Mascara is definitely a must when it comes to any makeup collection. Whether you want to go all out or keep it super simple, mascara always adds another element to your everyday look. Mascara is the best when it comes to a “no makeup, makeup look.” It makes your eyes look bigger and makes your eye color pop. I stumbled upon a couple of great mascaras recently at the drugstore and got the inspo to rank some popular ones. Here are the top 5 drugstore mascaras.
My go-to was always the Voluminous X-Fiber by L’Oreal because I like the fact that it’s a two-step use. I feel like it does the most in making my lashes look bold.
Drugstore mascara is also the best alternative to high-end brands because they’re so much cheaper for doing just as good of a job, or even better. *cough, cough* I’m looking at you Voluminous Lash Paradise
These five mascaras are good to use without having an eyelash curler, although if you wanted a dramatic look it can definitely help.
Top 5 Drugstore Mascaras – L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise -$7.97
This new drugstore favorite is often compared to the popular Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced because of it’s packaging and wand shape. But what makes this mascara come out on top is the fact that it’s a third of the price and it’s longevity.
Lash Paradise is also known to be less flaky than Better Than Sex and keeps your lashes lifted longer. Lash Paradise also has a waterproof option just like Better Than Sex, only it’s not as thick and heavy.
When using Lash Paradise, every single eyelash is grazed by the wand, allowing full coverage from corner to corner. All you really need is just one application to get a long, full look.
Top 5 Drugstore Mascaras –Maybelline Lash Sensational – $5.40
Maybelline Lash Sensational is another contender for best cheap mascaras. It have the ability to make thin lashes look thick and bold. It comes in three different colors including Blackest Black, Brownish Black and Very Black.
The Lash Sensational wand is curved, allowing for a more fanned out look for your lashes, making them look like fake lashes. This mascara is usually compared to Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara for a similar wand design.
Lash Sensational is also long lasting, it doesn’t leak or smudge when you’re sweating, but it comes off easily when washing your face. The price for this mascara starts at $5.40.
L’Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara is a two step process to really capture a voluminous look. The use of X Fibers makes your lashes bold and long for a falsies look adding seven times the volume to your original lashes. Fibers used in mascara are little hairs that extend lash length.
You start with the brush labeled one, which is a black primer. The wand is straight but rounded on the top and bottom. The second brush is curved just like the Lash Sensational brush.
This mascara comes in four different colors called Washable Black, Washable Blackest Black, Washable Soft Black and Waterproof Blackest Black.
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara – $4.99
The CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara is great for it’s plastic wand that neatly separates the lashes to reduce clumping.
Since the bristles are plastic, you are able to add multiple layers of coats with no clumping. It’s also glides smoothly for easy application.
NYX Worth The Hype – $8.50
Does the NYX live up to the hype it claims? I’d say so!
NYX Worth The Hype is known for its volumizing and lengthening abilities. It’s compared to Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Action. It adds a lot of volume and length and also applies smoothly.
Worth The Hype comes in four different colors–black, brownish black, blue and purple.