I got this as part of a birthday give away from sephora (thank you I love the store ). It's a travel/trial size which is perfect for a traveling makeup bag. It stayed on fantastically, didn't not rub off, or clump too much. Getting it off, another story I use makeup wipes go get my makeup off every night and it took the whole wipe and a lot time to get it off and my eyes were so red by the time I was done. oh well it was worth a try.
So hard to remove even though it isn't waterproof. Even though it doesn't flake, smudge, and is long-lasting I don't like hassle when I am removing my makeup at night. It was even hard removing it with a oil based makeup remover. The struggle was real removing this product and you can remove eyelashes if not careful. Overall I wouldn't repurchase it again and even though the rocket mascara(non waterproof) is hard to remove. It is easier to remove the rocket than the they're real mascara. It all just depends on what you want in a mascara, and also just to add the mascara holds a curl.
This is an absolutely amazing mascara! The formula thickens and lengthens in one application without need for a second coat. It dries rather quickly, so if you feel the need to add a second coat, do it quickly. I love the little spiky brush on the tip, it's great for reaching those wispy, little hard to reach lashes. I've never found it clumpy at all, and it leaves my lashes soft and pliable. As I mentioned before, it dries fast so keep the top on between coats and when you're not using it.
This and drugstore Voluminous mascara are my favorites. I am half Asian so with that comes the short straight almost non existent lashes. Its very sad. I've tried tons of different mascaras and have always gone back to Voluminous or Diorshow if I'm feeling heavy pockets (its rare) but then I found this at Sephora and could not believe how much lash I got with one coat. Its an immediate fake lash look with out having to apply coat after coat. I don't use the spiky ball end, just wiggle the brush side to side while brushing up and the brush finds and defines every tiny lash. Maybe I am so impressed because I don't think highly of the Benefit brand, no matter how cute they name their product, and this stands out for sure. I think people with the sample sizes are not getting an accurate portrayal of the product. Sample sizes always seem to be old and crusty. Get the big size and be done with it already. Buy from a store that has a no hassle return policy if you're still unsure, just don't get the trial size - you're only hurting yourself.
I do not understand the hype on this product. I have a sample size and have used it many different way but I find it very clumpy and flakey. There are so many drugstore mascara a that blow this stuff out if the water. Don't waste your money.
Wow! Ok - Now I get it. I'm on a permanent quest to find a mascara that can add a bit of 'oomf' to my pathetic excuse of non- lashes & think this might be it! It's expensive - and the packaging is dreadful - it looks like a £5 mascara but it does the job. Half the key is the brush - it has a kind of spiked end that gets to all the tiny baby lashes, and overall adds length & curl. I even wore it alone without liner which is unheard of for me & a work colleague made a comment on how long my lashes are! Boom! :)
I didn't realize that I was losing eyelashes until I ran out of this and bought another brand. My lashes started growing back in, noticeably, along my lower lash line. I was kind of shocked.
I only tried a deluxe sample but it was way too clumpy for my likes and also irritated my eyes a bit.
I absolutely love this mascara. I normally do three coats of it and my lashes look just like the lashes of a person wearing falsies ! It does clump every now and again, but so far this is my favorite....
I love this mascara - it builds lashes quickly and gives volume and a lot of nice length. I've tried everything, from very high-end to very low-end, and this is one of the best. I think this mascara could be clumpy, but the brush is pretty good at keeping that from happening.
To sum it up - if you like a false lash look without flakiness or clumps, try this. I have bought this numerous times. Yes it's expensive at $23, but you could easily pay $30 or more for others that don't perform nearly as well.