Kayla's Mascara Picks

Raise your hand if you spend more money on mascara than any other makeup in your makeup bag. Okay, maybe not.....but most of us would admit that finding a good mascara is hard so we over buy, tossing to the side the ones we don't absolutely love.

Here is a list of my favorite drug store mascaras

All three can be found at CVS or Ulta!

1. Essence Beauty - Lash Princess False Lash - - - $4.99

2. L'Oreal Lash Paradise - - - $9.99

3. Maybelline Volum' Express - Colossal Mascara - - - $7.99

Essence Beauty is a very affordable makeup line. It's known to be cruelty & gluten free. I personally have only used their brushes and Lash Princess mascara. They offer a variety of shadow, lip colors and eyeliners. If you haven't explored them much and are looking at an inexpensive way to fill your personal makeup bag - give them a go.

Their Lash Princess mascara is my #1 go to for the perfect black mascara - personally and professionally!

L'Oreal Lash Paradise has been known as the "Dupe" to Too Faced "Better Than Sex Mascara" for as long as I can remember. I would say, it is as close as you can get to the exact product. It's great, just a more expensive drug store option.

Maybelline has been the "Holy Grail" with mascara for years. Many professionals, like us, keep it in their kits because it's predictable and has been around forever. They're another affordable option and offer a variety of options.

If you haven't tried any of these three before, start with the cheapest and work your way up. If you're like me, you'll get a hold of the Lash Princess and not try any of the others.


Pair your favorite mascara with a mascara primer and make the most out of the volume of your eyelashes.

It's a game changer - so is getting a lash lift. Top left picture is no mascara. Top right picture is primer. Bottom two are with mascara. Picture at the beginning of the blog is Lash Princess mascara without primer!

"Essence Volume Lash Booster" is my favorite one but L'Oreal "Lash Paradise Primer" is great too!

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