Products to Get Your Lashes in Full Bloom

Lashes in bloom with mascara

Summer is the time that we pare down our makeup routine to the basics and let our skin’s natural glow shine. Apply a lightweight moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30, a quick swipe of gloss to your lips, and don’t forget the mascara. Curling your lashes before mascara application will open up your eye and up the glam factor. Here are some of our favorites products and tools to get your eyes popping. All products can usually be found at Ulta or Sephora

Our Favorite Mascaras:

  • Clinique Lash Power $19 {editor’s pick}  Lasts through rain, sweat, humidity, tears—yet magically washes away with warm water.
  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear® Natural Origin Mascara $10
    70% of the ingredients are from organic farming. Hypoallergenic. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
  • Tarte “Gifted” Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara $23
    Amazonian clay intuitively hydrates, replenishes and repairs dry and brittle lashes while absorbing excess oil.
  • Benefit “They’re Real!” Mascara $25 
    Lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates, revealing lashes you never knew you had! Staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume.
  • Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara $15
    Plump without the clump! Goes on super-smooth; lengthens, thickens and stays put all day even in rainy, humid weather.
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara $6 
    This legendary mascara is a drugstore gem actually used by many top makeup artists. 
  • Cover Girl Last Blast Fusion $10
    Thickens and extends the look of your natural lashes. Washes off easily with soap and water.

Eyelash Tools of the Trade

  • Tweezerman PROCURL $22
    The narrowed top bar is designed to fit most eye shapes and reach every lash.
  • Smashbox Photofinish Lash Primer $23 Increases volume and exposes fullest length with an ultra-thin comb. Helps prevent flaking and smudging.
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara $12
    Specifically designed for coating the bottom lashes, the brush was engineered to grasp even the tiniest hairs. Expert formula resists pesky smears. Removes easily with warm water.

Updated: April 11, 2019

Originally Published: April 2, 2012

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