Yes, my lash quest has, as many journeys do, ended where it started, bringing me back to T.L. Williams’s basic tube and wand—only that wand is no longer so basic. Estée Lauder’s TurboLash, which came out in July, and Lancôme’s Oscillation, which debuts in November, employ a vibrating brush to coat lashes much more thoroughly than previously possible. I put both to the test, and once I mastered the application technique—which involves moving the brush in slo-mo—I inspected my work in the mirror. I could have cried, but tears would have undone my handiwork. There, without the help of extensions, were full, long, fluttery eyelashes. And while the effect evaporates when I remove my makeup before bed, that doesn’t really bother me. It’s dark then anyway.