Lengthening, volumizing, separating, curling … they aren’t the latest viral dance craze, these are just some of the numerous options you have when choosing the right mascara. We put several brands to the test and are happy to share our top picks.

Urban Decay Big Fatty MascaraWho: Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
What (it does): Pleasantly plumps lashes while lengthening and curling in one coat
How (it does it): Enhances lashes from the inside with hemp seed oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil and purisilk SPB
Where (to get it): $20, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions MascaraWho: L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara
What (it does): Creates lengths even a best friend won’t go to for you
How (it does it): Unique lash-hugging brush, which consists of 200 bristles and is shaped specifically to the eyelid to catch every last lash, works together with the Liquid Extension Technology
Where (to get it): $9.95, Available at chain drug, food and mass-market retailers

Laura Mercier Full Blown MascaraWho: Laura Mercier Full Blown
What (it does): More drama than an ex-boyfriend in this tube. Words like super thick, super full, super long and super dark will be your adjectives of choice
How (it does it): Innovative bristled bullet-shaped brush works with the advanced natural cotton fiber-infused formula to provide high volume, thickness, suppleness and resistance
Where (to get it): $24, Nordstrom

Make Up Forever Smoky Lash MascaraWho: Makeup Forever Smoky Lash
What (it does): This waterproof formula delivers volume, length, and intense pigment
How (it does it): The tough, dense brush gets to the root of your lashes to ensure a full coat gets applied
Where (to get it): $23, Sephora

Eyeko Curvy BrushWho: Eyeko Curvy Brush
What (it does): Gives a long-lasting curl to your lashes
How (it does it): Lifts, fortifies, moisturizes and encourages growth of your lashes. A little dab will do ya’—one intense stroke is enough for a flawless finish
Where (to get it): $19, Sephora

Too Faced Better Than False LashesWho: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes
What (it does): Creates the look of falsies with its three-step lash extension system
How (it does it): Allows you to dial up the lengthening fibers so you easily get better, longer, thicker, more dramatic lashes instantly
Where (to get it): $35, Sephora