With a Gossip Girl revival on the horizon, we can’t help but revisit our high school obsession with the Upper East Siders. While the show featured a relatively far-fetched portrayal of teenagedom (designer clothing, extravagant social gatherings, and an omniscient gossip blog that dominated the characters’ lives), there is one aspect of that era we can totally get behind, to this day: Blake Lively’s beauty routine. It turns out the actor formerly known as Serena Van Der Woodsen didn’t spend tons of money on mascara — she got her enviable eyelashes with the help of the affordable L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara. And for Cyber Monday, you can get the best-selling product for just $8 on Amazon.
Beyond her stint on Gossip Girl, Lively wore the affordable mascara to the Met Ball in 2018. But she’s not the only celeb who swears by the volumizing product. Beyonce wore the L’Oréal mascara for her two-hour Coachella set that same year. If this celebrity stamp of approval isn’t enough for you, take it from the 22,000 Amazon shoppers who gave the product a five-star rating: you need this mascara in your life.
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Available in various black and brown color iterations, this mascara has a soft brush with over 200 bristles to create a full, feathery, and voluminous look. “Literally the BEST drugstore mascara. I cannot rave enough! It does all the things — unclump, lengthen, and give a thicker appearance. I've been using it for years, and haven't found another as fabulous,” one reviewer wrote.”
Another shopper added: “I have to admit, this is a great mascara. I have all ways been a Better than Sex by Two Faced girl, but this is much better at a MUCH better cost. I basically have no eyelashes, and this makes my lashes full without the fake look that falsies give you. I can't say enough good things about this product. You NEED it in your makeup bag!”
If this $8 mascara is good enough for Blake Lively, Beyonce, and 22,000 Amazon shoppers, it’s certainly good enough for us. Shop the L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara Cyber Monday deal on Amazon before the clock strikes midnight.