In my never-ending quest to have dramatic lashes without falsies (because let’s face it, my clumsy hands are not getting the hang of those things), I’ve tried a number of different mascaras. When it comes to mascara you have to consider ink formula, brush structure, wand grip, and a number of other factors that can make it a go-to or a pass.

I tried 15 different mascaras across 14 different brands to see which ones delivered on what they advertised. Because my natural lashes are extremely curly and fan into several directions, I primed my lashes before every application. Some were easy to use and understandably cult favorites, some required more work than I would have preferred.

And while I already knew that all mascaras are not created equal, I was surprised to find which brands (and type of brands) were amongst my favorites.

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