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Top 8 Best Natural Mascaras

Who doesn’t want longer, thicker, fuller lashes? I know I do and I want a great natural mascara to help me achieve it! After countless hours of research and months of testing different mascaras, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best natural mascaras that I’ve experienced. I looked for tons of volume that lasts all day without any flaking and not too much clumping. I also didn’t want to have to coat my lashes a zillion times to achieve big full lashes. Bottom line, I want a natural mascara that works fast and flawlessly. I’ve also included my thoughts on each one, descriptions, and ingredients along with before and after pictures of all of the mascaras so you can really get the full affect of each of them. All of these natural mascaras work volume wonders, now it’s just determining which one is right for you.


Organic Beauty Talk Best Natural Mascaras:

Bare lashes with no mascara


Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara – Definitely one my favorite mascaras! It wears great on my lashes and gives them big volume! Brush is soft and easy to use$22, available in Pitch Black only. Description – This mascara’s patented Triple V Brush delivery system coats lashes one luxurious layer at a time for full, longwearing, clump-free, water-resistant definition. The rich, hydrating formula evenly builds thickness and smoothness, delivering a full fringe of blacker-than-black lashes with dewy shine. This natural and exclusive formula dries quickly without smearing, smudging, clumping, or flaking. An infusion of nourishing, protein-rich Argan Oil conditions and supports hair growth for lush, supple, healthy lashes. Ingredients – Water, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Organic Copernicia Cerifera Wax*, Dilinoleic Acid/propanediol Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ci 77499, Tromethamine, Black 2**, Kaolin**, Pvp, Mica, Organic Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Organic Beeswax, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis**, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Laureth-4, Panthenol, Simethicone, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. *Certified Organic Ingredient **Natural Ingredient

Lashes with Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black


Organic Wear Physcians Formula 100% Natural Lash Boosting Mascara – A new drug store favorite! This natural mascara separates lashes the best although you do have to coat lashes a little more than the others. $9.95 ($8.24 at Target), 0.26 oz (7.5 g). Available in Ultra Black and Black. Description – 100% of the Total Ingredients are from Natural Origin. 44% of the Total Ingredients are from Organic Farming. 100% saw enhanced lashes INSTANLY! 1st Ever 100% Natural Lash Boosting formula enhances the appearance of lash length, thickness and volume for dramatic lashes instantly and long-term. Delivers ingredients to the base of lashes for best results! 93% saw thicker & longer looking lashes instantly! 92% saw extended & fuller looking lashes after 4 weeks! *Based on individual perception of results of a panel of women wearing Organic Wear Lash Boosting Mascara. Ingredients – Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water *, Glycerin, Iron Oxides, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Water, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus Ferment Filtrate, Beeswax *, Jojoba Esters, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax *, Tapioca Starch *, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice *, Cellulose Gum, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract *, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil *, Hydrolyzed Oryza Sativa (Rice) Protein, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract *, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Leuconostoc/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf/Sorbus Aucuparia Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Citric Acid May Contain: Titanium Dioxide.

Lashes with Organic Wear Physcians Formula 100% Natural Lash Boosting Mascara in Ultra Black


Lavera Volume Natural MascaraThis little wand packs a lot of punch and gives lashes great volume! $20, 0.22 oz. Available in black and brown. Description – The ultimate antidote to tired-looking eyes, this naturally volumizing and lengthening formula nourishes lashes for a healthy, full fringe. Moisturizing extracts of organic jojoba and wild rose oils deeply hydrate, promoting all-day flake-free volume. An advanced shaping brush adds lasting volume and length to lashes for beautiful, bright eyes. Ingredients – Water, Alcohol*, Castor Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Tricaprylin, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate , Hectorite , Jojoba Seed Oil*, Jojoba Seed Wax, Lysolecithin, Xanthan Gum, Jojoba Esters, Rosa Flower Water*, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin C, Essential Oils** [May Contain: Iron Oxides, Ultramarines].

Lashes with Lavera Volume Mascara in Black


Benecos Maximum Volume Natural Mascara – Provides deep rich color! $16.49, 0.27 oz (8 ml). Available in Deep Black and Smooth Brown. Description – Volume-boosting mascara gives the look of naturally luscious lashes. Organic jojoba oil is used to create a silky smooth, non-clumping formula that is also gentle on eyes. Add drama and create thick fringe with even the puniest of lashes. Ingredients – Water, Grain Grain Alcohol*, Beeswax*, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-5 Laurate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Carnauba Wax*, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Jojoba Seed Oil*, P-Anisic Acid, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil*, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Vitamin E, Fragrance, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder*, Citral, Linalool, Iron Oxides * indicates Certified Organic Ingredients ** for natural essential oils.

Lashes with Benecos Maximum Volume Natural Mascara in Deep Black 


Couleur Caramel Long Eyelashes Natural Mascara – Separates lashes really well! Find the brush just a tad rougher on lash line than the others. $24.25, 0.30 oz. Available in Black, Brown, Blue, and Plum. Description – Rich in plant-based active ingredients. Water-based formula non-aggressive for the skin. Its treating formula allows several successive applications without damaging the eyelashes. True care for eyelashes. 99% of the total ingredients are of natural origin. Ingredients – Aqua (Water) Glycerin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Stearic Acid, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Carnauba Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Wax), Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Candellila Cera (Euphorbia Ceriferawax), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Hydroxide*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol*, Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate*, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance) [+/- may contain: ci77510 (Ferric ferrocyanide) – ci77491 (Red iron oxide) – ci77492 (Yellow iron oxide) – ci77499 (Black iron oxide) – ci77007 ( Ultramarine) – ci75470 (Carmine). *synthetic origin products.

Lashes with Couleur Caramel Long Eyelashes Natural Mascara in Blue


ZuZu Luxe Natural Mascara – Like the Navy color the best$16.70, 0.53 oz (10 g). Available in Onyx, Expresso, Navy, and Clear. Description – Designed to add some wattage to your wink!  Clear Mascara conditions lashes to create a natural look or tame wild brows. This gentle and non-irritating formula enriched with vitamins and herbal extracts will help protect each fragile eyelash and encourage maximum growth. The luxurious nylon brush is especially designed to add length while being clump proof and non-smudging. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Ingredients – Deionized Water, Carnuba Wax, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Tocopherol Acetate, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Cellulose Gum, Grapeseed Extract.

Lashes with ZuZu Luxe Natural Mascara in Onyx

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Natural Mascara – Smells delicious! Definitely the best scented mascara! $18, 0.32 oz. Available in Black Tea (blackest black), Blackberry (shimmery black plum), Blueberry (shimmery blue black), and Dark Chocolate (shimmery black brown). Description – 100% natural mascara lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes with fruit pigments and Black tea pigments. Lash conditioning ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat protein conditions for healthier lashes. Gentle, all natural, good for you formula is suitable for everyone, even if you wear contacts or have sensitive eyes. Water and smudge resistant. Ingredients – Organic Green Tea, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Honey Beeswax, Contains All or some of the following Pigments: Blackberry, Blueberry, Black Tea, Grape Skin, Pomegranate, Acai Berry, Boysenberry, Blackcurrant and Raspberry, Oat Protein, Wheat Protein, Provitamin B5, Seaweed Powder, Coconut Stearic acid, Mica (for shimmer in the Blackberry and Blueberry), Cocoa Butter, Pearl Powder, Rice Powder, Cacao Powder and Powdered Coffee Beans, Lavender Honey, Extracts of Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender and Golden Seal.

Lashes with 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Natural Mascara in Black Tea


Organic Glam Natural Mascara – Overall, performs really well but is a little more messier than the others. $35, 0.30 oz (9 ml). Available in Jet Black and Dark Brown. Description – Worth the wait… 5 years in production The Organic Pharmacy brings you OG ultimate organic and natural ingredient mascara with lash conditioning organic Aloe and beeswax along with vitamins A,E and C to create a fabulous new mascara that curls, lengthens and conditions all in one. The formula is 60% organic and is free from artificial colours, preservatives and fragrances making it ideal for sensitive eyes and full on wearable glamour. Ingredients – Aqua (water), Carnauba wax, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Tri Methyl Pentanediol, Adipic Acid, Glycerin crosspolymer,Silica, Cetyl Alcohol, Lonicera Caprifolium ( Honey Suckle) Flower Extract, Ozokerite, Panthenol, Cera Alba ( Bees Wax), Caprylyl Glycol, Candelilla Cera Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax),Lonicera Japonica ( Honey Suckle) Flower Extract, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, EthylHexylGlycerine, Styrene/ Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerine, Isopropyl Myristate, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer,Simethicone Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methyl Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate, Carrot Polypeptide,Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide (May contain +/- CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492  (Iron Oxides).

Lashes with Organic Glam Natural Mascara in Jet Black

Which natural mascara do you like the best?


32 Discussions on
“Top 8 Best Natural Mascaras”
  • Awesome! Awesome! I am going to very closely study each of these mascaras. I will say looks like the Benecos Maximum Volume gave the most lift and the lashes look very full. I’m a big mascara girl! It’s been 4 months since I’ve purchased one because I’m been on the search for a healthier option. The one I use to use didn’t have the best ingredients, even though it made my lashes look POW! No longer want to compromise on the integrity of ingredients. Thank You OBT!

    • Great suggestion! We’ll get started on a best natural lipsticks list soon. Our goal is to have one for all categories. Thanks Justina!

  • Great ideas and solutions come when they are created together! My pleasure is to be at least a tiny part in creation of them (at least virtually).

    Looking forward to hearing about all the best natural products possible from all categories!

    Unluckily, I am not from US, but from Europe. I would love to be your intern.

  • It looks like I’m going to try the Josie Maran and 100% Pure mascaras because they seem to be the only ones that are water resistent. I currently use MAC Zoomlash and it’s pretty smudge proof but I wanted to try a “healthier” mascara.

    Thank you for this post – it was extremely helpful! 🙂

  • Whoah…I never thought a natural mascara could look this good. Late reader. Found your blog a week ago but only recently perused. Awesome blog! I am not an exclusive organic girl but you have piqued my curiosity with a few brands I was not aware of. Definitely, checking out the mascaras on my own. Thanks!

  • Hi there,
    Thanks so much for blogging about these mascaras – very helpful!
    I want to go for the most natural one possible, and I was wondering from your experence, how the 100% fruit mascara stands up to smudging and stayin in your lashes/ holding them all day long?

    I don’t want to run into raccoon eyes issues!


  • Top Three n order:
    Organic Glam Mascara
    Lavera Volume Natural Mascara
    Couleur Caramel Long Eyelashes Natural Mascara

  • I would be interested to know your opinions on the Gabriel Colors brand of Mascara. I’ve used it for a couple of years, and really do love it, but it’s difficult to purchase, as it’s not readily available at stores. I will try some of these you’ve reviewed, in hopes of finding a natural brand that does not leave an oily residue in my eyes, clouding my contact lenses.

  • Hi, I was searching for nickel-free/iron oxides free eye products and I found your site, I really like it. Recently I’ve been diagnosed as having nickel allergy and I know many eye products contain nickel (it seems that iron oxides include nickel). I find it so hard to find iron oxides free product:(. I see that Josie Maran Gogo is ok, but can’t find it in my country (I’m from Romania). Could you recommend something? (mascara, eyeshadows, eye liner). Thanks?

  • there is anew one on the market “L’bri” i think it is called not sure of the spelling…have you tried it and what do you think? thanks for this great blog post!

  • I love 100% Pure Fruit pigment in Chocolate brown. Not only does it smell amazing, it makes my lashes so pretty. It applies evenly and makes your lashes look soft, while lengthening! Lastly, even though it isn’t waterproof (waterproof mascara has yucky chemicals in it) it is very water resistant. I wore it for my wedding, cried, but there was no mess! However, because it is water resistant, I find I have to use an oil based eye makeup remover to fully wash my lashes. But it is no big deal! Just find your favorite organic eye makeup remover and apply!

    • The best makeup remover is pure unrefined organic coconut oil! It’s brilliant. And a big jar costs less than a little bottle of any makeup remover. Best of all, you can use it for a ton of other things too – moisturizer (face and body), hair, nails, and cooking! 🙂

  • Which of these, if any, is cruelty-free (not tested on animals)? Please include this information with your product reviews. Thanks.

    • The Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara, Ultra Black Organics is

      100% Cruelty Free
      100% Free of Harsh Chemicals
      100% Free of Synthetic Preservatives
      100% Free of GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)
      100% Free of Synthetic Colors
      100% Free of Synthetic Fragrances

  • I know this is an old post now, but thank you so much for providing the test pictures! So great, this is so helpful to me to try and buy something online that I can’t try and I don’t know anyone around me who is interested in natural makeup. Thanks again! keep up the amazing quality postings!

  • There’s a new product that’s all natural , younique 3d fiber lash mascara! Fibers are green tea!

    Transplanting Gel Ingredients: Water, Beeswax (Natural Propolis), Carnauba (Brazilian palm glue), Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black), Collagen, Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol. .23 FL OZ / 7 ml
    Natural Fibers Ingredients: 100% Natural Fibers taken from Green Tea. Net WT .02 OZ/ .5g.

    Collagen is a type of protein that works with elastin to give skin its texture, structure, and appearance. It contains antioxidants, and may help add volume and shine to the appearance of eyelashes.

    Water (Aqua) is the liquid of life! Hydrates and cleanses the skin, and works as a natural spreading component, helping to distribute other ingredients evenly over the skin.

    Beeswax (Natural Propolis) is a brownish, resinous material collected by bees and believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

    Carnauba (Brazilian Palm Glue) is extracted and refined through a pressing and crushing process that turns the palm glue into an oil, creating the sticky nature of the transplanting gel. It is also believed to act as a natural preservative.

    Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black) is a technical name for Black Iron Oxide. This naturally-occurring mineral acts a colorant, giving the gel its striking black color.

    Acrylates Copolymer is an adhesive and binder, as well as a suspending agent.

    Nylon is a powder substance that is used as an absorbent and thickening agent.

    Stearic Acid (also known as Palmitic Acid) is an organic nutrient derived from palm trees that is often used to soothe and soften the skin.

    Propylene Glycol is a humidifying and delivery ingredient.

    To see our cruelty free, vegan, gluten free products, visit

    • Thank you Dawn for sharing but this has Propylene Glycol in it and is a no-go. You can find more information about Propylene Glycol on our Ingredients To Avoid list.

  • 100% Fruit Pigment mascara is HANDS DOWN the best one from this article. And I love that they have a few colors to choose from since not everybody wears black mascara. Your lashes look soft and full. The other mascaras look overly wet and clumpy which is not a very classy or sophisticated look.

    I’m amazed to see so many girls wearing clumpy wet mascara, don’t they realize how tacky this looks?

    I’ve only tried 100% Pure Fruit skincare products (which have been pretty good) but their cosmetics look very interesting.

    I will be buying their mascara in either Dark Chocolate (aka brown) or Blackberry (aka plum). Brown and plum mascaras are dark and subtle yet really help brighten darker eyes much better than black mascaras do.

    And I love that this brand is CRUELTY FREE which is a must.

    Thank you so much for the pictures!

    • I love 100% Pure Mascara, however, I suffer from an allergy to nickel and I bought this thinking it would help and I am still highly, highly allergic to it. I did love the application and look and am very disappointed that it won’t work for me. I did not read this in the ingredients but something is definitely in there that caused a severe rash on my eyelids (perhaps the tea?). My search for nickel-free mascara continues….

  • FYI, the FDA doesn’t regulate the use of the word ‘natural’ and most of these mascaras are FAR from being natural.

  • Great site.
    I also try to use more natural make up and I recently found out I was allergic to nickel so I started using 100% Pure mascara and I do believe it contains nickel since my eyes seem worse wearing it. So sad.

  • i wana ask that i use mascara at daily basis as i m a working lady. can i use this at daily basis. is these mascaras has any side effects if i use it daily

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