90% of make-up artists I know in the industry share one distinct obsession: mascara. No matter how great your eyeshadow or blush or lipstick application you did, it wouldn't be complete without enhancing those lashes. Just see of how the eyelash perming and weaving business skyrocketed in the past year and you'd know how women adores long lush prettied up lashes.

I myself spend not so much on buying expensive mascaras as I always toss them once they're three months old. I find it impractical and depressing to buy a $30 mascara and just see it thrown on the bin in just a couple of week's use. Except for Diorshow Blackout mascara, I spend no more than $15 for a good tube. But all this changed when I saw Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara. I was extremely skeptical about succumbing to the allures of the ball applicator, but I’m pretty impressed. While I’ve had a lot of luck finding mascaras that give amazing length, none have ever given me much in the way of volume, so to find one that literally does everything (plus has a uniquely shaped applicator) is pretty amazing.

Based on the price and the beautifully fanned out panoramic effect – the Givenchy Phenom’ Eyes Mascara is a superbly good buy. You might want to know some of its cons though. I felt that it took me too much time to apply it and if you're not a pro in mascara application, the formula is  quite prone to clumping. Overall though, I personally think that no other mascara in the market, no matter how odd-shaped the sphere is – can produce the unique and dazzling effect that will just bring out the feature of the eyes, whatever its shape and size. 

$27 at Sephora