for the price paid I was very disappointed with this mascara... packaging is nice, scent is nice, pigment is nice but it fails to deliver results for me personally anyway... I find that it gives clumpy spidery thick lashes idk if its the formulas thick consistency or the fact that the brush's bristles are totally spaced out too much...maybe a combination of both but it also left tiny bits of flaking under my eyes throughout the day.. I had previously tried eyes to kill waterproof and thought it was good but wanted to opt for a regular formula and was told this was the latest and greatest of the eyes to kill mascaras.. not so much. It gives decent volume and a bit of length but clumps along the way and adds no curl whatsoever. I think i'm gonna just exchange it and go back to the regular eyes to kill coz as far as I'm concerned this was a fail and I didn't just spend $30 on a clumpy mascara:/
The mascara formula is a nice dark color and a little thicker than other mascaras. It does a good job adding volume and length but the thicker formula makes it tend to clump just a little. The wand is rather large so it may take some getting used to applying it properly. Also, after about 6-8 hours, I noticed some mascara flaking under my eye area. One of the flakes got into my eye and drove me insane the other day. While the mascara isn't bad, for the price I would expect it to perform better. The slight clumping doesn't bother me as much as the flaking.
I'll always go back to using eyes to kill but recently, I've decided to try the excess and brought no. 1 Black and no. 3 Blue. So far, it has not smudged and I love how it holds up as well as it gave me length and volume to my short spare straight lashes. I would definitely recommend this mascara. My HG.
I love the container (which has great weight to it) and the smell (I find it identical to Lancome mascaras smell). But it flakes by the end of the day and it does not give me any volume. It does separate my lashes (which are pretty long to beging with) and color them black. That's all. Will not repurchase
This is my HG mascara. There isn't a single thing I would change! It's that great! I have long sparse eyelashes and this mascara is the best. It makes my eyelashes longer and thicker without clumping. I can put two coats of this on with cils booster Xl underneath with no problems at all. The packaging is super chic and heavy. I get compliments all the time, and people think I'm wearing falsies! Seriously you have got to try this mascara. I have tried so many but keep coming back to Giorgio. On a side note the giorgio armani maestro foundation is amazing as well.
Update: So recently I've been having trouble with my eyes and I thought it was my contacts irritating them but it was actually this mascara. I was experiencing really red eyes and lots of irritation and it was some kind of reaction to GA Eyes to Kill :( I have had to discontinue use so beware if you develop eye irritation....
This mascara is a 3.5 for me - I LOVE the packaging, and the mascara is a deep glossy black, but the effects are less stellar than Diorshow, Diorshow Exces and Clinique High Impact, so I wouldn't rebuy. At first I was impressed, but after using a few times I've realised that this doesn't actually do much for lengthening and doesn't build amazing volume either. I'm actually using it up for work and it's ok but it's definitely not HG material for me. Having said that, a friend tried this and loves it so each to their own!
I think this is a great mascara. I have very long lashes so I just need volume and this mascara fits the bill. The only downside is that it stings my eyes with excessive sweating. On days that I am going to the gym, I switch to a different mascara.
OK, I am old... and I only write a review if I feel everyone should know not to spend their money on such trash!! Clumps, Flakes, just plain awful!! Do not waste your money unless you really need to impress someone, but, then again, who do you really need to impress with mascara???? It's going back ASAP, LASH EXACT is the only mascara worth buying.... OH, by the way, I have purchased every,and I mean every, mascara any one could buy!!
This is the first cosmetics product I have purchased from Giorgio Armani and I'm very impressed. This mascara does an excellent job of separating lashes but also adding a lot of volume and length. Before this, I purchased Benefit they're real mascara and wasn't overly impressed so I purchased this and it is much better for my eyelashes. I would definitely recommend.
This is a great mascara. It's a glossy black formula which combined with the brush, gave me long, separated lashes with some volume. No problem with smudging or flaking and holds my curled lashes all day. Removal is a breeze too. Price is comparable to other departmental brands and packaging is classy and minimalistic. This is now one of my favorites aside from YSL Faux Cils and Diorshow Iconic and Extase, but I think if you want to add major drama to your lashes, Dior is the way to go.