You want to lift and separate? There is a drugstore mascara for you. Want to plump and add volume? There’s a tube for that too. Some of the best drugstore mascaras rival high end brands because they are made in the same factories or by the same parent company. Take L’Oreal and Lancôme for example. No matter what you want, there’s little chance you can’t find it or a combination of it at the drugstore. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may be able to buy just one tube or double it up with a couple different brands to get the lashes you like best.
If you love fiber/lash extension type mascaras then try Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara by Grow Luscious which is Revlon’s first mascara with high-shine black fibers. Another good choice is Boots No7 Stay Perfect Mascara. It individually wraps each eyelash with a special film which creates tiny elastic tubes around your lashes for greater volume and length. L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Waterproof Mascara and Cover Girl Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara also works well.
If you love a over-sized wand, are looking for the best drugstore mascara for length and volume and like Benefit’s They’re Real! try: Prestige Total Intensity Mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara which has a fanning brush with 10 layers of bristles, NYX Provocateur Boudoir Mascara, L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, Almay One Coat Nourishing Thickening Mascara and Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Flared Mascara.
If you love wispy, feathery lashes that still look natural, Cover Girl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara and Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara and Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara which looks like natural falsies.
If you have brittle and dry lashes and or sensitive eyes and love Lancôme mascara, L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara is a good choice as the panthenoland ceramide-R builds, conditions and thickens your lashes all while being sensitive eye friendly (including contact wearers). Almay One Coat Triple Effect Mascara is not as dramatic but is formulated with aloe and vitamin B5 to help keep lashes conditioned and Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara helps to stop lashes from breaking.
For short eyelashes Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara is a great drugstore mascara for short lashes and for those of us who can’t afford a prescriptions for Latisse. Formulated with their own growth complex called Procapil, this mascara extends and fortifies lashes so that they look up to 117% longer in 30 days and up to 80% longer instantly. Oh and a coat of this mascara after L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara or Prestige Total Intensity is quite nice.
If you like the doll look, L’Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga is going to be a must try. It makes your eyes look big but can get a little clumpy so take your time applying this mascara to avoid clumps. Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara also delivers.
If you want a natural mascara Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara is going to be your best best with 47% organic ingredients. But don’t let the friendly ingredients fool you, this stuff packs a punch for volume and length and performs as well as Benefit mascaras.