OMGosh, this is the bomb! I got this for free from Sephora in their 500 pt Buxom gift set and really wasn't that excited about it. I wear a lot of mascara and stick with what works. I don't have time to try out whats gonna be flakey, whats gonna run etc. So I either use lancomes Hynose or Definicils.I also use maybellines the colossal volume express. If your looking for volume its a great drugstore alternative. Anyhow, point is with mascara I know what I like and dont stray. When I opened my little buxom package out of curiosity I opened the mascara, and it interested me. The wand was like nothing I have ever seen before. It looked like it would give great coverage so out of curiosity I had to try. To my delight this mascara turned out to suprisingly be the BEST mascara I have ever tried...WOW!! It gives great volume and separates the lashes at the same time. My lashes have never looked better. I didn't have a problem with the way the looked before but now that I see how good they can look I have found my HG mascara, bye bye Lancome, Hello Buxom! Really incredible stuff!!
After using DiorShow (and a disastrous turn with DiorShow Waterproof) for quite awhile, I got a sample of this from Sephora and ended up switching. It takes a couple of coats, but I really like how it thickens up my lashes (though I don't really feel like it looks like it lengthens them).
My only complaints are 1) It seems super messy to apply (I'm forever getting it on my eye lids, which is weird because I've never had this problem before) and 2) It takes forever to dry.
So while I search for my mascara HG, this is my go-to.
This is a great product...but not for my short Asian lashes. :( I had such high hopes too!
- Great formula! - no smudging, no flaking, NO clumping, not too dry, not too wet - perfectly creamy texture
- Very buildable w/out clumping of course
- Brush is AWESOME with the dense, rubber bristles that coat and separate each lash
- OK for a natural, fluttery look
- If you have longer lashes, this would be a great one for you
- Brush size is too big for my small eyes - hard to reach corners
- Doesn't hold curl well (I HAVE to use my Shiseido mascara base in order for it to hold any kind of curl)
- Doesn't really volumize or lengthen to give you a WOWZA look - a little TOO natural looking for me.
This is my all time favorite mascara. It gives you volume and length without clumping what so ever. It's a little pricey, but so worth it. The wand is so thick and it really grabs your lashes. Bottom line, I am in love with this mascara and I suggest it to EVERYONE!
I love this mascara! i usually use it with another one though. It curls and lengthens and gives somewhat of volume, but the formula seems to dry out pretty fast. I love it when it's brand new, but after a couple of weeks, i need another one.
I had been searching far and wide for the perfect mascara for me. I've tried everything from Dior to Maybeline and never found something that I instantly fell in love with. I found a sample of this Mascara in one of my drawers and decided to try it and was glad I did! I have eyelashes that grow in separate directions on one eye so I can never get full eyelashes. Since this brush really separates the lashes I haven't had that problem since I started using it! I will definitely buy this mascara again...and again and again, it's my holy grail of mascara. So glad I got that sample!
This mascara actually holds a curl. I have short sparse stick straight downward-pointing eyelashes. When I curl my lashes with a metal eyelash curler and then apply this mascara, it actually doesn't wilt the curl like most non-waterproof mascaras do. So already, this one is ahead of the pack. It doesn't smudge or give me raccoon eyes. The only thing is it isn't very dramatic. It gives a natural look. Lashes are well defined and curled, but not much volume or length. The brush is very big, so I sometimes hit my eyelid with the brush, but it's not anything a little eye makeup remover can't fix. If you want a natural look, then you'll love this mascara. If you want more drama, this may not be the best mascara for you then.
I like this mascara for really defining my lashes. The bristles on the wand are pretty stiff and the head of the wand is pretty big. The size is not an issue since it actually works well with my thick, course lashes. I can actually see the wand grabbing, separating, and coating each lash as I apply.
It doesnt give you lots of length and doesnt really thicken all that much but if you have thick, long lashes like me, then this is a good even day mascara.
I am a firm believer in skipping out on high end mascaras, I just can't throw that much money away every three months! But I was excited to try this mascara out after receiving it in a gift set from Sephora. When I first used this mascara, I thought the formula was too runny for my liking. After a couple of weeks the formula dried out and I started liking it more, but I still don't think it did anything special. I don't really understand why this mascara is so expensive. It didn't volumize my lashes and it definitely didnt lengthen them. It's not a complete waste though, it's still a black mascara that I can wear everyday to work for a more natural look. It's a very boring mascara! I promised myself that I would finish it up before moving on to my favorite mascara.... Lash Blast!!
Received a sample of this. I really liked the mascara. Nice thick fluffy (but not clumpy) lashes. The mascara also had lots of staying power. I'm not one to spend a lot of money on mascara (I do just fine with Maybelline), so I'm not sure I'd spend the money for the full price.