Readers Choice: Top Ten Mascaras

One of the most basic beauty truths is as follows: No matter your face shape, skin color, ethnicity, age or astrological sign, two coats of mascara instantly makes you look a thousand times sexier. In the spirit of luscious lashes, we asked our Facebook friends to name their hands-down favorite mascara. After careful consideration, we narrowed your faves down to ten clear winners. Here, your most lusted-after mascaras of all time!
ESSENCE.COM May, 13, 2010

1 of 10

One of the most basic beauty truths is as follows: No matter your face shape, skin color, ethnicity, age or astrological sign, two coats of mascara instantly makes you look a thousand times sexier. In the spirit of luscious lashes, we asked our Facebook friends to name their favorite mascara of all time. After careful consideration, we narrowed your faves down to ten clear winners. From Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara ($6.94, left) to Lancome Definicils, here are your most lusted-after mascaras!

2 of 10

“[I wear] Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara ($14) with their Lash Primer,” says ESSENCE.com Facebook friend Jacquette Le’Mon. “Now, we’re talking serious lashes.”

3 of 10

Our Facebook friends are head-over-heels for MAC Zoom Lash Mascara ($13), an elongating, volumizing formula that leaves lashes looking super-sexy all day long.

4 of 10

“[I wear] Cover Girl LashBlast Mascara in Very Black ($8.59) in the orange tube,” raves ESSENCE.com reader Rashidah Leverett. “Love, love, love it. You don’t need ‘falsies’ when you wear that mascara.”

5 of 10

“Dior DiorShow Black Out Mascara ($24) is the best ever, and it’s worth every penny,” says ESSENCE reader Shanteka Sigers. Facebook friend Cynthia Waithe agrees: “It’s the bomb!”

6 of 10

“Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black ($15) all day!” gushes ESSENCE reader La Ronda White.

7 of 10

“Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara ($24.50) is the best! It doesn’t smudge,” says ESSENCE.com Facebook friend Denise Wyatt-Daramola.

8 of 10

“Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($4.89) gives me the fullness that I want and no clumping or spotting,” raves ESSENCE.com reader Leslie Crosby. “I’ve often been asked if I’m wearing fake lashes. Pink tube, green top…for twenty-five years!”

9 of 10

Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara ($22) manages to define, curl and lengthen lashes while preventing mid-day smears and flakes, too!

10 of 10

“L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($7.25) is fab-u on the cheap!” says ESSENCE.com reader Sheri-Ann Best.