This Drugstore Mascara Has Prestige Chops

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Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm, Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous. And, while we do love so many of those well-known, well-loved products with a loyal following, we've been wondering why others have been quietly flying under the radar. With that in mind, meet our beauty series, Cult Classics, in which we'll introduce you to the products you really, truly should know about (and try, like, right now). They're not brand new, but trust us: They've got staying power.
Is it just us, or do mascara names spit a huge game? There are formulas that claim to thicken, lengthen, volumize, plump, and give you the illusion of a false set. But, the payoff doesn't always match the promise, which is why CoverGirl Clump Crusher is such an instant classic — it actually lives up to its name.
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The trick to Clump Crusher's de-gunking abilities actually has a lot to do with the brush itself. Its curved, plastic shape grabs on to each individual lash, effectively combing out clumps. The bristles are spaced far enough apart, so your eyelashes will never, ever stick together.
Since the formula is basically lump-proof, it's perfect for people who love brushing on multiple coats of mascara. This stuff doesn't even stick to itself when piled in layer upon layer, a characteristic that comes in handy for those end-of-the-day touch-ups. If your morning dose is dry, later applications simply won't cause crumbles.
But, the best part about this mascara is that you can pick it up at your drugstore for under $10. For a tube that actually delivers on its claims, and the amount of cash we'd typically drop on a do-it-all formula, we'd say that's a serious bargain.
CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara, $8.99, available at CVS.
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