As long as I've been wearing makeup, I've believed in putting money into the cosmetics I put on my face. For several years, I had an expensive Diorshow mascara addiction - it was the best mascara out there in my mind, and no one was going to tell me different. But then recently, I went home for the weekend and forgot my mascara. Without a Sephora close enough to justify making a special trip, I picked up some Rimmel mascara from a Target nearby. It worked well, but the consistency was a little thin, so I went back to my usual Diorshow when I could.
But then again recently, I attended my grandmother's memorial service. After the ceremony to scatter her ashes, I quickly realized I was going to need waterproof mascara, so again I stopped at a local drugstore. This time, I picked up some "One by One" mascara from the Volum' Express line by Maybelline. And I think the brand has made a mascara convert out of me! It worked just as well as the Diorshow I've been using for years, for about $20 less. It both volumizes and lengthens beautifully. Talk about a steal!
So...what do you guys think? Is it necessary to spend a lot of money on mascara, or have you found drugstore brands that work just as well? As a girl who never leaves the house without putting on mascara, I'd love to hear other opinions.