16 Mascaras That Are Totally Worth The Splurge

Just like with fashion, we're huge fans of the art of high-low mixing when it comes to beauty. There's nothing more thrilling than pairing an under-$10 lipstick with a high-end perfume. And while we love our drugstore buys, we have to admit that we also love to treat ourselves to a luxe splurge from time to time.

One of our favorite products to spend the big bucks on? Mascara. For good reason: Some of our favorite formulas are well over $20. With these, you're looking at less flaking, more ingenious ingredients (like beeswax), and longer wear. So if you're up for spending a few extra bucks on a mascara (that we promise you'll fall in love with), click through. We've rounded up some of the top luxury mascaras on the market right now.
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Chanel's Le Volume is a winner because of its innovative brush. It mixes long and short bristles to cling to each lash, plumping and lengthening them for a major Twiggy moment.

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, $32, available at Nordstrom.
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Armani's mascara is a favorite among consumers for two reasons. Firstly, its ultra-rich pigment means that just one swipe gives your lashes a full coat of product. Add the oversized brush, which lifts and separates lashes, and you've got a close-to-perfect mascara.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara, $32, available at Sephora.
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Our beauty director Cat Quinn swears by Benefit Roller Lash because of its ability to curl lashes in one swipe. The formula actually constricts lashes to pull them out and up, and the brush is designed to grab each individual lash.

Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara, $24, available at Ulta.
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Talk about a workhorse! Charlotte Tilbury's Full Fat Lashes addresses the five key issues for mascara lovers: curl, separation, volume, length, and what Tilbury calls "drama." Hey, it couldn't hurt, right?

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black, $29, available at Charlotte Tilbury.
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Looking for a lot of length? Chantecaille's Faux Cils Mascara is for you. According to the brand, the peptides in its formula help stimulate lash growth — and users have actually seen results. Just check out the reviews.

Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, $72, available at Nordstrom.
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One of the primary ingredients in Guerlain's Maxilash is beeswax, which is what makes it stand out from the rest. The wax allows you to sculpt lashes while keeping them supple — something the lion's share of mascaras are unable to do.

Guerlain Maxilash Volumizing and Curling Mascara, $32, available at Sephora.
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Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara is a heaven-sent for ladies who love to layer on the pigment. It's incredibly buildable, so you can swipe multiple times without it clumping or feathering.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23, available at Ulta.
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Can't choose between a lengthening and a volumizing mascara? MAC's Haute & Naughty Lash has both types of brushes in the same damn tube.

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash, $22, available at MAC.
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It's a cult favorite for a reason. Diorshow's claim to fame is its oversized brush and ability to build without feathering. Your lashes will be smooth and natural-looking all day long.

Dior Diorshow Mascara, $27.50, available at Sephora.
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Don't let NARS Audacious Mascara's spiky applicator scare you. The long, hooked bristles are designed to catch each lash and extend it while coating it in inky-black pigment. What more could you ask for?

NARS Audacious Mascara, $26, available at NARS.
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Rodial offers one of those mascaras that claims to last all day, and then actually does last all day. Swipe it on in the morning, and it will still look perfect right before you remove it at night.

Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL Black, $28, available at Blue Mercury.
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There are a few things to love about Sisley Paris' So Intense Mascara. First, the unique comb-like brush separates and lengthens lashes in just one swipe. But the real winner is the formula, which includes a peptide that lengthens and thickens lashes in just four weeks. And it works — we tried it, and are so happy with the results.

Sisley Paris So Intense Mascara, $67, available at Sisley Paris.
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This mascara from Tom Ford is all about length. Plus, it's got dope long-wear capabilities, so you won't wind up with raccoon eyes at the end of the day.

Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Length Mascara, $45, available at Neiman Marcus.
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YSL's Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils has a great formula, but the real reason we love it is the range of colors it comes in. From black to navy to a subtle purple, you can customize your color to complement your eyes.

YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils, $32, available at YSL Beauty.
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Love sooty, smudgy, rocker-inspired mascara? This tube is for you.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, $22, available at Urban Decay.
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The original French-girl mascara, Lancôme Hypnôse plumps even the tiniest baby lashes for major volume.

Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara, $27.50, available at Lancôme.
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