caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara rating

:caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara

Price: $24.00

0.37 oz

Milabu Rating

(4.6)

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Tower 28 Make Waves Clean Mascara review

:Tower 28 MakeWaves Clean Mascara

Price: $20.00

0.29 oz

Milabu Rating

(4.5)

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ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

:ILIA Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara

Price: $28.00

0.27 oz

Milabu Rating

(4.3)

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Saie Mascara 101 Lengthening & Lifting

:Saie Mascara 101 Lengthening & Lifting

Price: $25.00

0.31 oz

Milabu Rating

(4.3)

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Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara wand and tube

:Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara

Price: $26.00

0.35 oz

Milabu Rating

(4.3)

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:Lawless The One & Done Mascara

Price: $25.00

0.4 oz

Milabu Rating

(4.1)

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Meet your new favorite mascaras.

Mascaras are one of our favorite products to test out here at Milabu HQ. There are so many different formulas, wands, and lash effects (volumizing, lengthening, etc.) – brands have so many considerations! And, the reality is, mascara is such a personal thing. Some of us prefer more wet formulas, while others prefer drier formulas.

Here are some of the characteristics we look for in a mascara: (1) length (2) separation free of clumping (3) immediate intense pigment, and (4) minimal smudging/transferring or flaking. In addition, the specific mascara claims should deliver. If it claims volume, it best deliver. After all, who wants a volumizing mascara that makes lashes fall flat?!

We are so excited that the clean beauty movement has taken off and so many brands are launching natural mascara formulas. And, they deliver too. We’ve put together a list of our 6 favorite clean mascaras. All of these formulas are cruelty free, ophthalmologist tested, and free of ingredients like parabens, phthalates, talc, fragrance, and more. Sensitive eyes rejoice!

Video Reviews

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ft. Lawless The One & Done

caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara

caliray

Come Hell or High Water Mascara
(4.6)

Price: $24.00 >

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best For: Length, curl
  • Wand Type: boar bristle brush with multi-dimensional fibers
  • Formula(s): Tubing, water resistant
  • Color(s): Black
  • Extra Benefits: Vegan; Recyclable packaging; Contains argan oil for lash conditioning; Film forming agents elongate lashes and eliminate smudges
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Why We Love It: This is the mascara that changed our minds about tubing formulas. They tend to have heavier formulas that weight lashes down. But, the caliray mascara changed everything – a clean mascara with a tubing formula? Sign.us.up!

Plus, we love the longevity of caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara. It’s perfect for summer and those in more humid climates, as it has a water resistant wear with no smudges or transfer. This fluffy brush gives lashes subtle volume, with a huge emphasis on length and curl.

Bonus tip: curl your lashes before and after applying for maximum curl. You can thank us later!



Tower 28 MakeWaves Lengthening + Curling

Tower 28 Make Waves Clean Mascara
Tower 28

Make Waves Lengthening + Curling Clean Mascara
(4.5)

Price: $20.00 >

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best For: Length, curl, definition, volume
  • Wand Type: Triple-Wave Wand
  • Formula(s): Water resistant
  • Color(s): Black
  • Extra Benefits: Clean formula, lightweight, holds a curl with Aquaflex® Technology, safe for sensitive eyes, vegan, cruelty free, gluten-free, safe for sensitive eyes, ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers.
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Why We Love It: Tower 28 MakeWaves Mascara is the perfect combination of two of my favorite mascaras: Lancome Lash Idole and Maybelline Lash Sensational, which are the standard mascara picks in the pro and value price categories. What makes Tower 28 MakeWaves Mascara even better is that it is a clean formula and its flexible wand.

The wand is unique, with its curved shape and flexible bands of rubber/silicone bristles. It provides length, definition, and enough volume at the roots without clumpy results. The only drawback is it’s not as long wearing as some of its competitors, like caliray Come Hell or High Water, which is a tubing formula (mentioned above). However, since it is water resistant, there is minimal transfer or smudging, and virtually zero flaking.



ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara
ILIA

Limitless Lash Mascara
(4.3)

Price: $28.00 >

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best For: Length, separation
  • Wand Type: Dual-sided brush with shorter silicone bristles on one side, longer on the other (exclusive ILIA patented)
  • Formula(s): Water resistant
  • Color(s): After Midnight (soft black)
  • Extra Benefits: Ophthalmologist tested; Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers; Carbon Black free

Why We Love It: It’s no surprise Limitless Lash Mascara has won all the awards over the years. It’s just that good. The unique wand makes it perfect for grabbing hold of each lash, perfectly separating and adding length without clumping. This mascara has a long wear with minimal flaking, smudging, and transfer.



Lawless The One & Done Mascara

Lawless

The One & Done Mascara
(4.1)

Price: $25.00 >

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best For: Wispy, fluttery lashes
  • Wand Type: Elastomer silicone brush with spherical, spiky tip to help with separating
  • Formula(s): Long wearing
  • Color(s): Nightlife (rich, velvety black)
  • Extra Benefits: Silicone free; Contains lacquer tree and rice bran waxes to keep lashes lifted while castor and argan oils hydrate and condition lashes

Why We Love It: Lawless The One & Done is your natural lashes, but better. Giving slight volume, this mascara makes lashes look wispy, fluttery, and whimsical. This mascara doesn’t claim to be waterproof, but it is long wearing with very minimal flaking and smudging/transfer. Plus, the little spiky ball at the end of the wand is perfect for getting inner corner lashes!



Saie Beauty Mascara 101

Saie Mascara 101 wand and tube
Saie

Mascara 101 Lengthening & Lifting
(4.3)

Price: $25.00 >

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best For: Length, lift
  • Wand Type: Silicone rubber bristles of various length with spiky ball at the end
  • Formula(s): Strengthening and conditioning
  • Color(s): Black
  • Extra Benefits: 100% natural or naturally derived ingredients; Gluten free; Formula contains organic beeswax and carnauba wax to condition, shea butter to moisturize, and hydra-mineral complex + arginine amino acid to strengthen

Why We Love It: We love everything Saie Beauty does (can we talk about their Dew Blush for a second? Gorgeous!) so it’s no surprise this mascara made our list. Saie Mascara 101 is the perfect everyday, no frills mascara. It gives lashes ultimate length and lift, while separating and defining. Mascara 101 applies like a dream with no clumping and we love the little spiky ball at the end for getting those pesky inner corner lashes. Coupled with minimal flaking, transfer, or smudging and you have yourself a winner!



Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara

Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara wand and tube
Wander Beauty

Mile High Club Mascara
(4.3)

Price: $26.00 >

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best For: Volume
  • Wand Type: Dense, boar bristles with tapered tip
  • Formula(s): Water resistant
  • Color(s): Black
  • Extra Benefits: Ophthalmologist tested; Contains peach leaf extract, castor oil, and trehalose to condition and strengthen lashes

Why We Love It: Wander Beauty is one of those hit or miss brands for us, but Mile High Club Mascara is a total win. This mascara gives lashes beautiful volume, length, and definition. It wears all day long with minimal flaking, smudging, or transfer. We love that our lashes feel soft and nourished all day long with this formula. But, it can get clumpy on the wand, especially as the mascara gets older. Our advice is to wipe off excess on the mouth of the tube before applying for best results!



What Are MILABU PICKS?

MILABU PICKS are makeup products that lead the industry in their price categories (i.e. value, pro-grade, luxury) and product type. These products are reviewed and chosen by the Milabu team on a yearly basis. Many of these makeup products exceed the industry standard favorites, and some of them are, to this day, the industry standard leading the makeup industry.

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