No girl feels complete without her mascara! It’s a make-up essential! They’re just like us…they come in all different colors, shapes and sizes. 🙂 One does not fit all, and to each their own. I personally love the blackest of the blacks in mine. I normally wear my lashes very lightly coated for work without over doing it as shown in the image above, but on the weekends I definitely go all out with extra coats! I love to switch off and try new products as with everything else, but below are my 4 favorites on a budget.
Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara
I always start with a lengthening mascara for my lashes. Illegal Length really is just that! It doesn’t clump and really almost stretches the lashes out. The bristles on the brush are really long and all curved to really dig deep into your lashes for the best possible length. One good coat is all I need for my lashes. $8.99 at CVS. I give it 10 stars!
NYC Sky Rise Mascara
This mascara I purchased on a whim wanting to try something new and it really met my expectations. It applies really well, at times clumps but it’s nothing major that a few strokes of the tapered brush cant fix. It lengthens nicely and the bristles on the brush are much more compact so it doesn’t reach every single lash BUT it still works great – I use this one when I head off to work during the week for a nice subtle length. $2 at CVS. I give this one 8 stars.
Loreal Voluminous Original Mascara
After I lengthen I always follow it up with a voluminizing mascara to really thicken the lashes. Like it’s name says, its super voluminous and glides on smoothly. The bristles are compact but thick enough to wet and coat nicely. I sometimes have to rub a bit of excess off the brush before applying but the product itself is still great and makes my eyes pop nonetheless. $7.79 at CVS. I give this one 8 stars.
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara
This mega-volume mascara adds tons of thickness to my pre-lengthened lashes. The brush is big and fluffy and bendable yet extra soft so it gently brushes over the lashes coating them evenly. Really adds the volume I need without clumping. $7.99 at CVS. I give this one 10 stars!