Mascara is often the most basic yet most essential element to a woman's daily makeup regimen. Some say that if you wear any makeup at all, wear mascara! There are many types and colors of mascara available; most come in either a water-soluble or waterproof form. The most common misuse of mascara is over-application, which can cause your mascara to smear, flake or chip. Over-application also creates excess weight, which can break your lashes. The secret to all mascara’s performance is in its correct application – and in the brush! The skill of mascara application and the effectiveness of the brush will ensure the desired effect of lusher, fuller, denser lashes.