My face without mascara is like Elton John without his iconic glasses; it just doesn’t look right. I can quite easily leave the house without foundation and blusher, but will not step outside without mascara. This is mainly thanks to my natural blonde self having pretty bleachy looking eyelashes and without trying to sound dramatic, no mascara leaves me looking like a naked mole-rat.
I must say, when it does come to buying mascara I can be extremely picky and with the huge variety out there to choose from, it can be a task in itself. Do I want one that adds volume to my stumpy lashes? Or one that lengths to rival that of Cindy Lou Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Finding the right mascara for you can be a hefty task and one that isn’t done easily.Who better to learn about the best mascaras than those who pretty much look good 24/7 and are photographed on a daily basis. I’ve rounded up the best drugstore mascaras that celebs swear by – and honestly, if it’s good enough for Hollywood it’s good enough for me.
It was a dark day when the Kardashian and Jenner clan decided to shut down their websites. All their inside tips and tricks vanished into thin air. Before Kim decided to say adios to her website, she posted a post of her favorite makeup products which didn’t exclusively include high-end beauty lines (which we only wish we could afford). The 38-year-old beauty revealed that, along with her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, have been longtime fans of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black. The reality star said she loved the way the mascara could lift every individual lash.
Another fan of L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara is no other than beauty Blake Lively. It’s no secret that Blake Lively truly stunned at the Met Gala in 2018, but what may be surprising is to know that she was solely wearing drugstore makeup! So not only did she look like an actual goddess in her custom Versace gown, she proved that drugstore makeup can look just as good as more expensive beauty lines!
It’s no secret that Meghan Markle has been hitting the headlines like no one’s business as of late. With her wedding to Prince Harry and the world eagerly awaiting the birth of the next Royal baby, it’s no surprise that we are all in awe of her. You must imagine our shock when her former makeup artist Lydia Sellers revealed that the new Duchess of Sussex favorite mascara was only drugstore’s Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara. Though we must add, we weren’t shocked enough not to run to the nearest store to grab it! Not only does this mascara amplify your lashes, but it’s also budget-friendly (and royalty approved).
Gigi Hadid is pretty much LA’s IT girl right now, so when she raves about a drugstore mascara, it’s no surprise that we all just had to have it. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the young model revealed that she loves Maybelline’s Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara. Not only does this mascara carry a small price tag, but it’s also perfect for lifting the lashes from root to tip without thinning them out -and honestly, if a Victoria Secret-approved model is wearing it, we are too.
If you haven’t been watching Shay Mitchell’s YouTube Channel, then really what have you been doing with your life? The Pretty Little Liars star has been racking up the subscribers with her fun, down-to-earth videos and vlogs. From beauty makeup hauls (that make us green with envy) to skincare routines, her channel is not to be missed.
Her 5 Drugstore Essentials Video is particularly popular among her subscribes (me included), and for good reason. Shay has truly mastered the effortless ‘I woke up this radiant’ look, and now you can too. Shay revealed her love for Covergirl Lashblast Mascara, even going as fair to admit that she has 12 packages under her sink because she’s scared they’ll discontinue it – so you know it’s gotta be good!
So whether you’re looking for that subtle everyday lash look or want to make a dramatic statement, these celeb-approved mascaras are the way to go!