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Mascara and redheads are best friends forever. It’s the one makeup product many of us redheads will not leave the house without.  And, the one great thing about mascara is many drugstore options rival their high-end competitors. Meaning, you don’t need to spend $50 on a tube of mascara that will last three months (which is the typical shelf life).

READ: 5 Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands for Redhead Makeup Lovers

With so many mascaras to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right ‘redhead friendly’ drugstore mascara. It’s also hard to find a drugstore mascara that is deemed cruelty-free — meaning, it has not been tested on animals.

Below are our top five cruelty-free mascaras. Keep in mind that you can purchase these mascaras in the color of your choice: black, brown and some brands even have auburn shades.

1. CoverGirl Lash Blast Clean Mascara, $6

If you’re a CoverGirl fan, then this mascara is for you. It’s affordable and the chunky wand provides lift and volume.

 

2. Elf Volumizing & Defining Mascara, $9

A great mascara if you’re looking for volume and definition. Enriched with vitamin B- & E for a clump-free finish.

3. NYX Professional On The Rise Volume Liftscara, $10

NYX developed this lightweight mascara to add an instant lift –– and it does just that.

4. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, $5

First, you can’t beat the price of this cruelty-free mascara. It offers a conic shape fiber brush to deliver dramatic lashes.

 

5. NYX Professional Makeup Doll Eye Mascara, $9

Another NYX favorite. This mascara is made with natural oil and nylon fibers to lengthen eyelashes.

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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