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Mascara is hands-down our desert-island product. A couple of coats of a good mascara has the power to transform your bare face from tired and sullen to instantly awake and put together. Not to mention, applying mascara as the final step to any eye makeup look can take your entire makeup to a whole new level. Moral of the story: you can never have too many mascaras. That’s why we decided to gather a list of the best mascaras to buy on Amazon to add to your collection without burning a hole in your pocket. Read on for our affordable mascara recommendations to shop on Amazon, ASAP. 

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Voluminous Original
Available in five different colors, this maximizing formula will thicken and build your lashes up to five times their natural thickness, offering a glamorous and dramatic eye look. 

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Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Washable Mascara
Did you know your lashes grow in layers? Well, Maybelline does and that’s why they want you to unleash the full potential of your lashes with the Lash Sensational Mascara. The formula coupled with the exclusive fanning brush works to coat every layer of your lashes to give you a gorgeous, full-fan effect. 

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L'Oréal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara
Take your lashes to paradise and try out this incredible formula. With each swipe,  you’ll notice your lashes appear instantly more voluminous and lengthened without any flaking, smudging or clumping. 

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Maybelline New York Makeup Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara

As one of the brand’s top-rated mascaras of all time, you can’t go wrong with Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara. This famous yellow tube filled with a collagen-infused formula gives your lashes a major boost of volume and thickness with just one coat. 

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Vivienne Sabó Cabaret Première Artistic Volume Mascara
This lightweight, clump-free mascara is the secret to French girl beauty. The long-lasting formula gives your lashes definition and volume without any flaking or transferring. If you’re going for a bolder look, add a couple of more coats to unveil thicker, fanned-out lashes. 

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Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara 
Reach for this mascara when you want to convince everyone around you that you’re wearing falsies. Formulated to provide dramatic volume and length, this mascara is so good, it’s almost criminal that it’s only $4.99. 

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