What makes this classic mascara miraculous is that not only does it not smudge or budge, it also makes your lashes look ridiculously lengthy. The secret is in the tubes — a gel-polymer base that encapsulates each and every lash, creating a tube around it and visibly extending it, all while retaining a water-resistant, smudge- and budge-proof finish.
Added bonus: Once you're ready to wash it off, you don't need any oily removers or harsh cleansers — just splash your face with some warm water and rub your fingertips over your lashes and the tubes will release. A word of warning: When the tubes fall off, they look like eyelashes, which made us think we were molting the first time we used this. Rest assured that you are not, in fact, going eye-bald. L'Oréal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara, $10.95, available at Drugstore.com.