It’s often said that even if you don’t wear a stitch of makeup on your face, you should wear mascara. It makes your eyes pop and wakes them up even if you’ve only had a couple hours of sleep. Below, the six mascaras we can’t live without–and they’re all $20 or less!
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara
This waterproof mascara won’t rub off even if you cry your way through a romcom.
$19 at beauty.com
Benefit BadGAL Lash Mascara
With this mascara, your lashes were just born to be bad.
$19 at benefitcosmetics.com
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
A mascara tailored specifically for your bottom lashes? What could be better? (The answer: Nothing!)
$10 at saks.com
CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
Lush, long, out-to-there lashes can be yours with just a few swipes of this magic formula.
8.99 at ulta.com
L’Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum + Mascara
On one end? A fantastic serum that coats your lashes with lush primer. On the other? A mascara that makes your lashes so long, they’ll hit your glasses (if you wear them). It’s a win win.
$10.39 at drugstore.com
Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Mascara
Want the look of false lashes without the hassle of them poking your eyes all night? This is definitely the mascara for you.
$7.49 at walgreens.com