The $9 Drugstore Mascara Celebrities Swear By Because It's SO GOOD

October 24, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

No makeup look is complete without mascara. But, there are so many mascaras out there that do so many different things that it’s hard to pinpoint which one is the best. That’s when we look to the pros to see what they’re using.

We did a little digging and found that celebs are OBSESSED with one mascara in particular–and it’s only $9 and can be found at your local drugstore. To quote Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness, “CAN YOU BELIEVE?!” We can’t either!

Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, and Beyoncé are all fans of L’Oreal Paris’ Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara and are always wearing it on the red carpet and during major events because of its dramatic volumizing power and long-lasting hold.

beyonce blake lively

Blake was rocking the mascara at this year's Met Ball, where she looked incredible in her medieval-inspired gown and glam. Beyoncé's makeup artist Sir John revealed that he used this mascara for her Coachella glam because of its dramatic lengthening effect and ability to stay put during her 2-hour set. 


This mascara also comes recommended by other A-list makeup artists. "It's probably the darkest black mascara I've used, which is very hard to find in other mascaras," celebrity makeup artist Ariel Tejada tells Allure. "It provides clump-free, intensely thick-looking lashes, and it happens to be very affordable."

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($8.97)


Makeup artist Mary Phillips, who has worked with Khloé Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lopez and more, says she loves Lash Paradise for its buildable day-to-night formula. "This one goes on smoothly and is easy to build without getting clumpy or dry, so you can really hoist the lashes up," she says. "There are some mascaras that are more day versus night, but because of its building ability, it channels both times of the day."

gigi hadid met gala

If you're looking for another amazing drugstore mascara, Gigi Hadid has got you covered. Like Blake, Gigi walked the Met Gala red carpet wearing only drugstore beauty products and she revealed her favorite mascara: Maybelline's Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara ($7.47)


It's an A-list favorite because of its perfect push-up and flawless wing effect, which helps lashes look full, flared and lengthened from the root to the tip. 


Have you tried any of these mascaras before? Let us know in the comments below! 


Photos: Splash

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Emily is SheFinds' resident beauty expert and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to covering the latest trends and developments in the beauty/skincare industry and reporting the latest on your favorite celebrities, Emily also contributes to SheFinds' fashion and weight loss/wellness sections. You can reach her at [email protected]

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