I've never really been one to wear mascara. I've always found it awkward to apply and messy. In the past I've tried Maybelline Full n Soft as well as Smashbox Lash DNA which I got as a sample. I found the Smashbox mascara to be quite clumpy, and the Full n soft was too wet and messy, and it didn't keep my lashes curled either.
So I was doing some late-night shopping at Walmart the other night and looking through the cosmetics section. I saw the Maybelline Define-a-Lash mascara which I have heard a lot about from EasyAccessBeauty on Youtube. I was hesitant at first, but I decided to give it a try in the waterproof version since it holds a curl better. I'm actually really loving this mascara. The formula isn't too wet and it's not messy at all. No clumping, dries quickly, holds my curl well and lasts all day without flaking or smudging. It's also quite lengthening, but still makes my lashes look pretty natural, not overly dramatic. My lashes are short and straight, so with this mascara you can actually see them :)
Here are some before and after pictures:
Overall I really like this mascara. If anyone has suggestions for similar lengthening mascaras, let me know. I'm really interested in trying some other brands :)