These Affordable Drugstore Mascaras Are Beloved By Reviewers

Get big, bold lashes at a low price.
Affordable drugstore mascara available at Walmart.
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Affordable drugstore mascara available at Walmart.

Whether you’re going for a no-makeup makeup look or full glam, mascara is a must-have staple. With just a few sweeps of a brush, you can get longer, thicker-looking lashes without the need for lash extensions or false eyelashes.

There are many different mascaras on the market, but we’re partial to the less expensive options since mascara should be replaced every four to six months. Walmart has an excellent selection of affordable drugstore mascaras, and we’ve rounded up a few of them below to help you liven up your lashes on the cheap.

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1
Maybelline Great Lash waterproof mascara
Rating: 4.3 stars and 8,031 reviews

This bestselling waterproof mascara lengthens, conditions and thickens lashes without clumping. It comes in two saturated hues–“brownish black” and “very black”–and the hypoallergenic formula is said to be safe for contact lens wearers.
2
Maybelline The Colossal waterproof mascara
Rating: 4.3 stars and 8,031 reviews

If you like your lashes big and bold, look no further than The Colossal by Maybelline. The waterproof formula is said to deliver seven times the volume in just one coat, which the brand attributes to the amount of collagen in the formula.
3
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous mascara
Rating: 4.1 stars and 2,485 reviews

This mascara brings the volume (up to five times the thickness of your natural lashes) and conditioning benefits in a sleek, simple tube. It’s available in black and brown, plus more unexpected colors like cobalt blue, deep green, violet and burgundy.
4
L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara
Rating: 4.4 stars and 900 reviews

This mascara’s blend of flower oils leave lashes conditioned and supple, and the wavy brush is able to grab every lash for maximum volume. The lengthening formula is also clump- and smudge-resistant and longwearing.
5
NYX Professional Makeup Worth the Hype mascara
Rating: 4.3 stars and 2,972 reviews

This mascara says it’s worth the hype, and thousands of Walmart customers agree. For darker, fuller, “lethally gorgeous” lashes that last all day, this NYX mascara has you covered. The tapered tip helps you get even the smallest lashes at the inner corners of your eyes and your bottom lash line.
6
COVERGIRL Lash Blast waterproof mascara
Rating: 4.2 stars and 11,293 reviews

Volume is the name of the game with this mascara. The orange bristles are designed to maximize the volume of each and every lash, and the product claims to make your lashes 10 times fuller, for a dramatic look that won’t smear or smudge.
7
e.l.f. Big Mood mascara
Rating: 4.1 stars and 2,208 reviews

For a false eyelash look without having to fuss with lash glue, this e.l.f. mascara is up to the task. The hourglass shaped brush head is said to separate and define lashes, and the smudge- and flake-resistant formula is vegan and cruelty free.
8
Revlon So Fierce! mascara
Rating: 4.2 stars and 1,461 reviews

This eye-opening mascara is said to last up to 24 hours and conditions lashes with hemp seed oil. The uniquely shaped brush lifts and enhances lashes, and six product reservoirs ensure that all lashes are evenly coated with the formula.
9
Almay mascara with aloe
Rating: 4.2 stars and 278 reviews

Thicken and pamper your lashes with Almay’s thickening formula, which promises 100 percent thicker lashes after two coats. The formula is waterproof and ophthalmologist approved for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

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