These Waterproof Drugstore Mascaras Are Budge-Proof and Budget-FriendlyJuly 08, 2020
There are so many things we love about mascara, and one of them is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great one. You can find a formula that lengthens, volumizes and defines your lashes and won’t come off in the rain, pool or ocean (or during an emotional moment) — all for less than $10. Our only complaint? There are so many good ones, it can be a little overwhelming to choose between them. That’s why we’re sharing our editors’ favorite waterproof mascaras below.
If you have short, straight lashes, the Falsies Lash Lift formula is what you need to give them a boost. The double-curved brush is designed to lift lashes at the root for major length and volume. The waterproof formula helps lashes hold the curl even longer.
The Essence Lash Princess Mascara earned a cult following after photos of the beauty community showing their before-and-afters went viral. The cone-shaped brush and lash-extending formula offers dramatic results that you have to try for yourself.
In case you were wondering, this mascara is totally worth the hype. The formula is buildable, so you can go for a full-on glam look or a natural, defined one. The tapered brush helps you reach every single lash — even those baby lashes at the inner corners.
For fuller lashes without the clumps, this formula from Black Radiance should be at the top of your list. The brush defines each and every lash, and the formula goes on smooth and then won’t budge.
Yes, you can find a natural formula that won’t come off the second your face gets wet at a drugstore price point. This Pacifica mascara has a natural mineral formula that’s infused with coconut oil, kelp extract and vitamin B to nourish lashes. It’s water-resistant, volumizing and vegan, too.
As its name suggests, this mascara gives your lashes an awake, doe-eyed look. The wide-barrel brush has short and long bristles to help lift and separate lashes and the velvet-y formula won’t flake or smudge.