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The Best Mascaras On The Market, According To Our Editors

The proof is in our lashes!

Finding the best mascara is right up there on our list of beauty must-haves, next to the perfect red lipstick. But getting your hands on the right tube of mascara to lengthen, darken or curl your eyelashes requires a lot of trial and error. Not to mention, money.

The editors here at HuffPost Lifestyle have remained loyal to a few of the best mascaras. While we don't mind paying extra for the cult classic Dior DiorShow Blackout, we're also partial to more affordable ones like CoverGirl's LashBlast line, which gives any luxury brand stiff competition.

If you're shopping for a new mascara, keep reading to learn about the tubes our editors swear by.

1
YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll
YSL
"[It] doesn't run, doesn't flake prematurely and doesn't feel heavy on your lashes." - Rebecca Shapiro, Lifestyle senior editor. $32, yslbeautyus.com
2
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Cosmetics
"It dries quickly, isn't sticky and adds just the right amount of length." - Lexi Tollefsen, Lifestyle fellow. $10, sephora.com
3
CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara
CoverGirl
"I don't have the longest lashes and I find that when I put this on they look way more pronounced and I often don't even have to wear any other makeup!" - Jamie Feldman, Lifestyle associate editor. $7.99, ulta.com
4
Dior DiorShow Blackout Mascara
Dior
"DiorShow Blackout is worth every damn penny. It lasts forever and I get asked if my eyelashes are fake whenever I wear it!" - Jessica Kane, director of millennial outreach. $27.50, sephora.com
5
Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Mascara
Maybelline
"The wand tip is tapered, which makes the best combing action I've had so far." - Suzy Strutner, Lifestyle associate editor. $5.99, ulta.com
6
Lorac Pro+ Fiber Mascara
Lorac
"The thick brush is packed with tiny nylon fibers that attach to my natural eyelashes, making them appear instantly thicker, darker and longer. No complaints here." - Dana Oliver, executive fashion and beauty editor. $23, nordstrom.com
7
Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara
Benefit Cosmetics
"Benefit has a creamier formula that is easy to use and gives me volume while keeping my lashes looking fresh and, you guessed it, real! " - Chanel Parks, Lifestyle associate editor. $24, ulta.com

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