I know a lot of people on the clean beauty train that haven’t switched their mascara. To be fair, you probably use the least amount of this product compared to the others, so according to my theory I shared in the natural foundation blog, it can be one of the last products to switch.
While we want all of our makeup to perform super well, I get the sense that people are most picky about their mascara. We want the lift! The volume! The separation! Without any fall out…A girl can dream right?! Well the dream has officially become a reality. In the last few years a couple of top performing clean beauty mascaras have been released that really give conventional products a run for their money. But it took a while…longer than I would have hoped and your girl may or may not have walked around with black circles under my eyes thanks to some poor performing mascaras. Ohhhhh the things I do for you.
One quick discussion before we jump into the best natural mascaras. Truth be told there’s nothing suuuuper natural about natural mascaras. The options below are still safer than conventional mascara in that they use safe synthetics and won’t mess with your endocrine system BUT many of the ingredients are synthetic and not the plant-derived materials you find in other clean makeup. That being said the two products I love are still 100% safe for your body, long-lasting, non-toxic and paraben-free. That’s a start!
Want to see me put these products to the test? I tried five mascaras out and gave my full review and honest opinion of each. See how I applied them and how they held up throughout the day.
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The Best Natural Mascaras
If you happened to try the old ILIA mascara and swore off trying any mascaras from them in the future, so did I. I’m so glad someone convinced me to give their new mascara a shot because it’s my holy grail! There is a dual fiber wand – one side is for lengthening and one side is for thickening. It adds definite va-va-voom to my lashes and wears super well. At the end of they day there was not a single flake of fall out under my eyes. ILIA, you made a great comeback.Buy now!
This used to be my go to for years and was the one I recommended to everyone. This product has one fault that annoys me too much to be #1… the white packaging on the outside flakes off! I know that may seem like a minor detail to you but it’s really annoying to find little white flecks on my face while I’m trying to do my makeup. If you can get past that, this mascara is cheaper than ILIA and just as good! It wears really well throughout the day and gives beautiful lift and extension to lashes.Buy now!
This is a perfect lengthening mascara that doesn’t flake and lasts all day. I’ve been loving it! I do find it a bit trickier to remove but with a good cleansing calm it will come off!Buy now!
This mascara is on the pricey side but it’s worth it! It gives my lashes an elevated, natural look. Probably the most natural-looking of the bunch.Buy now!
This mascara is less about volume and more about thickening. The ingredients are stellar but I don't find the wear is nearly as long as some of the other. Still gives you a solid afternoon of beautiful lashes though!Buy now!