12 Best Drugstore Mascara

Rucuss staffSeptember 11, 2011

Puny eyelashes are the worse, just ask any woman.

Without mascara those pathetic so called eyelashes does nothing to enhance the beauty of the eyes. That’s why a good tube of mascara is so important to have. Many have tried false eyelashes but most don’t bother with the glue and the amount of time it takes to put them on and remove.

Here’s a list of the 12 top finds via totalbeauty:

No. 12: Rimmel London Lycra Lash Extender Mascara, $7.29

Why: Readers call it the “best mascara I’ve tried in ages,” and a “fab find for the $$.” One reader explains, “I have found with a lot of mascaras that say they add length, it only lasts for an hour or two. However, Rimmel London Lycra Lash Extender Mascara lasts all day!”

No. 11: L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, $7.49

Why: “Say goodbye to itty-bitty-barely-there lashes” with this mascara, say readers. “L’Oreal certainly did an [apt] job when naming this mascara ‘voluminous.’ The thick brush applicator does a great job of separating the lashes and giving great definition.”

No. 10: Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara Lengthening, $5.99

Why: Readers say, “I have stuck with this mascara for 12 years, and have not found any better — even in the higher priced varieties. My lashes are sparse and this mascara makes them look full and beautiful.”

No. 9: CoverGirl Professional All-in-One Curved Brush Mascara, $4.99

Why: “I put on makeup at 6 a.m. and wear it until 9 or 10 p.m. — no smudges or smearing! The curved brush really helps open up my eyes and makes my barely-there thin lashes look great!”

No. 8: Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara, $15

Why: While it’s not really a “drugstore” brand, it is affordable vs. luxury, prestige brands and one woman calls this her “signature mascara” saying, “for those ladies that need to ‘glam’ it up — two coats of this mascara and you’re good to go!”

No. 7: L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Waterproof Mascara, $5.99

Why: One woman put this waterproof mascara to the test. “I cried, but my makeup looked perfect anyway — even to someone inches from my face for HOURS. It lasted through a shower, and a whole night of sweating looking great!”

No. 6: Maybelline New York Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara, $6.59

Why: “I get soft, long lashes every day and don’t have to worry about reapplying after my workout because the waterproof version works so fabulously.”

No. 5: E.L.F. Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara, $1

Why: “The Lash & Brow Clear Mascara works for all complexions, from fair to dark — and if I’m in a major hurry in the morning, I just use this on my brows and eyelashes, without adding mascara on top, and I’m good to go!

No. 4: Maybelline New York Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Washable Masccara, $8.50

Why: “This mascara is on a Seek Out and Discover mission for each and every single eyelash you have. Lashes look as fresh at the end of the day as when you first applied it.”

No. 3: Avon SuperFULL Mascara, $8.50

Why: Readers say, “This mascara went the distance and left no smudges, flakes, circles — nada. And at the end of the day it came off easily with makeup remover.”

No. 2: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Straight Brush Mascara, $5.37

Why: One reader gushes, “I think I found my new favorite mascara. Makes my lashes look long, lush, healthy and plentiful! You can bet I’ll buy it again.”

No. 1: Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara, $9.99

Why: “You get a really good feathering-fake-eyelash-lengthening look. Buy with confidence. This was my first time every using a Rimmel Product and so far, absolutely 100 percent impressed.”



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