Mascara, for me, is a desert-island beauty product — the only time you will ever catch me without it is if I'm working out in the morning. Seriously, I've even gone snorkelling with the stuff on; the goggles mean my eyes won't get wet. Because I love mascara so much, I'm always trying out new formulas, and I have a very strict set of standards by which I judge a product. It has to provide equal parts length and volume, it can't be clumpy, and it can't produce the dreaded under-eye flaking at the end of the day. I do not compromise when it comes to my mascara, and I've finally found the one product that lives up to my expectations.
Buxom's Lash Mascara ($32) was brought to my attention by its stellar ratings online. The plethora of positive testimonials drew me in, and when I saw the comment "I've worn it for over 12 hours per day with NO raccoon eyes," I was sold. And let me tell you, it works. The brush is oversize, and honestly takes a little getting used to, but the results are mind-blowing. The first time I wore it, my best friend asked if I had eyelash extensions. It lengthens, volumizes, and holds a curl; this is the mascara I turn to when I have to put my best face forward.