It's official: 2021 is the year of the eyes. Now that masks are a necessary accessory and our lipstick collections are getting a little dusty, it's all about opening up your gaze and letting your eyes shine. Maybe you've added some to your arsenal, freshened up your dwindling with some glittery options, or fully committed to rehabbing back to their full, bushy glory. But there's one thing that will always take your eye look to the next level: a big, bad, volumizing mascara.
Sure, more length is always great, but lately we're all about pumping up the pigment and thickness of each hair to balance out much of our face being covered. For those with barely-there hairs, a volumizing formula can cling to even the slightest lashes and create the illusion of dense, inky fringe that's usually only achievable with falsies. Even if you love your natural lashes the way they are, a formula that amps up your God-given assets can take any smoky eye or feline flick up a notches. And on no-makeup makeup days, a coat or two of mascara can make you look instantly *together*, even if you're feeling like you're all over the place. Here, we've rounded up the best, most volume-inducing formulas for every type of lash and occasion so you can put your best gaze forward.