5 XXL Mascaras That Are Perfect For Short Lashes (Really)

Monolids included.


Mascara ads are such a load of bullshit – XXL bullshit. If you're a short-lashed girl or you have monolids, you'll probably know this especially well. I mean, we all know that the models in the pictures are wearing falsies and have been photoshopped to within an inch of their lives, but the search for a volumizing mascara that actually does what it says on the packaging is real.

But don't be discouraged, there are mascaras out there which can pump up even the tiniest lashes to falsie levels. You just need to know where to look. Hint: East Asians know what's up. Here are six awesome volume-boosting mascaras you definitely need to try.


Peripera Air Wing Volume Lashcara

When the mascara brush looks like a hairy caterpillar, it's a good sign. The dense bristles and fibrous formula of this curved baby really latch onto the lashes to bulk them up and extend them. The bonus: it's non-smudge and stays put all day.

Shop it here for $10.


Son & Park Power Volume Mascara

If you're looking more for length than tons of volume, this mascara by Korean brand Son & Park could be for you. The nylon bristled brush might look pretty bog standard but the formula does a great job at lengthening and separating the lashes for a fluttery effect.

Shop it here for $15.


Clio Salon de Cara Mascara

If you didn't already catch on, the “Salon” part refers to the brush which looks like a tiny velcro hair roller. The result is anything but tiny, however. The shortness of the silicone bristles allows for thick application – you just have to make sure you sweep through enough to even it out. This is more volumizing than it is lengthening, but it does hold curl like a pro.

Shop it here for $12.


Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara

This popular Japanese mascara has received rave reviews in makeup forums and unlike most mascaras, it actually does what it says on the packaging: lengthening and curling. The fibrous formula builds up the lashes – to surprising levels. If you're looking for a big length and bold volume pay-off, this is for you.

Shop it here for $23.


Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister

Shisedo is a hugely popular brand, even outside of Japan and Asia. This mascara is one of its best, with a tiny, lash-separating comb and a fibrous lengthening formula. All that length does mean that if you're prone to rubbing your eyes, the false ends might just break off. But it's definitely easier to resist when you know your lashes look so bomb.

Shop it here for $23.


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