The Best Curling Mascaras for Insta-Worthy Lashes

Updated 01/30/18

Whether you're wearing a full face of makeup with a smoky eye or only had time to fill in your brows, mascara is the makeup product that brings your look completely together. Women everywhere are on a mission to find a mascara that will lengthen and volumize their lashes, but is that enough? If you feel like you're lashes are falling flat, amp them up with a curling formula. 

Curling your lashes opens up your eyes, making them appear bigger and more alert. They can partner up with a lengthening or volumizing formula to create the most amazing lash look you've ever seen. Scroll through to find the best curling formula for your lashes, you can thank us later. 

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara ($18)

Clinique's arched applicator scoops up each lash individually and lifts them in a perfect curl. The formula is smudge-, flake-, and smear-resistant as well, leaving your lashes flirty and curled all day long. 

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara ($24)

Roller Lash has been a beauty junky's mascara of choice ever since it made its debut a couple of years ago. Its curved wand lifts lashes and opens up your eyes while the formula, containing provitamin B5 and serine, condition lashes to stimulate growth. 

Eyeko's waterproof gel formula holds a curl in lashes for 24 hours and more. The curved edge of the applicator lifts lashes while the flat back volumizes, leaving your lashes dramatic and bold all day long. 

Ditch your curling wand because MAC's Instacurl Mascara curls your lashes upon application. The custom applicator fits every eye shape and delivers volume, length, and drama with every swipe of the wand. 

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (23)

Tarte's mascara does much more than just curl; it lengthens, volumizes, and conditions lashes all day long. The formula is designed to increase the appearance of lashes by 330%, leaving you with strikingly curly and voluminous lashes. 

The polymer trio that makes up this mascara is designed to do three things; coat, condition, and finish. The curl of your lashes is guaranteed to stay in place all day because of the finishing qualities, and your lashes will be left soft and touchable all day long because of the conditioning. 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23)

The hourglass shape of the wand partnered with the jet-black color creates a dramatic, luscious look for your lashes. Each coat adds on curl and dimension, drawing attention to your eyes. 

Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara ($24)

Wander Beauty's hook-like brush with staggered bristles that are designed to capture, coat, and curl each and every lash. The dome tip of the applicator can reach even the tiniest lashes for a full effect. The added bonus is that it's clump-, smudge-, and flake-free—it can't get much better than that.  

The trick with curled lashes is making sure they all aren't clumped together. This on-point formula delivers voluminous, curled, and separated lashes that'll give you that falsie effect in just a few swipes. 

One look at the arch of this wand is a good sign this thing curls to the max. You can think of it like a lash styler as it was inspired by a professional curling wand to deliver lifted lashes. Created with a K-polymer formulation that's made to give lashes the utmost curl, this nourishing mascara will do you right. 

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