The very best lengthening mascaras under £10

This lot are JUST as good as their pricey counterparts

best lengthening mascaras under £10

by Aimee Jakes |
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Ah lash extensions. Our holy grail, our safety blanket.

Since our local salon is far from opening (sob), we are looking for other means to achieve #lashgoals.

Enter, the lengthening mascara. An upgrade on the standard lash coater, which promises to transform even the shortest of lashes.

In fact, a few swoops of a good lengthening mascara is (almost) as good as falsies.

Long lashes are a sure-fire way to frame your best feature and help you feel glam.

And don't worry. You definitely don't need to spend lots to get a hard-working formula. In fact, the Maybelline Lash Sensation Mascara has had thousands of five star reviews and is just £5.48.

Take a look at the best lengthening mascaras under £14 and we promise you'll feel like your former self very soon.

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The highest-rated lengthening mascaras under £14

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Poppy Austin Argan Oil Mascara

A cruelty-free mascara with thousands of five-star reviews, this promises to both hydrate and lengthen lashes for 24 hours whilst remaining smudge, smear and flake resistant.A promising review: "I have very sensitive, dry eyes and mascaras often cause irritation and wear off throughout the day, making me look like some sort of panda-rabbit. Not with this! You get rich, glossy lashes that last all day and don't irritate your peepers. It layers really well too, I can't praise it enough."

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Max Factor False Lash Effect Volumising Mascara Black

The bestselling formula that doesn't clump, flake or smudge - an absolute bargain for under £5. A promising review: "I have tried countless drugstore mascaras and more expensive brands like Dior and Benefit, but nothing beats the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara. I keep coming back to it time after time. Does not irritate my eyes, relatively easy to wash off at the end of the day, does not smudge, and does a fantastic job of separating and lengthening my lashes."

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara

This Maybelline mascara has gone VIRAL on TikTok thanks to its lengthening formula. It has zero clumps and only needs a quick coat to see wow-worthy results. We love.A promising review: "At last, a mascara that lifts my lashes AND holds them there. I have poker straight lashes that you can't see unless curled. I am always trying different mascaras that promise lift so that I can stop using eyelash curlers after so long. LOVE the light flexible brush. Brilliant. Thank you Maybelline.

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Rimmel London Extra Super Lash

Defines, lengthens and curls lashes for an opening eye effect. It lasts the whole day and is less than a fiver. Win win. A promising review: "Hard to believe its sooo good! Bought this coz i saw insanely small price and surprisingly good reviews, though why not, I'll give a shot. And I cannot believe, it's the best mascara I've tried so far!! Makes lashes look really long and the mascara stays the whole day!"

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4D Eyelash Mascara

If bold and dramatic eyelashes are your thing, you'll love this highly-pigmented mascara that really packs a punch.A promising review: "This is one of the best I have tried....and I have tried a lot....from Channel to Rimmel, I will certainly be buying this again."

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Maybelline Lash sensational mascara

If you're on a budget but still want impressive results, this mascara is the one for you. It gives you voluminous, dark, thick and elongated lashes in just one coat. We can't get enough of it. A promising review: "An amazing dupe for my Lancôme Hypnose mascara - and a fraction of the cost. I layer my mascara because I like a bit of a clump but it glides nicely if you just want separated and lengthened lashes - just make sure you use the correct side of the brush."

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Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara Black

A hard-working formula that absolutely does not budge - because we've all had mascara-stained eyelids, right? A promising review: "I love this mascara. It uses a simple stiff brush so it really separates the lashes. I am pretty low maintenance when it come to beautifying and what not so I like things simple. i stick the brush in, whack it on my lashes and they look dark and pretty. Job done!"

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Top tips to get the most out of your mascara:

Turn on the heat: if your favourite mascara is starting to get clumpy, a little bit of heat can thin the formula. Genius, eh.

Don't pump: although it's tempted to pump your mascara a few times before application, it's actually really drying. Instead gently twirl the wand to ensure an even coat of product.

Perfect your technique: wiggle the wand a little at the roots and then pull it straight through your lashes. This will help create the illusion of more fullness.

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