The Best Drugstore Mascara Dupe for Chanel Inimitable

You guys.  I no longer have to pay $32 every time I want a fresh tube of mascara.  I have discovered the best drugstore mascara dupe for Chanel Inimitable.

I’ve been using Chanel Inimitable for years because it provides awesome results.

Why is it so amazing?

  • It gives me thick, long, lush-looking lashes that stay put all day
  • It doesn’t droop, flake, or smudge. I did a post about this holy grail mascara way back when, which you can view here.

While I can’t say I will for sure stop purchasing it completely, I can say I have found the holy grail of drugstore mascaras that gives Chanel a huge run for it’s money…both literally and figuratively, because it will be running to find my money from now on!  I no include CoverGirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara in my list of makeup must-haves.  (Thanks to my adorable teen cousin for informing me about this liquid gold!  You can read more about my drugstore favorites here.)

Are there any differences?

With the same amount of effort applying the CoverGirl, I am left with Chanel-grade lashes.  There are two minor differences:

  • The CoverGirl brush is a little bigger and fluffier, but that is certainly no bother to me.
  • The Chanel tube does last at least a month longer (about 3 months total versus 1.5 months for the CoverGirl) before I start thinking of purchasing a new one, but I could get 5 CoverGirl tubes for the price of 1 Chanel.

Here is a photo of the two different mascaras on my lashes.  Note:  I do not curl or prime my lashes. This is all mascara!ChanelDupeCloseup

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And below is a photo from a day earlier this week when I was wearing Covergirl on both sets of lashes.


Do you see why this drugstore mascara is an awesome dupe for Chanel Inimitable?  I was totally shocked that I liked it so much, since I was so convinced that Chanel was the only mascara I would ever like again.  I can save over $25 a tube now and use that money for something else if I wish.

Also know that I wear contacts and have horrible allergies, and since this mascara is hypoallergenic, it’s perfect for sensitive eyes.  I have had no trouble thus far.

That’s whats up in high-end makeup dupes today.  Have you found any holy grail drugstore beauty items to replace your pricey products?  Please let me know so I can try them out!  Also, if you enjoyed this post, please subscribe for more!


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