Mascara might be the most important part of any makeup arsenal—it’s what brings our faces to life. But if it isn’t clump-free, forget about it. We’d like to have a full set of lush lashes—not one big clump, thank you very much.
We know what it feels like to be disappointed by your mascara, so we did some leg work and found 12 formulas that won’t leave you with raccoon eyes. Apply that second and third coat all you want; your lashes will still be fab.
A version of this article was originally published in July 2014.