Some people are all about the brows. Others are all about the lips. Others? Alllllll about the lashes. ? Mascara is definitely the most prized product in my makeup bag—it’s a quick and easy way to make your peepers look big, bright, and fully awake (which is helpful when you’re, you know, NOT fully awake ?). Putting on coat after coat of mascara until I have giant doll lashes is a pastime for me. *Bats eyelashes* And whether you want a natural, feathered look or super-long, gravity-defying lashes, there’s a mascara out there for everyone.
Unfortunately, a lot of makeup companies have a penchant for adding insect secretions and other nasty sh*t to their mascaras—but that’s gross, and it also won’t work for those of us who keep it vegan! So we’ve done the work for you and found a treasure trove of cruelty-free and vegan mascaras to keep your lashes looking long, full, and totally luscious.
This one’s made with zero synthetics or preservatives—and legit smells like berries! I’ve been using it for months, and I love it.
This stuff is affordable and will you give you seriously high-drama, super-long lashes.
Does this mascara live up to its name? I guess you’ve gotta get yourself a tube to find out for sure. ?
This nourishing mascara is literally supercharged with quartz powder. ? Not kidding. We’re OBSESSED.
Long, lush lashes at $2.50 a tube? Yes, please!
Great for natural-looking, gorgeous lashes that have that soft, feathery look, this one’s made with plant-based phyto-pigments for extra chemical-free power. ?
This long-lasting formula is water-resistant, so you can cry your eyes out or go dancing in the rain—whatever you feel like—without a bunch of streaks on your cheeks.
All you lash volume enthusiasts out there, this one’s for you! Volume for dayssssssss.
This one looks gorgeous, has clean ingredients, and comes in both black and brown. Plus, it’s got a mirror on the tube for on-the-go application.
Described as a “push-up bra for your lashes,” this “4-in-1” lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions.
How does this enhance your eyes so well, you ask? Well, it’s shimmery and light-reflecting, designed to bring out the natural color of your peepers.
The “magic wand” just keeps building this mascara up and up for giant, gravity-defying lashes. Plus, there’s a unicorn on the tube—SOLD. ?
So, it turns out that wheatgrass isn’t just for your smoothies anymore—it’s also a key ingredient in this amazing, smudge-proof mascara.
This stuff is jet-black for a super-striking look and claims to give you a whopping 2700 percent increase in volume. Yes, 2700 percent. WTF?!
As classic as can be, this stuff is perfect for a natural daytime look or for layering on to create a dramatic, celeb-style night look.
It is smooth and creamy and complements every eye color.
Primers, Gels, and Fibers
If you’re one of those people who want to keep piling mascara on throughout the day and night, this product will be your angel. Described as the “the ultimate do-over,” it combs through your lashes and perfectly primes them for extra layers of mascara. #Bless
This protein-enriched primer will perfectly prep your lashes for mascara, giving you tons of volume and length.
Going for a natural look? This clear gel, enhanced with nourishing aloe vera, will give your lashes shape and help them stand out without the more dramatic look of mascara. Bonus: You can use it on your brows, too!
Put on a coat of your fave vegan mascara, layer this stuff on while it’s still wet, top it off with another mascara coat—and prepare to be shocked by lashes so long, they’re out of this world.