This $8 Mascara Is the Only One That Makes My Stick-Straight Lashes Hold a Curl

As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you’ll find all of our favorites in this column. Enjoy!

A few weeks ago, I got a life-changing treatment called a lash-lift from the incredible Jenn Streicher at Striiike. Since then, my formerly stick-straight lashes have been the perkiest they've ever been in my entire life—like, college-orientation-advisor level of perky. They've been so curled that I haven’t touched a lash curler in weeks. But I do remember life pre–lash-lift, when my straight, thin lashes would droop the second I applied most volumizing mascaras, no matter how many times I curled them before. There was one mascara that I would count on during those trying times, and lately, it’s been weighing on me. For some reason, I realized I’ve never written about this mascara, and even though I no longer require its superhero lifting and curling capabilities, I still think on it fondly—sort of like Ariana Grande with her exes when she wrote "Thank U, Next." I also hope that it enriches the lives of anyone out there who struggles with stick-straight lashes too. So are you ready? The mascara that lifted my lashes out of the depths is…

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