This is my go-to daily mascara. I already have long lashes, but this gives them a little boost, without making them look spidery. Unlike most mascaras, this never clumps or flakes. If you're looking for a really dramatic lash, this might not be it, but if you want a natural, clump-free look you should definitely give this a try!
I bought this because I needed a mascara and it was the cheapest one that Maybelline had. My main irks are that it is quite clumpy as it comes out of the tube and I find myself brushing off the excess and at the same time it gives me some seriously spidery lashes.
TL;DR: The product has really taught me about what I'm really looking for in mascara (especially the bristles), but it just isn't for me.
I bought this for 2 reasons:
1) I do not like wearing volumizing mascaras on a day to day basis; i find them a little too dramatic and I'd rather save them for night time events. 1 or 2 coats of a good lengthening mascara is always my go to for a more natural look.
2) I do not like water proof mascara; they are so difficult to remove with my oil based Shu Uemura cleanser, and if I use my BioDerma water based cleanser, I find that the pulling motion of the cotton pads causes my eyelashes to fall out.
So girls, if you're looking for 'volume' or amazing amazing staying power, this isn't for you. I can see why it'd be terribly disappointing if you wanted something more defining and lasting. But for me, it's perfect; Im usually out for not more than 6-8 hours it lasts perfectly fine and when I come home, it dissolves without a fuss under my oil based cleanser.
This baby lengthens my eyelashes without problem. In fact, I've heard from a friend who has rather stubby eyelashes that once, after applying 5 layers, her eyelashes were almost touching her brow bone! I can personally attest to the fact that this keeps lengthening your eyelashes til the last coat desired. (:
Remember to tailor the makeup you buy to your needs! This certainly meets mine.
Although this mascara made my lashes very separated and long, it built ZERO volume for me and made my lashes look quite spidery. Worst of all, it irritated my eyes when I took this off.
I much prefer the volume and curl defining qualities of Volume Express. And the eye irritation was a dealbreaker for me. Will not re-use and definitely will not repurchase.
I absolutely love this product. To be honest, this is the only product I've purchased time after time. I am a mascara junkie and love to always switch and try other ones. I've never stuck to any mascara like I have with this one. I have tried going a month without it and used several different types and I couldn't go through with not using it any longer. So pretty much, it's become my HG mascara and a staple item in my makeup routine.
Pros/What I love about it:
*It never gets clumpy, no matter how many layers you put on.
*Really lengthening, because of the bits of fibre in it.
*Black, fans out your lashes.
*Very good mascara for everyday, very natural yet defining
*Can we just pause for a moment and admire the glorious bright hot pink packaging with a very clever name "Lashionista"?
*The mascara wand is thin enough that it doesn't really scrape against my eyelid and have mascara smearing on it
*It is not super volumizing or waterproof. It doesn't really bother me though.
~I honestly just put Max Factor False lash effect mascara in waterproof(very similar to Covergirl lash blast) for staying power in the rain/water/humid days and a bit of added volume on top.
I am afraid - I am the odd one out here. It's not a "bad" mascara but its not something I would purchase again. Yes it is very natural and lengthens a little ( no volumizing properties). I definitely cannot use it alone and if I have to use two different lash products to get my desired effect - then I would rather use my Kate mascara base (at least that lengthens and volumizes well). Thumbs down for me.
Because it is so thin, it looks super natural and no matter how many coats you apply, it will not clump and instead gives you a naturally long lash effect! Perfect for school and everyday. But it isn't waterproof so it might not hold the curl as much but I'm fine with it.
The fibre adheres nicely to my eyelash and are removable with warm water. however, it does not give the va va voom effect to the eyelashes. needs a few coats to make it look more "mascaraed". not a bad product for the price though! it is about 18 SGD in Singapore. I am not sure if it causes my eyes to itch though when the fibres drop off. i realised with the new heroine make mascara that i use, it does not irritate my eyes as much. still hoping for my HD fibre mascara.
I picked up this mascara in black because I liked the slim packaging and bright pink colour. I like it but it's still not my HG! I use this on my sparse, permed lashes only because the product doesn't hold curl on its own.
- Doesn't clump, no matter how many layers you apply. You could just keep going on (though I usually stop at 2!)
- Visibly lengthens lashes and fans them out
- Love the curved, slim brush which really helps to get mascara on all the littlest lashes in the corners too, and boosts curl.
- Waterproof but also comes off in the shower with just water and no makeup remover needed.
- Overall effect is very natural and light, good everyday mascara.
- When my lashes are not permed (I have naturally straight, droopy lashes), it doesn't hold the curl at all.
- The formula is quite light, so I really need to lay it on thick to see an effect.
- If I'm going for a dramatic look, I skip this altogether because it's just too light and natural and doesn't make enough of an impact.
I'm blown away. Great deep black color. Gives great length and pretty good volume without any clumps. Makes me look like I'm wearing false lashes (the natural looking ones). Best drugstore mascara ever. Just wish they sold it in the US!