My Biggest Pieces of Advice When it Comes to Mascara are 1. Always Water Proof!! 2. Take Your Time When Applying. 3. Give it a Second to Dry Before Moving to the Next Eye. I Think That Taking Time When Applying Can Make Almost Any Mascara "Work" for You. My Faves are Based on Them Staying On My Lashes Through Out a Day, Cost in Comparison to How Well it Handles the Days Events, Did I Have to Reapply, & Does it Lengthen. The Three I Mentioned Range fr $7ish - $20ish Depending on Where You Purchase, Give or Take.
Hope These Helped You to Save Some Dollars & Some Black Tears, LoL!!