Mascara Best in Test ⇒ Best Mascara (2021) ⇔ (Review)

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Here comes a great mascara best in test! I have tested the most popular mascaras on the market to find the best mascara! Do you have a favorite or a good mascara you want to recommend?

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I can say like this, if it's been unusually quiet here in the blog lately, it's because I've been working on this mascara post for two months, haha. Not really, but almost! I have put 14 different mascaras to the test and will then continue to update this post with more mascaras.

The world's biggest "mascara best in test" maybe this will be in the end;)

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A selection of the ones I tested! To find the best mascara, I plan to continuously update this post with new mascaras as I test them. (Mascara best in test - Last updated 2021.02.20)

If you want to tell me about a good mascara or if you have a favorite mascara that you think is the best mascara, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post!

Mascara Best in Test

Mascara best in test ⇒ Best mascara 2021

In this great mascara best in test, I have tried different mascaras from different brands. I have thoroughly evaluated them on the pros and cons, prices, quantity, etc. to find a test winner and perhaps the best mascara ever ;)

The winners are also divided into different categories because different mascaras are good in different ways!

I also want to emphasize that I skipped having mascaras that I sell myself (which you can see in my webshop creativemakeup.se) because I write so much about them otherwise anyway :)

What is the best mascara?

The list below contains all the mascaras in the test, in no particular order.

The mascaras tested in this best in test:

  1. Indy Beauty - Curl It Up! Defining Mascara
  2. Indy Beauty - Raise the Volume! Volumising Mascara
  3. Loreal Mascara - L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara
  4. Isadora Mascara - IsaDora Flashing Volume
  5. Maybelline Mascara - Lash Sensational Multiplying Mascara
  6. Max Factor Mascara - Masterpiece Max Mascara
  7. Max Factor Mascara - 2000 Calorie Mascara Dramatic Volume
  8. Clinique Mascara - Clinique Lash Power Mascara
  9. Xlash Mascara
  10. Lancome Mascara - Lancome Hypnosis Mascara
  11. Clarins - Be Long Mascara
  12. Idun Mascara - Magna Lengthening Mascara
  13. Estee Lauder Mascara - Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
  14. Sensai Mascara - 38 ° C Volumising

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The winners has been divided into these different categories of mascara best in test:

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Indy Beauty - Curl It Up! Defining Mascara Review

Characteristics: Defining Volume: 8.5 ml Price range: Average

Indy Beauty - Curl It Up! Defining Mascara Review

Product description:

“A mascara for long, defined eyelashes. A narrow mascara brush with soft fibers bends and separates the lashes for a beautiful result that lasts all day, without smudges or crumbs. Can be built on after each application, but let the mascara dry between applications. Unscented & 100% vegan mascara. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 159 (Link)

Indy Beauty - Curl It Up! Defining Mascara best in test

Indy Beauty Curl It Up! Defining Mascara Review:

Application: Easily painted! You can work a lot with the brush and lashes. It quickly gives a carbon black color and fine lashes. Can lump a little if you have a lot of powder on the lashes (I who powder myself so much) so try to be careful with the lashes when you powder yourself.

Mascara brush: Very soft and nice mascara brush.

Results: Have tried both bending the lashes with pliers and skipping it. The mascara will be just as nice no matter what! My lashes are not difficult to bend, but few mascaras bend them as much without pliers as this one actually does. Good separation (not super-combing, but still separated) and also a lot of volume. It is not described as a volume mascara but I think more about volume than separation.

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Sustainability: Great compared to many mascaras, but not completely flawless as it discolours a little under the eye for me. Which is probably due to my oily skin. Think it holds up well to most others!

Easy to wash off? No difficulty in washing off! Neither with eye makeup remover (micellar water) nor with hot water and my usual cleaning.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Easily painted
+ Nice volume!
+ Vegan
Not perfect durability on oily skin

Summary: Indy Beauty curl it up defining mascara is really a mascara for me, if only it had lasted a little better! But if I use eye primer and powder the skin under the eyes properly, I think it will go well anyway. I will probably continue to use it even if it does not win the best mascara in tests! Nice to avoid eyelash curlers! :)

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Rating: 4/5 likes!

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Indy Beauty - Raise The Volume! Volumising Mascara Review

Characteristics: Volumizing Volume: 12.5 ml Price range: Average

Indy Beauty - Raise The Volume! Volumising Mascara Review

Product description:

“The mascara should give the lashes maximum volume. The mascara brush with fibers should create a beautiful result with thick & full lashes that last all day, without smudges or crumbs. It should be possible to build on after each application, but let the mascara dry between applications. Unscented & 100% vegan mascara. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 159 (Link)

Indy Beauty - Raise The Volume! Volumising Mascara best in test

Indy Beauty Raise The Volume! Volumising Mascara Review:

Application: Easy to paint and quick to paint! Easy on the lower lashes and good precision even though the brush is large.

Mascara brush: Large and soft brush that is really combing. It is not entirely common with such greasy brushes that also comb effectively.

Results: Very nice length and separation. Large brush is not = volume I have realized from this post. Think this gives more separation and length than volume.

Sustainability:Pretty good but discolors a bit under the eyes of me. Could be because I have oily skin. I get such heavenly nice eyelashes from this and like everything with it, so a pity that it does not keep clean because then it would have been a new favorite!

Easy to wash off? No difficulty in washing off! Neither with eye makeup remover (micellar water) nor with hot water and my usual cleaning.

Other: Great price for a mascara! But not only that but the content of 12.5 ml is extremely good! This makes the mascara even more affordable as you get a lot for your money.

Difference in Indy Beauty curl it up & Raise the volume: The funny thing is that I would like to change the product description on these to the opposite. That Curl it up gives more volume and that Raise the volume are more separated and length. At least on my eyelashes! :) Besides that, Curl It Up holds me a little better than what Raise The Volume does, the volume mascara discolors a little more under the eye (have tested on each eye the same day and could therefore see the difference clearly). And that Indy Beauty Raise The Volume contains a larger amount, 12.5 ml compared to Curl It Up which contains 8.5 ml.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Affordable & large quantity!
+ Vegan
+ Separates and lengthens lashes.
Smaller volume than promised
– Not perfect durability on oily skin

Summary: Indy Beauty Raise the volume mascara is exactly the kind of mascara I am looking for as I personally prefer separated lashes over volume. But since it is described as a volume mascara, I can not really give it a "full pot" anyway. But extremely fine lashes and I will test the powder properly under the eyes and see if it lasts better then - in such cases it will be used extensively!

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Rating: 3.5 / 5 likes!

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Loreal Mascara - L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara Review

Characteristics: Extends & Separates Volume: 8 ml Price range: Average

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Product description:

Telescopic Mascara is the first mascara from L´Oréal Paris that both lengthens and separates eyelashes. With a flexible multi-brush with high precision, it separates and lengthens the eyelashes in a nice way, without clumping. ”

Price at time of writing: 165: - (Link)

Loreal Mascara - L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara best in test

L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara Review:

Application: The first time I used this, it became very nice directly on one eye, while the other eye was more difficult to work due to too much mascara cream. Then I realized that you need to hold the brush at the right angle so that it combs properly, because it does not have even spikes around the entire brush. But Super good precision!

Mascara brush: A little sloppy rubber brush, I prefer a firmer one that you can press a little more with. But otherwise good.

Results: Proper separation (depends a bit on how you hold the brush) and good volume. Nice result! The lower lashes became nice and defined! Really think it is a good mascara for people with shorter eyelashes!

Other: This mascara is really popular! I am in many beauty groups on Facebook and every time someone asks for mascara tips, this is recommended. So no matter what I say, you can think that it is very popular with many! :)

Sustainability: Colored off a bit, mostly upstairs (so it probably depends on my oily skin) but a little down as well.

Easy to wash off? Easy to wash off!

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Nice length and volume
+ Super good precision
+ Very nice lashes!
You have to hold the brush at the right angle to get the combing effect.

Summary: I know that L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara is super-poppis and the winner in several "mascara best in test"! I think this is a good mascara for people who have a little hard-working eyelashes? Because I have used this twice and both times it has looked best on my "worse eye" where the lashes are a little more difficult to work with. It was interesting :) For me personally, I do not like the sloppy brush and it colored a little too much on the top of the eye so that I can use it regularly.

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Rating: 3/5 likes!

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Isadora Mascara - IsaDora Flashing Volume Review

Characteristics: Volumizing Volume: 9 ml Price range: Budget

Isadora Mascara - IsaDora Flashing Volume Review

Product description:

Flashing Volume from Isadora gives the lashes incredible volume and an illusion of false eyelashes. The unique brush with cavities provides double the amount of mascara, for even coverage and full lashes. The brush is made to separate and define each eyelash. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 149 (Link)

Isadora Mascara - IsaDora Flashing Volume best in test

IsaDora Flashing Volume Review:

Application: This I like! Very much cream at once. It is enough to dip the brush once per eye. Very fast application! You do not have to work so much with the brush to get it nice. You can work a lot with the lashes and build up more volume and length if you wish. Easy even on the lower lashes - which became very long.

Brush: Combs the straws finely. The top of the brush is as wide as the rest, so if you have difficulty accessing the corner of the eye, you may want a brush with a narrower top. But good precision for my lashes.

Results: Very full-bodied closest to the root and separated tops. A combo that is not very common actually. Like it very much!

Other: Sometimes when you pull up the brush, one comes unusual large cloth on top that you have to scrape off against the edge of the sleeve.

Sustainability: I was black on the skin both above and below the eye after a whole day with this mascara. It was black further down under the eye than where my lower lashes reach, which must mean that it crumbled during the day and thus turned black under the eye.

Easy to wash off? Yes! Both with my usual makeup remover (micellar water) and with regular facial cleanser and water.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Gives a lot of volume
+ AND separates
 Does not last all day

Summary: IsaDora Flashing Volume would have been a perfect mascara for me who loves both volume and separation - IF the durability had only been better. Sustainability is for me a deal breaker. (Note my "problem" long lashes and oily skin). Otherwise, I actually think it would have combed home first place as mascara best in test, my lashes will be really crazy nice!

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Rating: 3.5 / 5 likes!

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Maybelline Mascara - Lash Sensational Multiplying Mascara Review

Characteristics: Volumizing Volume: 10.7 ml Price range: Budget

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Product description:

Lash Sensationel from Maybelline is a volume mascara that will give you fan-shaped lashes with fantastic volume. With the flexible curved brush you can catch and highlight each fringe with the inner bristles and with the outer ones you spread the lashes out like a fan. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 129 (Link)

Maybelline Mascara - Lash Sensational Multiplying Mascara best in test

Maybelline Lash Sensational Multiplying Mascara Review:

Best mascara in the budget category - Low price for the whole 10.5 ml!

Application: It comes with just the right amount of cream for each move. Can work long and hard with the brush! Good precision in the corner of the eye and lower lashes despite the thick brush. Very combing!

Mascara brush: Large and curved rubber brush that is very combing. Access to every eyelash.

Results: Many eyelashes! Volume and separation at the same time. Have probably never tried a mascara that made my eyelashes look so numerous. I understand why it is called "Multiplying Mascara" :)

Sustainability: Good for being a budget mascara! Stained a little under the eyes only.

Easy to wash off? Easy to wash off, both with micellar water and with hot water and regular cleaning.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Many eyelashes!
+ The brush reaches every fringe
+ Affordable with a lot of content
Colors a little under the eyes

Summary: Maybelline Lash Sensational Multiplying Mascara I will definitely use more! Not a durability that I trust on important occasions, but nice and many eyelashes and a good everyday mascara. Absolutely wins "mascara best in test" when it comes to budget mascaras!

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Rating: 4/5 likes!

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Max Factor Mascara - Masterpiece Max Mascara Review

Characteristics: Volumizing Volume: 7.2 ml Price range: Average

Max Factor Mascara - Masterpiece Max Mascara Review

Product description:

“Masterpiece Max Mascara from Max Factor is a volume mascara that should immediately give thick and defined eyelashes without lumps. Their high-tech iFX brush should give a delicious result in just a few seconds. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 169 (Link)

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Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara Review:

Fun fact: This is the mascara I used when I started putting on make-up when I was a teenager. I used it for many, many years! :) The smell / smell (which is not very special) reminds me of old times haha.

Application: This old treat is not so stupid! Fast-working, separates nicely, just right with the color of the brush - quite a bit but still enough. Buildable but nicer if you do not do it, because it does not separate as well then.

Mascara brush: Good precision and a rubber brush that combs nicely! Narrow top that makes it easy to access in the corner of the eye.

Results: I remember why I liked it! I have always liked separated lashes, no lumps and no hassle. But still carbon black results and long eyelashes. Very good!

Easy to wash off? Yes! Both with my usual makeup remover (micellar water) and with regular facial cleanser and water.

Sustainability: My most common complaint. I was black both above and below the eye at the end of the day! It was black further down under the eye than where my lower lashes reach, which must mean that it crumbled during the day and thus turned black under the eye.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Separates nicely and gives long lashes
+ Does not clump.
Does not last all day

Summary: Maxfactor Masterpiece Max Mascara is perfect for you who like separated but carbon black and long eyelashes. Gives a natural result. However, sustainability is for me a deal breaker. (Note my "problem" long lashes and oily skin). Remember it from before too, how you went and pulled with your finger on the eyelid to get rid of the blackness!

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Rating: 3.5 / 5 likes!

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Max Factor Mascara - 2000 Calorie Mascara Dramatic Volume Review

Characteristics: Volumizing Volume: 9 ml Price range: Budget

Max Factor Mascara - 2000 Calorie Mascara Dramatic Volume Review

Product description:

“Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara will give triple the volume of your eyelashes! 2000 Calorie Mascara Dramatic Volume has a formula that makes even the thinnest lashes thick and gives them up to 300% volume directly. Can be easily washed off with a mild makeup remover / makeup remover, so even those with sensitive eyes or those who use lenses can use this mascara. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 139 (Link)

Max Factor Mascara - 2000 Calorie Mascara Dramatic Volume best in test

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara Dramatic Volume Review:

Application: Easily painted! Separates nicely even though it does not "comb" so much. Just right with color.

Mascara brush: Soft and pleasant brush with a narrow tip that gives a nice separation.

Results: Separated lashes and a mild result. However, I can not agree with the promised "Dramatic Volume". More of an everyday mascara!

Sustainability: Just a little dark under the eye. Nothing over the eyes.

Easy to wash off? Easy to wash off, no strangeness.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Affordable with good content (9 ml)
+ Easy to paint and nice result
Not as much volume as promised

Summary: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara Dramatic Volume is a good everyday mascara I would say :) When I do not do a proper eye makeup but only have mascara, then I like a natural result. Good durability for being so cheap too! However, it gets a few minus points because it promises much more volume than I feel it gives.

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Rating: 3.5 / 5 likes!

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Clinique Mascara - Clinique Lash Power Mascara Review

Characteristics: Extension Volume: 6 ml Price range: Average

Clinique Mascara - Clinique Lash Power Mascara Review best in test

Product description:

“Lash Power Mascara from Clinique must be moisture-proof for up to 24 hours and withstand both moisture and tears. Hot water should be enough to wash off. The brush should give beautifully long lashes, and also length to the very shortest of the eyelashes. Clinique mascara 38 degrees is also ophthalmologically tested. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 245 (Link)

Clinique Mascara - Clinique Lash Power Mascara Review

Clinique Lash Power Mascara Review:

Application: Separates nicely and can work a lot with the lashes. Can be built up but you then have to dip twice, because there is not much mascara cream on the brush. Easy even on the lower lashes.

Brush: Good precision and I like that the brush is narrow and long. I also like that it is soft, it combs nicely even though it is not made of rubber.

Results: Lumps a lot on me! Almost so I'm not sure if I got a Monday copy. It is clear in the picture what I mean. It did not turn out well.

Easy to wash off? Yes! Semi-simple with my usual makeup remover (micellar water), it did not disappear immediately but it worked. With regular facial cleansing and water, there were no problems at all!

Sustainability: Black under the eye at the end of the day. It holds moisture and oil, but I was black further down under the eye than where my lower lashes reach, which must mean that it crumbled during the day and thus colored black under the eye. But it had not discolored on the eyelid so it fits oily skin that way.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Easy to wash off in warm water (40+ degrees).
+
Holds tears and moisture without smudges.
+ Good brush for easy application.
Lumps, no nice result on my lashes.

Summary: I googled "Clinique Lash Powder Mascara reviews" and am becoming more and more sure that I got a Monday copy, because many people really like it! Personally, I really like the brush and if it had not crumbled, it would probably have held up well as well. I may have to buy a new one and update this review :) But if it is to be so clumsy, it really is a dealbreaker for me and ends up in last place as the best mascara in the test.

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Rating: 1/5 likes!

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Xlash Mascara Review

Characteristics: Extension Volume: 7 g Price range: Average

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Product description:

Xlash Mascara will help to get the maximum length of the eyelashes. The mascara has caring properties and a smart brush that prevents the mascara from clumping. Xlash Mascara should also give extra volume and 100% color to each eyelash. It has a high concentration of carbon black pigments and ensures a rich and deep color. ”

Price at time of writing: SEK 169 (Link)

Xlash Mascara Review best in test

Xlash Mascara Review:

Almost the best mascara! Place number two as mascara best in test!

Application: Lots of color at once and you can work with the brush for a long time, which I like! My hairdresser told me about Xlash Mascara and said "finally I found the right one!".

Mascara brush: Large and curved brush. When I saw it, I did not think it looked so good actually, but it combs nicely and gives good precision!

Results: Volume and length! Not very separated eyelashes but still "nicely brushed" I would say. Possibly think it is a bit awkward though, I happened to smudge a bit on the eyelid.

Other: What smeared on the skin was very easy to remove with a dry top!

Sustainability: Pure durability !! Not a trace of crumbs or smudges. Very satisfied!!

Easy to wash off? Easy to wash off, both with micellar water and my usual cleaning and hot water.

Advantages (+) and Disadvantages (-):

+ Sits all day!
+
Nothing lumpy or sticky.
+ Carbon black
Slightly awkward brush

Summary: Full hit! I like that I can work for a long time with the brush, the result is nice with just the right volume, separation and above all nice length. And it fits well all day too! Had Sensai not been in this "mascara best in test", Xlash would have scooped the win! I get a little nicer lashes from Sensai, but they almost have a shared first place!

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Rating: 5/5 likes!