Nope nope nope. I bought a super cute Hard Candy gift set of three mascaras, this being one of them, and tried all three. This was my absolute least favorite. It burned my eyes, didn't thicken at all, and flaked like crazy. Definitely don't recommend. However, the other two were great! (especially Ginormous Lash)
This is pretty good stuff. It's so cheap and I have to say that I had no big complaints about this mascara at all. It didn't flake, it didn't smudge, it lengthened and gave my lashes volume and it lasts all day. My only small issue is that it has a tendency to clump a bit but hey, it's like $5. It also came off very easily and didn't cause any lash loss while removing it. A few times, however, I noticed my eyes burned a bit after applying. Hard Candy's ingredients are cheap and not that great. You get what you pay for. So I kind of overlooked the mild burning as it passed quickly and didn't cause any redness, etc. I would repurchase this.
This mascara is amazing! After not really loving another Hard Candy mascara, I decided to give this one a shot. I was hoping to like this, but I was not expecting to love it as much as I do!
This mascara claims to give dramatic volume and curl. It does all that, and also adds a ton of length to my lashes. With just 2 coats of this, I can really get that false-lash effect. I used this pretty much every day because I like really dramatic lashes, but this was especially great for nights out when you really want your lashes to pop.
I'll admit that this mascara took some getting used to. The brush is huge, and the barbell/hourglass shape of the brush was a little hard to handle at first. I ended up with lots of mascara on my lids the first few times I used this! The formula also started out being pretty wet, which didn't help matters. But in a few weeks this had dried up enough to make it much less messy and easier to use. Despite the fact that this was a pretty wet mascara, I never had problems with this smearing or smudging, and when this dried out a bit it never flaked, either. It would last all day, even through naps!
I think this is a really underrated mascara, and I think more people need to check this out! If you like a lot of va-va-voom to your lashes, this stuff is fabulous!