Mascaras are an incredibly personal purchase, as everyone possesses their own unique set of requirements when it comes to the formula. As a beauty journalist, I’ve tried and tested hundreds of mascaras and argued endlessly over their merits with other makeup enthusiasts – I might love one tube for my lashes, but my friend finds it clumps on their peepers. According to experts, that’s because all our eyelashes are actually different, so what works for one individual might not suit another.

Sure, that’s all well and good, but in the recommendations-obsessed culture that we currently exist in, how do we know which reviews to trust? Especially when mascara is one of the biggest categories in makeup, and particularly when we’re all wearing face masks. Well, we go with the general consensus, which seems to weigh in the favor of a few volumizing mascaras – namely, the ones I’ve outlined below.

So if you’re looking for a new tube to task with turning your lashes into full, fluttery dreams à la Kylie Jenner, look no further. Read on for GRAZIA‘s edit of the best volumizing mascaras, as voted by pretty much everyone.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classico Mascara, $28, SHOP NOW

This mascara has a firm wand that won’t waver as you wiggle it right into the lash line.

L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara, $10.95,  SHOP NOW

A budget buy, but one that definitely doesn’t shortchange your lashes when it comes to imparting some serious volume.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, $19, SHOP NOW

This inky-black volumizing mascara glides on like a dream, with zero clumps and flakiness.

Chanel le volume stretch de chanel, $35, SHOP NOW

Chanel makeup is always worth the splurge, especially this high-performance formula that gently coaxes your baby lashes out of hiding for a full, feathered effect.

Kosas The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara, $26, SHOP NOW

Clean beauty lovers will get behind this natural formula that does double duty as a lash care serum and a volumizing mascara in one.

Kevyn Aucoin Indecent Mascara, $28,  SHOP NOW

A relative newcomer to the mascara game that’s fast becoming a favorite (tough to do when you’re up against all the other Kevyn Aucoin icons). Creates thickness in sparse areas and it’s also tubular, which means you can remove it gently in the shower with warm water – a big bonus if you’ve got sensitive eyes.

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