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If you know me at all then you know how mascara obsessed I am!! My mascara obsession is right up there with my skincare obsession…it’s real y’all. I’m talking if I were stranded on a desert island and could only pick one beauty product (assuming I’m already stocked up on sunblock) I would ick mascara all day ‘err day. And I don’t discriminate on my mascara either, I love drugstore mascara, high end mascara and everything in between. As long as it makes my lashes look full, long and thick I don’t care if it costs $5 or $30, mmmmkay?
So let’s talk about drugstore mascara!! The other night I was at Walmart browsing the makeup and thought it would be fun to do a blog post about my fave drugstore mascaras, which just so happen to all be by Loreal although I did pick up a Maybeline mascara to try! I’m not Loreal biased or anything, that just seems to be all I have ever used from drugstores, LOL!!
First up let’s talk about the first mascara I ever used. My Mom always used this mascara when I was growing up so when it came time for me to wear mascara that was what she bought me. Luckily my Mom had great taste in makeup and it’s still around today! I’m talking about the one, the only Loreal Voluminous Mascara, my OG mascara! I use the Carbon Black now but I’m pretty sure I just used plain black back in the day because Carbon Black wasn’t around yet, I am OLD y’all!! #ThisIs35 But this mascara is legit AMAZE. It gives fantastic length and volume and is my official go-to drugstore mascara.
Next up is Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes. I haven’t used this mascara in a long time but it is so so so good! This mascara gave me more length than volume so I always paired it with my OG Loreal Voluminous. Today I would pair it with the Loreal Voluminous Primer!!
Speaking of the Loreal Voluminous Primer this is the first mascara primer I ever tried and still my fave!! I have tried several high end primers but I keep coming back to this one. It really gets that volume going and isn’t sticky and doesn’t make my lashes clumpy looking.
And last, but not least, is my newest Loreal mascara obsession, Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise. I tried for the first time last summer and fell in love!!! It’s very similar to a high end mascara I love but at a fraction of the price. I actually find myself wearing it alone a lot because it gives the perfect amount of both length and volume!! LOVE IT!!
Here I am with just the Lash Paradise on, no primer or anything…
…see, it’s perfect!!
The whole point of this post is that you can have fabulous lashes from a mascara that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. There are also several more drugstore mascaras that I didn’t mention in this post like Get BIG! Lashes Triple Black Mascara from Essence (it’s under $4!!!) and Doll Eye Volume Mascara by NYX (under $10!!!) that I din’t get a chance to take pic of. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that this post is in NO WAY sponsored by Loreal and all opinions are my own. These are really great mascaras!! Try them!!
What is your favorite drugstore mascara??
I’m so bad when it comes to wearing mascara. I brought my eyes so much that I look like a raccoon at the end of the day when I wear mascara. When I do wear it I definitely like suggestions like this because honestly I have no idea what to get.
I love these. I’m a big fan of drugstore cosmetics. I’ve found that the cheaper makeups from the drugstore can do just as good of a job as the pricy stuff.
Sarah Bailey says
Hands up I LOVE a good mascara and if I switch any product when a new one comes out it has to be a mascara. I am loving the sound of these.
Jennifer Van Huss says
I think there are many great mascaras at your local drugstore. I love trying new ones when they hit the shelves. I find a new one each month to fall in love with!
Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest) says
I’ve use the volmunous mascara and it really does work well! I noticed it dried out or ran out too fast though!
Joely Smith says
I can’t leave the house without mascara! My eyelashes are sadly thin and almost non-existent without it! I will have to give these a try!
Dana Peller says
Honestly, I purchase most of my makeup either online or at a drugstore. It just makes for an easy pickup for me. And the prices are with every penny.
Wildish Jess says
Haha! I think I have tried all of these at one point or another in my life.
Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog says
I don’t personally wear a ton of makeup. My daughter wears it but I have no clue which mascara she uses. I wouldn’t have a clue when it comes to picking out mascara.
Melissa Dixon says
I have not tried any of these yet but I am so bad with makeup. I need to pick some up and see the dramatic difference they can make.
I have that kind and yet, you get those fat lushes lashes. I think its my favorite kind so far. Just don’t wear it while watching “This is Us”.
I’ve always loved drug store mascaras. I love that they fit my budget. I haven’t heard of Lash Paradise. I need to try that one next!
Putting mascara on your eyelashes does make them thicker and prettier. I don’t wear makeup and I don’t even know how to put on mascara. LOL. I may get one of those that you recommended and practice putting mascara on. :)
paula Schuck says
I wear a lot less mascara than I ever used to as a twenty something. But I still enjoy trying new brands. I have used several of these in the past and the carbon black is one I used a lot in past. I have recently used a Smashbox product because ipsy sent it and I like it a lot actually. But I have teen girls and so the mascara is actually the first thing to vanish in this house. That means it needs to be affordable! LOL.
Angela Bethea says
I am wearing my glasses most of the time so mascara is not on my top list. I’ve tried some of that product you mention and I agree that they are really nice.
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
I buy all my make-up from the drugstore except for foundation. I finally found a foundation that I really love but its expensive.
Mascara is the one thing that I typically neglect to use. I never know which works the best. I will try these the next time I dress up.
Oooh, great finds! I’m a big fan of drugstore mascara, I hate spending too much on something like that.
Victoria Heckstall says
I love this Mascara. I have one before my friend gives it to me and it is really has a great effect on our eyes.
Oh I need to try some of the ones I haven’t already! Love me some drugstore makeup.
Shannon Gurnee says
I haven’t used mascaras from the drugstore in such a long time. I typically use the Makeup Forever Arresting Lash Mascara from Sephora. These look like good ones though!