If mascara is a staple in your makeup routine, you probably go through a ton of tubes a year. Here are 10 that won't require a layaway plan.
1- Palladio Aqua Force Mascara ($10)
The super slim wand defines even the tiniest, barely there lashes (including the ones that can be harder to grab/coat on the bottom), while the formula delivers botanicals and vitamins that promise to enhance.
2- Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Mascara ($10)
This argan oil–powered mascara kind of just glides on for never-clumpy, almost shiny-looking lashes. An added bonus: It has a nice scent, but doesn’t irritate sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
3- Makeup Academy Amp Up Adjustable Impact Mascara ($8)
Sold exclusively at CVS, this mascara has a high-tech adjustable wand that “clicks” to create different looks. Plus, it somehow lets you build on the mascara you applied in the morning at the end of the day without getting cakey or clumpy.
4- No7 Dramatic Lift Mascara ($10)
Inspired by hair care, this “lifting” pick contains flexible polymers and keratin to help boost lashes from root to tip.
5- FLOWER Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara ($8)
Another twisty brush that delivers dramatically longer, fuller and defined lashes, this formula goes on smooth for smudge-proof color.
6- Rimmel London 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara ($7)
This patent-pending formula promises to give a “permed” effect—essentially curling your lashes for a dramatic, stay-all-day look.
7- Almay One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara ($8)
The ultimate one-swipe-and-go product, this super gentle, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and non-irritating mascara really is “easy.”
8- L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt ($9)
You don’t need makeup artist experience to tightline like a pro thanks to this ingenious invention. It somehow manages to line the upper lash line to create the illusion of fuller lashes and more defined eyes—even if you have no clue how to do it.
9- NYX Doll Eye Mascara ($10)
If you like sporting that almost “fluttery” fake-lash style, look no further than this vitamin E–enriched mascara. The secret is the nylon fibers and natural oils; the mix makes lashes extend to almost faux proprotions.
10- Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara ($9)
Coined the new “holy grail” of mascaras, thismega-multitasker features five lash-transforming benefits—volume, length, definition, lift and intense color—all in one tube.