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. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
The 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!
2. Revlon Super Length Mascara
This is primarily a lengthening mascara, its luscious formula gliding on easily to give you a 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 SGD19.90.
3. NYX Double Stacked Mascara
Looking for something that adds a little oomph to your eye makeup? Reach for the NYX Double Stacked Mascara, which promises dramatic, intense lashes that are sure to get heads turning. The unique mascara and fiber formula is guaranteed to stack lashes with volume and length that just refuses to budge all day long.
The NYX Double Stacked Mascara can be purchased from all Sephora and NYX outlets, and retails at SGD24.
4. Miniso All Weather No Smudge Mascara
It’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 SGD4.90.
5. E.l.f Mineral Infused Mascara
This 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.
6. Heroine Make Super Waterproof Volume & Curl Mascara
This 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 SGD21.90.
7. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect
This 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.
8. L’Oreal Paris Makeup False Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara
Yup, 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 Watsons and Guardian outlets and retails for SGD27.90.
9. Majolica Marjoca Lash King Mascara
Slated to bring your lashes to crazy heights, this mascara by Majolica Marjoca is not for the faint of hearted. 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 an adorable packaging as well!
10. Bourjois Volume Glamour Effect Push Up Mascara
Intense, 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!