My favorite is layering Diorshow Extase over Diorshow Iconic for a full, defined, plush look that doesn't flake. A runner up is Buxum Lash, but the only other brand I use consistanly is Maybelline. I haven't tried them all, but Maybelline XXL Curl Power gives great length, curl, and "spider lashes in a good way" coating each lash thickly rather than making them stick togeter and One By One is the best all-in-one mascara I have ever tried, giving amazing length and volume and that plush look. I think the technique is important also. I always start at the base and wiggle the brush through, then add several coats very quickly, then turn the brush vertical and run the tip of the brush over the tip of each lash. I'm all about hooker lashes!!