These Top 6 Mascaras Are Hip2Save Favorites, Starting at Just $5!
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Make those lashes pop!
Your foundation is in place, undereye circles concealed (not giving away that you only got 4 hours of shut-eye!), and it’s time to apply the finishing touch—mascara! While we all make the same silly, opened-mouthed, slightly shocked face when wisping the wand through our lashes, we all have our own opinions on the best mascara.
Check out the absolute top favorite mascaras among the Hip2Save team that we use on the daily… or at least when we’re forced to leave the house.
Benefit Roller Lash mascara
Buy it at Ulta – $25
Give those lashes an instant lift thanks to the curved nature of the Roller Lash brush. Each bristle has a unique “hook’n’roll” design to grab, separate, lift, and curl, with a formula that resists water and lasts 12 hours. Better yet, it contains Provitamin B5 and Serin, known for their lash-conditioning benefits.
“This is my go-to! I buy 2 or 3 tubes when they’re 50% off during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale so that I’m set and stocked for the year.” – Cass
Beauty Counter Volumizing mascara
Are you a natural beauty lover? This mascara made from plant-derived ingredients not only creates high-drama glam without clumping, flaking or smudging, but it’s infused with bataua oil to help soften lashes. If clean beauty is your thing, you’ll want to give Beauty Brands a try. The company bans the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals in all of their products.
“I care a bit more about the ingredients that go into products I use on a regular basis, so this one has been one of my favorites. The lengthening one is nice and simple as well.” – Jami
Maybelline Volum’ Express mascara
Buy it at Ulta – $6.99
This is actually my all-time personal favorite. I’ve been using it since high school! I don’t know which aspect of this mascara is better—the non-clumping, curl-holding formula or the precisely bristled brush? I always reach for the waterproof version since it keeps my lash curl in place all day long. Plus, I never have to worry about smudging when I’m working out or jumping in a pool.
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
Buy it at Ulta – $24
This mascara has a cult-like following with over 9,000 reviews on Ulta’s website. As you can tell from the cheeky name, its claim is to be better than pretty much anything. It’s also appealing with its cruelty-free and vegan formula, not to mention curl-locking peptides to keep lashes lifted all day long. No wonder it’s the #1 selling prestige brand mascara in America!
“I use the waterproof kind since I have horrible allergies. I like how it does not get clumpy.” – Alana
“The waterproof version lasts really long and gives great length and volume.” – Angela
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara
Buy it at Ulta – $5
Don’t think you can expect much from a $5 mascara formula? Think again! This budget beauty buy is raved about on forum websites like Reddit and even won over one of our Hip2Save team members. Plus, its high rating and over 2,000 reviews on Ulta.com confirm its ability to provide dramatic volume and sculpted length.
“It’s a drier formula (which I prefer), so it doesn’t get everywhere after you apply it, and you have time to add a few coats before it dries completely. I’m pretty shocked, as I’ve tried most drug store mascaras and usually come away disappointed. But, for like $4-$5, you can’t beat it! Pretty sure it goes BOGO 50% off at Ulta fairly often, too!” – Cass
Urban Decay Perversion mascara
Buy it at Ulta – $24
Another risqué-named mascara (how did that become a trend in beauty products?) is a beloved pick among our team. Aside from its full-bodied texture to ensure each lash has an ample coating, the formula contains a blend of proteins and amino acids that help stimulate lash growth, so you’ll see more length and volume each time you apply!
“It lasts forever! It doesn’t clump and is great for adding volume too.” – Mary
“This mascara is my absolute favorite!” – Angie
Or no mascara at all!
Eyelash extensions initial application – $150-$200
Monthly maintenance – $55-$65
Some prefer to skip the mascara application altogether and opt for eyelash extensions instead! It can be a lengthy and pricey beauty procedure, but the convenience can’t be beaten. You wake up every morning looking bright-eyed with impeccable looking lashes!
“I actually do not like mascara lol! Eyelash extensions all the way!” – Sara
What’s your favorite mascara?
Are you a fan of any team favorites or do you have your own mascara preference? Let me know in the comments!