The higher the lashes, the closer you are to heaven. Here are mascaras that lift and lengthen
There always seems to be TikTok drama a-brewin, especially when it involves the beauty community. On January 25, Mikayla Nogueira published a #Sponsored TikTok raving about the new L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara, claiming it gives her “THE LASHES OF MY DREAMS.” It was actually going well until the very end of the clip, after her second application that her lashes appeared, well, fake. This has been dubbed “MascaraGate,” drawing the ire of TikTok users and even controversial creator Jeffree Star.
@mikaylanogueira THESE ARE THE LASHES OF MY DREAMS!! @lorealparisusa never lets me down 😭 #TelescopicLift #LorealParisPartner #LorealParis @zoehonsinger ♬ original sound – Mikayla Nogueira
Celebrity makeup artist and Marilyn Monroe fanatic, Erin Parsons, weighed in on the whole debacle, revealing that in campaigns she works on for big clients like Maybelline, application of false lashes and the use of Photoshop are forbidden. “I literally have to sign affidavits that are legal in a court of law to prove that there were no false lashes added [in the advertisement],” she reveals.
@erinparsonsmakeup #falseeyelashes #mascara #mikayla #mikaylanogueira #eyelashes ♬ original sound – Erin Parsons
Mikayla hasn’t addressed the allegations since the viral video, but we’re here to show you that mascaras can actually give you that false lashes effect. Here are six must-shop mascaras that do just that:
Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara (P499)
The TikTok-beloved mascara gives sky-high lashes with the Exclusive Flex Tower mascara brush that's designed to get to every single lash for a fanned-out look from every angle. It’s waterproof, too!
Shop the Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara on Shopee.
Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift Mascara (P399)
Another drugstore favorite from Maybelline, aptly named the Falsies Lash Lift Mascara, gives lashes a slightly lifted effect. Think of a lash perm, but it won’t exactly hurt your wallet.
Shop the Maybelline Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift Mascara on Shopee.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara (P649)
Hitting the gym after work? Poured down while on a walk? Going through a breakup? The cult-status L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara is life-proof and we mean it!
Shop the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara on Shopee.
Glossier Lash Slick (P1,500)
It’s extensions without the extensions. Glossier’s bestselling Lash Slick visibly lengthens and lifts lashes for a “baby extensions effect.” It gives you natural-looking lashes formulated with teeny-tiny fibers that coat hair from root to tip.
Shop the Glossier Lash Slick on Shopee.
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Mascara (P399)
The YouTube favorite Essence Lash Princess False Lash Mascara makes you look like you’re wearing falsies with a conical-shape fiber brush that helps lengthen and lift lashes for a fuller appearance.
Shop the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Mascara on Shopee.
Teviant Mon Cheri Mascara (P399)
Homegrown brand Teviant’s Mon Cheri Mascara is a revelation with its two-wand mascara for lashes that appear longer and fuller. The formula is smudge-proof and long-lasting, too! (Trust me, I’ve worn it on night outs.)
Shop the Teviant Mon Cheri Mascara Mascara on Shopee.
Did we miss any of your favorite mascaras? Leave it in the comments below!
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver