After watching a few dozen more TikToks, I decided to give the $12 mascara a chance, and now I don’t think I’ll ever go back. I like to apply several coats at once, slightly wiggling the wand to separate lashes and lengthen the mascara. After just two, it looked like I had applied falsies. My eyelashes got so long that my mascara stained the skin right under my eyebrows as they grazed the area. Also, they looked thicker and way more luscious than they do with most mascaras. I was, as the youth says, shook.