7 best tubing mascaras to give your lashes long-lasting length and volume
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Tubing mascaras are exactly what they sound like: they coat each individual lash with a tube-like structure, ultimately fattening up and lengthening those flirty hairs so every wink, blink, and glance is enhanced to the max. Another benefit is their long-wearing capabilities that allow wearers to experience long, active days without smudging or flaking, and when they’re done, a little warm water or makeup remover will slide the product right off.

We looked at all the tubing mascara options from several popular retailers in luxury and affordable cosmetics, and the following list are the names that cropped up time and time again. Whether you’re scraping pennies and need to pick up an effective product from your local drugstore or willing to drop a little extra cash on a formula named for a beauty industry legend, the following five options are the ones to beat when it comes to tubing technology.

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Eyeko Black Magic Mascara Drama & Curl

Eyeko claims it is designed for “after hours seduction,” and an average 4.5 star rating on Ulta.com seems to back these claims nicely. Keratin and shea butter condition lashes while wearing, a zero-waste squeeze tube allows more uses for your money, and a water-resistant formula makes this a fantastic option for summer’s poolside adventures.

One reviewer claims it “adds length, holds a curl, doesn't clump,” then goes on to say: “It's not a dramatic mascara but I love that it does all of the above and defines my lashes without giving me spider lashes or flaking. A beautiful every day go to.”

Eyeko
$26.00

Blinc Original Tubing Mascara

We’ve mentioned Blinc before, but there’s good reason to bring them up again. Blinc is the original tubing mascara that won’t run, flake, or smudge throughout any number of activities during a heatwave or even just a good old-fashioned cry, and the volume and length it gives will have you setting aside your glue and falsies for months to come. A primer is also available for those who want an even bolder look, but make sure to apply your coats while the previous one is still wet--once it’s set, this formula isn’t going anywhere.

Blinc
$26.00

Kevin Aucion The Volume Mascara

Stunning packaging, stellar reviews, and the name of one of makeup’s all time greats behind it make Kevin Aucoin’s The Volume an obvious choice for what to try when you’re diving into the world of tubing mascaras. Kevin may be remembered for his pioneering techniques throughout the eighties and nineties that made him a God of contouring, but every detail in his lush and laborious looks was key to its completion. This mascara honors that gilded legacy by using tube technology to wrap every lash in a cocoon that adds length and volume that slides off easily with a bit of warm water when the day is done. Bonus: Jojoba oil ensures each lash stayed moisturized throughout the day to prevent breakage and encourage length.

Kevin Aucoin
$28.00

Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula

Clinique are often considered the experts on skin, but they’re no slouches when it comes to creating alluring eye products as well. Their Lash Power mascara is a beautiful option for those who prefer a “yours but longer” natural look, and it removes easily despite its longwear formulation. At under $20, this luxury product is barely more than several drugstore options, so it won’t break the bank to give it a try.

Clinique
$20.00

L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara

L’Oreal has always been one of drugstore cosmetics’ greatest secret weapons when it comes to mascara, and their Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara continues upholding that legacy. Like many others on this list, it will help extend, thicken, and curl your lashes to the gods, but it also slips off easily before bedtime. At just $11.99, it’s hard to beat something with all that promise for so little investment.

L'oreal
$11.99

Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara

Hourglass is a company known for their luxe packaging and fantastic (if a bit pricey) products, so when they say their mascara gives you the look of extensions in an instant, you can trust it'll come through.

A molded brush wraps each lash in a fibrous film that thickens them up and adds length with each stroke. The tubes slide off easily with warm water at the end of the day, and the "vegan and cruelty-free" label assures you can keep wagging those flirty lashes guilt-free.

Hourglass
$29.00

Guide Beauty Lash Wrap

Flexible polymers wrap your lashes for a full, 360 degree volumizing effect, and as with many tubing formulas, you'll never have to worry about smudges.

This mascara is also cruelty-free, vegan, and a clean formula, but the most unique and helpful aspect is the patent pending Guide ring that helps steady the hand for application! If you look closely at the product photos, you'll see just how perfectly the tube sits between the fingers and hand with that little bit of extra support that can make all the difference between a five minute makeup routine and 10 minutes of fix-ups should you waiver the tiniest bit–a real boon for anyone without an iron grip.

One beautiful testimony reads:

"I was really excited to receive my order as I recently ended up with a semi-paralyzed arm and putting on makeup usually made me cry. I would have everything completed and only needed to get my mascara on to finish my look. I ended up ruining my entire look as the mascara got all over my eyes and it was so exasperating! Now I can guide the mascara on with ease. Not only is the process easy but the quality of this mascara is really something. It covers my lashes and seems to make them grow and look much fuller."

Guide Beauty
$26.00
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