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'Fashionista' Editors Share Their Favorite Mascaras

Our team weighs in.
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Part of the fun with beauty — okay, a big part — is that there are always new products (in very pretty packaging) to try out, especially when it comes to mascara. But a girl's gotta have a go-to, you know? Each one of our editors picked her favorite, and not surprisingly, two picked the same exact one. (That always happens.) 

Read on for our top picks for lengthening, volumizing and curling mascaras, all available to shop right now.

Cheryl Wischhover, Beauty Editor at Large


Dior Diorshow Mascara, $27.50, available at Sephora. 
Because of my job I try, many, many, MANY mascaras, but I keep coming back to this one. And yes, I have purchased it with my own money even though I have 12 open mascaras in my home at any given time. I crave volume and this one just always delivers. 

Alyssa Vingan, Senior Editor


Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara, $32, available at Barneys. 

I wouldn't say that I am loyal to any one mascara in particular, but this one I picked up recently from Kevyn Aucoin has proven to be great so far. My lashes are pretty dark already, but just one coat of this makes them look fuller, way longer and generally more glamorous without feeling too heavy — or flaking off at random intervals during the day. 

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Dhani Mau, Senior Editor


Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $3.99, available at Macy's.
I've tried a lot of mascaras, most of them found in a gift bag or at the office, but when it comes to actually buying one, I always come back to this. It's cheap and always dependable for its non-clumping quality.

Eliza Brooke, Associate Editor


Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash, $24, available at Sephora.
Ignoring the popular wisdom, I've gone through life so far without having ever invested in an eyelash curler. And with this mascara — swear to God — I might not have to. Its curling power is just that good.

Chantal Fernandez, Associate Editor


Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, $21, available at Ulta.
I really hate clumpy mascara which is why I'm a fan of Tarte's. Even after using it for a long time, it keeps my lashes full and separated. Plus it comes in a cool, weird faux leather container that I appreciate for standing out in my makeup bag. 

Lauren Indvik, Editor in Chief


Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash, $24, available at Sephora.
I was skeptical when a saleswoman at Benefit Cosmetics said this mascara would not only darken my lashes but also make them curl upwards — but that's exactly what this does, and I've now said goodbye to my eyelash curler for good.