LIke the usual Faux Cils , except that it smudges BADLY !!!!!!!!!
I agree completely with the previous comments.
Pros: No mascara thickens or lengthens better than this one, and it does not give you 'spider lashes". It is the closest thing to false lashes in a tube. Does not clump.
Cons: It is extremely difficult to remove. I could deal with that (thank you Almay Moisturizing eye m/u remover pads) but, to add insult to injury - IT SMUDGES!!! If a mascara is this tough to remove, you would think that at least it would stay put. This does not stay put. It smudges - and I'm not talking just on hot, humid days, but every day, in any weather.
This is unacceptable for a mascara at this price (or any price, for that matter). Needles to say, I will not repurchase.
first the good:
i have found no other mascara that gives such volume, length and deep black color to my lashes (average lashes overall). Truly spectacular effect with only 2 coats. if you use a metal lash comb in between coats, not a clump in sight. it tends to clump SLIGHTLY, but this is easily remedied and to be expected when you put goop on your lashes.
The first time i put it on i was WOW!!!!! I WAS IN LOVE!!!
Then the bad:
it smudges, yes it's true and it is annoying, because if you go for full makeup (foundation, concealer, etc.) then you not only have to remove the smudges but you are left with bare skin, so you need to apply concealer again, which can be messy, etc., etc..
it has frangrance and after a couple hours my eyes get red.
Such a shame, because it costs a pretty penny and i would have expected longevity and no irritation from a product of such caliber.
This will set you back about $41 in Canada. I don't REGRET buying this, but I will definitely not buy it again and I'm kind of relieved it didn't work for me due to the price tag. I purchased this in Noir Radicale which is VERY dramatic if you want it to be. The issue is that you look like a raccoon by the end of the day, even if you weren't sweating or eyes watering. This is actually the worst mascara I have ever used with respect to smudging. Happens for me about 4 - 5 hours in. That being said, I LOVE the way this makes my lashes look until it fails ....pity about the formula. Others have said they had a hard time removing this...I didn't have any trouble at all. A few splashes of warm water gets it off the lashes (but leaves it under the eyes), then I use my Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Cleanser to take it off completely. For reference, my lashes are long and sparse, somewhat of a natural curl but I use a curler every day.
The search for the perfect mascara continues :)
I love this mascara definitely my holy grail mascara!
I had gotten a sample of this product, and absolutely loved it sooo much. The brush was stiff and a great usable size. It seemed to be the best mascara ever. So i went out to buy it, the brush was different, which i was bummed about. But eh i wanted to try it. Its nice, but very smudgy, always, always have lash marks right below my eyebrows about an hour later, which i find extremely strange. Never had this happen. Also when i take it off, it NEVER comes off very well. Still have a ring of clumpy tar like glue around my top lid. I wanted to love this, but disapointed. Dont buy!
I love this mascara. Like everyone else, I have tried loads and loads of mascaras to find the one. For reference, I have above average eyelashes - quite long but average volume, therefore I tend to go after volumizing mascaras.
First I had the original one, which while being as awesome as this one, dried out pretty fast. Then I got this version to try it out and I have to say I got it half a year ago and it is still useable - however, I only used it twice a week or so. In comparison to the original thats pretty amazing.
It clumped first but a week or two later it got to normal and did an amazing job making my eyelashes long and most of all very pronounced and very voluminous! As it says on the tin, almost like false eyelashes.
I have bought Diorshow Extase recently to try out YSL's biggest rival, and while its also a brilliant mascara, it does not reach the awesomeness of the YSL. I will definitely repurchase.
Seriously dramatic effect! I love it for going out, when I want my lashes to be really visible, almost with a false lash look, without actually having to apply false lashes. It is my Holy Grail, for sure. However, I wouldn't use it on a daily basis, just because it is too dramatic for that. Will repurchase, obviously!
GOOD SHADE OF BLACK VERY PIGMENTED - SMUDGES IF NOT DRIED PROPERLY AND IF YOU APPLY MULTIPLE COATS OF MASCARA AT ONE - MORE LENGTHENING THAN VOLUMISING - PEOPLE MISTAKEN FOR FALSIES WHEN WORN ALONE AND WITH LANCOME HYPNOSE DRAMA . SLIGHT ROSY SMELL A LITTLE ANNOYING AND IRRITATING TO MY SUPER SENSITIVE EYES. DEFINITELY WORTH TRYING - CHEAP KIND OF PACKAGING TACKY LOOKING.