Lash Lengthening Mascara: Pros & Cons

Lash Lengthening Mascara: Pros & Cons

Long, luscious, fluttery lashes are on everyone’s wish list right now, especially since we have to wear masks. The mascara you choose will either make or break your lashes, literally. 

We’ll show you the pros and cons of lash lengthening mascara and which mascara you should choose for your most fabulous lashes ever!

What Is Lash Lengthening Mascara?

The formula for the best lengthening mascara makes your lashes look longer, thicker, and wispy. Your brows and lashes are in focus now more than ever, so you need them to be in tip-top shape. 

Defining, shading, and shaping your brows and lashes enhances your features and contributes to an alluring appearance.

Lengthening mascara builds out the lashes for a stretched, full appearance. The mascara and wand do not create bulk, so the lashes remain clump-free, long, and elegant. 

In fact, mascara makes your eyes appear bright, awake, and glamorous. It completes any makeup style. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of lengthening mascara and which mascara you need in your arsenal.

Pros of Lengthening Mascara

Lengthening mascara is excellent for lengthening the lashes and providing a dark, glossy finish. Besides stretching the lashes to their fullest length potential, here are a few other pros for lengthening mascara.

Lash Fibers

Most lengthening mascaras (not all) contain tiny fibers that latch onto your natural lashes when you apply the mascara. The fibers extend to the tip of your lashes, making them appear longer and more full in a way similar to eyelash extensions. 

In addition to adding the lengthening effect, some of these lengthening mascaras add curl. Make sure to read the product labels to see which results the product claims to deliver.

No-Clump Formula

Lash lengthening mascara generally has a no-clump formula designed to give lashes length without bulk. Some mascara, like volumizing formulas, adds texture and weight to the lashes. Lengthening mascara is designed to weigh lightly on the lashes to properly support and extend the length. 

If the lashes are too bulky in weight, they will not extend to their full potential.


Most lengthening mascara is buildable, which means you can apply several coats easily, one on top of the other. The layering of the mascara creates a bolder, longer lash that adds lots of drama. A lash comb separates the lashes if the mascara becomes too bulky in areas.

Cons of Lengthening Mascara

While lengthening mascara certainly has its good side, there are negative aspects as well. Choosing the wrong mascara for your lash type prevents you from obtaining the lash style you desire. Allow us to shed some light on these lengthening mascara cons.


All of those tiny synthetic lengthening fibers become heavy on the lashes if there’s too much mascara applied. Too many coats of mascara, and you’ll be dealing with a clumpy mess of lashes that stick together and smudge. If this happens to you, try combing through the lashes with a lash comb. 

This combing separates the lashes and removes some of the excess fibers. The good news is that lengthening mascara is generally formulated to be non-clumping. 


Contact wearers beware. Lengthening mascara has the potential to irritate your sensitive eyes. The fiber extensions in the mascara may cause allergic reactions or irritation. Try wearing your mascara at home before attempting to flaunt it on a night out on the town. Use an oil-based makeup remover to remove heavy or irritating mascara in a snap.

Lash Growth

ForChics Better Than Falsies mascara creates the perfect growth environment for damaged, brittle lashes. This lengthening mascara, with continued use, transforms short, dry lashes into longer, stronger ones. 

The formula doesn’t clump, flake, or smear. The vitamins and plant-based conditioners delivered to the lashes through the formula of the mascara help your lashes grow and stay healthy. That’s one significant accomplishment! 

Lengthening Mascara vs. Volumizing Mascara

Do you know the difference between lengthening and volumizing mascaras? Simply put, lengthening mascara adds length to each lash, and volumizing mascara adds thickness to the lash root. 

Volumizing mascara adds thickness to the lashes, making them appear like a full set of falsies. Va-va-voom!

Lengthening Mascara vs. Curling Mascara

Curl mascara adds upward curl definition to the lashes. This effect makes the lashes appear longer and more volumized. The mascara is formulated to defy gravity and withstand the strongest winds. Lengthening mascara is usually only advertised to lengthen, nothing more.

Lengthening Mascara vs. Lash Defining Mascara

The applicator brush for lash-defining mascara is what makes this mascara shine. 

Specially designed bristles lift and define each individual lash, coating them with flexible mascara that defines every curve of every lash. This mascara leaves your lashes separated and full.

Lengthening Mascara vs. Fiber Mascara

Fiber mascara adds density and length to the lash strands. The regular mascara formula incorporates tiny synthetic fibers that wrap around your lashes to create massive lashes. With a few coats, the lashes appear fuller and more voluminous. 

This mascara is difficult to remove without makeup remover, so make sure to read the removal instructions.

Lengthening Mascara vs. Tubing Mascara

Tubing mascara hugs each lash with mascara, creating a tube around each one. This tubing adds length and thickness to the lashes. Most of these types of mascara require rigorous removal with makeup remover. 

The tubes are dense, which makes the removal process a chore. 

How To Choose The Right Mascara

Don’t be overwhelmed by the choices when it comes to the different types of mascara. The most important thing to look for is a mascara that nourishes the lashes. 

Some mascaras, like ForChics Better Than Falsies mascara, promote lash growth and hydrate the lashes. The formula contains vitamin E to support strong, healthy lashes. If your eyes are sensitive, you wear contacts, or you’re concerned with removing mascara, steer clear of waterproof mascara. 

Waterproof mascara is difficult to remove without the proper makeup remover. However, the black pigment in these products does tend to be more long-wearing and smudge-free, even on bottom lashes.

Look at your natural lashes and determine the look you want to achieve. If your lashes look thin, grab a volumizing mascara. Do your lashes stick straight out? If so, opt for a curling mascara. If short lashes are your obstacle, snag a tube of lengthening mascara

How To Get Longer Lashes

Naturally longer lashes are something most of us want, and few of us actually have. To get longer, fuller lashes, try our eyelash enhancing serum.

The ForLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum delivers plant-based ingredients that stimulate natural growth. Lashes become fuller and longer in 30 days. 

Add an extra power growth punch by wearing the ForChics mascara while using the serum. 


Lengthening mascara lengthens shorter lashes and adds drama to your makeup look. Many types of mascara enhance the lashes in different ways. 

To protect and nourish your lashes while wearing mascara, choose ForChics mascara and serum that are free from sulfate and parabens. The bundle ensures your lashes are covered from root to tip in healthy ingredients that nourish while providing a dramatic falsies appearance. 


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