WinnerLancôme Définicils High Definition Mascara, $24
A favorite for its lengthening and separating properties, this mascara has the staying power of super-hold hair spray but still washes off. "Two coats at 8 a.m. and I didn't have to think about it until 11 p.m.," said a tester.
To buy: lancome-usa.com.
Runner-UpEstée Lauder Lash XL Maximum Length Mascara, $21
Lasts all day and lengthens well but adds little volume.
To buy: esteelauder.com.