Best Drugstore Eye Makeup

Best Drugstore Eye Makeup

Getting a great eye look doesn't have to break the bank. These top-rated Influenster eye makeup picks performed as well as their pricey counterparts -- sometimes even better. And at nice prices like these, you can pick them up in every shade!

Best Eye Primer

e.l.f. eyelid primer

E.L.F. Eyelid Primer ($1)

A lasting eye look starts with a solid primer, and E.L.F.'s won rave reviews from Influensters. Reviewers thought this eye primer performed as well as prestige brands and made sure their eye makeup stayed put all day.

Best Eyeliner Pencil

nyx jumbo eye pencil eyeliner

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ($4.50)

This chubby liner from NYX can also double as an eyeshadow. Influensters commented that this highly pigmented pencil is definitely "worth the price" and makes a great base for glittery or smokey eye looks.

Best Gel Eyeliner

maybelline eye studio gel eyeliner

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner ($9.99)

Gel eyeliners have long been the secret weapon of professional makeup artists, but now they're making their way into a drugstore near you. Maybelline's line was a hit with Influensters, earning praise for its easy application, long-lasting look, and "blackest black" pigmentation.

Best Liquid Eyeliner

e.l.f. liquid eyeliner pen

E.L.F. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen ($2)

For dramatic lines that will last all day, it’s hard to beat this budget liquid liner from E.L.F. The pen applicator makes it easier to apply, and Influensters loved its all-day “staying power.”

Best Eyeshadow Palette

sonia kashuk eye on neutral palette

Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette ($19.99)

This Target-exclusive Sonia Kashuk palette boasts a dozen rich, matte colors. Influensters commented that they "blended very well together" and thought the range of neutral shades were "great to have for everyday use."

Best Cream Eyeshadow

maybelline eye studio color tattoo eyeshadow

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow ($6.99)

This bold metallic shadow is a hit with Influensters, garnering rave reviews for "staying power" without creasing. Reviewers also loved its versatility as a shadow, base, or liner, and several chimed in that this bold color is a lot less greasy than other cream eyeshadows.

Best Washable Mascara

l'oreal voluminous washable mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($7.29)

This budget mascara made Influensters' "lashes appear longer," "thicker," and "fuller," all without clumping. Plus, plenty of reviewers raved that they'd never go back to high-end mascaras after trying this top-notch drugstore pick.

Best Waterproof Mascara

covergirl lashblast volume blasting waterproof mascara

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara ($7.99)

Whether you're a contact wearer or worry about irritating sensitive eyes, this waterproof CoverGirl mascara is for you. Influensters found this volumizing formula plenty gentle and loved that it made lashes look "long and flirty."

Best Eyebrow Kit

wet n wild ultimate eyebrow color kit

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit ($4.29)

Wet n Wild's budget brow kit comes fully stocked with eyebrow wax, two shades, an angled brush applicator, a set of tweezers, and a slide-out mirror. Influensters thought this set was great for travel or taking on the go and loved that the color options let them mix to create the perfect shade.


What's your drugstore must-have? Did we miss any top picks? Tell us about your favorite inexpensive eye makeup in the comments!