By Real Simple
Updated March 22, 2007
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Maybelline New York Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara
Credit: Brian Henn

Winner

Maybelline New York Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara, $7.80

Short, fine lashes need a mascara that gives them volume from roots to tips. And just two quick sweeps of this one lengthen and plump. Testers also appreciated the fact that it didn't flake or wear off during the day.

To buy: At drugstores.

Runner-Up

Dior Diorshow Mascara, $24

Delivers big, fluffy lashes―if you can control the large brush.

To buy: sephora.com.