The Best Drugstore Mascaras

The Best Drugstore Mascaras

When I’m running late (which, let’s face it, is every day), I don’t always have time to do my full skincare + makeup routine. I used to always prioritize my makeup over a lengthy skincare routine because I wanted to look my best in the littlest amount of time (sure, if I didn’t hit snooze five times each morning, I could get a facial and then go to a professional makeup artist every day but, alas, snooze it is). I’ve realized over the years that prioritizing skincare is key, because with great skin, makeup takes less time. But usually by the time I’ve fully cleansed, toned, moisturized, put on eye cream, and dabbed benzoyl peroxide on any spots, I have only a few minutes left to do makeup before I have to fly out the door. My favorite product to apply if I only have time for one thing? Mascara. 

I love mascara. It brightens my eyes, helping me look and feel more awake. It turns my light brown/almost blonde lashes from barely-there to can’t-miss-em. It gives me just the right amount of drama for the daytime. But there are so many mascaras out there, how do I know which mascara to use? Are they all the same? Why are the wands all different and does that actually matter?

I’ve tried what feels like most of the mascaras out there, and I’ve narrowed down the search to the three best drugstore mascaras:

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Sephora's Luminizer To Go REVIEW

Sephora's Luminizer To Go REVIEW

Ok. Let's talk about highlighter. I'll be the first to admit, I was VERY late to the highlighter game. If you're in your upper 20's and beyond, like me, you'll know that contour and highlight was not a thing back in the day. I used to apply blush on my forehead because I thought that made the blush on my cheeks look more natural? Makeup trends have truly changed over the years, and they've changed for the better.

While I'm all about finding a skincare routine that allows me to feel confident without makeup, let's be real, I love makeup. It can enhance your best features, hide little imperfections that you might just not want the world to see that day, or turn you into a glamorous diva for a night on the town. And my all time favorite product? Highlighter.

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