Real Simple-The Best Mascaras Under $10

Road Test Mascara

Real Simple tested over 70 contenders and settled on these under $10 standouts:

1. Best tinted: Hard Candy Curl Up and Dye Lash Curling Mascara ($6,

walmart.com): In edgy teal, aquamarine, and violet, this mascara looks cool,

not clownish, on lashes.

2. Most volumizing: Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Waterproof Mascara

($9 at drugstores): It makes lashes visible from yards away and comes off

easily with soap.

3. Best lengthener: Boots No. 7 Extreme Length Mascara ($8, target.com):

It’s all about the brush: The short, gripping bristles grab and coat every single

hair to create a long, feathery effect.

4. Best natural look: Covergirl Exact Eyelights Mascara ($9, drugstores): Dip

after dip, the brush maintains an even coat of color that never gets gloppy,

saturating every lash with a nary clump.

5. Most like false lashes: L’Oreal Paris Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara ($8,

drugstores): Even thin lashes got plump (but stayed soft), thanks to the bushy

bristles.

Source: Real Simple Magazine


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February 18th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I’m a big fan of Covergirl, Maybelline, and L’Oreal.