Get Stronger, Healthier-Looking Lashes With These Conditioning MascarasFebruary 03, 2023
While we certainly don’t need an excuse to talk about mascara, there’s no better day to celebrate the underrated hero of our makeup bags than National Lash Day, which falls on February 19. Arguably no makeup look is complete without at least a swipe of simple black mascara to make everything pop. This year, we’re getting into the National Lash Day spirit by highlighting mascaras that not only make our eyelashes look amazing, but make them feel great, too. Conditioning mascaras infused with ingredients that promote stronger, softer lashes are more popular than ever. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.
The Best Conditioning Mascaras to Shop Now
Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Serum-Infused Mascara
With a formula infused with shea butter and revitalizing amino acids, this mascara from Lancôme feels notably creamy and soft as you swipe it across your lashes. That means no clumps, which is something we can definitely get on board with. Since it doubles as a serum, it helps to strengthen your lashes over time.
YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
If you’re looking for a mascara with serious lengthening power, try the YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils. You don’t need to speak French to guess what “effet faux cils” means — this mascara lengthens and volumizes your lashes so much that it gives you a false lash effect. Plus, the formula is enhanced with B5 provitamin to condition your natural lashes.
IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes+ Volumizing Mascara With Lash Serum
The IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes+ Volumizing Mascara With Lash Serum is a tubing mascara that separates and wraps every single lash in the volumizing formula. Enriched with biotin, argan oil and jojoba oil, it helps you maintain healthy, conditioned eyelashes.
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Tinted Primer Mascara
This budget-friendly tinted primer from Maybelline New York delivers length, volume and lash care benefits. It’s formulated with a ceramide and vitamin B5 serum to nourish your natural lashes.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Lash Magnifying Mascara
Part of the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect line, this mascara is specifically designed for mature lashes. The conditioning serum- and jojoba oil-infused formula is gentle enough for sensitive eyes and leaves lashes feeling extra supple.
NYX Professional Makeup On the Rise Lash Booster
This versatile lash booster can be used as a primer and paired with another mascara for added volume, or it can be worn on its own to enhance your natural lashes as part of your everyday makeup routine. It has a gray-black tint and is enriched with conditioning castor oil.
MILK Makeup KUSH Volumizing Mascara
Get softer, healthier-looking lashes, thanks to the hemp-derived cannabis seed oil in the MILK Makeup KUSH Volumizing Mascara. After using this mascara, you can say goodbye to stiff eyelashes once and for all.
Pat McGrath Labs FetishEYES™ Mascara
With this buildable, inky black mascara from Pat McGrath Labs, you can customize your lash look to your desired length and volume. Ingredients like peptides and panthenol strengthen your eyelashes and protect them against damage and fallout.
Kosas The Big Clean Mascara
Believe it or not, the bright pink and orange ombré tube that The Big Clean Mascara comes in is not our favorite thing about this shelfie-ready product (though we do love it). What really makes this mascara worthwhile is the hair-care serum with castor oil and provitamin B5 that promotes lash growth.
Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara
The Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara is our pick for a colored mascara that also promotes healthier-looking lashes. You can get it in classic black, but we also love the brown and blue shades.
Glossier Lash Slick
The seemingly weightless formula of the Glossier Lash Slick is what sets this mascara apart from other lash conditioners out there — your lashes look notably longer, but it feels as though you’re not wearing any makeup at all.
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