True beauty buffs—the ones who love a DIY mask as much as a fancy-shmancy potion—know that the price of a product isn’t always indicative of its quality. In fact, your local drugstore can be a treasure trove of affordable creams, powders and other pretty-fiers that go above and beyond your cosmetic needs. A great way to start testing the drugstore waters would be with waterproof mascara. With the summer heat wave in full effect, this product is more important than ever, so thank goodness for the drugstore variety available for under $10. To find a few of the best, we scoured the reviews on sites like Walmart, CVS, Target and Walgreens to get the cream of the waterproof mascara crop. The results are in: These five formulas are consistently getting the highest praise in the comments section.
Maybelline Great Lash
The mascara your mom swears by is still a favorite for millennials who love the naturally defined look it gives lashes.
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume
Makeup addicts looking for dramatic length and volume love the effect they get from this best-seller.
e.l.f. Waterproof Lengthening
Commenters feel that this budget-friendly pick rivaled those three times its price and love the lightweight formula.
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly
Users claim the "butterfly brush" gives a winged effect by lifting, separating and even curling lashes.
CoverGirl LashBlast Full Lash Bloom
Fans of this pink-packaged formula love the way it stays put (until you want to take it off) without feeling caked-on.