8 Hypoallergenic Mascaras to Try If You've Given Up on Mascara

Updated 02/06/18

When you're applying mascara and hoping it stays put, there's nothing worse than watery, sensitive eyes. The situation is made even harder if you wear contacts, creating a sticky situation when your mascara smudged or you have to remove your lenses. So, that's where hypoallergenic mascaras come in. They're tested by ophthalmologists, don't contain any harmful or irritating ingredients, and make your eyes feel like you're not wearing anything at all. Below, find our top picks.

Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara
Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara $23
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For an instant, volumizing boost and waterproof staying power, Tarte's Lifted Mascara is our top pick. It's infused with Amazonian clay, vitamin C, and softening emollient waxes to keep even the most sensitive eyes happy.

Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara + Lash Primer
Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara + Lash Primer $22
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This two-in-one primer/mascara works double duty for an even base and intensified volume. Another plus? It's made without parabens, paraffin, silicones, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrances.

La Roche-Posay Respectissime Extension Mascara
La Roche-Posay Respectissime Extension Mascara $25
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I'm smitten over this mascara. It's super lengthening courtesy of its thin brush with fine plastic bristles, and since it's especially suited for sensitive eyes, it'll never irritate. It even strengthens your lashes each time you use it.

Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara
Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara $9
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For a deeply nourishing formula chock-full of vitamin E and olive oil, try Neutrogena's offering with a gentle brush and an ophthalmologist's seal of approval.

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Sisley Paris So Intense Fortifying Volumizing Mascara $67
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Lengthen, thicken, and perfectly separate your lashes with this formula's super-pigmented finish. It uses rice phytoceramides to strengthen your lashes in just two weeks.

Clinique High Impact Mascara
Clinique High Impact Mascara $18
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This offering really ups the drama—your lashes will look lusher, plusher, and bolder after just a few swipes.

VMV Hypoallergenics Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara $23
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The easiest to remove of the bunch (it dissolves easily in warm water), this non-clumping, smudge-free mascara seals each lash with a tube of inky black formula.

Next time you see us, we'll be lashed out and tear-free.

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