Under $10: The Best Drugstore Mascaras That Won't Flake Off
Finding mascara that actually lengthens, volumizes, and defines your lashes can be a process. Even when you think you’ve found “the one,” you might discover it speckled across your cheeks by lunchtime. What good is a killer mascara if it doesn’t hold up? We firmly believe that a no-flake formula is a beauty necessity, not a luxury.
We should also consider mascara’s short shelf life. It’s the fastest expiring product of all makeup; you should toss it after 90 days to prevent the transfer of bacteria. So if you’re still holding on white-knuckled to your favorite six-month-old high-end formula, here’s your sign: It’s time to replace it. But have no fear. It’s entirely possible to find luxurious mascara on a budget. After all, “amazing” and “inexpensive” aren’t mutually exclusive. To prove it, we’ve rounded up eight drugstore mascaras that pass every test. But be warned, they may rival your high-end favorite.
Keep reading to see the magical mascaras, both new and classic, that will leave you flake-free for under $10!
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini Brush Very Black Washable Mascara ($8)
For long-lasting length, go with a mini brush. The tiny applicator dispenses just the right amount of product to really grab every lash, fully coating them in mascara without the stiffness that creates flakes.
L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara ($9)
This L’Oréal classic has been a longtime makeup artist and beauty editor favorite. The Carbon Black edition boasts the same creamy formula, but in the blackest of back shades. Soft lashes and serious drama—what more could you need?
What’s your favorite drugstore mascara? Let us know in the comments!
This story was originally posted on January 26, 2015.