• NO.1 LANCÔME Definicils High Defenition Mascara
  • NO.2 benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara
  • NO.3 MARC JACOBS Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
  • NO.4 Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara
  • NO.5 MAYBELLINE The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara
  • NO.6 Essence Lash Princess Mascara
  • NO.7 L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara
  • NO.8 Milk Makeup KUSH High Volumizing Mascara
  • NO.9 CLINIQUE Bottom Lash Mascara
  • NO.10 Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara

10 Best Mascaras For Short Lashes 2022

Jan 20, 2022

Many girls are not quite satisfied with their eyelash length. They want long and curly ones. Well, mascaras can make eyelashes slender and thicker. Some people are born with short eyelashes. A thick eyelash brush is easy to apply to the eyelids, so it is recommended to use mascara with a thin brush head, which can also brush your lower eyelashes. Of course, there are mascaras with various brush heads, which you can choose according to your preference.

If the length of your lashes is the one thing you need to improve the most, focus on eyelash growth. You can choose mascara containing fiber, polymers, or the one added with collagen and alike nutrients to grow your lashes. A premium mascara can be applied for many layers without caking. It is advisable to choose a mascara with a light film that is waterproof and won’t affect your eye makeup.

Before applying mascara, you need to curl your eyelashes first. By doing so, you can make a perfect one without too much contact with your eyelids and melting. By the way, you'll get even better results if you apply mascara after the revitalash.

Based on users’ reviews and some experts’ advice over all kinds of mascaras, we round up the 10 best items for short eyelashes. If you didn’t use any of them, trust me, you will find your pick here.

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  • Long-lasting
  • Lengthening
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free
  • Pricey
  • Prone to drying out

As an iconic product of Lancôme, Definicils High Defenition Mascara is available in three shades, such as black, deep black, and deep brown, of which the black shade comes in a mini size, to suit different needs. With a comb-like brush, its “Hedgehog” bristle design is able to distribute the amount evenly on and separate each and every lash without clumping. Formulated with polymers, this mascara helps lengthen lashes and hold a curl too. It’s worth mentioning that this formula contains panthenol and vitamin B5 to condition and keep lashes soft. The Definicils High Defenition Mascara is also infused with multiple natural waxes that provide a dramatic curl with elastic stretch and never makes lashes feeling sticky. Free of harmful ingredients like fragrance and formaldehyde, this mascara is suitable for most skin types. However, some customers complain that the product is prone to drying out, caking up and flaking off after a period of time, so we recommend applying lash primer first to achieve a better look. As the price point of the Definicils High Defenition Mascara is a bit higher, it is recommended for customers not on a strict budget.

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  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Pricey
  • Moderate staying power
  • People with sensitive skin should proceed with caution

Benefits is a well received brand among young girls. As a best seller of this brand, They're Real! Lengthening Mascara is the award winner of Allure Reader’s Choice. Ideal for short lashes, this mascara is only available in two shades. The specially designed brush with a custom-domed tip is able to grip even the teeny-tiny lashes. The staggered bristles grabs onto the root of your lashes to make them look thicker and longer and create wide doe eyes. However, quite a few customers complain that this mascara is moderate in staying power and prone to caking up and flaking off, so we recommend applying a lash primer first to achieve a better look. According to the review of some customers, this mascara irritates eyes, so it’s not recommended for sensitive skin type. In addition, the They're Real! Lengthening Mascara is a bit expensive, so it is more suitable for those without worrying about budget. Or you may try out a mini size first.  

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Lengthening
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Prone to drying out
  • Pricey

Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara is inspired by the founder Marc Jacobs’s memory of his mother putting on makeup. This mascara only comes in one black shade, which is enough for daily need of makeup. The curvy brush plus the defining tip help dispense the formula evenly and make lashes look thick and full, which is best for those with short lashes. With Flash Volume Complex™, this highly-pigmented formula delivers a desired effect in three strokes or less, ideal for on-the-go touch-ups. You can apply this wand on its own or pair it with At Lash'd Lifting & Volumizing Mascara for a greater result. However, quite a few customers complain that this mascara is prone to drying out and even clump after a period of time, so avoid putting it in an overly dry environment and avoid direct sunlight, or add a small amount of essential oil in the formula to prevent it from becoming dry. As the price point of Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara is a bit higher, it is recommended for those without worrying about budget. Or you may try out a travel size first.  

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  • Lengthening
  • Holding a curl
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Prone to drying out
  • Moderate staying power
  • Pricey

Featuring natural and botanical ingredients, Tarte offers mild and non-irritating products, suitable for most skin types. The Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara combines the benefits of volumizing, lengthening, curling, and conditioning in one wand, ideal for short lashes. Though it comes in one shade, it is enough for daily need of makeup. The brush consists of long bristles and short bristles. The former helps lengthen and curl lashes for a Bambi-eyed effect while the latter distributes the formula evenly on each and every teeny-tiny lash to create dramatic volume. It is worth mentioning that this mascara is infused with olive esters, pro vitamin B5, mineral pigments, and vitamin C to nourish, soothe and condition lashes while lengthening them visually. The ophthalmologist-tested and dermatologist-test formula is also safe for those with sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers. However, some customers complain that this mascara dries out after a period of time, so make sure the cap is on tight after each use. Other customers say it does not last long and flakes off after wearing for a period of time, so we recommend applying a lash primer and other makeup setting products before using. As the Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara has a higher price point, it is recommended for those without worrying about budget. Or you may try out a mini size first.

A customer on Sephora leaves the review, “The brush really gets all the lashes....It's a good mascara since I have tin flat lashes but you do need an eyelash curler if you have eyelashes like mine it doesn't volumize a lot, its last a while and you don't look like a raccoon at the end of the day it doesn't clump overall a good mascara its my go to mascara I recommend it.”

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  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Cost-effective
  • Long-lasting
  • Sticky
  • Customers with sensitive eyes should proceed with caution

Starting with selling mascaras, Maybelline has grown into the global largest mascara manufacturer and one of the brands with the most mascara patents in the world. As a best seller of this brand, The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara is the winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty Awards for 2020. This mascara comes in three shades to suit different needs. Its double-curved lifting brush helps grip the teeny-tiny lashes at the root. When brushing from the root to the tips, the formula distributes evenly on each and every lash for lengthening, ideal for short lashes. This fiber-infused wand helps volumize lashes to make them look fuller. It won’t clump or flake off throughout the day if you apply it over lash primer. With an affordable price point, this mascara can be considered a cost-effective pick. Though Amazon claims that this ophthalmologist-tested formula is safe for those with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, some customers complain that it irritates eyes. So if you have sensitive eyes, proceed with caution. Other customers say this mascara is slightly sticky, so it requires application techniques, or it’s prone to clumping.

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  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Cost-effective
  • Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Not suitable for hooded eyes
  • Chance of clumping and flaking off

The drugstore brand Essence offers a wide range of mascara lines with different benefits to suit different needs. Suitable for short lashes, the Lash Princess Mascara is only available in one shade, which is an Amazon best seller. The conic shape fiber brush of this mascara with a fine tip is easy to use and helps lengthen and volumize lashes dramatically. Essence claims that this wand gives a false lash effect. It should be noted that the Lash Princess Mascara doesn’t curl lashes much, so you need to lift them with an eyelash curler before applying if you want a big-eye effect. With an affordable price point, this mascara can be considered a cost-effective pick. However, some customers complain that this formula is sticky and not easy to separate lashes, even unfriendly for people with droopy eyelids. It is also prone to smudging the eyelids to mess up the makeup. Other customers say that this mascara does not last long, and clumps or flakes off after wearing for a period of time, so we recommend applying a lash primer and other makeup setting products before using.   

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  • Lengthening
  • Cost-effective
  • Fragrance-free
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Allergy-tested
  • Not easy to put the brush back into the tube

L'Oréal Paris offers a wide variety of popular mascaras with good quality. Suitable for short lashes, the Telescopic Original Mascara is available in 3 shades to suit different needs. With the exclusive Flexible Dual Precision Brush, this formula achieves perfectly separated lashes while visibly boosting lash length. L'Oréal Paris claims that “The flat side of the patented flexible Precision Brush lengthens lashes up to 60%, while the comb side of the brush precisely separates lashes for a clump-free result.”The Telescopic Original Mascara glides on effortlessly to coat each and every lash without any clumps if your makeup is set. This mascara is easy to use and can be washed away easily with soap and water. With an affordable price point, this wand is an cost-effective pick. However, quite a few customers complain that it’s not easy to put the brush back into the tube, and even makes hands messy.

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  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Moderate staying powder
  • Pricey

Milk Makeup is a cult-status beauty brand from New York. Featuring no-fussy beauty, it offers a variety of cool and stylish makeup and skincare products. As one of the best sellers of this brand, the High Volumizing Mascara is suitable for short lashes. Its tapered tree-shaped Puff Puff Brush with medium-firm, staggered bristles grabs and coats each and every lash to add length and volume. It’s worth mentioning that this wand is infused with Hemp-derived Cannabis Seed Oil that helps condition lashes and make them look soft and natural. However, quite a few customers complain this mascara doesn’t last long and is prone to smudging or flaking off after a period of time. So if you want a better effect, we recommend applying a lash primer and setting your makeup before using. As the price point of this mascara is a bit higher, it is recommended for customers without worrying about budget. Or you may try out a mini size first.      

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  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Cost-effective
  • Moderate staying powder

Clinique offers a wide variety of mascaras for curling, lengthening and volumizing. All formulas are gentle, safe for sensitive skin type. The Bottom Lash Mascara is a mascara specifically designed for bottom lashes. As we know, compared to upper lashes, the bottom lashes are shorter and hard-to-reach for general mascaras to visibly add length. The Bottom Lash Mascara is best for short lashes. The retractable tiny brush grips teeny-tiny lashes and glides on effortlessly to coat each and every lash for a lengthened look. However, as it is a tiny brush, you should be patient when combing. Infused with beeswax and kaolin, this non-sticky formula helps create separated and thick lashes. This mascara can be easily removed with warm water for protecting lashes. The Bottom Lash Mascara is considered a cost-effective choice. However, some customers complain that it doesn’t last long and is prone to smudging or flaking off after a period of time. So if you want a better look, we recommend applying a lash primer and setting your makeup before using.

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  • Lengthening
  • Multiple shades
  • Cruelty-free
  • Cost-effective
  • No clumps
  • Prone to drying out

Covergirl provides a wide range of popular mascaras with good quality. The Clump Crusher Mascara is a cost-effective pick, suitable for short lashes. It is available in four shades to suit different needs. Featuring fine tooth comb bristles, the double-sided, curved brush fits to the growth curve of your lashes and distributes the formula evenly from root to tip for incredibly separated lashes. This non-clumping mascara gives extreme length and volume for even the short lashes. Covergirl claims, “COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Mascara by Lash Blast is a breakthrough in no clump mascara formula, offering 20x more volume and zero clumps.”However, some customers complain that this mascara dries out easily, which makes it hard to pick up the amount. For this reason, be sure to keep the cap on tight after using to prevent unwanted air. Or add a small amount of essential oil into the formula to keep it moisturized. 

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