I got this as part of a set and was holding on to it to use it post eye surgery - so very sensitive eyes. as you can imagine! The only reason I would not buy this again is because of the very high price tag and the fact that you are meant to replace your mascara every 3 to 6 months. At first I found it quite 'wet' however it applies really well. One of the few mascaras that does not end up all over my eye lid after I have applied it! It also coats your eyelashes really well, it lenghtens and it seems to curl my lashes slightly - I'm not sure if I have a natural curl in my lashes anyway!
It hasn't irritated my eyes but late in the day I find it can flake a little bit but that is usually at the end of the day when my eyes are tired and everything seems to irritate them! I just wish I could find a mascara that was as good at a fraction of the price tag! I would recommend this to other people and I am tempted to repurchase inspite of the price!
I bought this sort of on a whim. I've always loved mascara; it's my 'go to' when it comes to makeup and I pretty much don't leave the house without it on. I've tried all kinds over the years. I recently got a new job after a long and arduous interview and examination process and so I decided to splurge a little on myself to celebrate and try this stuff out. I would love to give it a five because it has a nice texture and color (I have it in black and it's a solid, black-black) and the brush and overall packaging are very good and easy to use. However, I had to give it four for these reasons:
It seems tricky to apply correctly. If I take my time with it and be careful not to apply too much, it does exactly what it purports to do: lengthen. I love that about it! I walk a fine line with this mascara because if I overdo it slightly and apply too much in one shot, it clumps terribly and builds up thick on my lashes. So, I start lightly with it and add tiny amounts until it sets in. If it applies correctly, it's the best mascara I've ever used.
Another reason why it loses one is because I find it to be strange when removing it. My regular cleanser/cold cream doesn't work on it...no, the only thing that will remove this is warm water with a little soap. I suppose that's a testament to its staying power. It truly stays put and will not smudge, again, as it claims. I can rub my eyes with this on and it will not smear. I've also cried with it on and it stayed in place just fine, which is odd since warm water takes it off. I've even put this on at 6 in the morning, fallen asleep with it on that night, and it still looks good the next morning. So yeah, it has incredible staying power. I just wish my cold cream would cut through it because it causes me to add an extra step to my nightly facial routine.
I think maybe I don't fully understand this mascara. I love it, but it's also a little bothersome to use so rather than use it for daily wear, I tend to use it if I'm going out and need something a bit more dramatic on my eyes. Still, I have to recommend it because when it's good, it's really, really good.
This stuff is wicked. I got a 2.4ml in a double ended wand together with double wear concealer (perfect for traveling, I love the concept!!!) and I plan to buy a full size one as soon as I run out. The formula is great, very black, quite liquid-y but not runny so I get good volumising coats but they're not clumpy, lengthens really well and almost looks like fake lashes. Almost. Holds a curl OK, not the best but better then some I've tried.
Oh, it is does NOT smudge, flake or crumble while you're wearing it. Perfect!
The only mascara which doesn't irritate my super sensitive eyes!! It stays on up to 10 hour wear and yet so easy to remove. Try this one if you have sensitive eyes!
I have used this mascara for a number of years now and I during that time I have tried to find something a little cheaper, but I always end up going back to Estee Lauder Double Wear.
I live in the humid tropics and I can put this on in the morning and have it last all day, without wearing off (or marking my eyelids).
I love this mascara and have given up trying to find another cheaper version that matches it - nothing comes close.
Makes my eyelashes look thicker and longer and lasts all day and just washes off with warm water.
Def my HG for mascaras!
I have been searching ALL OVER for a mascara that didn't run or smudge. I am just one of those people that EVERYTHING ran. This mascara is great. It doesn't bother my sensitive eyes and says in place ALL DAY. Its not super great for dramatic lashes, but if you are looking for every day all day wear, this is great. I agree with some reviews that it flakes when you are taking it off, But only when you are taking it off so its not really a big deal. Love it. Get It.
I'm so disappointed in this. On the plus side, it does last all day and does not smudge. The bad thing is that it clumps on my lashes like crazy. I've tried everything to make it not clumb, even using a brush from another mascara tube but still, it clumps. I wanted to like this so much :( Unfortunately, I will not be buying this again.
First mascara I've used that does not smudge AT ALL over the course of the day. AT ALL. Seems to lengthen pretty well too.
If you want your lashes to look thicker too, try using a primer first. I like EL's Lash Primer Plus, but whatever you like best should be fine.
Edit: I have switched to Clinique's High Impact. It looks great and never clumps.
I got a small sample of this in a GWP and then bought the full size. It's the only mascara that I've ever tried that lasts the whole day without smudging!
EDIT: After finding more high end mascaras that stay all day, I'm bumping this mascara down to 4 lippies, since it makes the lashes crunchy and hard. If you layer on a little too much it can also clump.
I am giving this 4 out of 5 because it is probably good for some people. However I didn't get that this is lengthening and it clumps SO badly on my already long lashes. I need volume... but it was my mistake.