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These Mascaras Are So Good, You Won’t Believe They’re Natural

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We’re just going to come out and say it “there’s no better time than now to swap out your beloved mascara for an equally chic and effective all natural one”.

Why, you ask? Well, cause the same inky formula that leaves you with ‘eyes to kill’ may also be filled with parabens, synthetic colors, dyes and other harmful ingredients that can be toxic to you, your reproductive system and the environment when washed down the sink. However, with the booming clean cosmetics space, there’s really no reason to risk it anymore.

With that being said, there’s a veritable cornucopia of natural mascaras out there— lengthening, curling, plumping, primer-inclusive, waterproof and while, having so many options is definitely a good problem to have, it can be baffling for beauty neophytes.

We’ve been there too! It takes a bit of trial and error to find the right one. But to give you a head start, we’ve curated a bunch of our favorite natural mascaras that actually work. Happy swapping!

1. The Body Shop Lash Hero Fibre Extension Mascara

When your goal is A+ length, reach for this lash extending mascara. True to its name, this baby offers definition and length that will last you all day long. Plus, it comes in two different shades—try soft black when you want a more natural look, and blue for a more dramatic effect. Tip: a little goes a long way.

2. Paul Penders Handmade Nourishing Mascara Botanical Vegan - Black

If you desire juiciness and thickness with the very first swipe, then this one’s for you. Made without tar, petroleum and alcohol, you won’t believe the volume this mascara delivers. It instantly makes lashes look incredibly fuller, sans clumping and flaking. For maximum effect, twirl the brush as you swipe it through your lashes for a bold look. Warning: People may not believe you when you say you’re not wearing falsies.

3. SoulTree Ayurvedic Mascara

Expect length and body, but in an extremely chill way. Its soft brown hue and lightweight formula makes it perfect for that ‘no makeup makeup’ look. It contains a slew of good-for-you ingredients like Castor Oil, Black Seed Oil and organic Tea leaves, that work together to give you a smooth and glossy finish. The best part: it’s easy to take off with just water. Plus, the packaging is about as chic as it comes.

4. Lotus Make-Up Maxlash Volumizing Botanical Mascara - Intense Black

If volume ranks first on your list, then this mascara is what you need. Formulated with nourishing Witch Hazel, this water-proof wand conditions your lashes, glides on easily, and applies precisely and clump-free. Plus, its unique brush really does coat each and every lash, big and small. Not to mention, it’s free of parabens, sulphates and other sketchy ingredients.

5. Lotus Make-Up Ecostay Volumising Water-Proof Mascara

It's hard to find an all-natural mascara that offers intense volume and doesn't smudge or flake, but Lotus Herbals has created exactly what we were looking for. The one-of-a-kind brush delivers just the right amount of product and coats each and every lash with zero effort. Bonus points for being waterproof.

6. Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Curl + Care Mascara - Ultra Black

The rubberised bristles and thick wand combination makes it easier to reach all your lashes, no matter how tiny or flat they might be. The Aloe, Cucumber and Tapioca Starch nourishes and conditions, while the unique curl boosting technology, give your lashes a major bounce and lift. Trust us, it will literally replace your eyelash curler.

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