These Are the Best Fibre Mascaras for Sky-High Lashes

Lindsey Metrus

True story: When Marc Jacobs was younger, he'd watch his mother as she carefully shaved away at a strip of black velvet ribbon, collecting the fibres that pilled so that she could apply them to her lashes and create her own bespoke lash extensions. Cut to 2016 when beauty guru Huda Kattan shook the vlogosphere with her own lash-lengthening hack in which she glued pieces of cotton to the tips of her lashes before applying mascara. Both fascinating but not exactly practical. The good news is beauty brands have also recognised the benefits of applying fibre to lashes and created mascara formulas with tiny fibre particles built in that adhere to lashes and add major length—no cutting or gluing necessary. Ahead, our favourite offerings for doe-like flutters in just a few swipes.

Next up, read about the time one editor tried DIY lash extensions.

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