Everyone has their favorite mascara and of course, I do too, but the one thing that I have found to be more helpful at building lashes isn’t the mascara itself, it is what’s underneath. Appropriately named the Underwear for Lashes, this lash base is applied first to build a foundation to give the mascara more to work with and cling to. Sure you can apply many many coats of mascara to achieve somewhat the same effect but then you’ll end up looking like Tammy Faye Baker. This lash foundation allows more mascara to go on in a smooth and lengthening way. It will give you the advantage the girls with long, thick lashes have so you no longer need to be envious!! I have tried other lash builders and they all work pretty much the same way, but I love this one from Origins because it is less clumpy. They will try to sell you the mascara that goes with it but it will work with any mascara out there. $13 at Origins.