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Max Factor celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey recently stopped by the office to show us his favorite products, one of which was Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper mascara ($10; Ulta.com
). Jake applied two thick coats to our lashes; for the rest of the day, coworkers kept asking if we were wearing false eyelashes. When we mentioned this to Max Factor representatives, they generously sent over a bag of the mascaras, which we distributed to eager colleagues with the mandate that they must let us know what they thought. (Very) early the next morning we received a text message: "Wow! This really works!" First thing at the office, we were stopped in the hall: "That mascara? It's incredible—look at my lashes!" The positive reviews kept rolling in. But here's the catch: All Max Factor products will be in stores only through January (the brand is being phased out in the United States), so stock up now.