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These 8 Fiber Mascaras Will Legit Change Your Life

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Makeup trends come and go, but one beauty goal is constant: All of us want longer, fuller, more dramatic-looking lashes. And we’ll do just about anything to get them, from trying out every mascara in the drugstore aisle to learning to apply falsies to hitting up a pro for a tint or a set of lash extensions. What if we told you our favorite product for giving our lashes a major boost combines the best of all the above? Meet fiber mascara—which is essentially your standard mascara—but packed with itty bitty rayon, silk, or nylon fibers. When applied, these fibers adhere to your regular lashes to replicate denser, longer hairs. And you might notice that they smudge less easily and wear way longer than your standard mascara, too.

Interest piqued? Who are we kidding, of course it is. That’s why we rounded up our favorite fiber mascaras ever—all of which happen to have made appearances in past Glam Bags.

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara™ in Brynn (Rich Black)

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara™

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If you haven’t tried this one yet, you seriously need to. This mascara has a cult internet following for a reason: It’s basically lash extensions in a tube. Just a swipe or two will curl, lengthen, volumize, and separate your lashes (and really, what else could you want?). It gets bonus points for its orchid stem cell complex, which helps to amp up your own lash growth. One Ipster, danalj415, said, “I was expected to be wowed by this mascara, and I totally was. My lashes have never been so long and separated. It definitely looked like I was wearing lash extensions!”

CIATÉ LONDON Triple Shot XXL Mascara in Black XXL

CIATÉ LONDON Triple Shot XXL Mascara

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When you’re in a rush, reach for this game changer. One coat does it all, thanks to its flower-shaped fibers: It instantly and dramatically lifts and thickens lashes, and makes them appear mind-bendingly long. Best of all, it’s virtually smear-proof. “Wears wonderfully... will even last thru tears of joy,” says Ipster squishee63.

SUGAR COSMETICS Uptown Curl Lengthening Mascara in Black

SUGAR COSMETICS Uptown Curl Lengthening Mascara

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We can’t count the number of times we’ve smudged mascara on our lids while applying. This mascara’s intuitively curved brush prevents just that, even when you’re trying to get to those tiny inner-corner hairs. Plus, the creamy formula makes your lashes look full and fluttery, all while it nourishes them and encourages new growth. According to Ipster jljhenkel, “Most mascaras focused on detailing each lash end up with a liquidy product, so you get length but not fullness. Or you get the thicker product that gives the fullness but clumps before you can get the length. This product somehow tackles them both and you end up with full, long, detailed lashes.”

DOUCCE Punk Volumizer Mascara in Black

DOUCCE Punk Volumizer Mascara

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For those of you who rank your mascara’s pigment between black, blacker, and blackest, you’ll love how rich and black this formula is. DOUCCE’s mascara is as highly pigmented as they come and boasts an extra-large brush without ever clumping up. Ipster jah0622 calls it “One of the best mascaras I’ve ever used,” and Gingermomma82 says “it doesn't flake and fall off.”

BUXOM COSMETICS Big Tease™ Plumping Mascara

BUXOM COSMETICS Big Tease™ Plumping Mascara

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If we had to describe it for you, this formula is epic. But don’t just take our word for it. According to the brand, 98% of users saw instantly plumped lashes and 95% saw noticeably longer lashes. This mascara’s unique blend of waxes is the reason for its smooth, creamy application—which never gets spidery—and the cone-shaped brush makes reaching every lash a breeze. Ipster jbmedine says, “I love really thick mascaras that make my lashes look long and plump. This one really did that for me and I used it daily. I would definitely purchase this one again.”

SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Curl Imperial Mini Mascara

SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Curl Imperial Mini Mascara

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Who says the most effective mascara can’t also be plant-based? Extracts of queen of the meadow and imperial orchid nourish and stimulate your lash growth, while unique copolymers wrap around individual hairs to curl and lock in color. We also love the wand’s hourglass shape for catching every last lash. “This mascara is great,” says Ipster lisamgay. “It makes my lashes look long and thick, never runs while I'm wearing it, but also washes off easily.”

MILK MAKEUP Kush Mascara in Boom

MILK MAKEUP Kush Mascara

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Some fiber mascaras end up on your cheeks after a few hours. Not so with this fave. The brush bristles criss cross so the formula applies evenly, and the fibers themselves are heart-shaped to lock onto your lashes. Finally, hemp-derived cannabis oil conditions your lashes and helps prevent breakage. Ipster majha316 says, “You think you've tried every kind [of mascara] and have enough to last a lifetime. Then you try THIS and realize you've had a hole missing in your life that just got filled! Yeah, its THAT GOOD.”



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Reach for this tube when you’re really feeling extra. The brush’s blend of hard and soft bristles lets you layer and comb through clumps—Ipster calliemon says “It separated my lashes wonderfully”—and the pigmentation of the formula is crazy rich. “Made my lashes look so long and full! Looked very natural too, no clumps! One of my favorites!!” adds Ipster leahmwatkins.

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About the author
Kate Foster Kaplove
Kate is a freelance beauty editor in Brooklyn. She was previously a beauty editor at ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, and Seventeen. Her favorite topics to write about are skincare and fragrance, especially as they relate to art, culture, & politics.
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Article Last Updated July 24, 2023 12:00 AM