The 15 Best Mascaras for Perfect Lashes in 2020

The 15 Best Mascaras for Perfect Lashes in 2020The 15 Best Mascaras for Perfect Lashes in 2020.

Consider the following scenario: There’s less than a minute until the Uber arrives. After throwing on that new Proenza Schouler midi and scraping hair back into a low ponytail, you’re faced with a 25-second decision: Apply lipstick, blush, or a coat of black mascara? A quick poll around the Vogue offices reveals that the overwhelming answer is to save the lashes first. (You can always pinch your cheeks while en route, and stash a crimson gloss in your bag for after dinner).

But while most formulas on the market promise to volumize, curl, and define, which ones actually get the job done? Who better to trust for advice than the experts: the celebrity beauty gurus who have put their favorite mascaras to the test with myriad red carpet appearances, plus the professional makeup artists who continue to stock the winning tubes in their kits year after year.

From Hailey Bieber’s must-have pick to Khloe Kardashian’s foolproof formula, here is Vogue ’s guide to the best mascaras—period.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara.

To complete her day-to-night clean makeup routine, Gwyneth Paltrow reaches for this lengthening formula that’s made without parabens or harsh chemicals. “It’s a clean mascara that works beautifully,” she explains of Juice Beauty’s top product, “which is really hard to do.”

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara.

“I like a product that creates full and fluttery lashes in just one coat,” says Adele’s makeup artist, Michael Ashton. “My absolute go-to is Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara; I love that it gives both volume and lift to the lashes, as well as a rich carbon-black color payoff.”

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara.

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara.

“I love it because it’s an intensely black mascara that does it all!” explains Andrea Tiller, the pro behind some of Olivia Palermo and Amy Schumer’s most show-stopping looks. “With only two coats you can get a dreamy false lash effect. It’s a staple in my kit that I can’t live without.”