Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in #1 Charcoal Black, $52
USING IT: Two coats gave me the volume I needed. The long, slim brush of this waterproof mascara was easy to use, but I needed a little more effort to get it to the inner eye corners. It didn’t smudge at all. EFFECT: It promised a false-lash effect, but the result was more natural than va-va-voom. My lashes looked subtly fuller and longer – good enough for daily wear, but falls short if you want a more striking look. REMOVING IT: Easy – it only needed five swipes of a cotton pad soaked in cleansing water.