My favorite mascara is actually a drug store mascara. It's Maybeline's Define-a-lash. I prefere the non waterproof as it doesn't make my lashes hard. The head of the applicator is small wish is great for people with short lashes and little space between lid/brow/sucket like me. The bended shape of the applicator gives your lashes a natural curl. It's very easy to build up. The only down side is, that it is very wet when applied, so you might have to remove mascara from the area around you eyes.
Pic: I only applied one fast coat, so it doesn't really do the mascara any justice. I might have to take a better picture when the mascara has been applied properly.