This mascara is ok - it's certainly not the best I've ever used but it does the job. I still experience smudging, but it usually isn't too bad. It is slightly frustrating that you need an oil based (dual?) eye makeup remover to really get it off - I prefer to only use one remover for my face (crealine usually does the job). This will give you natural lashes - it coats them but other than that, I didn't notice any effect. It's a bit expensive on a student budget, especially considering you should replace mascaras every 4 months.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mascara!!! I've been using this for past few years. I recently changed to a drug store product (non waterproof) only because this mascara tends to smudge on my lower eyelids past mid day :( And then I learned that 'waterproof' does not mean smudge proof. I will test out their non waterproof version of this mascara. Even with little bit of smudging, I still think this is the BEST mascara out there! Easy to use, it lengthens and adds volume. also love the brush. With this mascara, I don't get clumps, I don't have to brush it out to get the lashes separated after applying because it separates it well. Keeps my short straight lashes curled all day. And it is truly waterproof. I've cried several times wearing this mascara and I live in Seattle so it drizzle pretty often and face gets wet, but I don't have black tears running down my face. It is pricey, but I'm willing to pay extra for product that gives me exactly what I want.
This is my favorite mascara. I'm always trying out new mascaras, but always end up coming back to this one. I haven't found one that comes close to looking as great on me as this one does. I've used both the regular and waterproof, and prefer this one (waterproof). It's the best at lengthening, giving volume to my lashes and holding a curl, while staying put all day (never smudges on me). It is a bit of a pain to remove, but it's worth dealing with.
I bought this mascara in Blu Note. I was looking for a blue waterproof mascara and I found this. It was a splurge for me. It's very expensive for a mascara. I do love the color and I apply it over my black mascara for a fun look. This will last me a while since I don't coat my whole lashes with it just the tips. But the Blue Note is a Limited edition, I'm debating if I should buy another one as a backup.
Very easy to use mascara. Really loved the normal version but as I cycle and exercise a lot I bought the waterproof version. While I absolutely love the normal one I'm a bit disappointed with the wp one, it just doesn't hold up, I have dark smudges at the end of the day. With or without foundation, it doesn't matter, I end up with dark smudges all over my under eyes.
I cycle outdoors every day in rainy old England and have tried so many mascaras. This mascara is brilliant and the only one I buy. My lashes have a tendency not to curl up, but using a eyelash curler this mascara stays put and doesn't run even in pouring rain. It never goes clumps either. Worth every penny
This mascara gives amazing false-lash effect and stays on pretty much all day! Dies not clump, smudge or run. Gives doll-like lashes because of the fibres, which tend to flake off and fall into my eyes- very, very unpleasant experience!!
Overall, beautiful effect, but not worth the suffering for everyday use, maybe for a special occasion but definitely too expensive to splurge on it again
I guess everyone's lashes are different? For my limp, thin, medium length lashes, this has been the best mascara for the last 2 years or so! It's never too watery from the first time opened, doesn't clump unless layered too many times, soooo black, thickens and lengthens beautifully! I always have spares of this mascara in my stash coz chanel cosmetic is not available in my country, so i'm always terrified of running out. I always purchase the waterproof one, but tried samples of the regular one and it's just as good! Unfortunately the price is as dramatic as the results and i hate how the gold in the packaging flakes so easily (especially if you travel a lot with it)? Right now I'm down to only one spare and I'm planning to order one online first ($42 through a reseller) before opening my last pack.. That's how much I love it!!
At first glance people may think "Oh, Chanel designer brand and over priced s**t..." but no. Seriously, this is worth your money. If I had to choose one mascara and one only for the rest of my life this would be it. It does everything it says it does volume, length, curl and separation plus it's water proof! (So of course water proof makeup remover needed) I use 10 Noir and the brush is fantabulous (fantastic + fabulous); no clumping on brush or when applied and it lasts all day long! Depending on the look you're going on, whether natural or glamorous it will look barely there. By far one of the best mascaras out there.
NOTE: It is NOT sweat proof...not recommended for humid climates but formulas may vary depending on country.
i generally love my chanel products since i always think its more worth while and this mascara can be one of them. this mascara does wonders with lengthening but not much of anything else. a couple of swipes and your eyes will look more awake. this product is my every day use and i love it and it doesnt budge like it says, stays on for hours with not a single smudge.