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Department store mascaras usually cost more than twice as much as drugstore mascaras.
But just because they're less expensive doesn't mean drugstore mascaras are any less effective.
In fact, even professional makeup artists use them.
We chatted with Lori Hamlin, a makeup artist who's worked with celebrities like Connie Britton and Olivia Newton John.
Hamlin said that when it comes to drugstore mascaras, her favorite is L'Oreal Voluminous.
"It's like applying wet paint," Hamlin said. "It goes on evenly, and the small brush allows you to get directly to the base of the lash, and tip it in an upward position to get inner and outer corners. Having all lashes painted from lash line to tip is the most important."