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The Best Drugstore Mascaras: 340K Reviews
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The Best Drugstore Mascaras: 340K Reviews

Based on 340,484 Influenster Reviews

A walk down the drugstore mascara aisle can be daunting. Are you looking for volume, length, fibers, or to thicken? Do you want black, brown, brown black, or blue? The options are endless, but thankfully so are the reviews we've combed through. We've narrowed down the list, so your walk down the makeup aisle will be a piece of cake. Check out our list of the top drugstore mascaras, based on more than 300K Influenster reviews.

After you take a peek at this list, review your favorite, even if it isn't listed! It's Beauty Awards season and we're on the hunt for the best mascaras out there.

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COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara
BY COVERGIRL
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (11,862 reviews)
Buy on Target for $5.99
Get a blast of bold with COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara. This mascara will leave you with that big-lash look you've been dying to get.
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Jennifer S.Jennifer S. said...
This is easily one of the best drugstore mascaras on the market today. There's a reason it has inspired a few different and newer versions (Clump Crusher, Full Lash Bloom, the Super Sizer, etc) but nothing compares to the original orange tube. The others are decent but this is the only one I come back to repeatedly. The wand is a bit thicker than most mascaras so that can take a little getting used to, and the brush doesn't have large fluffy bristles, but rather short rubbery ones, which isn't too common. But somehow it works. The results are pretty instant, with lashes appearing thicker and fuller with one coat, not multiple coats like some other mascaras. I think the main result of this is volume, not so much length, but just use an eyelash curler with it and you're good to go. This is one of a few drugstore mascaras that are actually comparable to high-end pricey ones. I'll experiment with other mascaras but I always come back to this one at some point because it's just that good. ...read more
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COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara uploaded by Katherine C.
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COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara uploaded by Audra K.
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L'Oréal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (4,630 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $5.34
L'Oréal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara is made to build lashes to 5X their natural thickness.
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Shanna S.Shanna S. said...
I LOVE THIS MASCARA!! This has such a deep, black color (especially if you get the blackest black). This mascara does not take much to apply, a little definitely goes a long way. One of the most important things for me is if the mascara is easy to take off, and you don't need any oils or makeup removers to take this off- it comes off in the shower simply with warm water. This wand is fantastic and grabs at every lash- the formula is long-lasting and does not crumble!! I think many can agree that the best stage of the mascara is when you've used it a few times- because it's so pigmented, you almost have to take a little off the wand the first few usages because of its density. This is one of the most affordable mascaras for something of such great quality- a must have purse/makeup bag product!!! ...read more
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L'Oréal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara uploaded by Kaylee L.
L'Oréal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara uploaded by Alyssa M.
L'Oréal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara uploaded by Maidelyn P.
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L'Oréal Telescopic Original Mascara
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars73%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 / 5 (2,754 reviews)
Buy on Target for $7.49
The brush in L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara is what's so amazing. It has a flat side to lengthen lashes up to 60%, and a comb side for lash separation.
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olivia v.olivia v. said...
I read the reviews and decided to try this. I am so unbelievably happy I did!! I'm completely thrilled with it. My lashes are long, fluttery, and gorgeous!! I'm so happy. They're not clumpy or brittle looking. They look so pretty -- like super-feminine falsies! When I opened the tube, I was, at first, upset, because the wand was flat on four sides and had comb edges -- it was not a bristlie brush like I normally like. I was SURE I was going to hate it. I even grabbed my old tube of other mascara and compared the circumference of the tubes, so I could wash the old wand and use it. But I thought I'd try this one first. And when I did, I was stunned. Seriously. Stunned. It went on so smoothly. My lashes were so defined. And so crazy lengthened. I couldn't believe it. WAY better than the brushie wands or any other mascara I've used in years -- or maybe ever. I definitely recommend trying this!! I saw on some of the other reviews that they had smudges or flakes after they used a curler, but I've always used my curler before putting mascara on (kinder to the lashes), and I haven't had any flakes or smudges at all with this. LOVE it!!!!
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L'Oréal Telescopic Original Mascara uploaded by Eva H.
L'Oréal Telescopic Original Mascara uploaded by Bonnie Z.
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Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal® Washable Mascara
BY MAYBELLINE
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (14,326 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $7.02
With a collagen formula that creates colossal lashes and a massive brush, you can say goodbye to clumps.
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Colette s.Colette s. said...
I have very straight, almost downward pointing lashes and must use a curler for any hope of pretty lashes. Generally speaking a waterproof will hold curl better than standard version but even so most mascara will leave my lashes droopy after a few hours. The first time that I curled and then applied this mascara I literally gasped "WOW" when I stepped back from the mirror to see the results. With the decent volume and unbelievable curl my lashes really did look like falsies!

I have been using a tube of Glam Black daily for the past 6 weeks and it is still very fresh and not yet dried out or clumpy. Naturally my lashes are light brown and for full makeup days Glam Black is gorgeous, but I plan on purchasing Glam Brown also for more natural days. This mascara draws so much attention to my eyes that I kid you not I can get away with less makeup. I have had trouble keeping mascara off of my eyelid lately (all brands) so I also purchased a mascara shield and am thrilled with the results. I can squish the brush right into the base of my lashes to get tons of mascara down at the roots and it's instant eyeliner, no joke, just amazing! It does take a little longer to dry and your lashes won't feel soft and fluttery, but I am just fine with those trade offs.

There has been minimal flaking and almost no smudging, the tiny smudges that do happen are under my lower lashes (though I do not use this on my lowers) and they wipe away easily with my finger or a tissue. It doesn't other me. Removal of any good waterproof can be a pain in the butt! You will NEED a good makeup remover, soap or cleanser is not going to cut it! ...read more
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Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal® Washable Mascara uploaded by Chloe A.
Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal® Washable Mascara uploaded by Mikayla C.
Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal® Washable Mascara uploaded by Cassie O.
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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
BY RIMMEL LONDON
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (1,641 reviews)
Buy on Amazon for $5.49
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara will give you major volume. Just try and smudge it. We bet you can't. ;)
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Alicia C.Alicia C. said...
This is by far my FAVORITE drugstore mascara, and may even rival some high end brands. I use it daily, and have recommended it to all of my friends. If you're looking for a rich, black coverage and volume, this is the one to go for! It can come out a bit clumpy, as if does give you the "retro glam" look it advertises, but it's easy enough to swipe the brush on the edge of the bottle to make sure you get a lighter coating. It gives my lashes a full, fanned out appearance with a nice curl! ...read more
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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara uploaded by Maria Júlia L.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara uploaded by Nicole M.
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L'Oréal Paris VOLUMINOUS® Lash Paradise Washable Mascara
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars76%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.7 / 5 (1,741 reviews)
Buy on Target for $8.99
Step into paradise as soon as you coat your lashes with L'Oréal Paris VOLUMINOUS® Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. With more than 200 bristles, you'll catch every lash for mega volume.
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Neha A.Neha A. said...
I think that this product is amazing. For starters the packaging is cute. It looks girly and sophisticated without being gaudy. It looks sleek even though I do wish that it a little heavier I feel that would make it seem and look a lot more expensive and add to the luxe feel. When I first opened the tube the mascara did come up with a huge ball at the end but when I dipped it in a few times it solved the problem. After that there were no problems with the formula. The wand is very nice. It is very thick with a ton of short bristles that are soft and wavy which allows you to coat your lashes without getting it on the eyelid and get a ton volume. The formula is amazing I love it really goes on trend with the whole "natural" makeup look. It volumized my lashes without making it look clumpy and heavy and was really light and fluffy. It didn't dry as fast as I would have liked but when it did it stayed in put. You could rub your eyes and it didn't crumble and flake. It lasted a long time and didn't water down in the rain. What I love is that it's not waterproof but is stable under water and all you have to do is wash it off with water and soap. I think it's good for anyone who wants an enhanced natural or girlish look. The only problem with it for me is that it sometimes clumps which is annoying but I use an eyebrow brush to separate the lashes.
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