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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This offering really ups the drama—your lashes will look lusher, plusher, and bolder after just a few swipes.
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.