If there’s one thing I can’t leave the house without, it’s mascara. When you’re a busy mom, it’s a quick way to feel “done” without having to spend an hour in front of a mirror in the morning. And I recently discovered two new mascaras, in two different price ranges. that have won precious real estate in my makeup bag.

My biggest annoyance when it comes to mascara is the excess goop that inevitably always ends up on the wand. LashControl Mascara has smartly rethought the tube by allowing you to scrape the wand clean and regulate just how much product you get in the first place.

The tube itself has a squeezable middle which is actually a wiper sleeve, so when you give it a squeeze, it wipes the goop off the wand. Genius! LashControl comes in two different black formulas (one is for lengthening and conditioning which I loved, and the other is volumizing) and then there’s a clear formula, which I used–and also really liked–on my brows.

The other mascara making my lashes bat-worthy these days is the new Volum’ Express The Falsies from Maybelline. Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara is one of my all time fave beauty products, so whenever they introduce a new mascara I’m always excited. This one is a great addition to your date night bag of cosmetics–it comes with a cool flexible wand (they call it a “spoon brush”) that helps helps separate the lashes while lengthening them, giving them the look of falsies.The bendable brush does take some getting used to, but the results are definitely worth it.

Now that I’ve got my lash wardrobe complete for the season, I guess I better start to think about what I’ll be covering the rest of me with.

Give your lashes a lift with LashControl available from our affiliate Amazon and local boutiques for around $20.

For the month of October, $1 of every one sold will go to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.

Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies is available in drugstores or online from Maybelline for around $7.