A good mascara is tricky to find. I’ve tried so many over the years (both drugstore and high end) with formulas that are too wet, too thick, too thin so I wanted to share my drugstore mascara gems with you lovely lot.
Revlon Lash Potion
I first picked this up a few years ago now, when it was £9.99 each or two for £10. You do the maths! It’s been love ever since. It’s got a nice thick bristle brush, which gives me great lashes in a few coats. Not too thick and wet that you end up with about three eyelashes (we’ve all been there), it’s a really good all-rounder for separation, length and a little volume. If you are a fan of the bristle brushes I’d highly recommend this one.
Bourjois 1 Second Volume
A beauty blogger favourite. I was late to the party with this one, but I’m glad I’ve finally arrived! Initially, I thought this was far too wet but give it a few weeks and it’s now a really good consistency. As the name suggests, this plastic spiky wand gives lots of volume to the lashes!
Maybelline Lash Sensational
This took the beauty blogs by storm when it was first released, competing with Benefit Roller Lash for the ‘top spot’ in people’s make-up hearts. I really love the effect this mascara gives. The plastic wand is curved, with longer plastic bristles/teeth on the outside to coat your lashes from root to tip leaving you with a fluttery effect, and shorter plastic bristles/teeth on the inside to tackle the lower lashes. I love this for when I can’t be bothered to attempt false eyelashes for a night out!
Max Factor False Lash Effect
Considering the name, I was expecting something that would transform my eyes instantly. Of course that was not the case, but I don’t know if I would describe this as a false lash effect. It gives great separation and length nonetheless and is a favourite for when I don’t want to wear much eyeliner but still want my eyes to stand out. My love has grown for this over time! I also have the waterproof version of this and it DOES NOT BUDGE!!
L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes So Couture
I usually switch between this and Max Factor on workdays when I keep eyeliner to a minimum. It gives a little volume with length, which I love – No spider legs in sight!
I’ve recently picked up Seventeen Falsify HD mascara, which is proving to be a real contender for a top 5 place. I haven’t trialed it enough but watch this space for a review!
I think the drugstore has some amazing mascaras, I don’t know if I would ever stray to high end.
What are your favourite drugstore mascaras? Have you tried any of my top 5?