This $8 Mascara Makes It Look Like I Have Mini Eyelash Extensions

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 our favorites in this column. Enjoy!

It's no secret we'll immediately fall for just about anything in blush-colored packaging. But the real test comes after purchasing: Does the product inside actually work? I was excited to rip open a box from Maybelline to find this little pink tube—the brand's newest mascara launch called Total Temptation ($9). The first thing I noticed was the size of the brush—thick, dense, and the short bristles coated in product. I usually go for a big brush exactly like this one for the most eye-opening, dramatic effect a mascara can offer.