6 Amazing, No-Flake Mascaras
We took a cosmetic chemist shopping to find flake-free mascaras. You won't believe our top picks
Flake factor: 5/5
The promise: I've had good luck so far with tubing mascaras, but I've been disappointed by how little volume they give my lashes. A colleague at TotalBeauty.com tips me off to Kevyn Aucoin's tube-building mascara, and its name promises the fat lashes I crave.
The reality: This is one of the most expensive mascaras I've tried, but I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Its skinny, humble-looking brush seems to grab every last lash, fanning them out while coating them, root to tip, in a luxurious, deep black. It holds up all day with nary a flake, even when I reapply eyeliner.
The only downsides are its mildly clumpy application and quick-drying formula, necessitating quick work, since tubing mascaras don't work well with a second coat. Nevertheless, I'm putting this mascara in my top two.
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