Love tubular mascara!
I had only used Kevyn Aucoin and was happy with it so stuck with it. Then early this year I went to use mascara for the first time since lockdown v1 and it had all dried up, couldn’t even open the thing! I grabbed a Maybelline tubular from the chemist to get me by and its pretty good. I don’t like the wand, its an annoying shape, trying too hard to be clever, but other than that its going well. Not sure I’ll go back to Kevyn Aucoin now, given the price difference and how easy it is to get my hands on Maybelline.
I love it for how gentle it is on my eyes, lack of smudging, and it stays put surprisingly well for something that comes off with water. Even a little crying is fine as long as you don’t touch your eyes while it dries.