I’m the type of girl who’s quite choosy when it comes to mascara just because I’m not blessed with long and full lashes. And when I say I’m choosy, it means that I don’t want to spend a lot of money buying high-end mascaras such as Benefit They’re Real or Too Faced’s Better Than Sex but at the same time, I want to find one that can give me the best result too. So for years I’ve been struggling to find a drugstore mascara that can give me that long, full and voluminous effect and now, I can gladly share some of my favorites to you!
Maybelline Lash Sensational (non-waterproof)
This is one of my go to mascara and I love it to bit and thus, the reason I listed it as one of the best drugstore mascaras! I bought the non-waterproof version when I was in the UK and I was a tad bit disappointed when I found out that they don’t have it in Malaysia. Maybelline only carries the waterproof version and I did try it too. I swear, the non-waterproof formula was so so much better than the waterproof one. It makes my lashes look so much fuller and voluminous! It stays all day without being flaky which is a plus. The waterproof version is just meh, and not worth my money. So if you ever got the chance to get a hold on the non-waterproof version, please give it a try! I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!
p/s: Maybelline Lash Sensational is rated 3.9/5 on Makeup Alley website.
Silky Girl Big Eye
I’ve heard good reviews about both Silky Girl’s mascaras; Big Eyes and Lash Prism. However, I ended up trying the Big Eyes mascara and I’m glad I did! It helps to open up my eyes and make non-existent lashes to look so much longer. It’s currently my everyday mascara since it’s waterproof! You know how humid our country is, so a waterproof mascara is always a big yes. You can get this mascara at our local drugstores for only RM20+! Definitely a bargain and definitely one of the best drugstore mascaras!
p/s: buy it during sales as you can get it at a cheaper price 🙂
I tried this one in the non-waterproof version as well and I can say that it reminds me so much of The Silky Girl Big Eye mascara except that the formula is more watery and it makes your lashes less clumpy. I use this mascara when I want my lashes to look longer but still have that natural look to it. This one is definitely a favorite for those who are already blessed with long lashes because it’ll give you a beautiful natural finish.
p/s: This one was the famous beauty guru, one of Carli Bybel’s best drugstore mascaras before she turned vegan!
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly
Yet another L’Oreal mascara made it into our top 5 best drugstore mascaras! I’m not surprised though because I do feel that L’Oreal and Maybelline topped the game when it comes to the best mascaras in town. Hands down. I haven’t tried this one yet, but it’s definitely on my list! I’ve heard nothing but good reviews about this one! People who’ve tried it claimed that it doesn’t make your lashes clumpy or flaky but at the same time it gives your lashes the best voluminous effect! I’ll definitely try it in the nearest time!
p/s: L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara is rated 3.7/5 in Makeup Alley
Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume
This drugstore brand is known for its hits and misses when it comes to new products but I Love Extreme Crazy Volume is just good! It’s cheap and it works like crazy (as the name suggested!). This drugstore mascara makes your lashes to look super voluminous, although it can be a little bit flaky due to its formula. But you only pay less than RM15 for this mascara, so what else can you ask for right? I definitely think that it’s worth it considering the effect it gives to your lashes!
p/s: if you think that its formula is too dry, try mixing it with other mascara as well!
You really don’t need to spend a lot of money on high-end mascaras because the drugstore mascaras are just as good! Just head on to your nearest drugstores and give these mascaras a try! Be sure to tell us what do you think of them! We would love to hear it!