Since I barely wear eyeliner (I think I’m allergic), I love to wear mascara. I feel like it makes me look a little more awake and makes my eyes pop. And although I do definitely sometimes like to splurge on makeup items, I have never splurged on a mascara, and here’s why.
- Apparently you’re meant to swap them out every 3 months for hygiene reasons (tbh I use one at a time, max 2, so they are all used up/dry up by that time anyways).
- There is so much choice, longer lashes, fuller volume lashes, more defined curl lashes etc. – I want to try them all!
- People who I know who use high end mascara, still prefer drugstore mascara.
Of course, I’ve come across certain brands and formulas that I do not like at all – but I have also discovered some that I love. So, here’s my list (all prices are in USD).
- NYX Cosmetics Doll Eye Mascara $9.40
This is amazing for length and drama. If I could only own one mascara for the rest of my life, it would be this one.
This mascara lengthens your eyelashes which is great, but I like this most because it gives my eyelashes a very nice curl.
This mascara is amazing for layering and I love how it has never made my eyelashes clumpy or spidery. I can go super natural or build up the mascara for a more dramatic look.
To be honest, I don’t like this mascara by itself. BUT when you mix it with the Rimmel Wonderful mascara, OMG it’s amazing!!!!!! I would use a coat or two of this first and then use that one.
I feel like this mascara has been consistently good throughout the years. Every now and again, I find myself gravitating towards it. I think it’s a safe choice although it’s not the most amazing one on the list.
Hope this helps you choose which mascara to try the next time you’re at a drugstore!