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We know that as 2019 comes to a close, it’s out with the old and in with the new in the world of makeup. But before we head into a new year, we can’t go without showing love to some of the best mascaras that have found a way into our hearts and onto lashes. From innovative mascara wands, mega-volumizing formulas and even new colors, these mascaras are definitely going to stick with us into 2020 and beyond. Consider this our personal love letter to the best mascaras of the year. Ahead, read on for mascaras we think reigned supreme in 2019. 

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara
While it’s hard to rank which mascara deserves a spot as #1 (they’re all so good), this one is definitely at the top of our list. It was love at first application when we tried this innovative wand that was inspired by the Drybar barrel hair brushes. It gives lashes 19 times more volume, beautiful separation, instant lift and structured volume. If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor and go buy it, ASAP. 

NYX Professional Makeup On the Rise Liftscara 
Consider this an instant lash lift in a magical pink tube. With the ability to lift and lengthen lashes, trust us when we say this mascara deserves a spot in your makeup bag. The best part? It’s the lash lift results without the lash lift price. You can find this product for a humble $11. 

L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Deep Green Mascara
We know colorful mascara is a hit or miss for some people, but what we love about the new L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Deep Green Mascara is that it truly is subtle enough for everyday use. It’s a deep forest green color that isn’t overwhelming but does add that little bit of edge to your look, especially when you get caught in that golden hour sun. 

Maybelline New York Snapscara
Maybelline really got it on point when they came out with this smooth, clump-free formula that delivers serious volume. It comes in five different colors to satisfy all of your makeup moods and doesn’t flake throughout the day. We also love that it’s easy enough to remove without harsh rubbing or tugging. 


Stila Magnum XXX Mascara
Pump up the volume with the Stila Magnum XXX Mascara. The lightweight and creamy formula works to leave lashes shiny, thick and flexible. It also works double-duty to condition your lashes as it’s formulated with diamond power. One coat and you’ll be hooked. 

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara
This formula may not be new but the limited-edition packaging is. The long-lasting, voluminous mascara that serves up 12 times more volume and up to 24-hours of wear is dressed up in a silver glitter tube just for the holidays. Pick up one (or two) tubes for lashes that look as good as the packaging. 

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