I think I wrote a good review of this product a while back, but my opinion has changed. I originally reviewed a smaller GWP size. Once I bought the full sized product, I had the same problem many others reported: after a week or two, this product gets very clumpy and dries out a bit. It no longer goes on like it once did. It also flakes after the "break in" period. I won't repurchase; at this high price, you really only get a good mascara for a short time.
Totally hated this mascara! It made my lashes dry and brittle and when I took it off at the end of the day, I lost about 10 of them! Total waste of money and I would not repurchase. If they use more silicone in their formula, maybe I will repurchase(wait, what am I saying? I won't! It totally sucked!)
This is the ONLY mascara that doesn't smear under my eyes. Also goes on smoothly and not thickly. Your lashes, but fully defined and natural. The trick is to curl your lashes, then apply a thin coat so it locks in the curl. If you over-do it, you'll lose the curl.
Lancome has the WORST mascara spoolies ever! The spoolie is too narrow and short. Definicils always gives me insect leg lashes; plus, it flakes.
I've used this mascara for years. I know it's not the best out there, but I don't have the energy to look for a different brand because this one works well for me. It looks very natural. I've never had any problems with clumping or smearing during the day. It's more expensive than drugstore brands, but I gave those up long ago. There's so much makeup out there to try without having to worry about finding a new mascara!
I agree with the reviewer below: this mascara gives a classic look. It's understated enough for day but works at night too if you want a more dramatic look. However, if you want a heavier mascara, you should try a different formula. Having said that, as a woman-in-her-40s, with not much time to switch around, who wants to look nice but not nessecarily theatrical, this mascara is perfect for me both day and night. I've been using it for 20 years, it's never clumped or irritated my sensitive, contact-lens-wearing eyes, does not run easily, but washes off with regular facial wash. I'm addicted to the navy color which works with both dark and light hair/complexions and seems to be a more stable formula than brown or black. If you want a versatile, convenient, high-quality mascara, this is it. Yes, it's terribly expensive compared to drugstore mascaras, but lasts a little longer and you will not have to buy eye makeup remover. I have tried all of Lancome's mascara formulas and have yet to find one like Definicils. I find that if I want a thicker lash, I can powder my lashes before applying mascara, or just apply a third or fourth coat. I hope they never stop making this formula, because it's just too perfect!
I am on the fence with this mascara. On one hand, I find it is totally overrated because it gives the same exact look that some other drugstore mascara has given me in terms of definition, lengthening, and volume (and at a $21 price tag, too!). On the other hand, it is one of the few mascaras that has not made me look like a racoon by the end of the day. I think that I should try some highly rated drugstore mascaras, such as maybelline full and soft, l'oreal voluminous, MF 2000 calorie before making further judgement. But as it stands right now, I find it unreasonable to pay $21 for a mascara that is nothing revolutionary, which means I probably will not purchase this again.
This is tho ONLY mascara that does not end up under my eyes by the end of the day. It is expensive, but I end up saving a ton of $ by not buying and trying other brands.
This is my HG mascara!! I've tried several dept/drugstore ones and I find this one is the best for my tiny, thin lashes!!
I find that it really builds them up with 2 coats and doesn't leave them brittle the way others can. It defines but gives me the extra volume I'm lacking. I usually apply 2-3 coats before it's completely dried and then I get some lashes worth noticing. I usually love to get the gwp size since it's time to toss your mascara when the little mini is just running out anyway.
I've tried the other Lancome formulas but I keep defaulting to this one as the others are either too dry a formula for me or give me a huge clumpy mess. If I can't get my hands on a Definicils, I find the next best thing for me is the Max Factor 2000 Calorie.
Definicils has always been my favourite Lancome's mascara (and long time ago Keracils mascara). It looks very natural but lenghten the lashes nicely. Very good brush - easy to apply and doesn't clump. I just think that Lancome's mascaras dries up quite quickly.