• Holly Anne

Best Drugstore Mascaras & ProTips & Tricks


Let's talk Mascara for our 3rd Post in our best Drugstore products blog series. Mascara is close to being my #1 MUST-HAVE beauty product at all times. But with my love for makeup-it's hard to just choose one. Mascara is composed of black pigments bonded together by a polymer and thickened by various waxes or oils. Mascara is used to lengthen, thicken, darken, and intensify your natural eyelashes, drawing more attention to your eyes. I have listed some of the best Drugstore Mascaras that I have personally tried and some ProTips and tricks for you to give a try!



Mascara Tips & Tricks


End of the tube and no back up? Loosen hardened mascara by placing the tube in a cup of hot water for a minute or two. The liquid will fall to the bottom where you can reach it with the wand.


Clumpy Mascara? (In the tube) Fix it with a few drops of Visine dripped directly into it.


Want More Volume? For seriously voluminous lashes, apply one coat of mascara, use a q-tip to dust some baby powder over your lashes, and then add another coat of mascara. I can’t believe this one really works, but it’s great!


Hard time removing waterproof mascara? Remove with ease by using coconut oil and witch hazel. It’s so gentle on the eyes!


Eyelashes Clumping? Use a clean toothbrush to unclump mascara. The toothbrush is actually a great beauty tool, so it’s a good idea to keep a few extras on hand, anyway.


Want Longer Lashes? Apply vaseline to your lashes (using an old mascara wand) to help them grow.



The Best Drugstore Mascaras


Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara $8.99

Best For: Volume


Build on bold volume to create irresistibly oft, separated, and dense lashes coat after coat. Features a creamy and whipped formula infused with coconut extract.

It's also the closest dupe I've ever seen to my beloved Diorshow.






Milani Highly Rated Mascara $8.99

Best For: Fluffy Lashes


The ultimate 10-in-1 mascara is highly rated for a reason. The Highly Rated 10-in-1 Volume Mascara by Milani builds, lifts and dramatizes for extreme volume in a single stroke for a luxurious finish. Get full coverage for flawless fringe -- this top drugstore mascara will give brilliant color and definition to every last lash.





Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara $6.99

Best For: Waterproof


A mascara that instantly gives you bold lashes. It creates full, fanned out lashes elongating each strand. A uxorious formula that will not flake smudge or clump. Eyelashes look healthy and natural all day.

Had the best stay on with water as well, making it our Waterproof Choice.











Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara $7.99

Best For: Sensitive Eyes


This Mascara's advanced thickening formula nourishes with Vitamin E to create softer and fuller looking lashes. Nourished with Vitamin E, this advanced thickening formula creates full and healthy-looking lashes that are silky-soft. Benefits: Prevents loss of lashes with patented quick dissolve system that allows easy mascara removal. No clumps, no globs. Contact lens safe and hypoallergenic.




Best Overall

Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black $7.99


L'Oreal's Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara has a unique formula of panthenol and ceramide-R that builds and thickens voluptuous lashes while conditioning them, so they remain supple and healthy. An exceptionally plush brush is designed to glide on just the right amount of mascara without clumping or flaking. Non-irritating, fragrance-free formula is safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers.

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