These Drugstore Mascaras Will Give You Falsie-Level Lashes

Here at MORE, we're always up for trying anything in the beauty world. From light therapy masks for treating acne to figuring out what are the best liquid eyeliners for achieving the perfect cat eye, we do it all. So when it came to finding the best drugstore mascara, it was a no-brainer. Instead of choosing just one, found 12 options to achieve all kinds of lashes for all different scenarios.

Unlike other beauty products like powder foundations or setting sprays, mascara doesn't require a big cash investment. In fact, drugstore mascaras are often a favorite of many celebs and makeup artists. Keep scrolling down for 12 picks that will make you wonder why you ever wasted money on department-store or luxury brands.

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Best for Fullness (Even in the Corners): CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara

Think: teasing your hair, but for your eyelashes. This mascara gives you the fullness and volume you want, without the backcombing and hair spray. What pushes this CoverGirl mascara above and beyond is the applicator brush, which features a small bristled side for refining those hard-to-reach lashes in the corners of your eyes. No more missing lashes or making a mess, just cool and controlled brushstrokes every time! ($9;

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Best Drugstore Deal: e.l.f. Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

The average drugstore mascara will run you around $9. So, at just $3, this e.l.f. mascara is by far the biggest steal on the market. We've previously voiced our love for other e.l.f. products, and this mascara is no different. Put the finishing touch on any makeup look with a few sweeps of this non-clumping concoction for perfectly defined lashes every day. ($3;

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Best for Working Out: Maybelline The Colossal Waterproof Mascara

Hitting up the gym after a long day at work calls for makeup sweat off the second you step on the elliptical. Maybelline's The Colossal mascara has a unique volume-plumping formula that contains collagen to create nine times the volume of your natural lashes, without clumping. And on top of that, it's waterproof, so you won't have mascara smudges above and below your eyes when your trainer finally lets you take a rest. ($6;

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Best Buildable Coverage: Ulta Twisted Volume Mascara

There's a different level of mascara you strive for when you head to the office versus a night out with the girls. You could amass an expansive collection of mascaras for day or night wear—or use this one Ulta Beauty brand pick. It has a twisting applicator with four settings—start with 1 for everyday long and go all the way up to 4 for amplified, full falsie-effect lashes. ($11;

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Best Non-Clumping Formula: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara

We can still hear America's Next Top Model contestants reciting that CoverGirl script from way back when, and even today the LashBlast mascara is still a must-have. Delivering 10 times more volume with just one sweep, it doesn't need to be built up with several applications. LashBlast also comes in two brown shades for a full glam, daytime look. ($7;

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Best Mascara You've Loved Since Middle School: Maybelline New York Great Lash

An oldie but a goodie, the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara might have been the first mascara your mother let you play with after weeks of begging. What initially seemed like starter makeup quickly became the must-have in your beauty arsenal. Its classic, no-frills design distributes even, thickening coverage that never globs up. ($5;

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Best for Long Lashes: Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

Blessed with naturally long lashes? Boo hoo! Just kidding, we understand that even you long-lashed ladies have your struggles. You need a mascara that can evenly coat right up to the tips, untangle you hairs, and keep them from clumping. This Essence mascara has you covered from base to tip, thanks to its full bristled brush that tames and covers your long lashes. ($5;

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Best Organic Mascara: W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro

Natural drugstore mascaras are a thing! So if you're looking to clean up your beauty routine we recommend W3ll People's Expressionist Pro Mascara. Free of animal cruelty, parabens, GMOs, fragrance, and a long list of chemicals, this pick is made only with the best ingredients and practices in mind. Plus it comes in fun purple and blue options, what's not to love?! ($22;

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Best Full Fringe Effect: L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

If you aspire for retro '60s eyelashes with a full, thick fringe effect, look no further than L'Oreal Paris' Lash Paradise Mascara. The soft bristle brush has more than 200 bristles for catching every edge of each lash for a full fringe effect. Your lashes will still feel feathery soft even after a couple coats! ($9;

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Best for Short Lashes: Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit

Short lashes ladies, fiber lash extensions are the way of the future. Cheaper than lash extensions and far less damaging to your real lashes, fiber powder extensions simply build upon what you already have. Simply sweep on the base mascara, brush on the fiber extensions while the mascara is still wet, then swipe along more mascara to seal and set the extensions. ($16;

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Best for a Natural Makeup Look: Pixi Large Lash Mascara

During the summer months, we like to peel back on the amount of makeup we wear. For the days you want keep your makeup low-key, use this Pixi mascara. Skip the eyeshadow palettes and eyeliners and simply use a couple swipes of this mascara for some subtle drama. All you need is this and a couple swipes of bronzer to beautify your sun-kissed skin. ($22;

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Best for Lash Health: Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara

When you experience split ends or want to grow out your hair, you nourish the hair on your head with proper supplements and hair masks. Same goes for your lashes! To help them grow longer and stronger, you need a nutrient-rich mascara like Neutrogena Healthy Lengths. This formula contains rice protein, Vitamin E, and olive oil that have been dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested to strengthen and nourish your lashes without irritation. ($8;

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