13 Mascaras That Are Perfect for Straight, Short Lashes

13 Mascaras That Are Perfect for Straight, Short Lashes13 Mascaras That Are Perfect for Straight, Short Lashes.

When it comes to mascaras, is it too much to ask for a little lift, volume, and general va va voom ? Certainly not. However, if you’re not genetically blessed with naturally full, curled lashes then you might have found that a couple of coats of the wrong formula results in clumping and that sad, weighed-down effect. The Asian beauty scene (which also brought us some of our favorite tubing mascara formulas) has been making mascaras with superior curling and lengthening abilities since those of East Asian descent oftentimes do have short, downward-angled, straight lashes. But obviously, that’s not an exclusive trait. Don’t despair! We tapped a coterie of pro makeup artists to share their go-to tubes for transforming even the most stubborn, pin-straight lashes into lush, fluttery things of beauty.

However, as much as we would love to swipe on a mascara and go, if you’ve got straight lashes, a little prep work might go a long way. Makeup artist Molly R. Stern swears by Shu Uemura’s lash curler to create an eye-opening shape pre-mascara, while Benjamin Puckey gives clients a midday lash boost by way of a heated lash curler (which sounds way more scary than it actually is), which “works great at lifting lashes that already have mascara on them.” Here, we take a look at the 13 best mascaras (plus one very beloved lash primer), ranging from tried-and-true favorites to new obsessions, all of which are perfect for straight lashes.

Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer.

If you’ve got straight lashes, then you might find a lash primer to be well worth investing in. Dior’s oil-serum-primer hybrid not only conditions and improves the health of your lashes, but when layered underneath mascara, it boosts curl and volume to maximize your end result.