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The Best Drugstore Mascaras of 2016: 150K Reviews
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The Best Drugstore Mascaras of 2016: 150K Reviews

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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%
4.5 (10,010 reviews)
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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.
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L'Oréal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara
By L'Oréal Paris
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 (3,944 reviews)
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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!!!
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Shanna S. Shanna S.
Bismarck, ND
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L'Oréal Telescopic Original Mascara
By L'Oréal Paris
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars72%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 (2,338 reviews)
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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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Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara
By Maybelline New York
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 (13,244 reviews)
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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!
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Brisbane , QLD
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Physicians Formula Organic wear® 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara
By Physicians Formula
3.9 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars10%
  • 1 Star6%
3.9 (535 reviews)
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I really love this mascara. it was the first switch I ever made to any kind of organic makeup and I just fell in love with it. For one, it never makes your eye lashes brittle or stiff when you put the mascara on, my eyelashes look healtheir and longer, and you can layer it on pretty well. Some people talk about it being flakey but I've come to experience it only flakes when it dries out or after you have had it for a while and used most of it. I mean organic makeup doesn't have all the chemicals in it that makes it last as long as other makeups, giving it a shorter shelf life. But I will take a shorter shelf like over putting chemicals that close to my eyes haha. Also I got mine at Rite Aid when they were having a promotion and I got two mascaras in one box, for the price of one! So if you buy Physicians Formula during promotions, you get the greatest deal. So all in all, this mascara is wonderful and definitely worth it.
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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 (1,582 reviews)
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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!
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Alicia C. Alicia C.
Tucson, AZ
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