You cannot imagine just how much money I’ve spent on mascaras the past month! As a beauty blogger, and one that loves having long lashes to look more awake, I finally decided I had had enough of lousy mascaras. I don’t usually wear falsies because they are an additional step and can be quite heavy – I’ll talk about my love-hate relationship with them another time.
Mascaras for daily wear is good enough but when you find one that does close to nothing for your lashes, you’d wish you hadn’t even bought it at all. Since I use this daily for work, they run out pretty fast and so it doesn’t make sense to buy one from a luxury brand.
In this blog post, I’m going to review and compare 10 drugstore mascaras (shown below in alphabetical order) on my asian lashes. The pictures on your left are the ones that have been curled with a lash curler and with mascara on, while the pictures on your right are of my other eye without curling nor mascara. I’ve picked these mascaras from reading tons of reviews online and from what I feel you would have a higher chance of picking out when you are in the drugstore. There isn’t one out of these that I feel is the ultimate best – just the one that would suit your needs the most.
1. Australis Mega Lash Mascara
This mascara was such a disappointment. It does almost nothing for my lashes, even though the hot pink on the packaging really drew me to purchase it at the store. It doesn’t hold curls at all and barely defines my lashes. I really wished Australis made a better mascara, especially since I love their AC on Tour Contouring and Highlighting Kit.
2. Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara Waterproof
This was yet another sad case. I had such high hopes for this one, as so many people are raving about it online and it seems to be one of the more popular Bourjois mascaras. I’ve tried a couple of Bourjois mascaras before and they were better than this, which explains why I had no idea it would turn out like this. Again, like the one above, it doesn’t hold curls, though it does define the lashes a little more. I did notice the brush being more flexible than other mascaras. I got excited initially about the side magnifying mirror on the tube but that was about it.