My hesitant usage of mascaras began with Dr. Hauschka nearly 8 years ago. It was my very first foray into mascara, and I remember that I loved the way my lashes stood out…and how my eyelids itched like hell. I then dove into my mom’s mascara supply, and was continually intrigued by the scary looking spines on skinny wands that you’re supposed to stick pretty effing close to your eyeball. While I certainly entertained and prided myself on my bravery, I didn’t appreciate how every single mascara either gave me that oh-so-desired raccoon look or elicited itchy eyelids. I figured I was destined to have blonde, mascara-phobic eyelashes for life. Then 3 years ago an amazing friend of mine started tinting my eyelashes black and bam! issue resolved.
Eh not quite. While I am extremely grateful for having naturally long, curled eyelashes that allows the tint to give me a mascara-like effect on the daily, when I want to go all out and…(dun dun dun) put on eyeshadow and what not, then mascara is definitely in order.
Thus I have personally investigated every known natural mascara on the market since 2010. That’s a pretty good gig. 😉 I present to you my favorite mascaras all neatly tucked into one place.
A relative newbie to the mascara scene. This mascara is fantastic for those that want length, separation, and rich color.
The formula and wand are amazing on this mascara. It creates length, curl, and separation and doesn’t smudge or flake.
ILIA Mascara $26
I prefer a slightly thicker, less separated look to my lashes, and this richly pigmented, luscious mascara provides just that.
A long-time favorite of mine and winner of the 2011 and 2012 Epic Beauty Awards. The formula is very simple, making it ideal for those with hypersensitive skin.
The wand is a bit shorter and easier to control, it deposits rich color, and makes lashes thick. I am told by some people that it is slightly prone to flaking, though I have not experienced this myself. Plus, the tube is refillable.
I’ve always loved 100% Pure for their gentle, fruit-based formulations, and this lovely mascara is no exception. It tends to smudge a bit on very oily eyelids.
Beautiful, rich color. Especially wonderful for those with gluten or talc sensitivities — this mascara offers the rare benefit of containing no wheat, gluten, or talc.
Fantastically luxurious and volumizing – something you would expect out of an expensive department store mascara. The only downside is that if you’re gluten sensitive, this one may not be for you (it contains wheat protein).
Which natural mascara is your favorite? Let us all know. 🙂