We can have long and beautiful eyelashes and still looking for ways to make them look bolder, thicker and lusher. After all, there is nothing wrong to put some drama look on the eyes even in the daytime. Here it comes the volumizing mascara, with its big brush, which not only will give you serious volume and thickness, it will also take you half the time to apply it.

Every year, many brands release a new and improved volumizing mascara. Still, not all of them will give you the bold lashes of your dreams.  It’s important to find the perfect formula that promises flirty, seductive and yet natural-looking lashes that won’t flake off or run after a few hours.

To find your perfect match we have selected one of the best volumizing mascaras on the market. Some of the reviews below are based on information found at https://www.beautypedia.com/

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Defining Lift and Fan Mascara

When it comes to mascaras, Estee Lauder has a mostly good track record, and it continues that trend with its Sumptuous Knockout Defining Lift and Fan Mascara.

The brush is excellent, and it’s easy to use. No clumping and no flaking which is good for contact lens wearers. The brush does a great job of separating the lashes and providing a lifting effect. It also stays on well all day long.

One of the best brand’s mascaras, it does contribute to the volume. However, Estee Lauder doesn’t claim that this is a volumizing formula. You can add another mascara on top of this if you want to have a more dramatic look.


  • Brush coats lashes from root to tip.
  • Adds a lift and separation to lashes for a fanned out effect.
  • Wears well without flaking or smudging.
  • Easy to remove.


  • It doesn’t lengthen your eyelashes

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara

The mascara comes in a simple orange tube with silver writing. It has a nice applicator shape and an amazing formula which combined give long, dramatic lashes that last all day without smudging and looking clumpy! For someone who has extremely short lashes, this mascara does an incredible job of lengthening them out and giving an illusion of false looking lashes!

The wand has a large soft brush with thick and flexible bristles that get coated very well with the mascara. I love the big brush as it is easier to apply the mascara and a fuller coverage is achieved! Thanks to that brush. The mascara goes onto the lashes smoothly and easily and provides lots and lots of beautiful lashes.

Once you start to apply it you can see right away how much volume you get – it is not called lash blast volume for no reason that’s for sure. Your lashes will look so thick after applying just one coat of this mascara and won’t leave you with horrible, clumpy spider lashes like some other volumizing mascaras.  If you do a few layers, it produces amazing, thick lashes!

It is a waterproof mascara so is more difficult to remove.

It darkens, thickens, lengthens and curls lashes beautifully! Lashes aren’t just defined. They’re amazing and absolutely divine.


  • This mascara gives voluminous, lengthened, and curled lashes.
  • It dries quickly after application and doesn’t cause heaviness or flakiness on your lashes. It doesn’t clump even after 2-3 coats.
  • Affordable
  • It is waterproof and smudge-proof.
  • Hypoallergenic and suitable for contact lens wearers
  • It lasts throughout the day.
  • It goes on smoothly


  • Difficult to remove

Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara

The mascara comes in a striking hot pink and tube with golden writing all over the middle and has a large tapered brush with strong bristles. I must say I love this brush as it seems to grab all the lashes, even those shortest ones. No doubt that one of the main selling points of this mascara is its super-sized brush.

Moving the brush back and forth from the base of the lashes to the ends gave my long lashes volume and curl.

As for the performance, the results are spectacular! The lashes look very dramatic, and the volume is amazing. It is definitely a volumizing and thickening mascara. Pumped Up! does a good job of adding both length and volume to lashes without clumping, even after multiple swipes, although most people will find only a couple swipes are necessary.

When you use this mascara, you have everything you want: black color, volume, length and a full fan effect. It is very long lasting, and at the same time, it is easy to remove it with any micellar water.


  • Large brush makes application easier.
  • Adds good length and volume to lashes.
  • It doesn’t clump.
  • It doesn’t flake or smudge throughout its wear time.



Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

The packaging is to die for, as it comes in this pink metal heavy tube which feels very luxe.

Its huge hourglass-shaped wand at first can look quite scary and hard to use but once you get the hang of it gives unbelievable lashes. It separates and curl the lashes and adds so much volume that they look like false lashes.

There’s a slight exaggeration in the name, but l let you decide if it is actually better than sex. One is for sure; this mascara definitely performs well.

The formula thickens, lengthens and curls the look of your eyelashes for extreme volume and provides smudge-proof, all-day wear.

One coat of the carbon black, collagen-fueled formula delivers full lashes stretched to unbelievable lengths; two coats delivers lashes that are even more luscious, curled and dramatic.


  • Builds volume and length.
  • Curls lashes.
  • Water-resistant.
  • Won’t smudge or flake once set.


  • Takes longer than usual to dry, which increases the risk of smudging.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

OK, to be clear: Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Eye Mascara doesn’t have anything to do with achieving a gorgeous smokey eye look. That comes from eyeshadow and eyeliner application, regardless of which mascara you use.

Packaging is pretty standard for Bobbi Brown in being a silver tube with minimal fuss or decoration.

The brush itself doesn’t look out of the ordinary. It’s a simple, straight mascara brush which didn’t look too special,  but it does just as good a job when it comes to coating lashes. It is quite easy to maneuver to define inner and outer lashes completely. No clumps or feathering. Stays all day but still easy to remove. Lashes are left looking separated and defined. It also doesn’t smudge or flake. Nothing but perfectly voluminous lashes!

The result isn’t a high-drama lash look, but it definitely enhances the eyes.


  • Doesn’t clump, even after multiple coats.
  • Doesn’t smudge or flake.
  • Adds good volume and length to lashes.


  • Pricey, considering there are similar mascaras available for far less

Almay Mega Volume Waterproof Mascara

The innovative Megaphone Brush is designed to maximize formula pickup and deliver to your lashes. Unlike any other mascara, the bristles are shorter on the inner corner. Because of this weird shape, the application can be a little bit tricky at first but what is interesting about it is that it can help flaring up the lashes on the outer corner. For me, the best way to apply this mascara is by dragging the brush along the lashes instead of wiggling it.

The formula is not too thin but not too thick, and it is more wet than dry. It enhances lashes by adding a good amount of length, volume, and even some curl. The mascara is soft and doesn’t feel stiff on lashes.

You can use this mascara throughout the day, with no smudging, flaking, and it is truly waterproof as claimed,

If you’ve been looking for a good multitasking mascara in a budget price range, this is your mascara.


  • Adds good length, volume, and some curl to lashes.
  • It doesn’t flake or smudge.
  • Waterproof as claimed.



L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

Lash Paradise Mascara comes in a metallic pink tube and has a slightly-oversized brush, perfect for instantly adding volume and applies clump-free even after multiple coats.

The mascara itself is smooth and easy to apply. It provides good length, some curl, and a good amount of volume, however, the “dramatic volumizing effect” L’Oreal claims is not that impressive.

It is waterproof as claimed, only coming off if you use a waterproof makeup remover.

Lash Paradise is the mascara I recommend to anyone looking for a drugstore gem.


  • The formula applies easily and doesn’t clump.
  • Provides good length, curl, and some volume.
  • It Doesn’t flake or smudge.
  • Waterproof as claimed.


  • Volume isn’t quite as impressive as claimed.