I’ve tried dozens of mascaras — this is my favorite eco-friendly formula

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While makeup may be taking a backseat to other beauty products, you still can take advantage of your eyes being on full display. Whenever I want to make my eyes pop, I like to reach for Saie Beauty’s Clean Mascara 101

Trust and believe me when I say there are so many mascaras on the market. The sheer number of options often makes it hard to find a favorite, let alone one that is “clean” enough for people who are ingredient-conscious. Add to that the stigma that clean beauty products don’t deliver the same results or quality as traditional ones and you’re likely to be discouraged. But there’s good news: I’m here to tell you that Saie Beauty’s Clean Mascara 101 is an eco-friendly pick that really works.

How To Find A Good Mascara

If your eyes are going to be the only thing that is visible these days, you want to show them off as much as possible. The best mascaras offer a clump-free application that individually separates each hair on your lash line without any dryness. There are tons of drugstore options that can get the job done, but none of them do it as well or as quickly as this clean mascara option from Saie Beauty. 

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My Review Of Mascara 101

I’ve been using this mascara for about one year and it finally dried up on me when I was ready to write this story. However, after purchasing a fresh one, I remembered why I love this mascara: it’s easy to apply and it separates my lashes without much effort.

For me, length is a big deal, but clumping mascara is the worst. This formula is easily buildable for a more dramatic look, plus it’s hydrating thanks to the beeswax and shea formulation. I like this mascara for both day-to-day video calls and full makeup beats. 

Saie Beauty Mascara 101 Lengthening and Lifting, $24

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Not that I need to feel validated, but Saie Beauty’s Clean Mascara 101 is already an award-winner with recognition from HelloGiggles and Women’s Health. Plus, it has a 4.9 out of five-star rating with almost 300 reviews — and that’s just on the brand’s website.

“I took the leap and purchased and am so pleased!” one shopper wrote. “It’s a softer look than mass-market mascaras, but does give a subtle oomph. And you can definitely layer. The best part — ease of removal! No flaking, no clumping. I’ll never go back to traditional chemical formulas. And my eye irritation is gone! Chemical-free is the way to go!”

Sephora shoppers also have something to say about this mascara. Customers on the makeup retailer’s website give the mascara 4.8 out of five stars.

“When I first looked at the wand I thought this would never work,” one Sephora shopper wrote. “I was so wrong! It goes on easily, the comb-like wand prevents clumping, and the tip is brilliant for coating every lash, and again, preventing clumps. One application gives a natural look. You can easily layer it for more drama. This has now become my go-to mascara, highly recommend giving it a try.”

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