There’s no doubt that drugstores are a haven for makeup aficionados, especially for those looking for something that delivers in terms of quality and price. One of the most popular drugstore buys? Mascara.

That’s right. These days, you don’t have to shell out a whole bunch of cash to get some bang for your buck, especially when it comes to lash enhancements.

Stumped by the variety of choices on the shelves? Don’t worry, we at Daily Vanity have compiled a list of 10 great drugstore mascaras that you need to reach for the next time you find yourself wandering the aisles of your local drugstore.

1. Rimmel Wonder’Extension Mascara

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If you adore the look of fuller, longer lashes but can’t seem to commit to lash extensions, then Rimmel’s Wonder’Extension Mascara is for you.

The ultra-stylish metallised tube flaunts a mint green cap that blends into a pink and purple bottle. But perhaps what’s more impressive than its stunning good looks is its stellar formula.

The mascara’s salon-inspired precision hourglass brush and lozenge-shaped bristles hug and coat every lash in an ultra-lengthening formula to give you an instant salon-ready look that’s akin to lash extensions.

How exactly does it do that? Well, it’s made possible thanks to the brand’s patented FullStretch™ Technology, which extends beyond the tips of your actual lashes.

It contains five polymers that wrap around every lash smoothly to lengthen, volumise, and lift, creating a stretchy texture for thicker, fuller lashes that last. You won’t have to worry about any smudging or flaking as you go about your day too.

To amp up the drama, apply one coat and let it dry a little before reapplying a second layer for clump-free results.

Rimmel Wonder’Extension Mascara retails for $20.90 at selected Watsons stores, Watsons online, and

2. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Best Drugstore Mascara Maybelline Lash Sensational MascaraThe word on the street is that the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara delivers on bigger, better lashes. Plus, it is also lengthening, volumizing, and smudge-proof, with users on MakeupAlley claiming that it can hold a curl for even the straightest of Asian lashes. Sounds right up our alley!

The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara can be purchased from Watsons and Guardian. It retails at S$21.90.

3. Revlon Super Length Mascara

Best Drugstore Mascara Revlon Super Length MascaraThis is primarily a lengthening mascara, its luscious formula gliding on easily to give you an innocent, doe-eyed look. It is also non-clumpy and builds easily for dark, full lashes.

The brush even comes with a tapered tip that allows you to get to even the smallest of your bottom lashes, which is sure to shave minutes off your makeup routine. Score!

The Revlon Super Length Mascara can be purchased from selected Watsons and Guardian outlets, and on RedMart. It retails at S$19.90.

4. Miniso All Weather No Smudge Mascara

Best Drugstore Mascara Miniso All Weather No Smudge MascaraIt’s rare to find mascaras that cost under five dollars these days, but this one by Miniso fits the bill! It gives volume, length, and is easy to remove, according to reviewers.

With a price like that, it’s definitely a steal, so snag yourself one the next time you pop by your nearest Miniso.

The Miniso All Weather No Smudge Mascara can be purchased from all Miniso outlets and retails at S$4.90.

5. E.l.f Mineral Infused Mascara

Best Drugstore Mascara Elf Mineral Infused MascaraThis mascara by E.l.f has been deemed a holy grail product by some, with many citing reasons such as its non-clumping formula as well as how it delivers on full, healthy-looking lashes.

Not just that, the brush head is even designed to minimize clumps. Convenient, and all while packing a powerful punch.

The E.l.f Mineral Infused Mascara can be purchased from iHerb or from the official e.l.f site (shipping fees apply). It retails at S$4.

6. Heroine Make Super Waterproof Volume & Curl Mascara

Best Drugstore Mascara Heroine Make Super Waterproof Volume And Curl MascaraThis is a definite favourite amongst those with sparse, straight Asian lashes! Its formula is also stated to be able to survive Singapore’s hot and humid weather, with it containing 5mm fibres and a ‘curl lock’ that keeps your lengthened and volumized lashes in place all day. Sign us up!

The Heroine Make Super Waterproof Volume & Curl Mascara is available at all Watsons and Sasa outlets and retails for S$21.90.

7. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect

Best Drugstore Mascara Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect MascaraThis powerhouse mascara gives thick, full lashes, and definitely doesn’t require multiple coats to add intensity to your eyes. It doesn’t crust, and clumping may occur due to its formula.

A tip to prevent that from happening? Keep the mascara wand straight as you comb through your lashes, and avoid zigzag motions.

The Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara can be purchased from Amazon and Qoo10. It retails at S$4.99.

8. L’Oreal Paris Makeup False Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara

Best Drugstore Mascara Loreal Butterfly Waterproof MascaraYup, this mascara definitely set many hearts aflutter with its long-lasting, bold formula that gives users full, dramatic lashes.

A user even claims that it gives lashes so big and curled that it resembles falsies. Pair it with a smoky eye for that perfect combination to head out to town!

The L’Oreal Paris Makeup False Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara is available at all Guardian outlets and retails for S$27.90.

9. Majolica Marjoca Lash King Mascara

Best Drugstore Mscara Majolica Majorca Lash King MascaraSlated to bring your lashes to crazy heights, this mascara by Majolica Marjoca is not for the faint of heart.

With 5mm fibres that help plump up thin and wane lashes, it is a must-buy for mascara lovers out there. It certainly doesn’t hurt that it comes in such adorable packaging as well!

The Majolica Marjorca Lash King can be purchased from Lazada and Amazon. It retails for S$26.

10. Bourjois Volume Glamour Effect Push Up Mascara

Best Drugstore Mascara Bourjois Volume Glamour Effect Push Up MascaraIntense, enhanced and intense volume is what this mascara promises to deliver. Its ultra black and silky formula is guaranteed to glide onto your lashes with ease, aided by its UPLIFT brush that is specifically designed for extreme length and thickness. Sounds like a sure-fire addition to your makeup bag!

The Bourjois Volume Glamour Effect Push Up Mascara is available at selected Watsons outlets, Zalora, RedMart, and LookFantastic (shipping fees apply).