| November 6, 2012

How many times have you bought a tube of mascara only to be disappointed by the results?

Endless options at the drugstore and beauty counter can leave even the savviest makeup guru with their head spinning.

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Here are some tried and true products to give you the long, luscious lashes you’re looking for without the trial and error.

Drugstore Mascaras
  1. Revlon Lash Fantasy Total Definition Mascara, $7.99
    This primer/mascara combo is the best in its class. A dual ended primer and mascara that nourishes, thickens and lengthens.
  2. Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara, $7.99
    Watch out for those curves. Every lash will reach maximum curl with this coiled wand.
  3. Almay Get Up & Grow, $7.99
    Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, this mascara doesn’t just give you all day wear it also helps your lashes grow long and strong.
  4. L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara, $7.49
    This jet-black mascara will leave you with defined and voluminous results for less than eight bucks.
  5. Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara, $2.99
    The sky's the limit with this drugstore darling. Use this thick formula for solid volume that doesn’t flake.
High-End Mascaras
  1. Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara, $24
    This Japanese import rocks a curved wand and helps your lashes reach their lusciously long potential.
  2. Dior 'Diorshow - Black Out' Mascara, $25
    A personal favorite for those special nights out. It coats every single lash.
  3. tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara, $19
    This mascara works overtime by maximizing your lashes while keeping them conditioned and healthy.
  4. Lancome HYPNÔSE Custom Volume Mascara, $26
    Consider this the wonder-bra of mascaras. This luxurious bestseller will lift and separate your lashes for eyes no one can turn away from.
  5. Sephora Favorites Lash Stash, $45
    Want to try a few high-end mascaras before committing? This kit comes with two full-size and eight travel-size mascaras all for your sampling pleasure.