The way a single swipe of mascara can take any look up a few notches in seconds will never not impress us, which is why it’s such a staple in every beauty kit, beginner or expert. But with so many options out there, how do you pick the one that’s right for you? Beginning with the best is a good place to start. When asked to share their all-favorite mascaras, these celebrity makeup artists didn’t hesitate. Here are their—and soon to be your—favorite lash lengtheners.
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“The best mascara I’ve found is Roller Lash by Benefit,” says celebrity makeup artist Ashley Rebecca. “It works on all types of lashes and has a comb that makes applying mascara easy.” Rebecca explains that the unique comb thickens the base of your lashes, which is key to having a full lash look.
IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara ($24)
“For the blackest, fattest lash, I lean toward Superhero by IT Cosmetics—the brush and formula are incredible and consistent from the first application to the very last of a tube,” beauty expert Mickey Williams says. “I can’t tell you how many of my clients are hooked on it after I use it on them.”
“My tried-and-true favorite is CHANEL Inimitable because of the feathery effect it has on lashes. It never disappoints no matter who I use it on,” Bella Hadid’s makeup artist, Nina Park, says.
Blinc Mascara ($26)
“For long wear and super definition, I always use a water-based or ‘rubber-like’ mascara like Blinc Mascara,” explains Williams. “I shot a music video in a pool using it and the lashes stayed precise and perfect, even during the underwater scenes.”
“I like a product that creates full and fluttery lashes in just one coat. My absolute go-to is Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara,” says celebrity makeup artist Michael Ashton, best known for creating Adele’s signature feline flick. “I love that it gives both volume and lift to the lashes, as well as a rich carbon-black color payoff.”
“I would grant that award to IT Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara,” says celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell, who works with names like Kate Mara and Alexis Bledel. “It is rich in color, nonflaking and extends lashes to superhero lengths.”
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