It’s no secret that the cosmetic industry is supersaturated. While narrowing down your options isn’t necessarily easy when it comes to, say, lipstick or foundation, you can certainly do so with confidence. For example, maybe you’re looking for a specific color or finish, which nixes a ton of options right off the bat.
Mascara, on the other hand, sometimes feels like a completely different ballgame. Especially since there’s a constant stream of new launches that seem to be in direct competition with each other since they all promise to do the same thing: lift, volumize and elongate. To help you narrow down your choices, we asked makeup artists to share their favorite mascaras, including new releases and tried-and-true favorites.
This article originally appeared on TotalBeauty.com