This is honestly the best waterproof mascara I have ever had. I have tried sooo many different mascaras; from 5-euro-ones to 35-euro-ones, but this is definitely the best one - for me. I always curl my lashes first and then I apply the mascara. It holds the curl in my naturally straight lashes (Asian hair), I have cried my eyes out during a funeral and I swam with it - so it is waterproof for sure haha. It does not really smudge - any mascara that I have tried smudges a liiitle bit, depending on the weather and what I have on for makeup. I have only used it for my upper lashes though, but for a couple of years already. I recommend it to anyone with a similar skin-type and with Asian eyelashes. And ooh, the brush; I love this type of brush - 'plasticky'; it works better for my lashes.
Note: the review from Nien2910 is mine also but it was an old profile which MakeUpAlley would remove.. Which obviously isn't removed yet.
This is honestly the best waterproof mascara I have ever had. I have tried sooo many different mascaras; from 5-euro-ones to 35-euro-ones, but this is definitely the best one - for me. I always curl my lashes first and then I apply the mascara. It holds the curl in my naturally straight lashes (Asian eyes), I have cried my eyes out during a funeral and I swam with it - so it is waterproof for sure haha. It does not really smudge - any mascara that I have tried smudges a liiitle bit, depending on the weather and what I have on for makeup. I have only used it for my upper lashes though, but for a couple of years already. I recommend it to anyone with a similar skin-type and with Asian eyelashes. And ooh, the brush; I love this type of brush - 'plasticky'; it works better for my lashes.
This is the worst mascara I've EVER used.
Why it is sold as a waterproof mascara it is beyond me - after 30 minutes of wear in a slightly humid weather (it was not even wet!) I had racoon, black smudges under my eyes.
My lashes were looking thin, straight (although they were given a good curl with my Shu Uemura curlers) with no added length or volume, just a bit of colour to darken them and this was after 3rd layer of product. Well, I know that my lashes are not my strong point, but I really do not need to spend £12 to learn about that.
Overpriced and overhyped. Will not buy it again and I am mad that I've bought this one despite Lisa Eldridge being one of the satisfied users. Back to Clinique mascaras it is.
I'm on my second tube of this mascara, with the first tube lasting about 6 months, with no sign of drying or clumping (yeah!). I use one coat of this after my Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base to give a defined, natural look that holds curl all day and doesn't smudge (which is a miracle considering my oily lids and stick straight lashes). If I'm going out at night or really want my eyes to pop I will use two or three coats to give my usually unassuming lashes a super, noticeable boost! However, this also makes the mascara harder to remove, even using my oil based Shiseido Eyemakeup Remover. I'm not particularly upset by this though, considering the awesome job it does. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it doesn't coat my short and sparse lower lashes very well.
I got this mascara at my local Farmers for something around 30 dollars since cosmetics are incredibly expensive in New Zealand. I use this mascara when I go to school because it is waterproof and I wouldn't want my mascara smudging and smearing and doing all that funky stuff.
The first time I used this product, I didn't really like it. Because I'm still quite young and wear this to school, I prefer a more natural finish to my makeup. However, this mascara kind of clumped my lashes together and made it chunky. Did not love that.
I experimented a few times after that and were not entirely pleased with the result. However, I've recently revisited this mascara and I must say it is not bad.
This mascara is a wet type mascara, but has become tackier since I've last used it, so that makes it much easier to apply. It no longer clumps my lashes together and actually fans them out quite nicely. This is more of a volumising mascara than a lengthening one. It makes you look like you have a lot of lashes. It also holds a curl quite well.
I would not repurchase this product however. I have a lot of lashes naturally so I'm really more for lengthening mascaras than volumising ones. And I just really enjoy trying new products. That's why I won't repurchase. I do recommend this product for anyone who's looking for voluminous eyelashes though.
One last thing I need to add. This smudges on the undereyes!!! Almost every single mascara I've tried does this on me, so I don't know if it's just my problem or what... just thought I've give a warning.
- Holds curls
- Adds volume
- Looks natural after drying out a bit
- Doesn't smell too bad
- Doesn't make lashes crunchy
- Cute packaging
- Needs to dry out a bit first for easy application
- Does not add a lot of length
- Smudges under the eyes
- Brush is a bit too big
This is my everyday mascara. I watch Lisa Eldridge's YouTube videos and she recommended this one; I have not been disappointed! The wand is rubber so it doesn't clump my lashes, just defines and lengthens. What I like most about this is that it does not budge! I use MAC Cleanse Off oil to take off my make up, and just as well, because I'd imagine you'd need quite a few make up wipes to completely remove this mascara. I like knowing that if I accidentally rub my eyes at work or uni my mascara won't be all over my face! The colour of the mascara is your average black, so no surprises there. I like the packaging because it's chunky.. makes me feel like I'm getting a lot of product. I've had my mascara all this year and it hasn't dried out, it still performs just as well as the day I bought it. I recommend this mascara to those who work long shifts especially where your make up could be ruined by liquids e.g. in a bar or hospital, because it won't let you down. Hth.
Holds curls very well! It is a very wet mascara which enables you to keep on applying til desired length or volume but also makes it very easy to smudge when still wet. It very long lasting and I 100% waterproof! I spent a day swimming in the beach and it lasted!
It hold the curl pretty well for my stubborn asian eyelashs. The only problem is that my oily eyelids makes the mascara smudge like hell! Besides that it's a great mascara, both lengtening and holds the curl all day!
I don't get the bad reviews.I think this mascara did a lovely job at lifting my lashes and opening them.my lashes are naturally long and thick and this mascara defines them more,giving me this darker beautiful 'arabian eye look' ! I also like the packaging,very simple and fits my hand perfectly.the wand really attracts me,I usually go with the classic mascara wand but this big wand with smaller fibers does the job better.the trick to use this is by flicking your lashew in an upward motions to thickens lashes individually just by the TIP of the wand as to not get too much product piled on.and then you can comb through it carefully and do a coat or two.although it takes time and clumps a bit,its still one of the best I've found out there out of other drugstore mascaras! :)
I absolutely loove this mascara! Super waterproof, price is slightly more expensive than average drugstore mascaras but it's totally worth it! One of the only mascaras that holds up my stick straight lashes after i curl them! Packaging could be less bulkier but i like the rubber wand that's the exact same as the covergirl lash blast's, really separates your lashes beautifully with minimal clumping :) would definitely repurchase.