Is without a doubt that mascara is my favorite beauty product; I enjoy buying it, applying it, staring at it (okay you get the point lol). It’s a makeup product that truly transforms a look from ordinary to extraordinary, and it also happens to be one of the least expensive. Many drugstore brands have nailed the formulas and there’s really no need to buy high end mascara unless you really want to. Being the mascara enthusiast that I am, I find myself constantly searching for the next best formula which means constantly trying out new ones. And although I have a few holy-grail ones, there are many that make ‘my top mascara’ list - here are a my favorite five mascara picks from the drugstore:
L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black: This was the first mascara I obsessed over and till this day is the one I would take to a deserted island. The formula is more on the wet side, the wand is super skinny and flexible which allows it to coat even the smallest lash providing maximum length. It’s perfect for the person who is looking for sky-high long lashes and not much volume. You can wear a couple of coats for an everyday casual look or build this up to very intense spidery look. The best part is that it’s fairly easy to remove (which is a huge plus for me), they also have a waterproof version if you prefer.
L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock: If you like very full-on lashes with a dramatic effect this one is for you! The formula is thicker and the plastic spiked brush applicator allows more product to be deposited on your lashes; also (in my opinion) a dupe for the Lancome Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara which is truly a life changing mascara. It provides great volume, thickness, a little length - it really makes your lashes the focal point. This is one of my favorites and couldn’t recommend it enough.
Maybelline Lash Sensational: You know when you buy something just because it’s in the ‘new’ section and then get totally surprised by how great it is, this was exactly that. I was completely surprised by how much I ended up liking this mascara, it’s one of those mascaras that you know will always look good when you wear it. The unique wand is curved with shorter bristles on one side that allow you to get the inner corner and bottom lashes perfectly. This is my go-to no fail mascara.
Covergirl The Super Sizer by LashBlast (waterproof): This is my mascara choice specifically for summer days when I know waterproof is necessary. It lengthens, volumizes, and truly makes your lashes appear ‘super sized’. It has a thin wand with an easily buildable formula that does not budge. It does take a bit of work to remove, I suggest an oil based remover, but you know it will stay put.
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies: As the name suggest this mascara provides volume in just a few coats. It has a fuller curved wand that really separate and lifts the lashes. I do find that it takes a few coats to get a more intense look, but it does make you look like you’ve added false lashes. The formula is clump free which is great when adding multiple coats. This works great for a more natural look, just add a couple coats and you’re done!
Let me know what some of your favorite drugstore mascara picks are in the comments below and keep an eye out for a high-end mascara top five post!