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9 New Problem-Solving Mascaras

by Martha Adams

Problem: Fringe That Feels a Bit Short

Solution: By Terry Cosmetics Mascara Terrybly, $48; spacenk.com .

Call it a game-changer: This revolutionary formula is actually a tinted lash conditioner (available in five shades) with growth-boosting benefits and an impeccably smooth, glide-on application. It lengthens, volumizes and curls—but in such a glossy yet understated way that this mascara's well worth its price tag.

Problem: You Can Never Get Every Lash Coated

Solution: Givenchy Phenonen'Eyes Mascara, $31; sephora.com .

Bottom, edge and stray eyelashes are no match for this magic wand created by Nicolas Degennes, Parfume Givenchy's Makeup and Color Artistic Director. Before, he would trim his own mascara brushes into a similar shape to access every last lash. Now, he has his own 360-degree brush reaches everything , while also adding definition at the roots. The brown hue is perfect for a wide-awake day look; the black, a sultry evening out.

Problem: You're Scared Off by Lash Curlers

Solution: Benefit Roller Lash, $24; birchbox.com .

Lash curlers can pinch and squeeze your skin and tend to be unwieldy for those with less-than-perfect dexterity. Now it's no different for the clumsy or the frightened: anyone can get a wide, doe-eyed look with a few swipes of this wand. The formula's buildable, too, so you can customize the amount of pigment and volume.

Problem: Falsies at Home? Forget. It.

Solution: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme, $35; sephora.com .

If struggling with lash glue, tweezers and a strip of falsies isn't your idea of fun (or even feasible, TBH), this duo will only make it look like you spent the time—or threw down the cash—for a salon-perfect pair of extensions. Instead, fake the look with this three-step, two-product kit. There's a good deal of of swiping with both the lash fibers and the label's newly improved Prime & Seal Mascara that dries in a pinch.

Problem: You Want Your Lashes to Last Through That Sweat Session

Solution: Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, $24; eyeko.com .

Whether you've got a spring marathon on the horizon or just like to look good after Spin class, this mascara is perfect for any activity—it's completely budge-proof and sweat-proof; SELF-editor tested and approved. Its easy-to-use brush and portable packaging have made it a gym-bag staple, too.

Problem: You Look Kinda Sleepy

Solution: L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Color Pop Mascara, $8; lorealparisusa.com .

Tired eyes are no match for this limited-edition collection designed to to enhance your eyes' natural color. Available in three bold shades—True Teal, Blue Buzz and Purple Pop—these brightening formulas will only make it look like you got a solid eight hours.

Problem: Clumpy, Dry, End-of-Day Lashes

Solution: Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection, $16; urbandecay.com .

You may work long days, but now you can ask your mascara to last longer with this lash booster. The flake-fighting formula, applied to refresh earlier coats of mascara, contains copper powder and panthenol to condition lashes and prep them for a brand-new coating—and a longer lifespan.

Problem: Your Eyes Are Crazy-Sensitive

Solution: Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Lash-Boosting Mascara, $10; physiciansformula.com .

With 70 percent of its ingredients coming from local farms—and 100 percent of them being all-natural, this drugstore find is pure gold for those with allergies, who wear contact lenses or are just into organic products. Not only is it fragrance-free, but it's gluten-free, too. (And yes, expect to see that odd trend in beauty to continue.)

Problem: Sparse, Super-Pale Fringe

Solution: IT Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer, $24; ulta.com .

This mascara-eyeliner hybrid has a crazy-skinny brush that deposits pigment all the way to the very root of your lashes, as opposed to the third of the way up(!) normal brushes do. It also lays down color on sparser areas of the lashline, giving you the look of liner without the extra step.

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