top mascaras for long and curled lashesCredit : Pexels/Alena Darmel

They say our eyes are the windows to the soul. If that's the case, nothing complements them more than bold, defined lashes. Even if you prefer a more minimalist beauty look, opting for skin tints over full-coverage foundations, a lush jet-black lash can transform your face and make your eyes pop.

To deliver those results, you need good mascara -- more specifically, a good curling or lengthening mascara. Formulated to add definition, these types of mascara enhance the look of your natural lashes. Of course, there's a time and place for volume and tubing formulas, but for stunning lashes that look great daily, you'll want to reach for one of the tubes below.

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

This mascara remains a fan favorite for its simplicity. The formula is a naturally derived blend of nourishing ingredients like shea butter and beeswax. Together, they condition and strengthen your lashes from within. But that's just the beginning. The wand is thoughtfully made to comb through and separate as it deposits the product onto each lash. 

WYN Beauty Big Vision Lengthening and Defining Tubing Mascara

Despite being new to the scene, Serena Williams' WYN Beauty is already disrupting the makeup space. The brand's sole mascara has already made waves for its smudge-proof formula and double-arched brush that coats lashes from root to tip for maximum coverage. But the science behind this mascara is just as interesting. The formula inside the green tube uses conic polymer tubing technology to stretch and enhance your lashes for a naturally defined look.

Glossier Lash Slick

Like many of the brand's products, Lash Slick has a devoted following for the right reasons. The formula consists of a provitamin B5 and peptide blend that leaves lashes looking sleek and shiny. But it also has fiber technology that clings to individual lashes to lengthen and define them without weighing them down.

Refy Lash Sculpt, Lengthen, and Lift Mascara

As the name suggests, this mascara is all about creating a sculpted look. The curled, comb-like applicator hugs the contours of your lashline uniquely to lift, separate, and set them in place. The result is natural lashes that rival extensions and stay put all day.

Tower 28 Beauty MakeWaves Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara

Castor oil is the standout ingredient that makes this tube a winner. The nourishing oil is known for its lash-boosting benefits and works wonders in this unique formula. Utilizing Aquaflex technology, it curls without making lashes crunchy. Plus, it's humidity-proof.