There seems to be a new mascara on the market every week and while most claim to revolutionize your lashes, many fall short.
Listed below are 15 of the BEST Drug Store, Department Store and Organic Mascaras tried, tested and approved by yours truly. Make sure to read through for some application tips. Have fun & feel beautiful! Xoxo Marianne
Essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic Volume Unlimited $4.99
My favorite drug store mascara, this deep black mascara ensures dramatic volume and a gorgeous false lash effect. Not tested on animals.[SHOP]
Catrice Glamour Doll Volume Waterproof Mascara $6.99
This is my favorite waterproof mascara which I layer with the Essence False Lash. The shape of the wand lifts and curls at the same time and keeps my mascara from running. Not tested on animals.[SHOP]
Lily Lolo Natural Vegan Mascara $20
The best Vegan mascara that will lengthen and volumize lashes all while being free from: talc, harsh chemicals, parabens, gluten, cruelty and fragrance.[SHOP]
Beauty For Real HI-DEF Volumizing Mascara $19
I LOVE layering the Hi-Def mascara with my favorite lengthening mascara as it adds a ton of volume especially on my inner corner lashes which typically underperform. The wand on this mascara delivers the look of volume, length and definition without smudging and smearing.
Pro tip: Long flirty lashes aren’t that difficult to achieve if you know how to layer mascaras together to achieve a full lash line without needed falsies. Try and layer volumizing mascara with a lengthening mascara to widen out your lash line.[SHOP]
NYX Worth The Hype Mascara $5.59
NYX’s Worth the Hype Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara is comfortable to wear and tapers at the tip, so you can brush, build, and lengthen even the littlest baby lashes on your lower lash line.[SHOP]
Osmosis +Color Volumizing Mascara $25
This gluten free mascara featuring a specially curved, ‘Cobra’ brush head, captures and separates individual lashes for ultimate impact and definition, resulting in a thicker, fuller-looking finish.[SHOP]
Cargo Cosmetics Swimables Waterproof Top Coat $22
This invisible formula will coat lashes with a lightweight waterproof seal while maintaining the performances of your favorite non-waterproof mascara! Just layer and let dry.[SHOP]
NOTE Cosmetics Lash Master Vitamin E Mascara $10.99
Lash Master Mascara curls, thickens, nourishes and adds volume to your eyelashes with one of the biggest wands I’ve used. Free of: Fragrance, Parabens, Gluten and Flakes.
Pro Tip: Hold your mirror under your lashes when applying mascara and this will help lift your lashes up during applications.
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast HD Mascara $14.00
Soap & Glory’s 7-Sided Fan Flare-180 brush has a V-groove that combs and curls surfaces to give length, definition and flake free drama.[SHOP]
Lash Food Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer $20.00
LashFood Lash Primer contains lash extending, thickening microfibers to instantly stretch and sculpt the look of lashes, and collagen to help boost volume. Use your favorite mascara afterwards for a dramatic effect.[SHOP]
Hynt Beauty Nocturne Mascara $24
Nocturne is an organics-based, multi-tasking true-black mascara that is natural, PETA Approved, Non-Comedogenic and is free from Gluten, Petrochemicals, Parabens, Nano-particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Silicones, Mineral Oil, GMO’s, Artificial Fragrance, Artificial Preservatives, FD&C dyes, Carmine and Phthalates.
Pro Tip: Tight line you’re your top lash line with a waterproof black or dark brown kohl or gel eyeliner to make your lashes look thicker.[SHOP]
Wander Beauty Unleashed Volume and Curl Mascara $24.00
These uniquely shaped bristles grab and lift even the tiniest lashes and Trehalose and Peach leaf extract condition and moisturize, with a clump-free, flake-free, smudge-proof finish that won’t dry out. Free of: parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, fragrance, gluten and cruelty.
Pro Tip: Curl your lashes before mascara application, if you have stubborn lashes try heating up your lash curler with you blow dryer first as the heat will help the lashes hold curl.[SHOP]
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara $8.99
Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline is the first patented fanning brush with 10 layers of bristles to reveal a full flourish of lashes and its been a staple in my makeup kit for years! The waterproof version is great, too.[SHOP]
Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Ultra-Natural $24
Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Ultra-Natural Mascara adds length and volume to your lashes, delivering superior definition with jet black (plant-based) rich pigment. Natural, Vegan, Certified Organic & Cruelty-Free.[SHOP]
L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara $9.99
Lash Paradise Mascara offers voluptuous volume and length that rivals many department store mascaras at a drug store price. Soft wavy bristle brush creates lashes that are feathery soft to the touch.[SHOP]