The 12 Best Clear Mascaras Money Can Buy


Who among us doesn’t love good multi-tasking makeup? In our eternal quest to spend as little time as possible getting ready for the biggest ROI, we stumbled upon the makeup artist’s secret to natural-looking beauty. Without much further ado, we present to you: colorless mascara. This under-the-radar, yet do-it-all product is the ~clear~ choice to keep both unruly brows and fringe in formation. It glides onto brows to groom and can even be used as a primer OR a top coat with tinted mascara to deliver major staying power. Keep scrolling for our favorite see-through mascaras for “I-woke-up-like-this” beauty. 

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Maybelline New York Great Lash Clear Mascara ($7.40)

While the charcoal-colored counterpart is a standard drugstore choice for makeup artists and beauty buffs alike, this colorless version takes the cake when it comes to natural-looking lashes. 

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e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara ($2)

An actual steal, this “invisible” formula ensures we’re never caught with a hair out of place—and costs less than our morning cup of joe. 

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Milk Makeup KUSH Clear Brow Gel ($18)

Exclusively for brows, this hemp-based, vegan iteration is perfect for a gluten-, silicone-, paraben- and stress-free application.

Photo Credits: Milk Makeup
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22)

There are few people we’d trust more than Anastasia Soare with our beautiful brows. Camomile conditions to keep eyebrows looking and feeling fresh.

Photo Credits: Anastasia Beverly Hills
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Tarte Tarteist Clear Brow Gel ($19)

Tarte’s vegan formula pairs perfectly with their Lash Paint Mascara for a natural, barely-there beauty look.  

Photo Credits: Tarte
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Urban Decay Brow Finish Waterproof Brow Gel in Ozone ($21)

Another tried-and-true brow gel, this waterproof formula stays on whether you’re at the beach or just watching a really sad movie. 

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Essence Lash & Brow Mascara ($3)

For adding definition without ever feeling crunchy, this mascara from Essence does the trick when it comes to separating and defining lashes for flexible fringe.

Photo Credits: Essence
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Dr. Hauschka Brow & Lash Gel ($22)

Like the ultimate top coat, this gel locks color into place. Take two swipes of this and call us in the morning. Doctor (Hauschka)’s orders.

Photo Credits: Dr. Hauschka
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Hourglass Arch Brow Shaping Gel ($28)

The innovative dual-sided brush boasts both long and short bristles on opposing sides, allowing precision control with application.

Photo Credits: Hourglass
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Givenchy Mister Brow Groom Universal Brow Setter ($30)

The color may be invisible, but the results are not. With vitamin B5 to nourish and an applicator meant to mimic the curved shape of the brow, this brow mascara truly beautifies. 

Photo Credits: Givenchy
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Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10)

Heat and humidity are no match for Pixi. The stay-all-day formula ensures brows don’t budge one bit.

Photo Credits: Pixi by Petra
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Glossier Boy Brow ($16)

No clear mascara roundup is truly complete without mention of Boy Brow, the award-winning wonder that launched a thousand Instagrams of meticulously sculpted eyebrows. 

Photo Credits: Glossier

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