The two best mascaras I have used are the Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara and the Diorshow Mascara (the original, not waterproof).
The Kevyn Aucoin Mascara is my new obsession. It has a slightly curved brush that aids in curling and lengthening the lashes. This mascara made my eyelashes look super long and the black color is nice and rich. It didn’t flake off or need another coat. It retails for $32 and can be purchased at
The Diorshow Mascara in 090 has been my go to for years. I have strayed many times, but always come back to this tried and true formulation. The brush is filled with thick bristles ready to inject your lashes with unparalleled volume. It is the fake lash effect without the mess of the glue. The only downfall I have with this is sometimes it flakes off a bit under my eyes, but I am willing to deal with it in exchange for the benefits. It retails for $25 and can be purchased at