This is a pretty typical mascara. Isn't particularly good at lengthening, adding volume or curling, but is on the expensive end of mascaras. If a mascara is going to perform like this, I feel it should at least be priced better. The packing is also pretty typical. The tube wasn't thought out well, so a bunch of product comes out on the wand and has to be removed, otherwise you end up with a bunch of mascara clumped on your lashes.
Overall: Pass. Pretty standard mascara for a really high price.
Extreme Party is a misleading name for this mascara. The brush is nice and full with a tapered tip so you can get into the corners. Sadly, it doesn't give much dramatic effect in either lenghthening or volumizing. I got basic lash definition in a rather thin feeling formula. I had to keep adding more coats to see much difference. The most disappointing thing was the formula smudged and flaked (the flaking was worse when I tried to apply a mascara primer beforehand) after only 2 hours of wear.
I'm torn by this product. It volumizes, holds the curl, and doesn't make your lashes feel stiff. Those are great qualities in a mascara. However, it lacks a wow factor. It's quite natural looking. It's nice for work. I probably wouldn't reach for it if I were going to a party and wanted dramatic lashes. So, it seems like Extreme Party is somewhat of a misnomer.
i always use waterfroof mascara because i find that regular formulas do not hold my stick straight lashes curled. but this does a pretty good job. it doesnt hold the curl as well as waterproof mascaras but definitely one of the best non waterproof ones i have tried. it holds good amount of my curls, defines and volumizes without clumping, separates well and i dont find this smudging at the end of the day...and lashes are soft to the touch....it is a great mascara overall.
My mum bought this and we both share it on occasion. This mascara is my HG! Foundation + this = My everyday face! I love it, its got a deep black pigment, stays on all day, and makes me lashes look fuller and lovely. What I love about it is that it can be built up without really clumping together, I only apply it in a small amount as Im going for the au naturale look (if that makes sense haha) but it never clumps together, just makes my lashes look pretty! Deffo an HG for a everyday use :) Only con is the price (1 lippy taken off:()
I received this mascara as a sample in an order from Neiman Marcus, and I'm impressed: deep black pigmentation, clean, sharp definition of the lashes. It lengthens dramatically, and provides subtle lift and curl.
The brush is large and dense, with long bristles and and a tapered tip. It does not clump lashes together, and distributes the formula in thin, even coats. It washes away easily with warm water and mild soap.
CONS: The bulky brush is awkward to maneuver, and smudges on the lower lash line. This is NOT the mascara to wear if you anticipate waterworks or sweating, as it runs easily. After a month and a half of daily use, the formula has become quite flaky, and has lost some of its smooth texture. Granted, I have a mere sample of the EXTREME Party, not a VIP pass, but its short shelf life and propensity to run does not merit the expense.
I too received this mascara as a sample, and I quite like it. It's a very basic mascara. It holds my curl, lengthens and volumizes a little bit, and it doesn't smudge. It just gives a very natural look. If you want anything dramatic, you won't find it here :/
But I would not buy the full size and spend so much for such a basic mascara. I'll stay with my Almay
Fortunately for me, I received this mascara as a sample from my local Murale store. It seemed to go on evenly, and did lengthen my lashes moderately, but did nothing for volume. Within an hour, it was already smudging over my upper and lower lids! I live in a very dry, cool climate, so this surprised me. I tried wearing it again on another occasion with the same result. This product is not up to Bobbi Brown standards.
There is nothing extreme about this mascara. I gave it 2 stars because it does apply nice; it looks natural and doesn't clump. If it was marketed as a natural mascara, it would be great. Also, the tube is small for the price. There is only .21 oz of product, DiorShow for example has .38 oz and costs the same. Skip this.
This is my first BB mascara and it took me a while to get into it. I went to the BB counter to get the 'everything' mascara but the SA talked me into this one. I like the tapered brush and very black pigment but the first few times that I used it I found it thick and clumpy. I realized quickly I actually need to wipe off the excess from the wand before applying it. I just swipe the want onto the top of the tube so I don't waste the mascara but clean off the excess off the wand. It goes on in one perfect coat and if I want to make it thicker it's easy to add another one without looking overdone. I like it so far. The tube does seal shut really tight so I need to use a rubber glove to open it sometimes when my hands are slightly wet or greasy but this is really not a problem. Another great BB product!
EDIT: I never repurchased this product. Despite figuring out the clumpiness, I found it flaky and crumbling by the end of the day. Probably not the best product for my money.