I just finished this tube, but have no plans to repurchase. I really liked the primer as it added a tonne of volume, separation, length, held the curl, and made my teeny tiny sparse lower lashes look amazing. I was also really impressed with how easy the tubes removed with warm water and my facial cleanser without ruining my lashes. What I really hated about this product was the mascara as it was dry, flaky, and barely coated the tubes. I ended up using other brands of mascara with a wetter formula and had achieved fantastic results. The main reason I have no intention of repurchasing is I'm new to the whole lash primer world and desire to try other products. I would prefer to purchase a whole tube of great primer then waste my money on a product that includes a great primer and horrible mascara. If L'Oreal just sold the primer/extended beauty tubes separately I would not only buy, but stock up.
Absolutely love this mascara. No, it doesn't give you really, really voluminous lashes, but frankly, for me, that look isn't really appropriate for everyday wear - this is perfect for everyday mascara. It absolutely does not come off with tears or sweat - but easily removes with warm water, as it states on the package. I've never curled my lashes, so that's not an issue for me. This is great stuff, I hope they continue to make it.
I really like this mascara. When I want a little extra oomph...I put my Laura Mercier mascara over this mascara (it's very black and eye defining)...I did it as a test, wondering if adding a regular mascara over the tubing would negate the benefits of non smudging tubes. Surprisingly it didn't. I curl my lashes before AND agree that you need to curl them again after this mascara....the curl really lasts forever doing it this way.
So, tubing mascaras finally made it to the drug store realm. They're quite well known as department store territory. I actually prefer this to my $24 KissMe, as I actually have the option to wear the white (volumizing) primer or not. I actually used KissMe for a good 6 years, and when I ran out of my last tube of it a few months back, I decided to try the L'Oreal. I'm not looking back, that's for sure. If you've never tried a tubing mascara, this is what you're in for: Mascara that applies just like mascara should, yet does not flake or bleed throughout the day. I've heard some say "but it's too hard to get off! Makeup removers don't work!" and THAT is the beauty of tubing mascaras. You don't need makeup remover, and if you know how, they're easy peasy to remove. What's the secret? Warm water. Yep, just let them soak in warm water for about 30 seconds or so and then wipe them away. The tubes will actually stay intact and slide off your lashes whole. If you just stand under your shower stream and let the water pull them off, you don't even have to touch your eyes. The downsides are that apparently lashes don't hold a good curl with this (or any) tubing mascara and that there are two steps and you HAVE to cover the primer (white) with the mascara completely. Or you can do what I do when I'm in a hurry. Skip the base, and sacrifice a bit of thickness. Oh, and also if you apply 42 coats of your normal mascara to get those big bushy tarantulas crawling from your eyes, you're probably not going to get that look from this. It's not meant to be applied in a ton of coats. It does give good length and volume, though, on its own merit and when compared with KissMe.
I work very long hours, and, the issue I have with a lot of mascaras, especially during the summer, is that, waterproof or not, they smudge, and I end up either looking like a punk rocker or a panda at the end of the day. Not with this, however. It lives up to the ads, you apply it, it stays on til you take it off, and you don't have to fuss about much to get it off, just my Purity and warm water and a washcloth, and off it goes!
I saw some other reviewers talking about the application, it's very simple, apply the white (primer) to each upper lash, then each lower lash. Let it sit about ten seconds, then apply the black coat same way and you're done!
This is a really great mascara, it doesn't smudge or flake and when worn in the rain or in water, only comes off if you rub your lashes. I like the look it gives my lashes but I think it could do a little better job of lengthening and volumizing. I really can't complain though because the mascaras I have that do lengthen and volumize are the ones that smudge and especially flake off, which I hate more than anything. It is important to apply the primer and then mascara immediately, or else it will dry and look clumpy instead of separated. I will definitely continue to buy this and I see why it is so popular and has such good reviews. I think maybe I will have to play with it a little bit to get some more volume out of it. I'm loving it more every day.
I highly recommend this - I never had a mascara actually freak me out because of how long and fake it made my lashes look. I mean that in the best possible way. There's a touch and go period where one has to get used to the whole application process, but after that it's great. I could rave on forever about this - it's the only mascara i've tried that does exactly what it advertises.
I LOVE THIS MASCARA! Ok so it took me a while to get used to it but I can finally say that I am in love!!! It stays on all day, does not flake off into my eyes like Maybelline Falsies or even my much-loved Voluminous Million Lashes and OF COURSE it makes my lashes look much longer. I was so tired of wiping with my fingers the black markings of mascara that these would leave behind under my eyes (no to mention retouching the undereye concealer).
What makes this mascara amazing is taking it OFF!! No need to rub like crazy. I have the one in blackest black and I will stick to that. Will definitely repurchase. Great Mascara.
I need a lot of moisturizer under my eye in oder to prevent caking of the massive amount of concealer necessary to cover my under-eye circles. I also find it important to wear sunscreen in this delicate area. Because these oily products are used in the under-eye area, I often end up with racoon eyes even when I use waterproof mascara as the oil in the moisturizer and sunscreen is the perfect medium to dissolve the mascara. This mascara that builds up under my eyes is not easily removed and contributes further to my dark circles. However, beauty tubes eliminated this problem and is also easier on my lashes because the removal is easier. My only complaint is it does not seem to thicken my lashes or create quite the same dramatic effect that my former favorite covergirl lashblash was able to able to create. I have no experienced any flaking as of yet, but I have only been using the mascara for a few days, so I will update further if I find any additional problems.
What is with your products lately, L'Oreal? This was another huge disappointment. 2 major problems--one, it clumps horribly; and two, I could never get the black pigment to completely cover the white pigment. Who wants zebra-stripe eyelashes?? I can't tell you anything about the staying power, because it looked so awful I removed the "tubes" before leaving the house. Not recommended at all.