Beauty trends come and go, but a full, fluffy lash is one that we’ll never get sick of. The good news here is that mascara has come leaps and bounds in recent years, and you can now easily pick up formulas that deliver incredible length, volume, fullness and pigment (or d. all of the above).
So here we’ve curated our pick of the bunch — the best mascaras to launch so far this year. No matter your lash preference, you’re sure to find a future holy grail right here. Keep scrolling to shop.
Ilia Fullest Volumising Mascara, $40. SHOP NOW
If you’re into long, lean, clean lashes that go on forever, this Ilia buy is the one for you. The weightless, non-flaking formula gives a bare-lash feeling, but the violin-shaped wand separates and pulls product through each lash for superior length and definition. It’s also boosted with panthenol to condition and prevent dryness.
Byredo Mascara in Space Black, $67. SHOP NOW
If the slick red packaging doesn’t draw you in, the glossy black formula will. Designed to sculpt, lift and define the lashes, this cool innovation from Byredo is buildable and rich in pigment, for shiny, dramatic lashes. It is ever so slightly wet and smudgy, but it’s really part of the cool factor. Pair it with a soft kohl wing.
Amy Jean Brows Lash Elevate Mascara, $40. SHOP NOW
Amy Jean is Australia’s answer to Anastasia Soare, known for meticulous brow styling technique and unmatched attention to detail. Luckily for us, she launched her namesake product line a few years ago, and has since expanded to include Lash Elevate mascara, a glossy, pigmented formula that separates the lashes with precision. And because Amy is also the queen of lash extensions, she’s formulated this to be safe for both real and not-so-real lashes.
Sisley So stretchy mascara, $85. SHOP NOW
Enriched with castor oil, peptides and damask rose, this super luxurious formula conditions and softens the lashes for a full, fluffy look. The wirey bristles do a great job at separating each lash, while the lightweight formula gives a natural-looking finish. The tapered tip means it’s easy to grab those baby lashes in the corner, too.
Vapour Beauty Mesmerize Mascara, $43. SHOP NOW
Sensitive eyes will enjoy this option from Vapour Beauty. Made with jojoba and acacia flower, it’s a wet, glossy formula that fattens fine lashes, leaving them full, fluffy and fanned out. Layer it up and let dry for best results.
Nudestix Vegan Splashproof Mascara, $43. SHOP NOW
Everyone’s favourite cream blush and bronzer brand has expanded into mascara, and with great aplomb. The innovative formula somehow manages to nail a comfortable, non-flaky formula that’s resistant to tears, smudges, sweat and humidity. We put it down to the inclusion of Argan oil, mango seed oil, rice bran wax and bamboo extract, leaving the lashes conditioned but still life-proof. The plastic bristle brush also gives you a chunky, voluminous look that’s modern and cool. Five stars from us.