Want people to think you’ve had your lashes done? These volumising mascaras promise to deliver.
Lash envy? Never heard of her, with these secret weapons
By Emma Allcock
Beauty Content Assistant / July 03 2023
In our honest opinion, lash compliments are the absolute BEST to receive. Like never stop telling us how unreal our lashes look! (Seriously, please).
We’ve found that volumising mascaras give us that fluttering fake lash look, adding more dimension to the lash root, and amping up that ‘full’ effect.
Say goodbye to having to use multiple mascaras to get that absolute ‘wow’ moment with our collection of volumising mascaras.
Maybelline LASH SENSATIONAL SKY HIGH MASCARA
We know, we know: this viral mascara is absolutely everywhere at the moment, filling our TikTok feeds with its incredibly dramatic effects.
Sensational it is! Formulated with bamboo extract for long full lashes, its ‘flex tower’ brush bends to coat every lash from root to tip.
And, with the extra bonus of being ophthalmologically- tested, sensitive eyed girlies, this one can fulfill your longest lash dreams.
$25.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
This incredible lengthening, volumising mascara is made with a tubing formulation. A tubing mascara lengthens by wrapping each lash with a coating of fibers (such as polymers) and pigment in a tube that will not budge (hello,smudge-proof mascara)!
The Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara includes jojoba oil as an added ingredient to help condition your lashes as you stun with lashes for days.
Plus, because of its tubing formulation it's easy to remove with just water!
$48 at Mecca
M.A.C Cosmetics MACStack
When this mascara was released it definitely got its fair share of attention with the launch image claiming ‘clump free lashes’ (big call in our opinion) and showing 40 coats of said mascara was definitely divisive. However we definitely rate the ability this stackable mascara has to not only lengthen and, lift but also most importantly volumise, all with one single formula.
Try out this buildable, smudge- proof viral tube and you’ll be thanking us (and hey, M.A.C too) for all the compliments you’ll be getting on your lashes.
$54 at The Iconic
Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-A-Porter Mascara
Lancôme does not disappoint, delivering a soft cashmere (how luxe!) brush to deposit without overwhelming the lashes with the product. This mascara offers a highly pigmented black cream texture with less wax to ensure less lash stiffness, and backed with native rose cells for added lash strengthening.
The end result? A seductive, intense, volumised lash look you definitely won’t be going past.
$64 at Lancôme
Maybelline New York Volum’ Express® The Falsies ™ Black Drama Mascara
This absolute OG mascara has been sitting in our makeup bags since forever. (Not literally, please check your makeup expiry dates!). And while it may have changed over the years, the Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies still delivers the same ‘spoon’ wand applicator to lift and create that dramatic voluminous ‘wow’.
$20.99 at Chemist Warehouse
CHANEL Inimitable Intense Volume – Length – Curl – Separation
Chanel really brings the multifunctionality, targeting four incredible aspects, providing a multidimensional effect.
As a waterproof formula you can guarantee that it will last the day no matter the humidity! With thin elastomer bristles, there will be no clumps in sight. Mineral waxes blended with polymers are what give the Chanel Inimitable Intense Volume – Length – Curl – Separation its incredible volume and lasting ability. Carnauba and bees waxes aid in the volumising, while also adding shine and nourishment. It’s also ophthalmologically-tested and safe to use with contact lenses.
$63 at Meyer
Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Spectacular Volume
Mascara, inspired by lip gloss? Yup, you read that right. The Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Spectacular Volume Mascara is saturated with black kohl pigments to create a lacquered glossy look.
$60 at David Jones
Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara
Coming in at our most expensive mascara on the list (and honestly maybe the market), the Chantecaille Faux Cils is our favourite boujee pick. As the name suggests, it’s destined to give you a false lash look. The blend is created using rose oil to condition and natural waxes to add that dimension and lift, plus even special peptides to boost lash growth stimulation. Their ‘made without’ list is impressively long to ensure only the best ingredients are going on your eyes (thank you from sensitive eyes everywhere).
$122 at Mecca
Essence Lash Like a Boss Instant Volume & Length Mascara Ultra Black
It can’t be a roundup of the best volumising mascaras without the inclusion of our favourite budget buy.
Essence Lash Like a Boss mascara is delivered on a curved soft fibre brush to lift and lengthen, giving that voluminous dose of definition. Living up to its name, you’ll feel like the boss wearing this mascara!
$8.50 at Priceline
Rimmel London Wonder’Volume Thrill Seeker Mascara
Okay Rimmel we guess we’re thrill seekers set to get the ‘London Look’! They make it so easy for us with the Rimmel London Wonder’Volume Thrill Seeker Mascara. With a super soft brush that gently applies the panthenol- filled (nourished lashes for the win) creamy mascara. It is a highly loved and reviewed mascara for the BEAUTYcrew team.
“Rimmel has always made excellent mascaras, but this one is the best so far in my opinion. I don’t even need a lash curler with this mascara! I use this mascara everyday for work and I love it so much. I’ve tried a lot of different mascaras and no other mascara can compare to this one. I always come back to it. I love it so much. It gives a lot of length and a lot of volume and it does not clump up one bit.” - Myrna J. - BEAUTYcrew Member
$23.95 at Chemist Warehouse
Designer Brands Centre Stage Curl & Volume Mascara
Another addition of a tubing mascara to our volumising list!
The Designer Brands Centre Stage Curl & Volume Mascara is overflowing with incredible ingredients to help nourish your lashes while you wear! It comes packed with aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and vitamins A and E set to maintain lash moisture, hydration and smoothing. Q10 is incredible for helping to boost collagen production (for fresh lashes) and antioxidant- boosting green tea extract is exactly what gives you that glow! It’s smudge proof (thanks to its tubing formula) , with a weightless feel, and, it’s applied with an hourglass brush to lift and give that volume we’re all looking for.
$16.99 at DB Cosmetics
Too Faced Better than Sex
Honestly, it’s a big call, and truly it’s a pretty widely rated mascara (even making Mecca’s hall of fame). And we can see why, as it’s packed with peptides to condition the lashes while acacia senegal tree extracts set and maintain thick, glorious volume.
With just a few coats of the Better Than Sex mascara, people will be asking if you’ve got false lashes on!
$45 at Mecca
LASHgro Eyelash Grow Serum
We couldn’t let a lash volumising article go by without a special mention to a lash growth serum.
If your lashes are shorter than the fluttering stunning lashes you see the girlies on your insta ‘wake-up’ with, this is your PSA to start using a lash serum.
Some serums we’ve seen pop up on the market have been a little… problematic. LASHgro, however, isn’t one of them, with a natural, vegan, hormone and cruelty- free formula your lashes are guaranteed to love.
$69.95 at Lash Gro Australia
Emma Allcock is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Content Assistant, advocate of inappropriately Capitalised words, and can honestly talk to a wall if asked. She’s a sunrise chaser and coffee addict aficionado (goes hand in hand with the sunrises). Lover of all things beauty, she doesn’t discriminate, although she’s very partial to her acrylic nails.