Hands up if you can’t bare to shell out too much for a makeup item that you’re supposed throw away after three months. These are some affordable options for mascaras that perform well, without breaking the bank.
You can coat the tiniest of lashes with the NYX The Skinny Mascara. Its small brush head and bristles means you can reach into tight corners easily to give short lashes (especially bottom lashes) a nice oomph.
#2 Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara, S$14.30
The Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara comes in both waterproof and non-waterproof formulas and gives sparse lashes a much needed boost of volume.
#3 3CE Variety Moving Mascara, S$30
With adjustable brush, the 3CE Variety Moving Mascara gives you the freedom to curl or voluminise lashes. Its waterproof formula is water and sebum proof, allowing you to traverse the hot, humid weather without fearing smudges
#4 Za Killer Volume Mascara, S$18.90
The Za Killer Volume Mascara curl lashes upwards to really open up those peepers, and holds it in place with its clump-free formula.
#5 Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara, S$30
Boasting a 300 per cent increase in just one coat, the Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara also features an unique brush head which coats, lengthens and separates lashes without clumping.
#6 ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara, S$24.90
Those with straight, stubborn lashes should reach for the ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara. Its dual sided brush head gives lashes the lift and curl it needs to fake the appearance of longer lashes.
#7 Heroine Make Super Waterproof Volume & Curl Mascara, S$21.90
Fancy anime-looking lashes? The Heroine Make Super Waterproof Volume & Curl Mascara not only curls and voluminise, its dry glossy formula keeps lashes looking black and shiny.
#8 KATE Tokyo Virtual Long Lash Mascara, S$25.50
The KATE Tokyo Virtual Long Lash Mascara contains both straight and curled fibres – the straight ones coat individual lashes to help them appear more luscious, while the curled ones adhere to lashes and holds them in a curled position.
#9 Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara, S$25.90
If dramatic lashes are your thing, then the Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara will be your holy grail mascara. You’ll get full, intense lashes with just one coat, and it washes off easily with warm water.
#10 Maybelline Volume Express Magnum Waterproof Mascara, S$19.90
The Maybelline Volume Express Magnum Waterproof Mascara has remained a cult favourite and it’s not hard to see why. The clump-free formula adds an insane amount of volume to sparse lashes and stays put even after crying buckets.