11 best budget mascaras

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Ten years ago, the gap between luxury cosmetics and the mass market seemed insurmountable. But everything is changing – and now a lot of very worthy items have appeared among mass cosmetics. We have selected for you 11 budget mascaras that are quite capable of competing with luxury brands.

We remind you that no matter how great the mascara is, professional make-up artists recommend throwing away the opened tube after three months of use, even if the manufacturer specifies a longer period. In creamy textures, like mascara, microbes multiply quite quickly, which can cause inflammation of the eyelids and even conjunctivitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye). This advice is especially important for contact lens wearers.

Rating of the best inexpensive mascaras

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best budget mascara for maximum volume 1 L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll RUB 610
2 Bourjois Eye Catching Eye-Opening Volume Mascara 722 RUB
3 Pupa Vamp! Extreme . RUB 608
The best inexpensive natural-effect mascaras 1 Gosh boombastic RUB 600
2 N.1 Mascara 644 r
3 Isadora Big Bold Mascara 594 RUB
Best station wagons 1 Maybelline Lash Sensational Limited Edition 532 RUB
2 Max Factor Masterpiece Max RUB 315
The best economy class facilities 1 Rimmel Extra Long Lash 152 RUB
2 Vivienne Sabo Mascara Volumateur Effet Faux Cils Femme Fatale RUB 290
3 Gourmandis Volume Non-Stop Mascara 178 r

The best budget mascara for maximum volume

'Flap your eyelashes and fly' – this line, perhaps, would be a great slogan for mascara from this part of our rating. Fan eyelashes, phenomenal volume – this is what advertising invariably focuses on, and this is the effect that many girls prefer, especially when it comes to evening makeup.

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll

Rating: 4.8

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This mascara has a plastic spiral brush, rather large, the bristles are planted often. A good stopper in a tube, allows you to collect exactly as much product as necessary to evenly paint over, but not glue the eyelashes. It sets quickly, which, on the one hand, is convenient – it does not stain the eyelids. On the other hand, mascara dries out pretty quickly in a tube, some girls in reviews complain that even those 3 months that are recommended to be used in one bottle, the mascara does not stand up. Already after the first applied layer, it forms volume, lengthens and curls the eyelashes, and the bend remains all day long. By the evening, it can slowly crumble, but the particles can be easily brushed off without smearing. It can be removed well with conventional means.

Advantages

  • excellent separation,
  • curls eyelashes no worse than curling tongs,
  • does not stain the eyelids.

disadvantages

  • large brush – you need to get used to,
  • hard bristles can scratch
  • 'floats' in snow and rain.

Bourjois Eye Catching Eye-Opening Volume Mascara

Rating: 4.7

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This inexpensive mascara is worthy of all ratings, if only for the design with a cat on a cap. But her dignity is not limited to this.

The mascara has a synthetic fluffy brush, spindle-shaped, cut on one side in a semicircle, repeating the shape of the eyelid. Lies on the eyelashes evenly, without lumps. Already in one layer it forms a serious volume and length, and in two layers the same effect of false eyelashes is obtained. The eyelashes themselves remain soft, not glued together. Layering well, but for layering you have to wait until the first layer dries – and it dries for a relatively long time. Another disadvantage is not a very successful dispenser: an excess of ink remains on the brush, which we recommend to remove with a paper napkin.

Advantages

  • great dramatic effect, especially if applied in two layers;
  • does not crumble during the day,
  • does not cause discomfort or irritation to sensitive eyes.

disadvantages

  • you need to get used to a large brush,
  • can stain your eyelids
  • dries for a long time.

Pupa Vamp! Extreme

Rating: 4.6

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The budget mascara is available in several colors: black, brown, purple. green. Moreover, all the colors are bright both in the tube and on the eyelashes, which allows lovers of a modern spectacular make-up to use this mascara. Provides a dramatic effect from the first application, for which, in fact, we included it in the rating.

The bottle contains a large silicone brush of a complex shape: in one angle – an hourglass, in the other – a spindle, which allows you to work well both the roots and the entire length. But the tip is thick, so it is inconvenient to paint over the corners of the eyes without touching the lower eyelashes. Easily rinsed off with two-phase eye makeup removers, ordinary micellar water may not take mascara the first time.

Advantages

  • paints roots well,
  • separates eyelashes,
  • keeps during the day without crumbling,
  • is not imprinted on the eyelids,
  • retains its durability under snow and rain.

disadvantages

  • a large brush that you need to get used to,
  • although claimed to be hypoallergenic, it may be irritating to people with sensitive eyelids.

The best budget natural effect mascaras

Not all girls need non-stop drama: in everyday makeup, many prefer naturalness. In this section, we have collected budget mascaras that divide the eyelashes more noticeably and the look is more expressive, while looking completely natural, and are great for nude makeup.

Gosh boombastic

Rating: 4.7

 Gosh boombastic

The mascara has a rather large brush with rubber bristles arranged in a spiral, which, according to the manufacturer's promises, should paint over the cilia with one stroke. At the tip, the brush turns into a ball – so that it is convenient to work out the corners of the eyes. However, it is not convenient for everyone: for some, this ball interferes. Argan and olive oil in the mascara nourishes the eyelashes, waxes and bamboo extract give them elasticity.

The first layer looks great: volume, length, curvature of eyelashes: just in moderation. But if we try to add drama, we get glued spider legs. Therefore, it is better suited for girls who are generally satisfied with the density of their eyelashes, but would like to add length or form a beautiful curve.

Advantages

  • perfectly dyes eyelashes from the first time,
  • super elongation,
  • neutral smell,
  • easy to wash off
  • suitable for sensitive eyes.

disadvantages

  • a very, just a VERY large brush, which, according to some reviews, 'would be more suitable for a cow';
  • thin long bristles can scratch;
  • after 5 hours it starts to crumble, so by the end of the working day, be careful
  • can swim under the snow.

N.1 Mascara

Rating: 4.5

N.1 Mascara

This budget mascara has an unusual format: a soft plastic tube instead of a hard bottle. In theory, this allows you to use the contents down to the last drop. In practice, hardly anyone will be able to smear 10 ml in three months, and after this period, doctors recommend changing the bottle so that microbes do not multiply in it.

The mascara has an interesting concept – in itself it is positioned as universal, but when buying, you can choose a brush that will allow you to get the desired effect: volume, length, separation, and so far. But, judging by the reviews. most of the customers were content with the universal, hourglass-shaped, 'default' soul – we will talk about it in our rating. The mascara contains marine glycogen, beeswax and rice bran wax to nourish and grow eyelashes.

One layer creates a natural, neat effect in one layer. In two or three, it begins to glue and collect in lumps – although the manufacturer suggests applying mascara in three layers for a super volume.

Advantages

  • soft hold, eyelashes retain elasticity,
  • lengthens well,
  • lasts all day without crumbling,
  • easy to wash off
  • without smell,
  • suitable for sensitive eyes: non-irritating and non-tiring,
  • replaceable brushes.

disadvantages

  • does not curl eyelashes,
  • dries for a long time.

Isadora Big Bold Mascara

Rating: 4.4

 Isadora Big Bold Mascara

The bottle lives up to the name, it really is 'big': it contains a whopping 14 ml of mascara. And the brush fits him: 3.5 cm long. The consistency of the mascara is thick, creamy. Lays down on the eyelashes well distributed evenly. Creates a curve that lasts throughout the day, separates eyelashes well, but the wow effect cannot be achieved even in several layers. It is difficult to wash off – you will need a two-phase makeup remover, ordinary micellar water, and, moreover, simple washing may not be enough.

Advantages

  • separates eyelashes well,
  • twists,
  • withstands snow and rain.

disadvantages

  • can stain your eyelids
  • crumbles by the end of the day
  • you need to get used to the brush.

Best station wagons

In this section of the rating, we have collected real stars: these mascaras can create both natural daytime makeup and add the drama needed for the evening. It all depends on how many layers to apply them.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Limited Edition

Rating: 4.8

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Limited edition of the now legendary Maybelline Lash Sensational. Available in black and brown (which is especially important for fans of nude makeup) colors. The shiny bottle of pink metallic looks chic, but it does successfully collect fingerprints, which can be annoying. Curved silicone brush, shorter on one side to paint over the roots and longer on the other to distribute mascara evenly over the entire length of the lashes. The bristles are soft and not prickly.

It is evenly distributed in one layer, looks very natural. Perfectly separates eyelashes, creates and fixes the bend, increases length. For a more dramatic effect, you need to apply mascara in two or even three layers – and in this case it fits perfectly without forming lumps or sticking together.

Advantages

  • easy to layering for the desired effect,
  • lasts up to 16 hours, without crumbling,
  • is not imprinted on the eyelid
  • easily removable.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Max Factor Masterpiece Max

Rating: 4.8

 Max Factor Masterpiece Max

The manufacturer promises a volume of 300%. To check, of course, no one checked, but applied in three layers of mascara really creates the effect of false eyelashes, while not sticking them together and not forming lumps. In one layer, perfectly separated fluffy and very natural eyelashes are obtained. The brush is rubber, not wide, easy to use, despite the sparse bristles. Intense black color.

Advantages

  • lengthens well and forms volume,
  • hypoallergenic,
  • can be used with contact lenses,
  • resistant to rain and snow.

disadvantages

  • dries quickly in a bottle,
  • with constant wearing in a cosmetic bag, the tube loses its appearance.

The best economy class facilities

In this section of the rating, we have collected real 'workhorses' that manage to combine an indecently low price with a very decent quality.

Rimmel Extra Long Lash

Rating: 4.6

 Rimmel Extra Long Lash

Conical silicone brush with short bristles. The tip is thick, for lovers of carefully working out the corners of the eyes this will be uncomfortable. The composition is surprisingly rich for a mascara in this price range: added panthenol, olive oil, vitamin E and even hydrolyzed keratin.

Perfectly lengthens, creates a curve, does not stick lashes. It can be applied in several layers, it will not be glued and collected in lumps – but it will still not work to achieve a super volume. However, the mascara is declared as lengthening, no one really promised the volume. An excellent basic remedy for every day at a very attractive price.

Advantages

  • lengthens,
  • separates eyelashes well,
  • twists,
  • lasts all day
  • rinses off well with any makeup remover,
  • hypoallergenic.

disadvantages

  • not too elegant bottle design.

Vivienne Sabo Mascara Volumateur Effet Faux Cils Femme Fatale

Rating: 4.5

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Synthetic bristle brush, traditional conical shape, bristles are long and thick, spirally arranged. Such a brush does not paint over the roots well and does not do a very good job of separating the eyelashes, but in general the mascara lays down evenly and does not form lumps. The look in one layer is natural, and if you apply mascara in two layers, you will not get a fan. The dramatic volume appears only after the application of the third layer.

Advantages

  • lengthens,
  • can be applied in several layers,
  • lasts all day.

disadvantages

  • dries quickly.

Gourmandis Volume Non-Stop Mascara

Rating: 4.3

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Another budget mascara in a soft tube, just like mascara No. 1, this form of release is hardly justified – the volume of mascara is 9 ml, although the bottle looks miniature. In addition to classic black, it is available in several colors: green, blue, brown, purple. But no matter how bright the color looks on the brush, a shade remains on the eyelashes that is noticeable only in the bright sun. Therefore, lovers of creative make-up should pay attention to other brands, for example Pupa Vamp. And black looks not charcoal, but rather grayish. Pile brush, classic shape. The thin tip paints the outer corners of the eyes perfectly. Already in one layer, mascara creates a good volume, and by applying two layers, you can get the same dramatic effect. Do not add a third layer – lumps and the effect of spider legs will appear. It is better to remove with two-phase means – when washed off with plain water, mascara is perfectly smeared under the eyes, but it is far from being removed from the eyelashes so well.

Advantages

  • volume from the first layer,
  • lasts all day without crumbling,
  • no smell
  • does not weigh down eyelashes.

disadvantages

  • a large brush combined with a short handle can be inconvenient,
  • drying out over time, it begins to gather in lumps,
  • may tire sensitive eyes.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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