When comes it to mascara, we all have our favorites. The wand that your BFF thinks delivers the longest lashes imaginable, may fall short for you. Personally, however, we can’t curb our curiosity. We when hear someone singing the praises of the blackest black mascara they’ve ever found, our ears perk up and our eyes widen. When that someone happens to be a makeup artist, we start to take notes and you should too. Check out what mascaras our pros are buzzing about. After all, you could be just one flick of the wand away from the fullest lashes this side of falsies.
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The Lush Lash Pick: L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
The Pro: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
The Praise: “It’s the only mascara that I use personally as well as on my clients. This mascara gives me fullness and thickness! I love that it makes my mini lashes look like I’m wearing falsies. The rich ultra-black, ink-like shade also helps to create the illusions of a smoky eye.”
 
The Worry-Free Pick: Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Volume Mascara
The Pro: Elle Leary
The Praise: “This formula comes off in tubes when you remove it, so there’s no need to worry about it running and smudging throughout the day.”
 
The Does-It-All Pick: Giorgio Armani Eye to Kill Mascara
The Pro: Ashley Rebecca
The Praise: “It thickens, lengthens and gives volume without clumping. The most important thing of all is it doesn't flake all over the face–an amazing formula that lasts all day.”
 
The Versatile Pick: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash
The Pro: Colleen Runne
The Praise: “I love this mascara because it can create a variety of lash finishes due to its double brush wand. You can make big, bold lashes with one brush, and refined lashes with the smaller brush.”
 
The Splurge Pick: Clé de Peau Beauté The Mascara
The Pro: Elyse Reneau
The Praise: “It is the only mascara that holds my pin-straight lashes curled all day. I justify the cost because it truly lasts me three months without drying out, and has Vitamin E that keeps my lashes conditioned.”
 
What mascara do you swear by? Share your favorites in the comments below.
 
Photos: MAC, Clé de Peau Beauté, Giorgio Armani, L’Oréal, Kevyn Aucoin