Little bit of honesty here: I've been living off mascara samples for about a year now. Sephora gives them out like hot cakes now, apparently (I seriously got like 3 They're Real Samples last year). And I've gotten other sample sizes from other gift with purchase deals.
But samples don't last forever, so I eventually had to go out and buy a full sized mascara. I usually like to stick with what I know when it comes to basic makeup things like mascara. Maybelline is my all time favorite when it comes to mascara, so I decided on one of their newer ones, The Rocket.
I don't ask for much in a mascara - my lashes are already kind of long and curly. What I do look for is length and separation. The Rocket is wonderful at that. It actually makes me look like I have on false lashes - and that's great, since I am a complete mess at applying fake lashes. So, falsies in a tube? Yesplease!