I had to rush to my computer to write this review...Ermahgerd... this mascara is awesome! I was trying to look for a Tarina Tarantino mascara replacement that was discontinued last year... tried TONS of other ones (Diorshow, Buxom, Clinique types, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide, Korres, Lancome types, Stila, Benefit they're real, Lash-gasm, Tarte types, PTR lashes to die for, Urban Decay types, Smashbox, Blinc and various drugstore types.) The effect this gives me is a long, glossy and feathery look... it definitely enhances my medium-long lashes and totally multiplies them! The closest look this gives me is what Buxom lash or Tarina Tarantino's mascara would give. I have tried fiberwig and "fiber" type mascaras many moons ago but it clumped too much so i stopped choosing those types. This made me change my mind! What i do is put one coat of this mascara, then put a "tubing" type (I use clinique's lash power but it is a PITA to remove!) if i want it to last all day. Otherwise, it is good on its own but it does smudge on my outer lower lash line if I get oily. The packaging leaves much to be desired... brush is medium large bristle type... color is glossy black/blackest black. Otherwise, if i cannot afford my 20$ mascaras and have to go on a ramen diet to afford them, i will choose this! It rivals the high end mascaras and It is slowly creeping up the HG ladder... a must try!
I rarely buy the same mascara twice, I love trying new ones, but I just bought my second one of these! This mascara is great if you want longer and fuller lashes. The wand may look wimpy but it really works. The product isn't clumpy and I can build up to 3 coats without my lashes looking spidery. The formula is also very black which I love (got mine in black lacquer). This mascara will be my go to for a while!!
This is a pretty good mascara. My HG Fiber mascara (DJV Beautinizer Fiberwig) has been out of stock on Sephora's site and every brick and mortar store I have been to. I have been looking for a substitute.
My mascara routine is: Dior primer, Buxom lash, then DJV Fiberwig. I use the Fiberwig to add length and to "set" my mascara aka waterproof it.
This mascara does not perform like Fiberwig. Even though it is technically a fiber mascara, it performs much more like a volumizing mascara, and a darn good one at that. I get really great volume and definition over a primer or by itself. It doesn't smudge much on its own.
As far as the "black lacquer" claim, it is legit. You may not think that after looking at it, or comparing it to high end mascaras, but it has come to my attention that drugstore mascaras are gray. I ordered the "blackest black" false fiber mascara from this brand and held it up in against this one. The "blackest black" looked straight up gray compared to this.
My one gripe with this product is that it is incredibly irritating if you get a fiber in your eye during removal. Seriously more painful than any other eyemakeup product ever in my eye. Also, it feels quite heavy on lashes. It holds a curl really well, so the heaviness does not make lashes droop, it just reminds you that you have mascara on.
Overall, this is a great drugstore mascara. I've never bought a L'Oreal mascara before this, but I may look into some others.
Better than voluminous mascara to me. Although I don't notice a 'glossy' or 'lacquer' finish it's still nice. It's lengthening, volumizing, and doesn't clump. The formula is not too thick or thin, and you can build it up for a more dramatic look.
I hope L'Oreal never stops making this.
Grade A , mascara. Total HG!!! Very sexy, long, lush and best of all buildable. I can do a natural look with just a light coat or two or get real buildable falsie lookin lashes. Great on volume, length, and thickening. My favorite is that the brush is so good to get your desired look, good mascara wands are tough to find. I will totally replenish!
I love this Mascara! It lengthens and doesn't clump on me. However, it dries out really fast I usually need to replace within a month. other than that I love it!
This is pretty great but it weighs down your lashes and my lashes touch my eyelids and about every 5 minutes I have to run off the black from it melting of my lashes onto my lids
This mascara was OK. It lengthened my lashes but it didnt make them more voluminous. It smudged a lot and it didnt hold the curl very well. I won't buy this again.
I got this new and unused on super discount at only $2.00 I now wish I would have bought more. I am always trying to mascaras out and the "falsie look " always entices me lol! This didn't disappoint me. Very black, glossy w/o being obnoxious, it really lengthened and plumped up my lashes. I also love the brush, easy to work with and maneuver around my large eyes. I like the sleek packaging too, its cute. :)
I really liked this mascara, I think it's the wand that does it for me. I don't like the original voluminous, I found it clumpy and too wet, but this formula is very nice. I wouldn't say it gives me false lashes (I don't know what those look like, but I imagine they are more dramatic than mascara) but it does lengthen and define the lashes. it is not volumizing, but it is not what I was looking for. The brush is skinny and allows me to really get to the base of the lashes. I will definitely repurchase.