Lush Lash Looks

by Rona Berg

A roundup of eye-opening natural mascaras that will not flake, clump or move.

I’m not sure if this is my own private beauty hell, but for anyone else who may share a tendency toward “raccoon eyes” as a result of migrating mascara, I have a solution--solutions, actually--for you.

I gave up on mascara for the lower lashes years ago and have been struggling ever since to find a natural version that volumizes, lifts and separates the lashes, without depositing little black specks beneath my eyes. Finally, after diligent research and road-testing, I have achieved success! No more raccoon tracks. Here we go.

Beauty Counter Mascara 

Loaded up with organic oils and shea butter to ensure lubricious lashes, this long-awaited new mascara has been years in the making. The brush absolutely refuses to allow clumping, smudging or flaking.

Hynt Beauty Nocturne Mascara

You will love this multi-tasking mascara, which lengthens and volumizes lashes, while conditioning them with plant extracts, antioxidants and vitamins, to help prevent breakage.

W3LL People Expressionist Mascara Pro Series

Recently launched in trendy blue, purple and brown--yes, brown is huge for fall!--these mineral pigments are not only fanciful and fun, they nourish lashes. The brush design helps enhance even the tiniest lashes.

RMS Beauty Mascara

An elegant silver tube encases this award-winning mascara, which is not only a pleasure to use, thanks to the slim design, but it is foolproof: you couldn’t make it flake, even if you wanted to!

Ilia Pure Mascara

The fuller brush lends itself to a sexier fringe, while the mascara features minerals and moisturizing plant extracts for a sultry look.

Antonym Lola Lash Mascara

With linseed extract and plumping organic waxes, this mascara is gentle enough for sensitive eyes, but creates lavish lashes.

Devita Absolute Lengths Macsara 

Pigmented with black tea and minerals, with eyebright extract and carrot seed oil, to soften and extend lashes to great lengths!

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