Received a sample of this mascara and was excited to try this, but am disappointed. I first tried coating this on top of my existing mascara (Shu Ueumura's Xtreme Precise Finish mascara) to make sure it didn't run, because nobody wants racoon eyes. First test, A-OK. The formula seemed lightweight, non-clumping and volumized. I like how thin the actual wand is, but I think the bristles could've been a tad longer, but is good at getting into corners. Again, though, this was a sample I had and the actual size could vary a bit.
Next step: all-day wear. Though the mascara was lightweight and volumized, the second it coated my bare lashes, my curl deflated. After a few swipes in the morning, I realized I didn't have time to redo my makeup (mascara comes last). Needless to say, when my makeup isn't right—especially my lashes—my whole day feels off. Don't get me wrong; I like that it lengthened my lashes and gave it a feathery look, but it completely straightened out my lashes (stick straight), which is a huge (!) negative for me. Another reviewer mentioned this was a great mascara for Asian lashes—not so, especially if your lashes are like mine and don't hold a curl well. If this mascara could hold a curl, it very well could've been my HG mascara, but it doesn't.
HG mascara. The only mascara I've used that doesn't run down my face or flake off. This mascara lasts even in the rain. The wand is tiny so you can reach all your lashes. Very pricy, but worth it in my opinion.
the worse mascara i used so far, cannot see any effect after putting it on and it smashes after few hours.
Great mascara for Asian eyes as it grabs every lash and the wand is easy to manoeuvre!
Layer on 3 coats on curled lashes for max effect:)
I bought this for £18 in Debenhams when my EL 'Zero Smudge Volume + Lift' mascara ran out because I discovered that EL weren't, as the saleswoman had told me, actually cruelty-free.
This mascara is intensely black and the brush is absolutely tiny - which is great for me because my natural lashes really aren't very long. It's easy to apply to both upper and lower lashes, and so far hasn't clumped. It gives a natural look whilst lengthening and adding subtle volume. My lashes look much longer and fuller than usual with a very quick and careless half-asleep application and remain that way all day. (If you prefer the spider-legs look then this probably isn't for you - you'd have to dry and re-layer a few times.)
I have been rained and snowed on in this mascara and it has never run or smudged, and I've never once needed to re-apply it - it really is long-wearing. I'm also a contact lens wearer and I'm pleased to say that it has caused no irritation in that department either.
New holy grail mascara.
great mascara, the wand is tiny so you get precise application both on the lower and upper lashes. great product although the price is too high. if you have the money shell out, if not cheaper mascaras will do, its not magic, its just the small wand which does the trick