I don't know 'bout you all, but I hate brand new mascara! It is too thin, too fresh, and doesn't at all do what it promises. Give a new tube some air time, a few weeks to get globby and mixed up a bit, and now we are talkin'!
Right now I am using Maybelline's Volum' Express the Classic in Very Black. I had a coupon for it a while back and snagged it at Target for $4. This stuff promises 3x the volume instantly and has a clump-free curved brush. When I first applied this to my lashes, I hated it! No plumping or volume, just spider-leg thin hairs that were attached to my eye lids. Sexy, huh? Not quite.
I decided to layer this mascara with the MAC Haute & Naughty mascara I was already using. It took a little over a week, but the Maybelline formula started to thicken a bit, and now it is the only one I am using on my lashes. The curved brush is pretty clump-free, too. I had to get used to using it the correct way. By 'correct' I mean the only way I can seem to position the wand with the proper amount of lash pressure to apply the stuff evenly. Who really knows for sure if it is actually being used in the correct form, but it is workin' for me.
What's your current mascara of choice? Do you like it dirty?