Best Budget Mascaras |

Best Budget Mascaras

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Every girl’s desert island beauty product, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to mascaras. And from reliable favourites to innovative formulas, you needn’t spend a fortune on lash-boosting beauty, with many a make-up artist adamant that mascara is the one piece in your make-up bag that can be a purse-friendly purchase. So, here are the nine best budget mascaras to keep on your radar...

False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Mascara, £10.99 | L'Oréal Paris

“With incredible volume, this dual-ended, lash-thickening and lengthening mascara delivers separation to each lash.” – Neil Young, Make-Up Artist

False Lash Epic Mascara, £11.99 | Max Factor

“Don’t be put off by the scary-looking brush – it’s designed to catch every little lash. One of the best mascaras I’ve tried in a long time.” – Tor Cardona, SL’s Health & Beauty Editor

Colossal Mascara Waterproof, £6.99 | Maybelline

“This is the perfect budget mascara for getting thick, luscious lashes that don’t budge, thanks to a waterproof formula.” – Antonia Rudebeck, Make-Up Artist

Mascara Rocket Waterproof, £7.99 | Maybelline

“There’s an endless range of high-quality, budget mascaras, but this is one of the best for thick, fluttery lashes.” – Jenny Coombs, Make-Up Artist

London Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara, £7.99 | Rimmel

“I’m obsessed with this mascara – the clever brush catches every lash for a clump-free, defined finish.” – Charlotte Collins, SL’s Fashion Features Writer

Curlfection Mascara, £14.90 | Skin79

“A current favourite – the Korean brand is known for its skincare but definitely knows a thing or two about cosmetics. This mascara effortlessly lifts and lengthens lashes.” – Cara Jacques, Head of Buying at The Hut Group

Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara, £9.99 | Gosh

“Worn alone, this mascara builds and sculpts every lash. It is also formulated with seaweed extract, which might sound unusual but is great for nourishing lashes.” – Leigh Symonds, Beauty Buyer at Superdrug

Masterpiece Mascara Rich, £9.99 | Max Factor

“One of the first of its kind with a game-changing flexi brush and a not-too-wet formula, this mascara guarantees volumised lashes.” – Anna-Marie Solowij, Co-Founder of BeautyMART

Eye Define Mascara, £3 | MUA

“This mascara is a great little buy – it has a clever formula which extends each individual lash, giving a wide-eyed look. The wand is simple to use and doesn’t leave a clumpy effect.” – Leigh Symonds, Beauty Buyer at Superdrug


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