Forget Lash Extensions – Try These Lengthening Mascaras Instead (Including one for $11.10)



These lengthening mascaras give lash extensions a run for their money.

If you’re looking to rock longer lashes, but are tired of the monthly time, effort and cost of lash extensions, there are some mascaras designed with revolutionary technology to help add volume and length to your lashes with one simple stroke.

With naturally long lashes, I have always favoured reaching for a high quality mascara to define my lashes, rather than the glue and the extensions, as I find at times having long lashes is more of a curse rather than a blessing.

Before you judge me, let me explain. Long lashes can be tricky to maintain and often get in the way.

They continuously leave streak marks on the inside of my sunglass lenses, as they swipe up and down the lenses when I blink. Sometimes they grow the wrong way, and when the lashes are too long, they then fold down into your eye. Which can be tricky to try and resolve when you’re commuting on public transport or driving.

Of course the plus side of having long lashes is, I don’t need lash extensions.

Whether your lashes are long or short, if you’re tired of extensions, it’s time to put that lash glue down, because I’m about to share six fabulous mascaras which add legit length to your lashes whilst coating them in a non-clumping formula, giving spectacularly long lashes.

These mascaras have been designed to add length. So you don’t have to invest in any form of lash extensions.

There’s one ingredient they have in common; pigment.

They are high in pigment, giving lashes a rich contrast of colour and making them stand out. And some contain either small silk fibres or a variety of plant waxes and beeswax, which are mixed into the formula of the mascara, so when you apply it to your natural lashes, it applies a natural extension to the lash, which is easily removed at the end of the day.

DB Cosmetics Extend a Lash Mascara RRP $19.99

Starting with a tubing mascara, which is a water resistance tub-like enclosure that surrounds each individual lash for extra volume and length, this mascara power duo combines fibre formula to add 8mm + length in lashes.

This high tech mascara kit will adhere to your own lashes to build volume and length, for long lasting wear and fabulous lashes.

Inika Organic Long Lash Vegan Mascara RRP $45

Using natural ingredients like Carnauba Wax which boosts volume and length to the lashes, and Magnolia Bark Extract and Vitamin E to nourish and protect, this mascara will boost lash length, volume and span.

Watch your lashes grow naturally with this mascara, no seriously. The natural wax component of this mascara grows lashes right before your eyes, whilst the added nourishing ingredients work to treat and feed nutrients to help them stay strong and luscious.

Marc Jacobs Beauty At Lash’d Lifting and Volumising Mascara RRP $41

Delivering instant length and curl to lashes, this mascara gives ultra-defined volume using vegan ingredients like Biotine Peptide and Provitamin to feed lashes the right kind of nutrients to help lashes grow and look plump.

Using plant-based vegan waxes, each coat applies a think layer of wax on each lash to increase individual length and volume to each lash, for long-lasting lash look, which lasts.

L’oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in Black RRP $26.95


For infinite length in lashes, without any clumping in one simple stoke. This mascara gives a breathtaking false lash effect to lashes with unlimited length and long-lasting colour.

Using revolutionary technology, which is a combination of plant waxes and beeswax, each lash is generously coated with Jojoba oil to nourish and protect lashes, whilst the wax extends the lash for false lash look without the extensions.

Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara RRP $11.10

This mascara uses a unique fibre-fix brush which will build around 4mm of measurable length to lashes, boosting natural lash length and locking in colour and moisture whilst coating lashes with the right amount of formula which won’t flake or break lashes.

The wand of this mascara uses a unique six different contact points with each lash for optimal fibre replacement and application, with noticeable extensions to lashes instantly.

Benefit BADgal BANG! Volumising Mascara RRP $44

If you want a mascara which lasts longer than 24-hours, this 36-hour long-wear mascara will satisfy your lash needs, boosting length and is like wearing a set of sexy lash extensions without the glue.

The weightless formula of this mascara makes it easy to wear all day long, and the streamlined brush provides an even coat to lashes for a very bodacious look which is also buildable if required.

My Favourite Beauty Product of the Week:

Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask RRP $32

Blackheads begone, say hello to smaller pores and cleaner skin.

One of my pet hates in beauty, is when a product promises to deliver on deep cleansing pores to help reduce their appearance and keep them clear for fresh and healthy skin, and few products available actually do deliver on these promises.

So, it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to trial a product, such as this fabulous clay mousse mask by Innisfree, and report this product does exactly what it delivers.

Perfect for congested and oily skin, it will clear up blemishes within days, leaving skin fresh, renewed and deliciously dewy and clean.

Like all Innisfree products, the key ingredient of this product is from the famous Jeju Island, which is the Jeju Volcanic Clusters and Spheres designed to remove excess oil and cleanse the pores.

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Rebecca Wilkinson


Say hello to Bondi Beauty's Beauty Columnist. Rebecca is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel with a weakness for coffee. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty craze like ice baths or rubbing smashed avo on her face. We know, what a waste of smashed avo. Reach out to her with your beauty questions.

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