I change cosmetics usually when I need a new one, mostly because I can't remember what current product I have unless I am over the moon about it. Mascara is something I definitely change a LOT. I also feel like you never really see the same types from brands as repeats on the shelves.
Recently, this L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara caught my eye. I've always read that these ball-ended mascaras are well reviewed. I found that this mascara has way increased control in where and how you could apply the mascara. I really liked the consistency of the mascara itself also. The main drawback to this telescopic type was that it could get clumpy. Not an awful clumpy, but I definitely noticed it if I didn't get all the excess mascara off from the day before. It always looked best on "fresh"/freshly-cleaned lashes!
I lost the tube of the ball-ended mascara and in an "essentials" trip to Target when I got back to Columbia, this L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black seemed to be a decent replacement. Both of these telescopic mascaras focus more on length of lashes instead of volume, which I think is what I like. I am a HUGE fan of this second telescopic mascara choice! It really shows up well on lashes and the rubber applicator doesn't get messy or smear on your skin as much as a fat brush. You also get far LESS excess mascara on the wand which I love.
I am a big fan of these L'Oreal drugstore mascaras! They are worth looking up if you're running low in your tube or just want a change of pace!