I have tried 16 different drugstore mascaras (under $10) and I am here to share with you, which ones are worth the hype and which ones are worth a skip. All mascaras are listed below.

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara | Amazon

Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara | Amazon

Essence I Love Extreme Mascara | Ulta

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara | Amazon

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Amazon

L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara | Amazon

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara | Amazon

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara | Amazon

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara | Amazon

Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara | Amazon

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retroglam Mascara | Amazon

NYX Worth The Hype Mascara | Amazon

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara | Ulta

Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara | Amazon

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara | Amazon

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara | Amazon

Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation (Warm Nude 128) | Ulta

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (Light Medium) | Ulta

Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder | Ulta

Benefit Hoola Bronzer | Ulta

L.A. Girl Just Blushing Powder (Just Natural) | Ulta

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator (Gilded Honey) | Ulta

Essence Long-Lasting Eye Pencil (Hot Chocolate) | Amazon

Flower Beauty Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette (Golden Natural) | Ulta

Ardell Cluster Wispies #600 | Ulta

NYX Micro Brow Pencil (Taupe) | Ulta

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick (Nude Kate) | Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner (Iconic Nude) | Sephora

NYX Intense Butter Gloss (Peanut Brittle) | Ulta

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Lauren Williams says:

Great video! I’m currently loving lash paradise but you mentioned my other top favorites as well. For me personally I will not even bother with a high end $20+ mascara when there are so many good ones at the drugstore!

nev_38 says:

My favourite are the Essence green princess false lashes effect & the Covergirl Super sizer❤❤❤❤

Cubby Levi says:

Great video. Very thorough!

Nathlene Faith says:

what mascara are you wearing?

Kayla Hebert says:

You are so pretty!

Angela says:

great video! super helpful and great analysis

Cubby Levi says:

Could you pin a comment listing which ones you found most volumizing & lengthening…kinda rating them best to worst?

Julissa Concepcion says:

Idc how the wand is as long as it leave my eyelashes looking thick and bold

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Merrose Abellera says:

I like a natural bristle wand because I have smaller eyes and plastic wands have poked my eye many times. Which mascara is good for holding a curl?

lauren says:

your voice is so nice and calming 😀

Maria Paz Araya Montero says:

Great video!

Allie 'n Everything says:

I love the orange Scandeleyes

Nat U says:

i prefer a plastic bristle wand, i feel like i can really go in there and separate my lashes. With the soft bristle brush, i feel like i have to be extra careful not to get any mascara on my lids. L’oreal telescopic is actually my favorite brush ever!

Lord Bored says:

I accidentally pressed this video but then was like “I’ll stay because she seems like a nice lady.”

T Sarah says:

Really great video! I think this is the first video I’ve seen with such a wide variety of mascaras, so good job! Your content is very high quality and can see your channel blowing up in the future 🙂

Bianca Villa says:

Which mascara has the best lasting power? The one that smudges the least and has the least fallout? 🙂

Jijy shdee says:

i feel like im gonna fall sleep to your video!

M G says:

I wish you would have just put them from best to worst so I could skip through to the ones you actually like

Gena Howe says:

Great review! It’s so nice to see one person compare so many, vs reviews from many different people just looking at 3-5. Also I like to know the ones you don’t like and why, so I can choose what I’m looking for and not waste time at the store wondering about the rest. Hope that all made sense.

Liz Rogers says:

Do you curl your lashes AFTER applying your mascara?

Khadii Jaa says:

You deserve a million already♥️

Nefertari says:

That was very helpful. I love the Essence mascara as well and that type of brush is my favorite, only I call it topled christmas three as that is how it looks to me.

Jennifer Cade says:

Which mascara do you have on in this video?

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