Amazing volume. I've tried Iconic, loved it, but this one is even better! Iconic gives more definition and a natural look. Extase gives you fat, blacker-than-black lashes. Not super volumizing, but I found since the bumpy brush picks up even the shortest lashes, my fringe looks thicker. Stays on all day, no suggestion of smear or shadow under the eyes, but removes easily. Paired with the Diorshow primer or Lancome lash primer, the results are phenomenal. My lashes look like doll lashes. Wish this wasn't a $35 CAD mascara, but I'll probably buy again and rotate in with my CG lashblast!!
I finally caved in after reading the reviews! There are alot of reviewers on here saying that it clumps, but it doesnt? Far from it! I get nice, long, separated lashes! my lashes are of medium length, not stumpy, but I wouldnt call them long by any means...and this mascara lengthens them better than any mascara I've tried (I've tried alot and probably have spent hundreds of pounds)
get it, you wont regret it.
This is the first non-drugstore brand mascara I have used. I got a deluxe sample from Sephora and have just purchased the full size.
I have been using Careprost (generic for Latisse) and I finally have decent eyelashes. Before the Careprost applying mascara was a joke, nothing could really make a difference.
So basically my review is somewhat jaded, because this is the first mascara I have used since I grew eyelashes. But I love the way my eyelashes look with this mascara, It stays on all day, it doesnt flake, doesn't clump and it comes off easily with just my regular cleanser, I don't need a special eye makeup remover.
Overall I'm very impressed.
I was looking for a mascara and was torn after reading the reviews here regarding whether or not I should purchase. I am really happy I did. I curl my lashes, apply Shiseido mascara base, and then this. It hold curls, lengthens my Asian lashes amazingly, and it doesn't smudge (it barely comes off when I'm taking off makeup at the end of the day, this guy is pretty much waterproof). Perhaps it's the Shiseido mascara base, but I've also used other mascaras on top (both high end and drug store) and this really works well. It's not very volumizing, I agree, but two coats make my lashes look really nice. I don't find it too wet, and I don't have to wipe excess mascara off, so I don't know, maybe I got a good tube. I love that it clicks when you close it properly. Great mascara, but I haven't used it alone so maybe I will do that. I got it recently from Sephora in a Dior mascara set (with two smaller sample ones, one is Diorshow, and I can't remember the other one). Love extase, will definitely repurchase, I think I may like it more than the Diorshow, which I've been using for two years.
Over-hyped , horrible mascara. I've tried many different application styles, but it's super wet, sticky , and holds no curl.
No matter how little I try to apply, it has a stiff polymer feel, so the lashes never stay soft and natural looking. In fact, they look stumpy.
Since I kept it too long to return it , I will share my strategy for getting some use in case it helps someone else.
1) wipe off excess mascara on tube
2) wipe off leftover as much as possible on tissue - try to make it as if you are cleaning off ALL the mascara from the brush
3) apply the tiny bit of mascara that's left - this light layer will stick and you will get a decent effect.
Then, if I use a little full and soft later, it kind of combs off the extra extase and softens things up. But this is not a good product - hypnose is much softer and layers better.
I am kind of in love with this little gem at the moment:) I tried this because it was new and the packaging is just soooo luxe! But when I put two coats of this on my lashes it volumizes, lengthens AND curls! I really think this will be in my mascara rotation for a long time to come. The price bothers me not as I always am willing to splurge for things that work so well. Could you find a cheaper alternative? Probably. But I'm sticking with this one.
I am so in love with this!!!! It takes the HG emblem away from my Lancome Hypnose Mascara! What makes it wonderful is it thickens my lashes, seperates and DOES NOT SMUDGE! (Sorry Hypnose). An I have never built up to more than two coats. I wonder what would happen...
This was better than I expected, but not exceptional enough for me to repurchase. I have long lashes so I look for formulas that will give me a lot of volume, a lot of drama, and maintain my curl. Despite the shape of the wand, which looked like another gimmick to me, I purchased this based on the reviews and also because I was curious.
The color is very pigmented, very rich, a true inky black. It applies easily enough given the odd, bumpy shape of the wand. I didn't find it to be too bulky or clumsy to wield. It seems to enhance length without weighing my lashes down too much, even though it doesn't offer any additional length. Not a problem for me though since that's not what I'm looking for. It doesn't smudge once it has set, and it washes off with my regular facial cleanser. I didn't need to use an additional makeup remover. No flaking either.
But overall the cons outweigh the pros. It's a very wet formula so it tended to transfer quickly onto the eyelid and everywhere else while it dried. A single coat isn't enough to be remarkable. It performs like any other low to mid-range mascara with only one coat. It can't be built up too much because after about two coats its starts clumping like crazy and leaves my lashes looking very stringy and limp. Also a downside of a thin, wet formula. The lashes slid together and turned into clumpy spikes. So the volume is only ever just mediocre.
As far as volumizing mascaras go, I've had better luck with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill, and Chanel Inimitable and Inimitable Intense. I'm going to keep this one though because I think it'll work better layered with another formula. I won't repurchase.
I have stuck with drugstore mascaras for a long time, and I always told myself that the brand didn't matter. It's true that there are drugstore mascaras that are fantastic. However, this mascara just blew me away :D
I'm currently just using a sample of the mascara because I ran out of the full size. Now, before I start, I'm Asian, but my eyelashes are naturally quite long and curly, and this just makes them so much better!
It makes my lashes so much longer and thicker. ITS BEAUTIFUL HAHA :D
Also, it stays on FOREVER. It doesn't smudge. :)
I love the effect it gives to my eyes and I WILL DEFINITELY repurchase!
Fantastic mascara. I have naturally long lashes, but age has taken it's toll and sparseness has set in. I have had nothing but compliments about my lashes when I wear Extase.
This is my favorite mascara for going out. It makes my lashes look amazing almost like false lashes. I love how long and full this makes them look.