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Mascara has come a long way in the last few decades. Now, there are products that lengthen your lashes, mascaras that make them full and luscious, and mascaras that perfectly curl your eyelashes. There are waterproof mascaras that will stay in place all day, and sweatproof mascaras for the athletically inclined.

If you're looking for a mascara to wear every day, you may not want to splurge on one of the more expensive mascaras on the market. That's where these options come in handy. These high-quality options will curl and lengthen your lashes, add jet-black hues, and stay on all day. Plus, they do so on a budget! Without further adieu, try adding one of these mascaras to your daily beauty regime.

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Best Deal: Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

black cruelty free mascara

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Looking for a low-effort false lash alternative? Essence's Lash Princess mascara gives you astronomically long lashes without the hassle of applying falsies. Think dramatically long lashes without clumping or flaking. Plus, the mascara is cruelty-free and PETA-approved!

Easiest to Remove: Maybelline Volum' Express

Maybelline purple mascara

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Maybelline makes one of the glammest options on the market, giving you dramatic, defined lashes with just a few quick brush strokes. Not in the mood for a dramatic smoky eye? The Falsies also doubles as a more low-key mascara, perfect for a quick and easy morning make-up routine.

Best Application: Maybelline Lash Sensational Washable Mascara

Pink Maybelline mascara

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Meet Maybelline's smart mascara brush. The two-sided brush expertly applies mascara with minimal clumping. One side has a curved fanning brush for amplifying your lashes, while the other, has ten layers of bristles for precisely applying the formula to your outer and inner lashes. With just a couple swipes, Maybelline's mascara builds layers of lashes with a full fanning effect.

Best Ingredients: Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer

Honest beauty mascara

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Not only is Honest Beauty's mascara excellent at extending your lashes, but all products are made without using parabens, paraffins, silicone or other synthetic ingredients! That said, the beeswax-based mascara provides a generous coat of mascara, thanks to specially-molded bristles that hug your lashes.