Best Tubing Mascaras You Should Try: 5 of the Top

(Last Updated On: December 13, 2018)

Let me guess – you love your mascara, you love how it makes your eyes look. But you just hate removing it at night. It simply takes so much time, energy and cotton pads to clean your eyes properly. I bet you even swear not to use it anymore.

Of course, you’ll never do that. And you don’t have to because there’s a simple solution that means nice eyelashes and easy removal. It’s called – the best tubing mascara. It’s the perfect solution, first of all it will never smudge, even after wearing it for 12 hours, standing in the rain or crying over a nice romantic scene in the movies. Secondly, it’s unbelievably easy to remove it with a simple cleanser or even warm water.

What is A Tubing Mascara?

Unlike the traditional ones that use waxes and oils, a tubing mascara use a special polymer. This makes it revolutionary simply because as the polymer dries up it wraps around the surface of the eyelash.

This means that a tubing mascara will give you all the length and/or volume your regular one does. It will feel the same to apply it, but the only difference is that it will wrap itself around your eyelashes. This makes it super easy to be removed (and impossible to smudge around your eyes).

5 Best Tubing Mascaras 2018 Worth Trying

Trish McEvoy Curling Tube Mascara

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The Trish McEvoy Lash curling tube mascara is a really nice buildable one with amazing reviews. It’s a good choice for those that love a bold, black, dramatic look since the black shade it comes in is super, super dark.

Might not be a great choice if you’re looking for something discreet. Simply put this in a buildable tubing mascara that adds significant thickness.

Why It’s So Popular:

  • Adds great volume
  • Great for dramatic looks
  • Will never smudge
  • Waterproof
  • Packaging is slim and handy for traveling
  • Really long wear
  • Easy removal
  • Lifts and holds your lashes

Keep In Mind:

  • Brush can be better
  • Does not remove in perfect tiny tubes, but shreds in tiny pieces
  • Brush needs to be wiped off before applying

DHC Perfect Double Protection

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This is an amazing tubing mascara that coats lashes in an opaque, matte, polymer liquid that gives you insane lengths and definition (if you apply it carefully, that is). It comes with a really nice brush that is tiny, flexible, and very maneuverable that will reach even the tiniest of hair.

Why It’s So Popular:

  • Amazing length and thickness without clumps
  • Very easy to remove
  • Dries quickly
  • Separates lashes really well
  • Waterproof
  • Lasts really, really long

Keep In Mind:

  • Running formula that is a bit tricky to apply
  • Doesn’t add any volume

Trish McEvoy High Volume

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Another Trish McEvoy tubing mascara made it to this list. Just like the curling version, this one comes in incredibly dark formula, perfect for dramatic looks. It works great – dries instantly and won’t smudge or smear even after hours of wear.

Why It’s So Popular:

  • Really easy to clean
  • Great volume and length
  • Thin wand gives great control
  • Water resistant
  • Will never smudge
  • Stays looking freshly applied all day, even after a nap

Keep In Mind:

  • Can easily be over-piled and clump everything up
  • A bit costly
  • You have to work fast as it dries quite quickly
  • Really runny

Kevyn Aucoin Pitch Black

Kevyn Aucoin - The Volume Mascara

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This is another great volumizing, long-lasting one with a smudge, drip and flake-free formula. It’s really easily removed and creates thick, dramatic and alluring lashes with just one coat. The tube it comes in is super cute and elegant, and the brush is really good for detailed application from roots to tips.

Why It’s So Popular:

  • Unbelievable length
  • Really good volume
  • The fibers on the brush makes it very easy to catch every lash and comb through it
  • Brush is thin and sleek which makes it easy to work with
  • Doesn’t smudge
  • No flakes
  • Really long all-day wear

Keep In Mind:

  • A bit pricey
  • Not suitable if you prefer a more dramatic look
  • Runs out faster than it should

Blinc Mascara

Pioneering, tube-technology water-resistant . This will add both volume and length to your lashes and will last all day. It’s waterproof and can be removed only with the combination of lots of warm water and gentle pressure. This product has been clinically tested to be non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, and active people

Why It’s So Popular:

  • Dramatic look
  • Water proof
  • Smudge proof
  • Really easy to remove
  • Incredibly long lasting
  • Great choice for those with sensitive eyes

Keep In Mind:

  • Very liquidy
  • Can’t build up the volume or length
  • Lashes will stick together if you do both up and down lashes at the same time
  • Lashes feel like plastic, pretty stiff

Different Types of Tubing Mascaras

Just like the regular ones you’ve been using your whole life, a tubing mascara come in two different options – volumizing and lengthening. Both of them wrap around each of your eyelash hair, so you will not have to worry about patchy applications, under-eye fallout or eye irritations.

They are easily removed with (a generous amount of) warm water or a gentle eye makeup remover. They guarantee an end to all your never ending struggles with removing regular mascara and the usage of hundred cotton pads each night.

One thing you should be warned about is the strange way it will come off. You might not be used to the fact it comes off in tiny peels. It might scare you and make you think your eyelashes are falling off. But once you get used to it, you’ll grow to love them and will never go back to the regular, smudgy type.

How To Use the Best Tube Mascaramascara tubing review

Let’s go into details. The application of the best tube mascara is really similar to the one you’re wearing. But, I do recommend wearing a primer before applying it. It will give your eyelashes some extra thickness.

After the primer has dried, apply the first coat and give the polymer a couple of minutes to completely dry out before applying (if you think you need) a second coat.

When you’re ready to remove it, beware, it can be a bit tricky at first. They do require some extra attention.

Start by soaking your eyes in warm water, this will take you a few minutes to soak completely. Don’t pull or wipe your eyelashes – this can cause damage. After you’ve completely soaked your eyelashes in water, the little tubes of mascara will just slide of easily.

Factors To Consider When Choosing One

By now, you know which regular mascaras are good or bad. But you probably don’t know how to judge a tubing mascara before purchasing it. Here are two tips to keep in mind before deciding:

Get the best tube mascara that uses polymers, not those that use a combination of copolymers with traditional pigment-based ingredients in a single formula. They are usually of poor quality and the combination of ingredients doesn’t allow the formula to dry out nicely.

Check the wand – it’s as important with these ones, as it is with regular ones. You need a nice wand that will cover all your lashes with a nice thick coat.

Is It Suitable For You?apply your tubing mascara

I believe everyone will benefit from tubing mascara that’s easy and clean to remove. It’s just an extremely nicer solution than regular ones.

If you’re someone who lives in a humid area, a place with a lot of rain, someone that has oily eyelids, likes crying over animated movies or does the regular workout – tube ones will be a lifesaver.

It will also work great with anyone that has sensitive, easily irritated eyes or prone to those with seasonal allergies.


I featured the Trish McEvoy tube mascara twice in my top 5 tubing mascaras. Those are always my first choice. But I’ve tried all 5, and loved them all. I definitely advise you to get one, your life and bedtime routine will be so much easier!

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