The Best Mascaras On The High Street

Of all the makeup products out there, mascara really is magic. Even if you have to sacrifice every other beauty item in a mad panic in the morning, a quick swipe across the lashes, with the right mascara, and you'll instantly look transformed; more awake, bright-eyed, polished. Few of us were blessed with long, fluttery, voluminous eyelashes, but thankfully they can be easily achieved with the right wand.

Whether you're going for a Twiggy doe-eyed look, a spidery Kardashian super-curl, or dark rimmed, double eyelashes a la Elizabeth Taylor, there's a mascara out there for you. And while many of us reach for luxury skincare products or expensive foundations, some of the best mascaras available can actually be found on the high street. Here are the cheapest (all under £15) and most effective mascaras you need to add your makeup bag now.

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From the recently launched ASOS Face & Body collection, this mascara coats lashes in a rich black formula for a defined and dramatic look. It also hold a curl for those that don't leave the house without curling their lashes.

ASOS Bossy mascara, £8, available at ASOS
It can be a struggle finding a volumising mascara that doesn’t leave your lashes looking clumpy, but this cult product delivers bold, thick lashes with apparently up to 400% volume.

Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara, £9.99, available at Boots
Infused with Argan and Camellia oil, this mascara will give your lashes a feline curl.

L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara, £9.99, available at Boots
The specially spiralled brush gives maximum definition at a bargain price.

Kiko Luxurious Lashes Extra Volume Brush Mascara, £7.20, available at Kiko
Our favourite waterproof mascara with a mineral-rich formula. It's the best rain-friendly mascara out there.

bareMinerals Locked & Coated Waterproof Topcoat Mascara, £12, available at bareMinerals
False lash mascara without the hassle of any glue or mid-night slipping.

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, £10.99, available at Boots
If you're after doe-eyes, bag this little number with a high-shine fibre formula that gives major amplified volume and length.

Revlon Volume and Length Mascara, £9.99, available at Boots
The only mascara that's designed to catch those bottom lashes, this tricksy brush has been engineered for tiny tasks.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, £13.50, available at Clinique
"100% tear and sweat proof", this is every party-girl's secret weapon.

Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara, £7.99, available at Boots
This waterproof mascara lasts for 16 hours and is a makeup artist favourite.

MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara, £15, available at MAC
Ditch your lash-curlers, this will do all the hard work for you.

Rimmel Supercurler Mascara, £6.99, available at Boots
For fluttering, Bambi-lashes, this is your guy.

Nyx Doll Eye Mascara, £7, available at ASOS
For the longest lashes on the block.

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara, £10.99, available at Boots
If you have short, weak lashes, reach for this; it's infused with key ingredient Pro-vitamin B to promote growth and strength.

Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara, £15, available at Eyeko
This wand is more flexible than any Yoga-bunny you know, and promises "300% more visible, lashes."

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, £7.99, available at Boots
This little steal creates length, curl and volume as well as being infused with Chia Seed extract for nourishment.

Models Own Grandmaster Lash Mascara, £7.99, from and Models Own stores.
Super thickening, and costs less than your Pret lunch. Win.

Avon mark. Big & Style Volume Mascara, £5.50, available at Avon
This one delivers volume and length with no flakiness. Comes off easily with warm water .

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara, £9.99, available at Boots
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