9 best mascaras for volume

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

A good volume mascara is worth its weight in gold. Many models are not suitable for some girls for various reasons – an uncomfortable brush, too thin or thick consistency, suspicious composition … But on the market it is easy to find a good volume mascara if you understand the offer. And to make it easier for you, we've found nine great options and ranked the best mascaras for volume. It remains only to choose.

How to choose the best volume mascara

Before purchasing any mascara, and even more so to create additional volume, you need to pay attention to some of the characteristics of cosmetics. Knowing them, you can choose the best product that will be convenient to apply and that will not cause skin problems and allergies.

  1. Eyelash volume without mascara. We do not recommend purchasing volume mascara if you have rather thick lashes. Otherwise, you might end up with something not too beautiful and very standout.
  2. Brush type. It is best to take volume mascara with a classic brush – it separates the cilia and gently applies the substance to each. But pay attention to the shape of the eyes, the thickness and length of the brush. For stiff lashes, we recommend a similarly stiff brush. You should not take silicone options if you have soft or even thinner eyelashes. If the lower eyelid is narrow, then a brush of small thickness will do – this also applies to girls with a Mongoloid eye cut.
  3. The composition of the mascara. Focus on what your future cosmetics will be made of. If you want more volume, look for waxes. If you want strengthening – take mascara with oils and vitamins. It will be best if the composition contains hypoallergenic components, otherwise there is a risk of skin problems.
  4. Density of cosmetics. If possible, study the structure of the future tool. It is desirable that the ink is moderately thick, as if creamy or gel-like. This consistency will allow you to evenly distribute the paint over the eyelashes, but at the same time it does not form lumps and does not stick the hairs together.
  5. Effectiveness and visibility. Think about what you need mascara for. If you want to create natural makeup for everyday life, then it is better not to take models with the effect of false eyelashes or too serious volume. They are more suitable for evening makeup.

Based on such features, you can easily select the most suitable cosmetics for you. And then your makeup will become noticeably brighter and more beautiful, and mascara will become the finishing touch in it. And it will not harm the eyes and skin.

Rating of the best mascaras for volume

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best mascaras for volume 1 YSL Beauté Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils The Shock 1740 RUB
2 Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof 1775 RUB
3 Chanel le volume 2615 RUB
4 Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara 2900 RUB
5 Clarins mascara supra volume RUB 900
6 Bourjois Volume Glamor 480 RUB
7 Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Luscious RUB 380
8 Pupa Vamp! 445 RUB
9 L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Fatale 440 RUB

YSL Beauté Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils The Shock

Rating: 4.9


The 'elite' French ink is expensive, beautiful and easy to use. Cosmetics create a 'false eyelash' effect. The volume will be maintained all day. The structure of the mascara allows the layers to merge with each other, evenly distributed over each lash. Due to this, you can create amazing length and volume. The set includes a brush-eight with four reservoirs for the product. The amount of mascara will be collected in them, which will allow you to paint over the eyelashes most effectively.

The mascara comes in two shades – classic black and dark blue. In customer reviews, they praise the cosmetic product, especially highlighting the absence of irritation after application and economical consumption. The creamy structure allows one tube to 'stretch' for a long time. But some users did not like the fact that when opened, the mascara does not last longer than three to four months (on the other hand, this speaks of naturalness).


  • Convenient figure eight brush.
  • The best structure of the mascara results in a consistent volume.
  • Good tenacity if not wet.


  • Dries quickly after opening.

Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof

Rating: 4.8


Cosmetics for the case when you need makeup to live for a long time, not drip or crumble. The mascara is very long-lasting and gives the lashes length, volume and a little curl. It has a tapered tassel. This allows you to evenly apply the product to each lash, even in the corners of the eyes. The result is a 'doll-like' expressive look with elegantly traced eyelashes.

I am glad that the mascara is waterproof. So don't worry if you put on your evening make-up and are afraid that an accidental tear will ruin it. Even more – cosmetics not only will not flow, but also will not crumble. So no irritation – only a lasting effect for the next 12 hours. The important thing is that the product consists of natural ingredients. The ingredients do not include any petrochemical products, which will be pleasant not only for the condition of your eyes when wearing, but also for the environment.


  • Natural composition without oil products.
  • Waterproof mascara – will not flow at the most crucial moment.


  • Washes off problematically.

Chanel le volume

Rating: 4.7


Mascara capable of giving natural (which is important) volume to even hopelessly rare and thin eyelashes. After applying it, they will look thick, dense and long. But not like dolls – the eyelashes will turn out natural. Therefore, for very rare and thin, these cosmetics are hardly suitable if you want fantastic volume. The product has a bright, expressive shade. Therefore, it helps to cope with giving volume to any eyelashes.

The cosmetics received a classic straight brush. It is moderately hard, moderately soft. In general, a standard brush that matches the texture of the mascara perfectly. In the reviews, users note that mascara can be used in several 'modes': giving naturalness to already thick eyelashes and creating volume for rare or short hairs. In the latter case, it must be applied in two or more layers. Remember – if you apply too much, the mascara will begin to crumble.


  • Natural volume and color on all lashes.
  • Looks good when applying two or more layers.


  • Doesn't create 'puppet' volume.
  • It crumbles if you overdo it with the number of layers.

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara

Rating: 4.7


The manufacturers of this mascara promise instant volume separation for eyelashes. And for this, just a couple of strokes with a brush are enough – the product fits perfectly on the eyelashes, visually thickens and lengthens them. The composition includes a binder polymer (a kind of textured gel), presented as an innovation by Armani. A new component works in conjunction with natural wax. Due to this, mascara ideally envelops each eyelash separately, without sticking them together. Even if you apply several layers one after another.

It's also nice that the mascara is waterproof. But at the same time, special means are not needed to remove it – it is washed off with ordinary foam. The thickness and rigidity of the straight brush are ideal – they allow you to moderately curl your eyelashes, smoothly distributing mascara over their surface. But the mascara also has a drawback – in retail it is sold at a price of about 3,000 rubles, which is quite expensive compared to many other options in our rating. On the other hand, the quality is worth it.


  • Washes well with foam, but does not flow from water.
  • Perfectly distributed over the lashes.


  • High price.

Clarins mascara supra volume

Rating: 4.7


Another 'luxury' mascara at a price that is not too high for this class – in the range of 2-2.5 thousand rubles. The manufacturer claims that the 'beneficial' additives in the composition (various vitamins and minerals) will cause natural eyelash growth and increase in their volume. In the reviews, the users confirm that the mascara has such an effect. It is also interesting that the cosmetics smell slightly sweet perfumery fragrances. This can complement the image if you have to contact someone closely. The line includes not only a rich black, but also a soft brown shade that will appeal to carriers of light hair and daytime makeup.

In general, mascara can be called 'average' in quality. Despite the positive aspects, it was not without its drawbacks. Unfortunately, the mascara was not the most successful brush – it is soft and comfortable, but does not completely separate the cilia, if you do not get used to it. So the makeup will sometimes stick the hairs together. Also, the mascara is not too persistent – it can begin to crumble after about 7-9 hours after application.


  • Nice smell when used.
  • Strengthens and stimulates eyelash growth.
  • Gives even volume and beautiful color.


  • A controversial brush – you need to adapt so that it does not stick together your eyelashes.
  • It begins to crumble relatively quickly.

Bourjois Volume Glamor

Rating: 4.6


Frankly cheap cosmetics, which honestly earned a place in our ranking of the best mascaras for volume. This particular tool has been on the market for about a dozen years. And during this time, it has earned wild popularity among girls who do not chase luxury cosmetics. Despite the cost, this mascara does its job admirably. The manufacturer declares it to be 'super volume'. And it's true – after applying even one layer, the eyelashes become noticeably thicker and longer. But the tool requires skill – you need to paint over the eyelashes slowly and carefully, otherwise lumps may form.

Many praise mascara for its durability. At the end of the day, it does not crumble, like other cheap models, and does not float from slight moisture. But, naturally, the price affected some of the characteristics. Therefore, some specimens may turn out to be too liquid and dirty. But a week after opening, the mascara dries up and can be used without problems. In addition, some of the product is not suitable because of the uncomfortable brush.


  • Very low price – within 300-600 rubles.
  • Good volume increase.


  • A frankly uncomfortable brush.
  • The consistency of the new mascara is too thin.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Luscious

Rating: 4.5


Cheap mascara from a well-known brand that can increase volume well for a very modest price. But, of course, with certain disadvantages. The manufacturer writes that the composition contains oils that should nourish and saturate each eyelash, which, as a result, will lead to natural strengthening. However, at the same time, it changes the consistency to a rather liquid one, which not every girl will like. And after drying, the mascara does not adhere well to the eyelashes, crumbling after a few hours.

The brush is conical, with sparse bristles. It provides fan-like volume and fluffiness when used very carefully. But there is a problem – too much mascara can accumulate between the villi, which will cause lumps to appear. And therefore, girls often simply change the brushes – after that, the tool can be used quite well.


  • Low cost – up to 500 rubles.
  • Oils and hypoallergenic ingredients in the composition.


  • Very poorly washed off the skin.
  • Flies off the cilia after 3-4 hours.
  • Disgusting brush.

Pupa Vamp!

Rating: 4.4


An extravagant mascara with five shades at once – from classic black to expressive purple. True to the name – with its help you can create any makeup, even frankly 'vampiric'. Already after the first pass along the eyelashes with a fluffy brush-eight, the look is transformed. The mascara really gives extra volume and lengthens the hairs. If you apply two layers – the mascara will create 'false' from natural eyelashes, so they will turn out to be fluffy and noticeable. But at the same time, it is not too persistent – it begins to crumble after 4-5 hours of wearing, although not much.

The brush on this mass-market mascara is really comfortable. It paints over optimally, applies the right amount of funds. But it can stain the skin if handled carelessly. The mascara itself is easily washed off with micellar water or any makeup remover. There is simply not enough water – the cosmetics have some kind of moisture resistance.


  • Does not spread from high humidity or rain.
  • Easy to use brush.
  • Vampiric volume and several shades.


  • It falls off after a few hours.
  • The price for the mass market is rather high – up to 900 rubles.

L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Fatale

Rating: 4.3


Inexpensive, but quite effective mascara, capable of giving a good (though not too much) volume to any lashes. We recommend not to apply this mascara in more than one layer, otherwise it starts to clump and actively crumble after a few hours of wearing. But when applied in one layer, it shows excellent results. The lashes are brighter yet natural. So the mascara is perfect for daytime 'inconspicuous' makeup.

The brush is classic, straight, made of silicone. But it has a peculiarity – crisscrossing short bristles, which gently distribute mascara over the eyelashes, preventing them from sticking together, and cosmetics – clumping when applied in one layer. In general, this mascara is not for creating 'magic' volume. Rather, it is for correcting too rare or short eyelashes – with its help you can model quite standard, natural eyelashes.


  • Make-up lashes look natural, even if they are initially thin.
  • Easily washed off by any means.


  • Not suitable for over-natural volume.
  • You can apply only one layer, otherwise it crumbles.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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