With the 10 year anniversary of The Hills right around the corner, the show is on our minds once again. You know Lauren Conrad's infamous black tear that she shed during her fight with Audrina Patridge? Well, according to MTV News, her mascara wasn't to blame. Actually, she still uses the same staple product today. If this affordable find has been by her side for the past 10 years, then you should probably look into adding it to your makeup bag, right?
Beauty trends may come and go, but good mascara is forever. During an interview with MTV News, Conrad talked about one of her most memorable moments on The Hills . You know, that black tear she shed during her talk with Patridge. The one that was followed by, "I want to forgive you, and I want to forget you." *Mic drop.*
It turns out that the black tear likely wasn't caused by her mascara. And, actually, she's still in a committed relationship with the same lash product she used in the early '00s. "I don’t think it was the mascara — I think it was the eyeliner that was running," Conrad told MTV News. “I still wear the same mascara, and it doesn’t run like that."
While she doesn't say in that particular interview products she was wearing during the scene, she's raved about Maybelline's Full 'N Soft Mascara for some time now, so that could be the mascara. Back in 2011, she wrote a post completely devoted to it. Conrad also added it to her "What's In My Makeup Bag" blog post from 2015.
"My favorite mascara is a bargain at just around $7," she said in her 2011 blog post. "Maybelline Full N’ Soft Mascara is the best one I’ve found to date. I use both regular and waterproof depending on the occasion."
I'm guessing she used the waterproof for infamous crying moment!
Conrad isn't the only star who has proved to the world that the drugstore has some pretty great mascaras. Here are some other A-lister tested, go-to affordable finds for your makeup bag.
1. Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara
Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof, $6.50, drugstore.com
You might want to choose the waterproof if you're looking to have some heart-to-hearts with friends.
2. L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara, $8.50, ulta.com
Stars from the Kardashians to Kelly Rowland has named this as a #1 drugstore find.
3. Neutrogena Healthy Volume
Neutrogena's Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black, $8. drugstore.com
According to InStyle, this is the mascara that Kerry Washington swears by.
4. Maybelline Volum' Express
Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies in Very Black, $6, drugstore.com
The same publication found that Khloe Kardashian's favorite mascara is this volume enhancing product that costs under $10.
5. CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom
CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara, $8, ulta.com
Victoria's Secret model Lily Donaldson named this bright pink tube as her drugstore go-to, according to Harper's Bazaar.
6. L'Oreal Paris Telescopic
L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black, $7.50, walmart.com
Kylie Jenner recently named another carbon black find as one of her go-to lash products, according to InStyle.
7. Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini Brush Very Waterproof Mascara, $8, ulta.com
According to Huffington Post, celebrity makeup artist Brian Dupree uses this drugstore find on everyone from Kristen Bell to Rachel Bilson.
Who knew there were so many good finds for under $10?
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