Mascara is the staple of any woman’s makeup repertoire, the most basic of supplies. And as such, we tend to go through it pretty quickly. Because of how often we need to buy new mascara tubes, it’s a good idea to find an inexpensive brand. But inexpensive does not mean the quality suffers. Here are seven drugstore (meaning inexpensive, but impressive) mascaras that magazine editors swear by.
Laura Lajiness who is a Fashion Editor, recommends Maybelline’s Colossal Mascara. Lajiness likes it because it gives her long lashes the extra curl and volume she desires. Bed Bath & Beyond sells The Colossal for $5.99.
Sari Tuschman with Editor at Large recommends Maybelline Great Lash, stating that it is an iconic mascara for a reason. She says, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” Best part? It can be purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond for $4.79.
Erin Bunch is an editor with Lifestyle, and she recommends Pacifica Water Resistant brand because of it is “the ultimate triple threat”: it makes your lashes look amazing, it’s affordable and natural. This brand is a little more expensive than other drugstore brands, but it costs only $14 from Amazon.
Fashion magazine’s associate digital editor, Souzan Michael, claims L’Oreal’s Paris Voluminous Million Lashes as her top pick. Michael likes this brand because it doesn’t clump or flake. Additionally, she enjoys the longer, thicker and more intense lashes this mascara gives her. You can purchase the Voluminous Million Lashes at Walgreens for $8.79.
Carly Ostroff is an assistant digital editor whose job entails her testing out new products including mascara. In spite of all the mascara she tries, one of her favorites is still CoverGirl Super Size Fibers. She loves that its formula makes her lashes longer and more curly. You can purchase Super Size Fibers for yourself on Amazon for $5.99.
LOULOU’s editor-at-large Janna Zittrer’s favorite mascara is CoverGirl’s Clump Crusher. For her, it is a tried and true brand. Even when she gets her makeup done professionally, Zittrer takes the Clump Crusher along because she has never seen another kind of mascara as good as this one. You can purchase at Walgreens for $8.79
Natalie Matthews is the Senior Editor with Elle.com and she recommends CoverGirl LashBlast mascara! Rather than spending a lot of money on expensive mascara, use this less pricey brand. It will make your lashes look long and yet cleanly defined. You can purchase the LashBlast from Target for $6.99.