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The Best Drugstore Mascara That I’ve Ever Tried

I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big drugstore beauty gal. More so, I’m 100% a drugstore mascara user. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a high-end mascara, with the exception of anything that has been sent/given to me. For a beauty product that should be replaced every three months or so, why would I want to spend a lot of money? Plus, drugstore mascara formulas these days are just as good (if not sometimes better!) than the more expensive options. I’ve tried a lot of drugstore mascaras but usually end up back with my ride-or-die CoverGirl. That is until recently when I discovered the new L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – the best drugstore mascara that I’ve ever tried!

The Best Drugstore Mascara That I've Ever Tried
The fact that I’m even writing this post is huge. It takes a lot to take me away from CoverGirl Lash Blast Clump Crusher and original Volume Blast. I’ve used that combination for years – even on my wedding day! But, for whatever reason the mascara fairies were telling me to try something new. I’m SO glad that I did.

Obviously, the first thing that caught my eye was the packaging of L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise. Who can resist a pink tube of mascara? And, after taking a look at the brush shape I was intrigued. It’s curvier than what I’m used to, but that makes it easier to get right to the base of my lashes to evenly apply product.

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise packaging and tubeL'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise wand
I’m not a fan whatsoever of the original L’Oreal Voluminous. I always found the formula too wet, resulting in product smearing all over my eyes rather than staying on my lashes. So I was skeptical at first about how this new mascara would apply. It’s a drier formula, which I prefer. I’m able to work with it more and build up the intensity without worrying about the product just slipping off my lashes.

Here are my lashes before and after I apply two coats of the mascara. Hello, length and volume!

Bare lashes before L'Oreal Voluminous Lash ParadiseLashes after two coats of L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise in Blackest BlackLashes after two coats of L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise in Blackest Black
If I need a little extra lift or staying power, I’ll also apply a coat of L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer before going in with the mascara. This is the new dream team of beautiful lasting lashes! Just be sure to have a good bottle of eye makeup remover on hand at night since it can be a little stubborn to remove.

As if this post doesn’t prove it already, L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise is the best drugstore mascara that I’ve ever tried. I want every person I know to run to the store for their own tube to test for themselves what I’m obsessing over!

What’s your favorite drugstore mascara?