It does not smudge.

My quarantine makeup routine has been minimal at best.

Even on days when I have a ton of Zoom calls, I rarely go beyond applying some concealer and tinted lip balm.

Pre-coronavirus, I used to find the methodical way I applied my makeup every morning to be a calming, grounded way to start my day. Now, going through a full routine seems frivolous. Not to mention, I’ve been letting my skin breathe because I’ve been in hormonal breakout hell since stay-at-home orders started. But, that’s another story.

So, right now, a product needs to be ridiculously good in order for me to take the extra effort to apply it.

Like the name says, the brand’s newest mascara is meant to instantly give lashes as much length as you would get from lash extensions. The vegan formula also defines and lifts lashes, thanks to a special film-forming tubing technology that coats each lash with smudge-proof fibers. As for the brush, it has rubber bristles that capture every single lash.

To buy: $29; sephora.com.