The Best Drugstore Mascara

It’s no surprise that local drugstores have some good quality makeup products, but mascara is one of those beauty products that can be hard to figure out. As a teenager, I was overwhelmed with the large variety that was available for a product that has a seemingly simple purpose – making eyelashes thicker, longer & darker.

Why is it so complicated?!

I’ve tried countless types of mascara, both drugstore and high-end, and so many of them seem so similar and ineffective. But I’m the past two years, I have repeatedly gone back to a drugstore mascara that works remarkably well. It’s L’Oréal’s Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara ($8).

My favorite thing about this product is the wand. So many mascaras mess this up, and if you don’t have the right wand, it doesn’t matter how good the product is. This wand is thin and long. The bristles are on the shorter side. You don’t have to worry about applying mascara on your eyelashes with a flimsy or thick wand.

I have heard a lot of beauty bloggers rave about Covergirl’s Lash Blast mascara, but for me this brand’s wand bends too much. The bristles also seem more flimsy in comparison to L’Oréal’s version. Some of you may prefer that, but I feel like I have an easier time getting mascara into the base of my eyelashes when I have a sturdy wand and brush.

The other great thing about this product is it’s staying power. In fact, this mascara stays so well that it can be difficult to get off. Overall, this is a positive factor m for me because I don’t feel the need to reapply during a long day. If you would rather not need a lot of eye makeup remover, I’d try the non-waterproof version.

Have you used this mascara or do you have a drugstore brand that’s your personal favorite? I’d love to hear about it.

Here’s to a fantastic week ahead!

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