You know that question that never fails to appear in any type of beauty quiz or celeb beauty interview? The “if you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one product with you, what would it be?” question. Well, we don’t know about you, but our answer is (and always will be) a killer tube of mascara. Not only does a swipe of the stuff add an instant dose of pretty to your peepers, but it also pulls together any makeup look and can make us look like we got a full eight hours on even the most tired of mornings (not an easy feat, mind you).
Another thing we love about mascara? It’s one of our favorite products to pick up on the cheap at the nearest drugstore. Options are endless—curl, volume, length—we want it all! However, with so many to choose from, it can be tricky to pick out the right product—especially without the department-store luxury of trying it out before buying. Luckily, our pals at Rank & Style (who already gave you a list of the most obsession-worthy waterproof mascaras) have let us in on a little secret—the number one drugstore mascara that money can buy, according to the Internet. We love the site for simplifying the shopping process for fashion and beauty products alike, utilizing its unique algorithm to zero in on the best of the best based on popularity, quality, and buzz. We know you’re curious, so keep scrolling to discover the drugstore mascara that won top prize (plus a few other honorable mentions)!