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Beautiful Lashes for Less

By Samantha Alexander

Posted: Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

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Samantha is a writer and stylist with a love for pretty details. She took her trip down the aisle in June 2013 and is now living the married life in Charlotte's South End. Samantha can be reached here.

When it comes to wedding day beauty, lashes are important. And while you may want to splurge for your wedding, you don’t have to spend big bucks to achieve gorgeous lashes everyday. That’s why today I’m sharing my favorite drugstore lash products. And make sure you snag a copy of the April/June issue of Carolina Bride to find my 10 tips for flawless wedding day lashes.

E.L.F. Essential Eyelash Curler
Every woman needs an eyelash curler in her beauty collection. A good eyelash curler is essential to achieving beautiful lashes and, in my opinion, you don't have to shell out big bucks to get a good one. I love my E.L.F Essential Eyelash Curler. It gets the job done without denting or pulling out my lashes and at only $1 a pop, who can complain?

L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
When it comes to drugstore beauty brands, L'oreal is one of my absolute favorites for mascara. Although I like a few of their mascaras, the Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara is the one I use the most. This mascara is my go-to when I want ultra-thick, black lashes for a night out. The formula doesn't clump and gives my lashes just the right amount of volume.

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara
I can't talk about drugstore mascaras without mentioning Maybelline. Their Great Lash mascara has a cult following. But I'm going to talk about another favorite among beauty bloggers, The Falsies. This mascara has quickly become a staple in my everyday make-up routine. The curved brush works to lengthen and separate lashes while still delivering volume.

Katy Perry Eyelashes in "Oh Honey!"
If you are looking for fake eyelashes that give you some extra oomph while still looking natural, go straight to Katy Perry's eyelash line. My favorite pair is her "Oh Honey" set because they look the most natural while still giving some impact. At $6.99, they aren't the cheapest drugstore lashes but they are definitely some of the best.

L'oreal Lash Boosting Serum
There are a lot of new lash serums and conditioners out there and some of them are pretty darn pricey. Because I have a problem when my lashes falling out I decided to give it a try and it's definitely help strengthen my lashes. Since using it I've noticed a lot less fall-out. The serum also works to lengthen and thicken lashes over time.

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