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    12 Of The Best Drugstore Mascaras

    The ones that are definitely worth your money.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies is cheap and effective. It will be the perfect addition to your makeup collection!


    Promising review: "My favorite mascara of all time! Cheap and gives my eyelashes good volume and helps them stay up without using a curler. I've used this forever and it seems I've told a decent amount of my girlfriends how much I love this one in particular. I can't see myself never buying it." —Lorissa Elliott

    Get it from Amazon for $5.64 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    2. L'Oréal Paris Makeup Voluminous Lash Paradise's waterproof formula lasts all day with one stroke.


    Promising review: "This is possibly the best mascara I have ever used. Minimal clumping and smooth application. I usually apply several layers of mascara but only need one layer for day-to-day. and for really bombshell glam lashes two coats are absolutely perfect. The mascara lasts and still looked good after a 9-hour workday. I will be buying this again and have already recommended to friends and my teen daughters." —Bubbles76

    Get it from Amazon for $8.52 (available in eight colors and five sizes).

    Also, check out our picks for the best waterproof mascaras on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    3. CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara makes your eyes pop without having to reapply throughout the day.


    Promising review: "I've been using this product for years now and it is hands down the best mascara that exists. It stays on all day and never needs to be re-applied. The brush is silicone/plastic/rubber (or something) which I think is what truly sets this apart. The mascara NEVER and I mean NEVER gets clumpy. The brush separates my lashes and evenly coats each one to make them look FULL and long. Not sure if I will ever switch to another brand!" —JTHB

    Get it from Amazon for $5.12 (available in five colors and two sizes).

    4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara creates lashes that will flourish for hours, plus it'll give you both volume and length.

    Promising review: "My all-time favorite mascara — gives you a false lash look without being clumpy. I apply it with the shorter bristled side first and then use the longer side to sort of comb through, and this gives both volume and length. The mascara lasts all day without smudging or flaking, and it is nice and dark while still being natural enough for usual wear." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five colors and two sizes) or Ulta for $8.99.

    5. CoverGirl The Super Sizer Big Curl is easy to apply and will make you say goodbye to expensive mascara forever!


    Promising review: "It's less expensive than department store brand-name makeup and the key here is the brush. It's not the typical small hair spoolie. It is a silicone type of brush with spiky (not sharp) points and is incredibly easy to apply. Great product, especially for people who are tired of super-black mascara and want a softer look." —ShmoopieRox

    Get it from Amazon for $4.71 (available in five colors).

    6. Maybelline The Great Lash is created with a formula perfect for contact wearers and will build natural looking lashes.


    Promising review: "So good! I love to blend this blue with black mascara to switch it up, or put on my bottom lashes. The formula holds up well throughout the day without flaking or smudging." —Andromeda

    Get it from Amazon for $4.44 (available in three sizes and eight colors)

    7. L'Oréal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara helps your "baby lashes" grow to their full potential with each use.


    Promising review: "After all this time on the hunt for a mascara that would help for my baby lashes and I finally found one. This mascara makes my lashes very long just with one coat (with no eyelash curler). Before this mascara, I used the Maybelline falsies Volume' Express and let me just say that that one is nothing compared to this one. This one works very well with the lower lashes. It's sleek and the thin wand makes the application easy and not messy." —Adilene Jimenez

    Get it from Amazon for $6.17 (available in five colors).

    8. Maybelline Full' N Soft Washable Mascara is hypoallergenic with an advanced thickening formula and vitamin E to create fuller lashes.


    Promising review: "I love this mascara and I hope that Maybelline never stops making it! I am half Alaskan Native and have naturally straight eyelashes. I curl my eyelashes and when I use most mascaras (even expensive brands) my eyelashes will straighten out once the mascara touches them. When I use this mascara, my lashes hold their curl every time. I have tried to 'upgrade' to premium brands several times, but I always come back to this!" —Margaret W

    Get it from Amazon for $6.15 (available in two sizes and colors).

    9. L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes has two brushes — one with a base coat to strengthen lashes and another to create a long-lasting look throughout the day.


    Promising review: "I started wearing mascara over 16 years ago. I've used all different type of brands, including expensive ones from Ulta. This is BY FAR the best mascara I've ever bought. My lashes are so long and separated! They look so good they almost look fake. I will never buy a different mascara ever again."SD86

    Get it from Amazon for $8.52 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    10. L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Million Lashes is infused with collagen to create a clump-free luxury lash look without the price tag.


    Promising review: "I was surprised to find that this drugstore brand mascara is light (not clumpy), lengthening, and super easy to apply. It's not goopy, and absolutely no flaking or smudging. Looks very natural, but more like lash extensions — long, dark, and like real lashes. It was easy to remove at night, not needing anything other than a typical facial cleanser." —Elle Hunt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in two colors).

    11. Maybelline Makeup Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length gives a truly wide-eyed look that'll curl and condition your lashes.


    Promising review: "Love this mascara. I've used many different brands ranging from $5–$50 and this one is my favorite. It's perfect for everyday use. Not clumpy and gives great definition without being heavy. The product is very light and doesn't look like you're wearing any makeup. My favorite part is that it comes off super easy. I've found more expensive mascara and waterproof ones quite hard to take off and often my eyelashes would fall off when I tried to take it off. This one doesn't do that, it removes with regular soap and water." —Jacqueline R

    Get it from Amazon for $6.07 (available two sizes and two colors).

    12. NYX Professional Makeup Double Stacked exaggerates your lashes in just three simple steps for a dramatic look.


    Promising review: "Love this! My second day using it and I was receiving compliments on how my lashes look. It’s a couple extra steps in my morning routine but definitely worth it!" —ASHLEY SHANKS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Keep those lashes poppin'!

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    And be sure to check out our picks of the best waterproof mascaras on BuzzFeed Reviews.


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