Best Drugstore Mascara Dupes

That’s right- I’m sharing the mascara secrets.

I love a great dupe for high-end products. Sure- you can totally make the investment and purchase something of luxury (believe me, I’m all about buying a face cream that promises I’ll look 21 again, no matter the costs- shhhh, don’t tell my husband!).

However, my life is usually fast-paced. Chasing around a toddler, growing another little nugget, working full-time, car lines, Target runs for fruit snacks, and bed times routines— this girl needs quick and easy! When I can’t make it to a Sephora or Ulta and I’m obviously impatient to wait for a package, I hit up the drugstore.

Mascara is my “stranded on an island” product. It helps open the eyes and helps frame the face, no make up days for me means mascara, liquid highlighter, and a rose colored lip balm.

I’m here to share my top drugstore mascara dupes! If you go and buy it, let me know what you think sister!

Let’s dive in:

  1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23.00) vs. L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($7.69). Here’s why I love this dupe- First of all, the color payoff is amazing. It’s SUPER black (if that’s the color you like) . The formula is easy to wipe off with a makeup remover or a soap cleanser. It adds volume to the lashes and truly creates a wispier effect. Yep. Sign. Me. Up.

Lash Sensational Mascara

2. Benefit Roller Lash ($13.00) vs. Maybelline Lash Sensational Washable Mascara ($6.89) The fact that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, claims this to be HER favorite— I’m on to something! I love the way this mascara LIFTS the lashes and holds them there. If you need a little help in the lash lifting department- add some mascara, then GENTLY curl them by pulsing the handle, not stamping it down for 3-5 seconds and those lashes will not fall. You could totally apply more mascara after that, too! This is my go -to! If you follow me on Instagram- I rave about this one! Volumizes lashes from root to tip and the wand is curved slightly for that WOW lash effect!


3. Lancôme Définicils Lengthening and Defining Mascara ($27.50) vs. Essence Volume Stylist 18hr Lash Extension Mascara ($2.49). I feel like this brand is the underdog brand that once you realize how AMAZING it is, people will start to notice and take all the mascara. So, you heard it here first! Teehhee! I love the length AND volume this mascara gives you. If you are an underlash mascara wearer like me, those little lashes will iterally hit your cheeks. THAT”S how amazing the wand is. It gets right to the root of the lash and it’s formula has this conditioner feeling when you remove it. It’s spectacular.