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!