ok, so this is going to sound a little weird, but i use two mascaras...on my upper lashes, i use DiorShow to get the super long, thick, lush look, and it works great. when i put it on my lower lashes, i noticed that it flaked under my eyes and gave me that lovely 'raccoon' look. so then i tried Chanel Inimitable, and it didn't flake or raccoon me at all, but it just wasn't as dramatic looking. so then i thought - use both! i put DiorShow on my upper lashes and Chanel Inimitable on my lower and i love the effect - super huge lashes with no raccooning! sure, i'm a little crazy, but i figured i'd post this little trick in case any ladies were having the same problem and hadn't thought of it yet.