A mascara is an essential part of many people’s makeup routine, as it helps to enhance and define the eyelashes, giving the wearer a more dramatic and eye-catching look. Volumizing mascara, in particular, is a type of mascara that has become increasingly popular over the years, as it is designed to add volume and fullness to lashes, creating a more voluminous and luscious appearance.
So, what exactly is volumizing mascara, and how does it work?
In general, volumizing mascara contains a thicker formula than regular mascara, and the former is designed to add bulk and volume to each individual lash. The formula often includes ingredients, such as; wax, fibers, or special polymers, which work to coat and thicken each lash, giving them a fuller and more voluminous appearance.
There are a few key things to keep in mind when applying volumizing mascara. First, it’s ideal to choose the right formula for your needs. Different brands and types of volumizing mascara will work better for different people, depending on factors like the texture of the lashes and the desired level of volume.
When applying volumizing mascara, start by curling your lashes with an eyelash curler like the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler to help lift them and create a more dramatic look. Then, begin applying the mascara at the base of your lashes, wiggling the wand back and forth to coat each lash evenly. Be sure to use a light hand, as too much pressure can cause clumping or smudging. Once you’ve coated your lashes with one layer of mascara, you can repeat the process to build up the volume to your desired level.
Another tip for using volumizing mascara is to avoid over-applying it to your lower lashes, as this can create a heavy, weighed-down look. Instead, focus on applying it primarily to your upper lashes, using a separate, lighter formula for your lower lashes if needed.
Now let’s take a look at five of the best volumizing mascaras for 2023.
LANCOME IDÔLE MASCARA
(Photo: BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF MODELS USING LANCOME IDÔLE MASCARA)
Number one on our list is the Lancome Idôle Mascara. Idôle mascara was launched last year and the hype has been huge.
(Photo: LANCOME IDÔLE MASCARA)
This mascara is made of a gel-like emulsion and possesses a controllable 360 micro bristle plastic applicator with different sizes that makes it simple to catch even the tiniest lash.
(Instagram: ZENDAYA APPLYING THE LANCOME IDÔLE MASCARA)
The Lancome Idôle is non-clumping, quick-drying (which means you have to be fast between applications) and non-smudging – giving a fan feather-like effect.
ASTRONOMICAL BYREDO MASCARA
(Photo: BEFORE AND AFTER ASTRONOMICAL BYREDO MASCARA APPLICATION ON MODEL)
The Astronomical Byredo mascara is one of our best mascara, it is vegan, and long lasting. What’s more, this mascara thickens and volumizes the lashes – and comes with a curved XXL bristle silicone wand applicator.
We love how buildable it is without clumping and flaking, creating a natural full lash effect.
KEVYN AUCOIN VOLUMIZER AND LENGTHENER MASCARA
(Photo: THE VOLUME MASCARA BY KEVYN AUCOIN)
The Kevyn Aucoin: The Volume Mascara ticks all the boxes, it not only volumizes the lashes, but also lengthens it from bottom to top.
It is also non-smudging and non-clumping with slim bristles that makes it easy for even a novice to use without staining the skin around the lashes.
YVES SAINT LAURENT RADICAL VOLUMIZING MASCARA
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The Yves Saint Laurent Radical Volumizing Mascara is infused with Argan oil and B5-Pro Vitamin to make the lashes soft and luscious.
(Photo: MODELS BEFORE AND AFTER USING THE YSL RADICAL VOLUMIZING MASCARA)
YSL Radical Volumizing Mascara is intensely black and comes with a blended fibre brush that gives a voluminous false lash effect.
(Photo: DIORSHOW MASCARA BY DIOR)
Infused with cornflower extract, the Diorshow Mascara by Dior delivers soft voluminous lashes with its high-precision XXL bristle brush.
(Photo: DIORSHOW MASCARA)
This mascara transitions your lashes and look from natural to very spectacular It dries quickly, so make sure to close the bottle on time in between applications.
If you have scanty lashes, it will be best to invest in any of these mascaras as they will revamp your look from ordinary to VA-VA-VOOM.