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Quick question: Can anyone actually scrub off their waterproof mascara at the end of the day? If you’re like me, you’re probably always left with raccoon eyes and leftover product on your lashes. And, TBH, I don’t think long-lasting coverage is worth all of the rubbing and washing, especially since tubing mascaras exist.
Instead of coating your lashes with pigment, like regular mascaras, tubing mascaras wrap each lash in water-resistant, tube-like polymers. It sounds weird, but these tubes make your lashes look really good. Tubing mascara doesn’t smudge, it gives you major length and volume, it’s long-lasting, and best of all, it’s easy AF to remove—just soak a cotton pad in warm water and it’ll slide right off. Sold yet? I had a feeling, which is why I rounded up the 12 best formulas, ahead.
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Best Tubing Mascara for Short Lashes
Em Cosmetics Pick Me Up Volume + Length Mascara
The spiky, tapered wand on this tubing mascara will take your lashes to new heights (literally). The bristles grip each and every lash (yes, even the teeny-tiny ones) at the root, giving them major length and volume.
Best Cruelty-Free Tubing Mascara
Mirenesse Secret Weapon Super Long 24hr Mascara
Think you can’t get amazing lashes with a cruelty-free formula? This tubing mascara is about to prove you wrong. The dense bristles coat your lashes while also giving you volume, length, and curl. It seriously leaves your lashes looking better than most conventional formulas.
Best Non-Clumpy Tubing Mascara
Maybelline Snapscara Washable Mascara
Prepare to absolutely love this drugstore tubing mascara. Its formula lengthens, adds volume, and separates your lashes without clumping or making them look fake. Think: Your lashes, but wayyyy better.
Best Long-Lasting Tubing Mascara
No7 Stay Perfect Long Wear Tubular Mascara Black
If you’re over mascara that doesn’t even last until lunchtime, it’s time to switch to this tubing mascara. Because of the tubelike polymers around each lash, it legit lasts until you wash it off. The short, tightly packed bristles makes this mascara especially perfect for shorter lashes, since it’s super easy to get close to the root without smudging your lids.
Best Conditioning Tubing Mascara
DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection
No need to worry about weak lashes with this tubing mascara, since the formula is loaded with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps condition and strengthen your lashes. Plus, the wand has tapered bristles, so you’ll be able to coat every single lash (even the bb ones in the corner of your eye).
Best Volumizing Tubing Mascara
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
This tubing mascara will give you some major Bambi eyelashes. Seriously, you’ll have people wondering if you’re wearing fake lashes. The teeny-tiny bristles grip your lashes for intense volume and length, while the jojoba oil in the formula keeps ’em soft and shiny.
Best Tubing Mascara for Curly Lashes
Surratt Beauty Relevée Mascara
If you’re going for a doe-eyed, va-va-voom look, this tubing mascara is a smart choice. The bristles are thin and short, so you’re able to catch, coat, lift, and curl each lash. To get some extra curl, focus on applying your mascara to the base of your lashes to lift them up.
Best Tubing Mascara That Won’t Smudge
Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula
One time, halfway through a date, I went to the bathroom and noticed my mascara had completely smudged underneath my eyes. Not a cute look, and I definitely could have avoided it if I had used this tubing mascara. The formula doesn’t budge, so it won’t give you raccoon eyes (bless), but it will give you curly and long lashes, thanks to the tapered brush and wavy bristles.
Best Budget Tubing Mascara
NYX Professional Makeup Doll Eye Mascara
This tubing mascara really does live up to its name. The fiber polymers extend each lash, making it look like you just popped on false eyelashes. Oh, and it costs less than $10, which, TBH, is probably less than the sandwich you bought for lunch. Coat both sides of your lashes with mascara for max volume.
Best Water-Resistant Tubing Mascara
With almost 4K reviews on Sephora.com, a lot of people stan this tubing mascara—and for good reason. It’s the OG tubing mascara, and the formula truly works to add both volume and length without smudging or flaking. It’s also water-resistant, i.e., just water alone won’t remove it from your lashes. So if you need a good cry (or you’re just watching an episode of Queer Eye), don’t worry about streaking.
Best Tubing Mascara for Defined Lashes
MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara
Your new go-to product? This tubing mascara. Not only do the short, dense bristles grip and lift every lash, but they also work to separate and coat ’em. The result? Lashes that are defined but still look natural.
Best Lengthening Tubing Mascara
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara
If you’re trying to go all out with your lashes but you don’t feel like getting lash extensions, you need to swipe on this tubing mascara ASAP. The massive brush helps separate and coat your lashes, leaving you with a bold, dramatic look. It’s perfect for a night out (or, like, any time you run into your ex and want to look like a 10).
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