Marisa Petrarca Jun 14, 2018

Like every other makeup lover on Earth, we can’t live without mascara. It’s an indispensable part of our daily routine, and our beauty kit just isn’t fully complete without a handful of different formulas: something waterproof, something volumizing, something blue and our most recent conquest, the perfect mascara to give some life to our previously unacknowledged bottom lashes.


So if you’ve ever used a fat wand of mascara to attempt to define those tiny lashes and smudged it all over your face (we’ve been there), this one’s for you. Ahead, discover five different formulas and wand shapes — all of which will define your bottom lashes without clumping or smearing.

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The Formula That’ll Neatly Coat Every One of Your Lashes

NYX Professional Makeup The Skinny Mascara, $7

We can always rely on NYX Professional Makeup to bring us all of the essential beauty products, including a mascara made for our teeniest lashes. Enter, the Skinny Mascara, a product designed to coat even your thinnest lashes without smearing or clumping. If you’re looking for a neat, defined lash look, this $7 godsend is perfect for you.

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The Drugstore Favorite With Nearly All Five-Star Reviews on Ulta

Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara, $7.99

Maybelline doesn’t play around when it comes to mascara — Great Lash (an all-time drugstore fave) serving as just one example. Lash Discovery Mascara, a formula with hundreds of positive reviews on Ulta, has a mini-brush that as one reviewer puts it, “is perfect for those tiny lashes you want to bring out.” You’ll love what this does for your bottom lashes, but you’ll want it to pair it with a traditional mascara like Maybelline Total Temptation.

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The Micro-Bristle Mascara You Didn’t Know You Needed

Innisfree Skinny Microcara Black Mascara, $10

K-Beauty brand Innisfree does it all: skincare, makeup, body, hair — you name it. Chances are though, you may have overlooked Innisfree Skinny Microcara Black Mascara in pursuit of Innisfree’s sheet masks, serums or moisturizers. You’ll want to use this one specifically for your bottom lashes, too and it’s barely-bristled brush will help make for seamless application.

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The Do-It-All Formula

IT Cosmetics Tightline 3-in-1, $24

Though the price-point of IT Cosmetics Tightline 3-in-1 is a bit higher than others, you can also use it to create a tightline eyeliner effect. To use, press the wand along the roots of your lashes to lay down pigment between each lash and then sweep up to volumize and lengthen your lashes.

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The Affordable, Waterproof Formula You’ve Been Looking For

Wet n Wild MegaSlim Waterproof Skinny Mascara, $4.99

For a lower lash that’s cheaper than you’re daily iced coffee, check out this mascara. The formula is perfect for the summer months because it won’t smudge — even after a long, sweaty day at the pool or beach. You can also use on your upper lashes if your goal is to lengthen lashes instead of giving them the volume you’d get from a traditional mascara.

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Read More:

4 Mascara Tutorials You Need To See (Life.Changed.)

What Really Happens When You Get Eyelash Extensions

Better Together: How to Layer Colored Mascara Over Black Mascara


Courtesy Maybelline for Philip Plein


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About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.

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