Experts such as Josephine Fusco, Beverly Simon and Sara Kosmyna recommend high-end mascaras, such as Jane Iredale, Eyes to Kill and Laura Mercier, respectively. Professionals agree that affordable drugstore brands, such as L'Oreal, Maybelline and CoverGirl, can work just as effectively as other high-end brands.
Professional makeup artist Josephine Fusco recommends Eyes to Kill by Giorgio Armani. According to her, Eyes to Kill gives the appearance of bold false lashes. Beverly Simon, a makeup artist and esthetician, uses Jane Iredale Longest Lash, a conditioning mascara that gives a natural appearance of longer, more voluminous lashes. Celebrity makeup artist Sara Kosmyna reveres Laura Mercier Long Lash mascara . Kosmyna says the mascara adds length and volume minus annoying clumps.
More reasonably priced drugstore brands include L'Oreal Voluminous Volume, CoverGirl LashBlast and Maybelline Lash Discovery. According to makeup artist James Vincent, these three are quality mascaras, and they don't cost a fortune.
While the name is L'Oreal Voluminous Volume, this mascara does more than just add volume. This classic mascara adds both length and thickness, yet it still leaves lashes soft. CoverGirl LashBlast comes in a bright orange tube and contains a clump-resistant brush. It has become a favorite among artists and consumers. Lash Discovery by Maybelline is the perfect mascara for those with short lashes--its tiny brush grabs and lengthens every possible lash.