Nothin' But Coal

Mascara is a staple. Nothing finishes a look, no matter how simple or ornate, like a few sweeps onto perfectly curled lashes. So which one is "the best"? 

Honestly, there's no one perfect mascara so I'll tell you about my absolute, go-to favorite that's been in heavy rotation in both my personal and professional collections: L'OrĂ©al Paris Voluminous in Carbon Black. Whether the waterproof or traditional formula, the fluffy brush and dark-as-night formula seems to catch each lash with beautiful, fluffy, fluttery payoff.

I've been a MUA for a really long time and have tried them ALL, this is the one I always go back to! To quote the fine people of Ulta Beauty "A unique formula of panthenol and ceramide-R builds and thickens voluptuous lashes while conditioning them, so they remain supple and healthy. An exceptionally plush brush is designed to glide on just the right amount of mascara without clumping or flaking. Non-irritating, fragrance-free formula is safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers."

There are several versions of the Voluminous formula featuring different brushes that help achieve Butterfly, Superstar or Manga lashes but all feature the same legendary goodness in the tube. Even better news, this is widely available at TargetUlta BeautyWalgreensCVS and other fine retailers near you for less that $7.00. Happy Fluttering!