Mascara tester. Okay, mascara user. Mascara whore.
That said, after scrolling to see how many mascara's I've posted about here, and trying one's you've posted as well, I'm back to the two that work best for me.
L'Oreal Voluminous and Dior Show, the original. These are dryer mascara's. The big, fat wand. Neither flake or look spiky. I also take the tip of my finger and run it over my lashes to get the excess off. It looks more natural than if I do that with an eyelash comb.
I'm now taking off my makeup with a cream cleanser or an oily eyemakeup remover. Silky feeling lashes make the mascara go on so much nicer. Recently I went against all the aging advice and started putting on a small amount of mascara on my bottom lashes. I used a thin mascara wand to brush the lashes "out" instead of down, which didn't create shadows, just a stronger bottom of the eye. Madonna overdoes it, well, what else is new. Creating that blackness on top and bottom was like getting a makeover.