The New Drugstore Mascaras of 2021

woman applying black mascara

It is now October 2021, the season is fall. The year, my friends, is coming to an end. With that, it is time to start reviewing the best and worst mascaras that were out on the market this year. For this list, I’ve compiled mascaras that I’ve seen show up on drugstore shelves in 2021.

Loreal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara Waterproof


This tube is shaped a bit differently than their previous mascara cosmetic lines with it’s curvaceous edges and thicker design. The tube is also metallic and shiny compared to the duller plastic of their previous launched mascaras. The mascara wand is a straight line with the black piping all the same length, so the volume the user is going to get is going to be less thicker than if the wand was curved. This mascara will be best worn for an everyday work look, and its waterproof version of this mascara will surely not disappoint.

Revlon So Fierce Big Bad Lash Mascara

This mascara was a bit of a weird choice for Revlon to make. The tubing is a vibrant red, which is a classic Revlon statement to make. However, the bold lettering on the sides is a true statement. Revlon’s packaging in their past lineups have not been as statement worthy as the So Fierce collection. I’m wondering if Revlon is now trying to rebrand themselves toward a younger audience.

Covergirl Clean Fresh Water Resistant Mascara

I know I’ve mentioned this previously, but to anyone who hasn’t heard Covergirl went cruelty-free! To go along with this, Covergirl has launched cleaner, healthier products over the past few years with more simplistic ingredients listed on the back. This mascara totes a vegan formula, so you know it’s going to have some good ingredients. This tubing is more simplistic in style than Covergirl’s edgier packaging designs of fashion yesteryear. This package has a white tubing top with a pink body, and is going to stick out along the cosmetic wall of your local drugstore for it’s mismatched yet simplistic design.

Elf Big Mood Mascara

This tube is flashy than it’s predecessors. It’s an all purple metallic tube with big, boxy texts across the body that announces this mascara to have a BIG MOOD. This brush has uneven piping along the sides, which will create more voluminous lashes for a more night look. This mascara is going to make your eyes pop, and the best part– it’s not going to break the bank.