I passed by this a hundred times before deciding to try it. I was looking for something that would make my lashes grow or at least a mascara that would make them look longer. Wearing waterproof mascara on a semi regular basis in the summer left my lashes looking shorter and more sparse. I didn't think it would make my lashes grow to a noticeable degree but that's why I also bought the Ardell Lash and Brow growth treatment to wear at night and this to use during the day. I'm not sure which product (or maybe it was both) worked but my lashes are looking much healthier. The real reason I like this mascara though is because of how nice it makes my lashes look. It takes a couple coats but my lashes come out looking long, soft, full and fanned out. Even hours after application its still black and holding a curl. I will definitely repurchase this more than once.
I can't tell you how many people ask me if I have on fake lashes. I have been using this stuff, daily for about 1 year. And I do see a difference, I could afford to go a little cheaper and my lashes still look great! But, I am sticking with this stuff--because it has my lashes looking FAB-U-LOUSEEEEE!!!!
This is a good, cheap mascara. I can't attest to its lash-growing abilities--I don't think any mascara will help--but the formula doesn't flake or smudge and the brush makes it easy to get every lash without clumping.
So this did absolutely nothing for my eyelashes. Nothing. Nada. :(
BRUSH. The brush is a subtle diamond shape, with lots of little bristles. I actually like the brush a lot.
FORMULA. In the beginning it was really wet and gloppy and clumpy. It was awful. I stashed it away in the back of my drawer, and came back to it a month later. It's pretty nice now, but still prone to clumping.
LASH ACCELERATING POWER. This did nothing what so ever for my eyelashes. A bit of a disappointment, but now they are nice and thick thanks to my Ardell Brow and Lash Accelerator.
PACKAGING. The tube was nice and the cap a nice gold-green color, but all the writing wore off within 3 months!!
So, this was an okay mascara. Some people really like it, but I'm definately going to continue my search.
I got this as a gift, and I like it. It feels light on my lashes, unlike other ones that drag my curls down or feels like your wearing a lot, you know what I mean? It last all day and looks natural. It doesn't clump up on me.
Surprisingly, I grab this more than any of my high-end ones (Dior, Laura Mercier, etc). Not bad for a drugstore mascara.
Only downside, it's not waterproof. They do made one that's WP, but I haven't tried that one yet.
Also, I'm not noticing any difference on my lashes so I'm not going to say yes, this lengthens my lashes. But will definitely buy again.
I really, really liked this mascara. The wand was long and got into corners and hard to reach places, and the brush did a very nice job of accentuating the curl of my lashes. The colour I got was the blackest black and it wasn't too thin, wasn't too thick and covered my lashes nicely. The reason I didn't love this mascara is because I like to layer my mascara and when I went to do that with this mascara, it made my lashes clump together. Definitely though, one of the nicest drugstore mascaras I have used. Unfortunately I will not be repurchasing this product due to animal testing.
At first I was very optimistic about this product. However, after a 3months of constant use I noticed more & more of my eyelashes were falling out. I didn't notice any length growth which it promised & It didn't necessarily do anything for my lashes either. When I've washed it off I noticed residue (string) from the formula that remained in my eyes.
i have a ton of mascaras, because i love them but im very picky about the ones i buy. me and my best friend have been using this for a few months and we ADORE it. hands down the BEST mascara i've tried. buy it for yourself and you will see!!!!
At first I did really enjoy this product. I loved the wand, it really did separate my lashes and made them look decently long. I really liked the look of the tube of the mascara. It's easy to find in my makeup container due to the yellowish lid and black body. One of the downfalls on this product is the fact that it's not waterproof as of yet. This product does last all day even though it's not waterproof; just make sure to not cry or wipe your eyes during the day and you'll be good to go. The second downfall is after a month of having it and using it on and off, the formula got really dry and every time I would wear it, it would hurt my eyes and make my eyes feel really heavy; so I threw it away. I probably wouldn't bother buying it again just because of the bad experience.
Due to the reviews here I decided to try it over a month ago. I still can't say if my lashes have grown due to it but regarless I like it enough that I bought a back up tube and plan right now to continue to use it. I use it without curling my lashes and it holds the curl, it gives a nice pigment, good lengthen, not much on volume but it still gives some, the formula is a bit wetter than others I have used so it need to let it dry or it might smudge a bit.
I work at home these days so I use this daily to give me just a enough makeup and also due to the hype that it is suppose to help growth the lashes, One of the shining points for me with this mascara is that it can give me just a little, natural look or with more coats you can go all the way to an evening look! I have tried many Rimmel mascara's and many mascara's in general and this one is a keeper for me, for now.
*Edited 12/26/11..Still Loving this mascara & using it as my #1 go to mascara. I have 3 stashed away, if Rimmel ever d/c this, I will lead a protest! ;-) I still need to use another if I want volume, but many times THIS is the only mascara I use!