I am in mascara mourning. I just found out that my favorite mascara, djv Beautenizer, has been discontinued. To help myself through the grieving process I went to Sephora to try out some alternatives and I actually found some that have eased my troubled eyes.
First up, I tried the other formula that djv makes, their original bestseller, Fiberwig. If you have full lashes but really need length, you will walk away looking like a Kardashian after using this stuff. It's also a tube mascara, meaning it forms tubes around your lashes so it's extremely gentle and comes off with just warm water.
I have a lot of length but desperately need volume so I've started using Buxom by Bare Escentuals. I also really love their newest version, Buxom Amplified Lash with an adjustable brush. Both are made without parabens, petrochemicals or sulfates and are gentle enough for my sensitive eyes. Contact lens users love Buxom as well.
Here's the best tip I've heard if your lashes won't hold a curl: use waterproof mascara because it dries faster and won't weigh down your lashes.