So far, favourite mascara! It holds my lash curl perfectly and adds length. Lasting power is also admirable. Even when I wear glasses and my lashes are constantly rubbing up against my glasses, none of it smudges or comes off (dried super fast) throughout the day, my lashes stayed curled, and all the fibres stayed put. Of course, the comes hand-in-hand with being difficult to remove, but if you warm it with some warm water first then use an oil-base makeup remover, it comes off decently easily.
I agree that it doesn't give much volume, but I don't mind that. I'm already super impressed by the curl hold, length enhancing, and lasting power. Not to mention that it has never clumped for me, even if I put many layers.
This is my HG mascara. Before I found this, I couldn't even believe I'd find a real waterproof mascara that wouldn't make me look like a panda at the end of the day and which actually holds the curl for my short Asian lashes. This certainly does the job, and lengthens as promised. However, it does not add volume so I usually combine it with other mascara which I coat with this for waterproof effect. I am now comfortable to wear mascara when I go out.
And oh, to remove you do need a good make up cleaner. I just use Simple kind to cleansing facial wipes, the one that says can remove waterproof mascara. It's easy so don't be intimidated by how difficult some people say it is to remove this mascara.
I would buy this again is an understatement cause Ive been through a dozen of this. I receive practicallh every new makeup product out there and nothing lengthens, curls, AND holds my straight, short lashes than this EVER. It's amazing how cheap this is too. Would totally pay more!
I wish they would sell this mascara in stores here in the US! It is the best ever made. No clumping, no transfer, totally waterproof and makes lashes look totally natural but longer and darker. Nothing in the US can quite compare to this and I have tried plenty over the years.
This is an amazing mascara. I have sensitive eyes that water constantly during hayfever season and eye makeup is typically a problem. This mascara does not run or smudge even when I rub my eyes or go swimming. This holds a curl fantastically, my lashes are quite straight and short and this mascara transforms them. You need to use a waterproof eye makeup remover to get this off.
I think this mascara is a god send for anyone with short eyelashes. This mascara definitely lengthens unlike some mascaras out there claiming to lengthen lashes. I love how the brush is very unique in which it has 2 sides to the comb. One side to lengthen, and the other side to separate lashes and rid of any excess fibers.
Pro: Super long lasting, love the fibers that add extra length and a bit of volume, very pigmented
Con: Incredibly hard to remove (but could also be a pro since you want it to stay)
This mascara is amazing. Gives long doll-like luscious lashes. It brushes on smooth and does not cause cakey spider lashes. It brushes on and stays on for a long time. You will need an oil based eye makeup removed to remove as this will stay on for days. I've purchased two tubes overseas in Hong Kong for about 13-18 USD I believe.
I am so glad I got this RIS because I had heard rave reviews about it and I could not find it in the UK and when I did find a place to buy it was quite pricey before the international postage was added. I tried it for the first time today after my Sana mascara appears to be drying out. This is the most beautiful fibre mascara I have ever tried. It is not sticky when I glide the brush through my lashes so I can apply a second layer without the lashes going all clumpy. It has no awful smell and most importantly it does not irritate my sensitive eyes. I like the brush, it is not made of bristles like most mascara wands. It makes wiping it in between uses easier. Some of you may say this is wasteful, but I always do both eyes and then wipe the wand before placing in back in the tube for sanitary reasons. I really want to get more of this, I wish they stocked it here. I plan to introduce my sister to this as I just know she will love it.
I've never felt compelled to write a bad review of any makeup product, until now. Perhaps it is because I had such high expectations for this from MUA. To give some background on my lashes, they are quite sparse but easily hold a curl, eyelash curlers never made a difference on them. My favorite mascaras in the past have been CG Lash Blast, DiorShow original, L'Oreal Beauty Tubes (red tube) and YSL Faux Cils. I had never thought of buying this until I walked into an Asian makeup boutique after work, and immediately spotted this due to seeing many raves about this mascara. I plunked down $21 USD for it (it is cheaper in Asia though), but thought nothing of it because I figured this could be my HG mascara. The next morning, I excitedly opened the tube and started using the comb side of the wand to brush through my lashes. I became horrified as how my lashes immediately clumped together, and did not lengthen one bit. Normally I have to convince strangers that my lashes aren't fake, but with this, I looked like I had 3 clumpy spider legs for lashes. I then tried to unsuccessully de-clump them using the other side of the wand, which made them worse. It looked so bad I had to remove it, which ruined the rest of my makeup and consequently, my morning as well!
To be fair, I gave this another chance recently and really took my time, this time with less disastrous results but it still did not "wow" me at all. I removed it again, and used Prestige My Biggest Lashes instead which left me satisfied. Perhaps I am quite disappointed because others have had such great results with this, the amount of money I paid for it, and the fact I was unable to return it. This may be a better mascara for those looking for a product to hold a curl on very sparse, straight lashes. I guess I will stick to my volumizing mascaras.
This makes your lashes really long, great for "dolly" eyes. But if you're looking for volume, look elsewhere. Does a great job of expanding your lashes - like it says in its name. Doesn't smudge and stays put all day. I actually like the wand, it helps separate and comb the lashes so that you don't end up with clumps. The formula itself doesn't seem like it would clump easily either - it goes on pretty smooth, and if you use a heated eyelash curler as well, the length and curl stay all day. The only downside to this is that you absolutely need eye makeup remover for this - otherwise it wont come off.