From volumizing and lengthening to curling and defining, these five clean mascaras will set your lashes aflutter

It's not easy to find the perfect mascara, especially a clean one. This lash-enhancing product can be filled with a long list of potentially harmful ingredients, such as parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates and oxybenzone, just to name a few. Many of these ingredients can be eye irritants, hormone disruptors and some are even listed as carcinogens.

But here's the good news! We've found some outstanding clean mascaras that don’t sacrifice performance. They are non-toxic and will lengthen, define, volumize and overall enhance your natural lashes.

Here are our top five clean mascaras for a wide variety of lash needs...


1. Volumizing

If you’re after lusciously full lashes, Bite Beauty’s Upswing Full Volume Mascara is the choice for you. This clean, vegan mascara uses tree berry wax for flake-resistant coverage that lengthens, curls and lifts those lashes for a supersized look. When applying this product, be sure to start at the base of the lashes and wiggle the wand towards the tip for maximum volume.Bite

2. Lengthening

Do you long for long lashes? Ilia Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara is Allure Beauty’s 2019 Best of Beauty Award Winner for Clean Beauty, so you know it’s one of the best on the market. The naturally enhanced look that this cruelty-free mascara provides echoes its recyclable packagingclean and elegant. With ingredients like shea butter, beeswax and keratin, this product weightlessly moisturizes lashes while delivering everything we expect from a good mascara—it lengthens, lifts and curls.Ilia

3. Defining

Nothing is worse than a clumpy mascara that weighs lashes down. Enter Evalina Beauty’s Flutter Lash Volumizer Mascara. As the name suggests, this clean mascara creates fluttery, weightless lashes. The brush perfectly separates and catches each lash then coats them in a rich, ultra-rich black pigment. With ingredients like candelilla and jojoba oil, lashes are deeply nourishedand if that isn't enough to convince you, this product is also vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, PEG-free, TEA-free and fragrance-freetalk about clean.EB

4. Curling

Looking for a clean, long-lasting curling mascara? Look no further. Tarte Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara lifts and curls lashes with ingredients like plant waxes, algae and vitamin E. This weightless, vegan and cruelty-free mascara will up anyone’s lash game by mimicking the natural curl of a wave and providing an effortless, sweat-proof look.Tarte

5. Waterproof

As the only clean waterproof mascara featured at Sephora, Milk Makeup KUSH Waterproof Mascara stands out from the crowd. This intensely black, vegan, cruelty-free and ultra-volumizing mascara uses heart-shaped fibres to thicken and coat lashes like no other. What makes this product clean? It’s free of sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, coal tar and so much more. Whether it's at the pool or the beach, this waterproof mascara will be a staple this summer.milk

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