I confess, I am a drugstore mascara addict. Every time a new mascara comes out I have to buy and try it out. As someone who has also purchased numerous high end mascaras over the years, I love the fact that drugstore mascaras don’t require you to spend a lot of money to get beautiful lashes. Over the years I have found several drugstore mascaras that do just as good of a job, (and often better) at lengthening, separating and adding volume to lashes than the pricey department store ones and today I’m sharing them with you!
Maybelline Lash Stiletto:
This has been my go-to mascara for a decade. No matter how many other mascara’s I try, I always keep coming back to this one. I love it so much that I even wore it for my wedding. It has a great brush that separates lashes perfectly, makes them super long, and has a wicked black patent shine. My all-time fave!
L’Oreal Paris Original Voluminous:
Full disclosure, I only bought this mascara because I heard that Kim Kardashians make-up artist uses it on his clients, including her. After trying it out, I totally get why! This mascara does what the name says, it makes lashes super voluminous! A great choice for a more dramatic lash look!
Covergirl The Super Sizers Fibers:
I fully intended on hating this mascara, because I have never liked any Covergirl mascara’s. Pigs must be flying, because I actually really like this mascara! The brush separates lashes nicely and it gives great length thanks to the fibers in the mascara. Unlike my previous experience with other CG mascaras, this one doesn’t flake or pull my eyelashes out when I remove it, because it washes off easily with soap and water. This is a great everyday mascara.
Maybelline Lash Sensational:
I love the unique curved brush this mascara has! It’s a great brush for reaching shorter lashes, and it gives lashes a nice curl without having to use a curler. This mascara also gives some volume, which was a pleasant surprise! It doesn’t separate lashes as well as I like, but I like this mascara enough to not mind having to use a lash comb to separate my lashes to the level that I prefer.
NYC Big Bold:
This is an amazing voluminous mascara for those on a tight budget! At less than $4 I am super impressed by the super volume it gives lashes, without making them look clumpy, or feel heavy. It’s also a multi-tasker, separating lashes and adding length. Honestly, better than a ton of high end mascara’s for thick lashes.
The long skinny wand and brush do wonders for lifting and lengthening lashes. The brush has tiny bristles that somehow coat every lash. This would be an ideal mascara for those with short lashes.
NYC New York Color Sky Rise Lengthening:
I freakin’ love this mascara! It’s great for an everyday, subtle makeup look. It costs less than $3 and has an amazing skinny brush that gives lashes incredible length, and separates them perfectly.
Rimmel London Extra 3D Lash:
I love the rubber wand on this brush. It perfectly separates and lengthens lashes, and is an extremely buildable mascara if you wish for more volume. This mascara doesn’t clump or smudge at all!
NYC Big Bold Angel Lash:
The brush on this mascara is fantastic for giving lashes a good curl! This mascara gets to every lash, fans them out, and gives them great length and volume without having to put on a million layers, which I appreciate. Bonus it’s less than $4.
Revlon Dramatic Definition:
This mascara has a nice flexible brush that coats every lash, while adding length and thickness. The brush also doesn’t ever clump the mascara even when you add multiple coats, which is a rare find with mascaras, nor does it flake off or smudge. I also appreciate that Revlon has simplified the mascara buying process by only carrying 5 different mascaras based on the buyers lash needs.
Have you tried any of these mascaras? Or do you have a fave drugstore mascara? Let me know in the comments! And if you love drugstore beauty products, be sure to check out my fave products for under $20 here!