I like big dramatic lashes so for me this mascara wouldn't do the trick on its own. The formula is wet and easily glides onto lashes. The brush is medium/big and the bristles apply an equal amount to lashes so clumping is not and issue. I would have said this is a great layering mascara IF.. It didn't flake. Mascara a do not normally flake on me but this mascara does and that's a bummer. So I would not repurchase this mascara.
I'm giving this product all 5's! After spending a fortune on mascara I have finally found the perfect one! It doesn't clump at all, and one coat is more than enough for me. I used to always have to curl my lashes, but sometimes if I'm running late I can totally get away with not curling them with this mascara. It perfectly applies to all my lashes and adds the perfect amount of volume. The only thing I found wrong with it was that a lot comes out on the brush. I'd recommend wiping the brush on the tip of the tube, and problem solved! This mascara is most comparable to bare minerals, but for more than half the price. So worth it!
This is a hard product to review because I absolutely hate it, but would definitely recommend it to someone else. So this is "the thing". It gives my lashes a really nice look - adds nice volume and length. It is not dramatic nor does it impart just an every day look to my lashes, it just really nicely enhances the way my lashes look. The brush is a nice big brush and the bristles are relatively soft. My issue with this mascara is that I find the formula to be like glue on my lashes. Being a more mature woman, I hate the idea of having to rub and tug on my eye to remove mascara. I have purchased this mascara twice, and both times I ended up throwing it away in a matter of weeks. I really want to love it, but I don't feel it is worth the damage I have to do to my eye to remove it every day. Those are my thoughts on this product.
I bought this because of the hype on YT and the reviews here, however, I am on the opposite side...sorry Ladies! This one clumps and crumbles when I blink and it feels like dust and sand falling into my eyes all day! I just want to take it off as soon as I put it on. To be fair, it does go on thick and black, so it does add volume...not length, and it clumps together, so I have to comb through it later. I am not a fan and I will not re-purchase.
This is my favorite drug-store mascara. My lashes are pretty long but somewhat lacking in the fullness department. This mascara goes on easily, is heavily pigmented, and adds length and volume to my lashes. It does, however, have a tendency to clump, so that's why I took off a lippie. Make sure to wipe all of the excess off the brush before applying. I have several expensive mascaras in my personal makeup (use this one in my kit, mainly) and I always find myself going to this one. It's just...easy. It doesn't budge on me. Good stuff for the low price. I get it at Ulta.
This is very black. It would probably make a good finishing mascara used to add color. On it's own, it's not that impressive. It doesn't do much for length or volume. And I noticed a lot of clumping while applying the second coat of mascara. I had to comb out the lashes to make them look presentable. This also smells pretty terrible. I think L'oreal Carbon Black is much better.
I like to tout that this mascara gives me 'Italian princess' eyes, since it's made in Italy :)
I'd say the formula is the low-end equivalent to Lancome Hypnose; wet, thick and gloopy. The brush is completely sodden with product when removed from the tube, but the key to using this mascara is to blot the brush thoroughly before use. The pigmentation is a deep, velvety, dramatic black, and although this does not define as well as My Longest Lashes (also by Prestige), the look is sharp and bold, but natural. No flaking or smudging from a two-month-old tube.
The best feature of this mascara is that neither my lashes nor eyes look tired after a full day of wear. My gripe with drugstore mascara is that my lashes end up looking brittle and dry after a couple hours. This stuff stays crisp and clean; no raccoon eyes at the end of the day!
works like l'oreal voluminous, without the raccoon eyes and smudging.
Smudge and flakes horribly. Worn in the office couple of times but got pissed off coz it constantly makes me look silly panda. It does irritate my eyes as well. Don't waste your money as I did. Quest for the best mascara continues!!!.....
UPDATE: I finally had technique on how I can get this mascara fixed, i bought the clear gel mascara from Clarins and put it on top of this mascara, not only my curls stayed on it also diminished the raccoon effects in afternoon. I do wipe excess of this prestige mascara on tissue paper so I will get long, natural lashes effect. For that reason i will give 3 lippies here (for nice brush, blackest black color & price) but in future I will experiment with other mascara to partner with the gel mascara that I bought, or maybe try waterproof one. Will see and update which one will work best! :-) x continued >>
I have stick straight short Asian lashes and while this mascara does volumize +lengthen them, its a total mess on my eyes! It gets all over my lids and I have to be very, very careful how I apply it. If I have a lot of time and I'm careful, the results are AMAZING, but if I'm in a rush, I do NOT reach for this mascara. The formula is very "wet" and there's no place to get rid of the excess mascara on the wand so just keep your eye out for that before you try and swipe your lashes with them as you will end up with a big, wet, clumpy mess of lashes. But definitely worth it for nights out.