• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

3 Lashtastic Drugstore Mascaras

Posted in:

3 Lashtastic Drugstore Mascaras


As a beauty-product-hoarder, I often debate when to spend big and when to pinch pennies. For perfume and bronzer, I always splurge. But mascaras? Save all the way! Most of my favorites come straight from the drugstore.

For lashes that pop better than your favorite falsies, try my top three steals, and keep your cash for something more worthy — like shoes!

A two-step system, L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes ($9) fully coats and deposits color without any chance of flaking. Jojoba, palm oil, panthenol and glycerin work to soften and condition for serious lash pow.

To add instant drama, try CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara ($5.50). In a patented, volume-boosting formula, each coat maxes out lashes with smudge-free, foolproof application.

Just one coat of collagen-enriched Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Washable Mascara ($8) plumps up lashes. The thick brush sweeps through to deliver full coverage without clumping.

To avoid the spider-lash look, use a metal lash comb (when mascara is still wet) to spread formula throughout. Curl before and after application, then dab on a touch of loose powder for added thickness.

Lindsay Leff is a beauty industry veteran who created Kiss and Wear to showcase her favorite products, dissect celebrity beauty looks, and teach others how to live with style.

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Unlimited Brunch!

Unlimited Brunch!

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.