Still looking for a replacement for MF 2000Calorie, I bought this on sale. The packaging and brush felt very cheap and the performance is a miss. It does add length but no thickening and left me with spider-leg lashes. On to the next candidate!
Although I like (not love) this mascara, I will not be re-purchasing. I bought it on a whim because it was on sale so I guess I cannot complain that I wasted $$ as it was only $6.99 @ my local drug store. I was drawn to the volume part (as I've thin lashes). I do NOT find that it added volume @ all. I like the brush, it's black glossy nature. I like it, not love it. It is good / ok but certainly not my HG or even near it. It took about 3 coats (which took a while because it is so wet) to get even just some of the look I required but again, just not all that thickening. In the future I think I should stick with what I know. I do like Rimmel, their glosses are excellent and I do like their "Mascara Wow", but will not re-purchase Volume Flash the Max again.
When I first got this stuff, I was not impressed at all. It's called a volumizing mascara, but as others here have pointed out, it's better at lengthening. I don't like the whole ritual of combing lashes and adding more coats of mascara, so one coat needs to deliver what it promises. this one doesn't. However, it IS good at delivering a glossy, somewhat defined long lash. I think the packaging is cute - love the gold lettering and the hot pink, and the tube is not obnoxiously chubby as some mascara tubes are. The brush leaves much to be desired for me -- I cannot reach my outer lashes with this brush unless I line the brush up perpendicular to my eye and pick them out that way. I have oily lids, and by about 2 pm, I have a slight smudge under each eye from this stuff - typical, but definitely not the worst.
This is kind of Meh. I doubt I'll repurchase, knowing the results when there are so many other mascaras out there to try. I'm still searching for my HG, ever since Benefit discontinued the mascara that didn't have a cheeky name (I think they just called "mascara") waaaay back when.
I decided to try this after reading a review on another site. So very glad I did, what a great product! The name promises great volume but I think lengthening is it's real strength. I have long lashes naturally but this stuff lets me play them up without making a mess of my upper eyelids. I can layer more mascara over wet or dry coats without clumping. Any dots of makeup that accidentally find their ways to my skin are easily removed with a wet a-tip and I don't need to comb my lashes out for an ultra-long and feathery soft look when I use Volume Flash.
I like this mascara, but it is nothing special or extraordinary. It is just like any other average mascara out there in my opinion. I like the packaging, the pretty pink color caught my eye right away. I have long eyelashes as it is, but this mascara works to make them longer and fuller. The thing I don't like about it is if it gets muggy it slides down your eyes, and makes black smudges in your undereyes. I also notice pieces of the mascara flake off under my eyes as well.
This is my favorite drugstore mascara. It doesn't smudge, gives lush lashes, and has an easy to use brush. In fact, I love the brush.
The downside...It is not as plush as my favorite department store mascaras, and it flakes towards the end of the day. I'll take flakes over smudging/raccoon eyes any day.
So, while not perfect, it is the best value mascara.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this mascara. It is has been my favorite one for a year now. It isn't the best when you first buy it but it is best when it has got a little dry.
Labeled extreme black and extreme black it is. It really thickens my lashes.
I wasn't very impressed. I bought the waterproof mascara, because I like my mascara to stay put, and not move around during the day. I found this formula would transfer to my upper eyelids took forever to dry. Plus it would smudge off.
this is by far my favorite mascara i have tried, and trust me, i have tried a lot so far.. haha.
I got this in non waterproof for days that I'm just heading out for a little while. For waterproof mascara, My favourite is kiss me heroine mascara. My other non waterproof is Benefit BADgal Lash and though I do like that better, this is a great alternative because it's so much cheaper! It is quite wet, and it doesn't dry very quickly, which is good and bad. Good because you have lots of time to brush through it multiple times to have it feathery and natural before it dries up and clumps together. However, it's bad for the same reason because if you blink before it dries, it will transfer to your lids.