Ask any woman about the beauty product she holds nearest to her heart, and nine times out of 10 she’ll say mascara. For most, it’s indispensable—bigger, bolder lashes can turn even the most beleaguered face into a beacon of light just by enhancing the eyes. That’s all it takes sometimes.
We asked eight of our editors to reveal the mascara they couldn’t face the day without. Surprise, surprise: Every single one of us had strong feelings about one formula or another. One is so good, it was even called out twice.