This frightening scene is the aftermath of trying to fill a mascara container with a syringe that was far too small for the job.
You: Why did you use a syringe that was too small for the job?
Me: Because I had run out of the size I normally use and didn't realize until after I had started making this batch.
Despite the messy worktable above, enough of batch 3 made it into the container to be tested.
Lucky thing too. This mascara is really getting close – so close that I A/B tested it against a commercial brand mascara (by Elizabeth Arden) for an entire day.