Clear mascara may sound absurd. You may wonder if it’s worth wearing mascara that doesn’t leave a dark, inky tint on your lashes. Clear mascara is a must-have in every makeup bag.
Clear mascara can be worn solo or underneath a pigmented mascara. It is great for those who prefer no-makeup makeup. It makes your lashes look longer and more shinier, without giving them the dramatic look of a traditional wand. Clear mascara can be used as a primer to keep your lashes fuller, longer, and less clumpy if applied before regular mascara.
In case it still isn’t clear that clear mascara is the ultimate multitasker, here’s another piece of evidence: You can also use it as a brow gel to tame stray hairs.
We have compiled a list of the top clear mascaras available.
- Best Overall: Maybelline Makeup Great Lash Clear Mascara
- Best Budget: CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara
- Best for Lash Growth: Perricone MD No Makeup Mascara
- Best for Lashes & Brows: Essence Clear Lash & Brow Gel Mascara
- Best Multitasker: NYX Professional Makeup Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
- Best for Sensitive Eyes: Zuzu Luxe Mascara in Clear
- Best Lash Primer for Mascara: Dr. Hauschka Brow & Lash Gel