17 Best Volumizing Mascaras for Fuller Lashes in 2023

December 05, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Whether you’re seeking long, fluttery lashes, a perfect curl, a waterproof finish or natural-looking definition, there's a mascara formula out there to match every lash need. If true drama is what you’re after, we recommend reaching for a volumizing mascara. Volumizing mascaras fan out your fringe and add thickness to make it look like you applied individual falsies or got lash extensions, minus all the hassle. Keep reading for the volumizing mascaras our editors swear by.

What Is a Volumizing Mascara?

A volumizing mascara is a mascara that works to lift, lengthen and make your lashes appear fuller. Some volumizing formulas contain fibers that cling to the lashes to help them appear thicker and denser. These mascaras also typically provide a lot of pigment to help define lashes, plus a curved brush to help provide a curling and elongating effect. 

How to Apply Volumizing Mascara

Apply your volumizing mascara just like any other mascara formula: by wiggling the wand from your lash root to tip. Apply one coat for a more natural voluminous finish, or multiple coats for a bolder, more dramatic look. Pro tip: Flip the wand vertically and wiggle it up and down along each lash to ensure fullness and puffed-up volume in a snap. Sometimes applying a lash primer first will intensify the effect of your volumizing mascara. 

The 17 Best Volumizing Mascaras

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