8 Lengthening Mascaras To Apply For The Best Bambi Lashes Of Your Life

Tell your lashes to go long

When browsing for a new addition to your eye-enhancing collection, it’s always key to keep your primary goal top of mind.

Just like you wouldn’t rely on a powder blush to produce the dewy flush you’re going for, you can’t rely on a mascara made to dial up volume to do the trick if it’s actually long lashes you’re lusting after.

As while most mascara formulas do share a few common goals (defining and darkening lashes among them), success still comes down to the specific wand you’re wielding, as well as what the formula you’re swiping on was specially designed to do.

Luckily, there are plenty of elongating choices out there, and we’ve rounded up the very best of them. Here, the best mascaras for Bambi-esque long lashes…

M.A.C Cosmetics Extended Play Gigiblack Lash Mascara, $39 at


‘Extended’ is in the name for good reason; this lifting gem locks long lashes in for an equally long haul (16 hours to be precise) thanks to its slimline brush and waterproof formula.

Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara, $46 at


Looking for a more affordable alternative to constant lash extension infills? Try this tubing mascara, designed to offer the same finish with far less maintenance.

Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara, $54 at


Not one to rest on its lash-elongating laurels, this multitasking mascara strengthens as it lengthens, while the triple sphere brush allows you to pick up every last lash with one single stroke.

Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara, $75 at


Heighten the impact of lashes instantly with this humidity-proof blend – the only thing more striking than its impressive lifting abilities is its jet-black shade.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara, $54 at


Smudging can often be an issue when it comes to lengthening options, but this glossy-finish mascara is specially formulated so that it’ll stay on lashes, not smear onto your brow bone.

Iconic London Triple Threat Mascara, $49 at


If you’re looking to elongate and extend your eyelashes without adding weight, give this feather light formula a whirl to knock your fluttery brief out of the park.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara, $44 at


Inspired by hair rollers, this clever wand uses a hook and roll technique to catch, lift and curl even the shortest and straightest of lashes.

Inika Long Lash Mascara, $45 at


Lift, fan out and condition lashes in one go with this vitamin E-enhanced vegan option – it delivers long-lasting length while also loading up hydration levels.

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