The best mascaras for every woman and budget

Even if I'm planning on sporting a bare face, the one product I always reach for is my beloved mascara. With that said, my standards are high, especially because my lashes are already naturally long and thick. I opt for formulas that provide dramatic, falsie-looking results. Smudge-proof, clump-free is key because who wants black streaks running down their cheeks? 

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You'd be surprised how many good mascaras exist today. I have a good five mascaras that I've been rotating between because it's hard to commit to just one with all these great options. There's literally something for every girl and every budget. From luxury, cult favorites, and drugstore steals, here's a look at some of the best mascaras on the market today. Check them out and thank me later!

This $10 mascara will change your life. 1

If you’re looking for a formula that’s going to boost volume and length without pesky smudge, this is your baby. Best part is, it provides dramatic results without drying out your lashes. My lashes are even softer after using this product. Plus, it doesn’t break the bank! L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($10). 


The $5 mascara women swear by. 2

This incredible lash booster went viral after a Redditor shared her dramatic before and after pics. For only five bucks you really can’t lose, right? Essence Mascara Lash Princess ($5). 


You can never go wrong with Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara. 3

There’s a reason why this volume-boosting formula is considered the holy grail of mascara. It not only provides extreme volume, it’s buildable, and stretches lashes to unbelievable lengths. I’m obsessed! Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23). 

This new mascara is a gem. 4

I love the way the custom brush grabs onto lashes, making sure to volumize and lengthen each and every strand as it separates. No clumps here! Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara ($24). 


If big lashes are what you want, this is the formula for you. 5

The ultra-creamy formula contains supple waxes and polymers, which combined with his unique brush (that features soft, wavy fibers) helps to deliver the perfect amount of formula for voluminous lashes. All you need is one coat with this one. Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara Big Volume Mascara ($25). 


You can skip the lash curler with this mascara. 6

The brush helps to grab, separate, lift, and curl lashes while the instant curve-setting formula stays put for 12 hours. Seriously, how awesome is that? Benefit Roller Lash Curling Mascara ($24). 


A drugstore mascara that helps you skip the lash curler. 7

Similar to the Benefit Roller Lash Curling Mascara, this formula also dramatically lengthens, voluminizes, and curls lashes with just one stroke. Plus, the price is right. Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara ($10). 

This classic formula will never let you down. 8

There’s a reason why this mascara has become such a cult-favorite among celebs and makeup artists, and it’s because it’s still one of the best ones on the market. Think long, thick lashes with no clumping, smudge or dryness. It’s also really easy to remove, which is even more important than you’d think. Lancôme Definicils Mascara ($27).