We’re huge believers that some of the best beauty things in life don’t have to cost you an entire month’s rent. Because mascara is such a personal product—there really isn’t one size fits all—we like to lay out all the options are effective and economical (#frugalbeauty).
We asked several celebrity makeup artists what drugstore mascaras they love, and they broke it down for us what makes each pick so great. Read below to see their recs.
"This is hands down my favorite mascara right now—it is the holy grail of mascaras. I am a huge proponent of fluffy, feathery lashes, and this is what Lash Paradise delivers. I love a fiber wand for my mascara, so that is what I typically look for when searching for mascara. It grabs a lot of product, which in turn delivers a lot of product to the lash and really coats them." — Sir John, L’Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist
"It's by far the best (tiny) mascara brush I’ve found for short or lower lashes, and the waterproof formula doesn’t transfer." — Lisa Aharon
"I love this mascara because its formula is much more lightweight than others and it's buildable, which we all love. It gives a beautiful and natural look to the lashes without weighing them down. Less weight means more lift, and that is the key when it comes to lashes! I also love this mascara for the wand. It's so big and feathery, which helps you coat the lashes without getting too much product in one place." — Katelin Gan
"It's a high-end formula in a drugstore price." — Katie Jane Hughes
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