The Best Mascaras on a Budget

3. L’Oreal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara

Loreal Mascara

Why It’s Awesome: This is the mascara I use every day. It’s always inexpensive, and you can usually find coupons for it (and we LOVE coupons). This mascara makes your eyelashes really, really thick. It also dries quickly, which minimizes smudging.

Where to Get It: $7.49 at your local drug store or

4. Sephora Collection Triple Action Mascara

Sephora Mascara

Why It’s Awesome: This mascara is the TRUTH, so when we noticed it was on sale (please, please don’t discontinue it, Sephora), we knew we had to feature it. This product does wonders on your lashes, both extending and plumping them at the same time. It has a great brush that really separates your lashes to give a full-eye effect.

Where to Get It: on sale for $3 at Sephora

5. Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender

Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender

Why It’s Awesome: Made with Lycra, this mascara helps you achieve the curved shape of eyelashes that you may be looking for. It’s also especially for sensitive eyes and contact wearers.

Where to Get It: $7.49 at

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  1. Marian the Librarian says

    I can’t believe you didn’t mention The Falsies by Maybelline! I too am addicted to mascara. After Max Factor went under, I was left without my favorite mascara (2000 Calorie–sad face), so I had to go to the drugstore searching for a new fave. After many disappointments I found The Falsies. That’s all I’m buying right now! It gives great length and separation and builds nicely. The “spoon brush” is so easy to use! And it washes off easily–also a must.

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