Finding a good mascara can be difficult under normal circumstances but when you add the term “vegan” to your search, it gets even harder. There’s some good news though: Vegan mascaras—in addition to being cruelty-free and leaving our furry friends to happily frolic unharmed—are actually better for your eyelashes than most non-vegan mascaras. 

Mascara usually just coats your eyes with black, brown, navy or even sometimes green liquid. It makes our eyelashes look large and more defined. If the mascara doesn’t clump or flake, that’s even better. It lasts for a long time and doesn’t fade. Then, for the most part, your mascara’s job ends there. You scrub the mascara off your eyes at the end of the night with some makeover remover and call it a job well done. 

Vegan mascara often contains ingredients that help nourish your lashes, like Vitamin B and Vitamin E. You can help out your lashes while they look awesome at the same time. Why not accomplish both at once? Vegan mascaras often also have more natural ingredients and are less likely to pump their formulas full of chemicals. This is probably because they have a more discerning clientele who want to be able to read the ingredients list and not find any red flags. 

We rounded up the best vegan mascaras that’ll make your lashes look defined and also help them stay healthy. You know what they say, once you go vegan, you’ll never go back.

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