Don’t you hate it when you painstakingly curl your lashes in the morning only to find them drooping by noon? The struggle is real for the stubby-lashed—and believe us, we feel you. Thankfully, there’s nothing a little pep talk and a good mascara can’t fix.

When you find a volumizing mascara that works for you, it instantly changes your look. Fuller, curlier lashes open up the eyes and add subtle glamour to even the most bare-naked face. Sound good? Take a swipe at our two lash-plumping picks, below.

SPLURGE: Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara, P1,170
If you’re willing to invest in your mascara, make it this one. The Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara is one of Japan’s most famous tubes. Featuring polymer fibers and a tapered brush, it coats your lashes in a plumping (and we do mean plumping) formula. The transformation is drastic: feathery strands, dense roots, and a curly shape that’ll hold all day. Plus, the waterproof formula won’t smudge even under scorching summer heat. Now, we won’t lie—a grand is a fortune to pay for lash ink. But the results? Priceless.

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SAVE: Maybelline Falsies Pushup Drama Mascara, P459
While we believe our splurge is worth every single peso, you can never underestimate a drugstore find. Case in point: the Maybelline Pushup Drama Mascara, which rakes in praise for its lengthening, fattening formula. Its push-up cup brush lifts all your lashes, creating a strong curl from root to tip. Two coats is all it takes to stretch fine strands, and the bold, black pigmentation will instantly plump them. BTW, there’s zero clumping here—just visible, va-va-voom lashes. Who needs falsies when you’ve got this?

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What’s your pick: Heroine Make’s marvelous tube or Maybelline’s affordable formula?

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