5 High End Mascaras Worth Buying Right Now

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If I could only wear one makeup product for the rest of my life, it would be mascara.  I love how it instantly makes me feel a bit more glamorous, especially high-end mascaras.

Now when I look for a mascara, I want one that pretty much does it all. I want long, voluminous, yet defined lashes. No clumps wanted here, well most of the time…There are certain days a nice clumpy one is just what I’m looking for.

For this series, I tried over 20 different mascaras.  I tried drugstore, high-end, fiber mascara, and everything in between.

For my testing process, I tried each one. After applying it, if I was impressed, I put it the good pile. If it wasn’t so great, it went in the bad pile. I then retested all of the good and narrowed them down to the best.

This post is specifically about high-end mascaras. If that isn’t your thing, don’t worry. I did a best drugstore mascaras post too!

Best High-End Mascaras

Lancôme Monsieur Big High End Mascara

Lancôme Monsieur Big

This wins for best overall. It made the lashes bigger and more dramatic by adding volume and length, without looking overly clumpy.

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Benefit Roller Lash

Winner for defining and curling. The mascara has thin bristles, that lifts and curls your lashes. Plus the formula is made to help nourish your lashes.

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Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay

Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay

Vegan ✓ Repairative ✓ Volumizing ✓ This hidden gem from Tarte does it all.

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Hourglass Unlocked

Tubing masara is continuing to grow in popularity. It lasts all day and can be removed with just water. If you are looking to pick some up, the Hourglass version is the best high-end option.

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Hourglass Unlocked High End Tubing Mascara

Ilia Limitless Mascara

Clean mascaras can be hit or miss. However, Ilia got it right with their limitless mascara. This mascara will length your lashes, while also giving them volume.

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Every High End Mascara Tested

Marc Jacobs At Lash’d
Benefit Roller Lash
Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Arresting 
Lancome Monsieur Big
Dior Diorshow
Clinique High Impact 
Yves Saint Laurent The Shock
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash 
Marcelle Extension Plus Curl
Lancome Definicils High Definition 
Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 
Doucce Maxlash Volumizer
Smashbox Full Exposure 
Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart 

After Checking Out At Sephora

Now that you have bought your high-end mascara from Sephora, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of our insider tips and tricks.


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  1. 1.24.18
    Tiffany Ching Bean said:

    Yes on the Lancome Big Monsieur! I was using Dior Show till they changed their formula and stumbled upon the Lancome mascara. Life changing! Im in love

  2. 1.28.18
    Lisa said:

    I’ve tried Benefit Roller lash and like it a lot. I bought Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart mascara based on another recommendation and I find it very clumpy. I really wanted to like it because I love the packaging, but I was very disappointed.

    • 1.28.18
      hcuperus said:

      I’m sorry the Tarte didn’t work for you. I didn’t have issues with clumps when I tried it, but maybe I got super fresh one?

  3. 1.24.19
    Julia said:

    I’ve actually been on the hunt for a new good mascara so this was perfect timing. I’ve been trying out two new ones but I feel like it’s really hard for me to find one that I actually love.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode