There are three things that I usually look for when finding the perfect mascara; it has to lengthen my lashes and separate them whilst adding lots of volume. In this blog post, I share three close-to-perfect formulas that do all three things, but also have the bonus of affordability. As mascaras should be replaced every six months, it is especially nice to find an affordable one that does exactly what I need it to!
Soap and Glory: Thick and Fast
This mascara is jet black and definitely is one for good volume, as it instantly plumps and thickens lashes to give a super intense look. Its the most expensive of the trio but its a good 10 mls of product and is very buildable (I usually use two coats of mascara as I love really dramatic lashes). The packaging is sleek and simple – I love Soap and Glory as a brand, and this mascara performs extremely well in making lashes thicker, faster. My tiny complaint with this mascara is that it did flake on me – but as that was only once, I’m letting that pass.
Maybelline New York: The Falsies Flared Volume Express
This is honestly one of the very best mascaras I have EVER used. It adds so much length, whilst separating each lash at the same time – and gives a lot of volume. It definitely does give the appearance of false eyelashes, which is what makes it an absolute love in my book. Its also 10ml, so it excellent value for money whilst being an all-in-one mascara. The wand is curved, so it instantly picks up all the baby fine hairs that other mascara wands may not initially reach – and what’s more, it adds a wonderful curl to your lashes that stays all day! No need for my eyelash curlers with this one.
Physicians Formula: Organic Jumbo Lash
I purchased this mascara in Canada as Physicians Formula isn’t available in the UK (as far as I’m aware – please correct me if I’m wrong!). I’d heard a lot of wonderful things about this mascara before I purchased, so when I saw it in store, I felt obliged to give it a go. I don’t regret that decision one single bit! It’s excellent at separating the lashes as this wand is plastic with short spikes to coat each last. The formula doesn’t flake and is a wonderful deep black. This one is another for adding an excellent ‘false lash’ effect. The only thing I would say about this mascara is it dries up approaching the end of its shelf life – maybe that’s to do with the fact that it is natural organic ingredients which are friendly for your eyes. Other than that – this is in my top three for very good reason!
Mascara is the one make up item (along with concealer), that I just couldn’t live without, so I’m very particular about which ones I like. I have loved all three of these for a very long time now, and if you are on the market for a new drugstore mascara – I highly recommend each of them depending on what you can get your hands on!
Which drugstore mascaras are your favourites?