mascaras for conjuring up pretty peepers

Mascara wands should be synonymous with magic wands. When you’re having one of those I’m-so-hungover-I-could-cry days, a simple coat of mascara transforms your face from a mugshot on America’s Most Wanted to a refreshed vision of a girl who got her solid eight hours. Or, when you want a more seductive look but cringe at the thought of bearing any cleavage- luscious lashes create instant sex appeal. (Think Twiggy or Sharon Tate in Valley of the Dolls.) Yes, mascara wands are magic wands there to transform us into bright eyed, bushy tailed sex kittens. Here are a few of our favorite spell casters.


Maybelline Great Lash- Reputed to be the world’s favorite mascara, your mom has probably been swearing by the stuff since high school. Great Lash defines lashes, doesn’t clump, and remains super affordable.

Lancome Definicils- Definicils is choice for creating the illusion of long, brow skimming lashes. The mascara contains select polymers that coat individual lashes to lengthen them. And unlike other lengthening mascaras, it won’t flake all over your face.  

Benefit BADgal- For Sharon’s bedroom eyes, coat on Benefit’s BADgal. The luxurious mascara comes with an extra think brush and gives the impression of falsies- without the gluey mess.

Clinique High Impact Mascara- Eyelash curlers can be tricky and overuse can leave lashes weak. Clinique’s High Impact has a curved wand that curls lashes skyward making your eyes look bigger and brighter. 

Covergirl LashBlast Waterproof- An budget mascara with both volume and staying power. LashBlast leaves lashes defined and lush- and will still be there after a good cry.