Mascara is my desert island beauty staple. I will not leave the house for any reason without it, for fear of scaring everyone with my zombie-like lack of eyelashes. I have mascara stashed in every bag I own, not to mention all over the house. It's the only thing I hoard.
I've had favorites over the years ranging from drugstore to high end, but they have all been displaced by this new sleek Chanel beauty. Volumizing mascaras can often by clumpy, but this one is as smooth as, well, a Chanel lambskin bag. The brush is straight and thick with dense bristles--no gimmicks here. Plus it stays on beautifully, and has even weathered a few crying jags lately.
Get it here.