02.12.2021

Your Favorite $7 Drugstore Mascara Now Comes in a Clean, Vegan Formula

I can’t remember exactly when it was that I got my first orange tube of CoverGirl mascara, but it was probably around the time I was wearing too much eyeliner in my waterline and my wardrobe consisted of only UGG boots, skinny jeans, and zip-up hoodies with brand names printed across the front of them (aka the 2000s).

Clearly, we’ve come a long way since then, but I’ve carried this mascara with me as a tried-and-true favorite ever since. Now that it comes in a clean and vegan formula, I feel like the mascara has had its own glow-up.

Out of any category of makeup products, I’ve probably tested the most mascaras in my years as a beauty editor. I’m always looking to try new launches, old cult favorites, high-end options, affordable choices, you name it – but there will always be a special place in my heart for drugstore mascaras.

Growing up, I only used drugstore products and found so many formulas that I loved and still use today, but it’s not lost on me that there’s a lot of room for improvement in the variety of clean options available. That’s why when I learned that CoverGirl was launching a clean version of its bestselling Lash Blast Volume Mascara, I knew it was going to be major.

You’ll Fall Head Over Heels In Love With These Pretty Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs

What do you spend more time thinking about: your Valentine’s Day manicure or your actual plans for the day? We’ve been pondering our V-Day nails since New Year’s Eve – what we’re doing on February 14th has yet to be determined, but that’s where our priorities are.

It doesn’t matter if you’re taken this year or still waiting for cupid’s arrow to hit someone special – everyone can appreciate a fun and festive manicure. There are a lot of different ways you can take it (hence the need to plan in advance).

There are nail art designs covered in tiny, romantic hearts, delicate flowers, and even avant-garde sketches for those who like to put their own twist on things. Whether you go the glitter route and get a full, dazzling set or your style is more minimal and you stick to a single heart accent on your natural nails, these Valentine’s Day nail ideas will have you feeling the love – even if it’s just for your manicurist.

To find your match made in manicure heaven, keep scrolling for more Valentine’s Day nail art ideas.

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