This is the most pigmented and rich mascara i've ever used. It truly is a gel-like mascara. I use it when I want a super intense look or when I wear just mascara alone and my lashes need to stand out. I got a sample through birchbox and I would re-buy in a heartbeat if it wasn't so ridiculously expensive. I have a hard time paying over $20 for mascara, or even $10 sometimes! $28 is insane.
I would go 2.5 on this. I think the product works well for awhile, but smudges horribly as the evening progresses. Maybe it is just my skin, but I don't have this issue with other mascaras. Also, the brush is not my favorite. I like the fuller brushes. This one was messy and hard to use. When the product was on and before it started to smudge, I liked it.
This gel gives your lashes a natural look, so if you are expecting drastic volume or length, keep looking. But for natural-looking lashes, this does a good job. It also darkens the lashes nicely. It does clump when applying but that can be fixed with a lash comb. Staying power is great on a dry day, don't yet know how it will handle humidity. I will update as I learn more.
Update: handles humidity well. Still keeping it at 4 lippies due to the clumping, but overall this is a good product and I would repurchase.
This stuff is AMAZING! I had been wanting some after I got a sample with a Sephora order. Even the brush from the sample bottle did amazing works. However, with a steep $26.50 price tag I didn't purchase any. Then my sisters BF gave me a $20 Sephora gift card and I scurried down to the nearest Sephora to get some (I can handle $6.50!) and all I can say is Im SO happy I did. Not only does it have amazing immediate results, it lengthens like false lashes and adds a great mount of volume, but after using it for a few weeks (about 6) I really feel like my lashes have GROWN longer!! I took off my makeup the other night and thought "I must still have mascara on" and after working a little harder to remove I realized..."no, they're just longer!!!" They dont boast that it helps your lashes grow but I think jus the simple fact that it is conditioning, it feel soft and flexible while its on, it allows your lashes to grow better. I dont know if I will buy it again simply because of the price tag but next time I have a chance to get some at a discount I will buy it for sure!!! Just a little background on my mascara hunt...I have tried all sorts of mascaras from Maybeline Great Lash to Dior Show. I was a die hard Too Faced Lash Injection fan until I found Benifit Bad Gal Lash and the only reason I switched was because the Lash Injection was a bit hard to remove due to the reason it works so well, its tubules that form on your lashes. Then in a hurry and after hearing so much great stuff about it I grabbed some Cover Girl Lash Blast and may I say its fantastic. It was the only drug store brand that I have ever found that comes close to rivaling the expensive ones. Now after using the Perfekt lash gel it will be really hard to use anything else. However, I got some Bad Gal Lash for Christmas so maybe Ill justify and switch out.