Best Mascara: 17 Product Picks From Drugstore Mascara To Department Store Finds

Photo credit: iStock Aired October 02, 2019

When it comes to beauty products, there is SO much out there. Picking the best of the best can be overwhelming with so many choices, so we turned to some of our favorite beauty gurus and makeup-loving friends for their personal recommendations. 

The best part is that we have picks that cost as little as $7.95 (spoiler alert: that one got the most votes!) and splurge options for as much as $32 — so whether you're on a budget or looking to treat yourself, there's something for everyone.

Best Drugstore Mascara ($)

1. L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara
4 votes: Rach's makeup artist Joe Simon, Rachael Ray Show hairstylist Carrie Minchin, Rachael Ray Show makeup artist Robin Hamilton, style and beauty guru Gretta Monahan

2. L'Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara
1 vote: makeup artist Ashlee Glazer

3. Maybelline Define-A-Lash Lengthening Washable Mascara
1 vote: Rach's stylist Cara Jammet

4. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
1 vote: celebrity hairdresser Ted Gibson

Best Mascara Sold at Department & Beauty Stores ($$)

5. Tarte Big Ego
1 vote: style expert Stacy London

6. Mally Beauty Mascara
2 votes: makeup queen and founder of Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal, and gastroenterologist and internist, Dr. Roshini Raj

7. Kat Von D Go Big or Go Home Volumizing Mascara
1 vote: beauty expert and makeup artist Jenny Patinkin

8. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
1 vote: our buddy and top makeup artist Cynde Watson, who is a paid spokesperson for the IT Cosmetics brand on the Home Shopping Network and Today’s Shopping Choice

9. Scott Barnes "Pumped Up" Mascara
1 vote: celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble

10. Lancôme Hypnôse Volumizing Mascara
1 vote: Leading NYC dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe

11. Milk Kush Mascara
1 vote: makeup artist Ashlee Glazer

12. Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara
1 vote: makeup artist Ashlee Glazer

13. Stila Magnum XXX Mascara
1 vote: beauty and lifestyle expert Milly Almodovar

14. Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara
1 vote: fashion and beauty guru Gretta Monahan

15. Clinique Lash Power Mascara
1 vote: Rachael's hairstylist Patty Mocarski

Best Luxury Mascara ($$$)

16. Dior Diorshow Mascara
1 vote: lifestyle guru Amy E. Goodman

17. Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
1 vote: makeup artist Ashlee Glazer

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