8 Best Mascaras for a False Lash Effect

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Don’t get me wrong, false lashes are GREAT. They add volume and length instantly and really bring out the eyes.

And with so many varieties of lashes available nowadays the looks you can create are endless!

But, I hardly doubt I’m alone when I state that sometimes, I just don’t have the energy, patience, or desire to put a pair of false lashes on!

So I do the next best thing…reach for a dramatic mascara!

The mascara industry has launched some super dramatic formulas in the past couple of years that help you effortless achieve that false lash look.

These mascaras are a dream because they give you mega lashes without having to go through the hassle of applying falsies or individual lashes.

No more waiting for the glue to get tacky and frantically trying to attach the band just right without taking out your eye!

Instead, reach for one of these mascaras if you want lashes so over-the-top everyone will ask if you’re wearing false eyelashes!

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Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Beyond Mascara Black .3 Ounce

Benefit practically paved the way for the false-lash effect from a mascara with their They’re Real mascara!

This mascara is a cult favorite for a reason, it lengthens, volumizes, lifts, and curls lashes!

The magic is in the staggered bristled brush, that is able to reach even the smallest of lashes!

Pro Tip: Try a thin coat of Benefit’s Roller Lash first to really curl lashes and then follow with 1-2 coats of They’re Real.

L’ORÉAL Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara

An oldie but goodie (and a Kim Kardashian favorite too!), this dramatic mascara by L’ORÉAL gets the job done!

You no longer have to choose between healthy soft lashes and insane volume, because this mascara conditions lashes on contact!

This mascara is the ultimate lash builder at a drugstore price.

LANCÔME Monsieur Big Mascara

Lancome Monsieur Big Volume Mascara, No. 01 Big is The New Black, 0.33 Ounce

As a one of Allure’s prestigious Best of Beauty Award winners, this mascara builds intense volume that lasts 24 hours long!

In fact, this mascara features a large brush that builds 12x the volume with just a single swipe.

With soft waxes and polymers, this formula offers both buildable length and volume.

Pro Tip: Layer on a coat of the CILS Booster XL before applying mascara for the most intense “are those your lashes?” look.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 0.27 Ounce Full Size

A cult favorite, this dramatic mascara actually contains collagen to help boost lashes to their full potential!

This mascara is also formulated to support THREE COATS. This formula is also smudge-proof and enriched with peptides to ensure the most intense black finish possible.

Pro Tip: Try Too Faced’s Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil for a no fuss removal.

L’ORÉAL Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara, Voluptuous Volume, Intense Length, Feathery Soft Full Lashes, No Flaking, No Smudging, No Clumping, Blackest Black, 0.28 fl. oz.

If you don’t wanna splurge on the Too Faced mascara, check out this dupe by L’ORÉAL! With over 200 bristles, this brush ensures every lash is is lengthened for the ultimate feathered look.

In a study, 91% of women agreed that their lashes were intensely volumized.

Dior Diorshow Mascara

If you seem to have a problem with your mascara drying out, then definitely give this mascara by Dior a try!

With a patented AIR-LOCK™ technology, this mascara tube ensures your mascara stays fresh from the first to last use.

An oversized brush ensures every lash is coated and a fiber-rich formula ensures lashes look smooth and never clumpy!

Pro Tip: For the most dramatic look possible, coat both sides of lashes in the Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer (wooo that’s a mouthful).

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Want dramatically fanned out lashes? Look no further!

This dramatic mascara from Maybelline features the first ever patented fan brush that features TEN layers of bristles.

The unique inner curve of the brush allows you to easily reach the roots of your lashes, and then fan them out the longer bristles.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

Shown to increase lash volume by a whopping 330%, this vegan mascara from Tarte also lengthens, curls, and conditions lashes.

Those who use this mascara love the long, fluttery effect it gives their lashes.

Bonus: This mascara also looks amazing on bottom lashes!

Do you have a favorite mascara you rely on to achieve that luxurious, false lash look? Let me know in the comments!

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