Sorry to say this product stung my eyes as soon as a put it on so hard to judge how it work. I also do not like the packaging of this product not that easy to hold overall not a good experience
I have used my first tube of this mascara and I probably will not repurchase. It takes too much time in the morning to apply and the results are not that noticeable. On the positive side, it never smudges, smears, nor flakes and comes off with just a little warm water. It's also "kind" to my lashes, leaving them feeling conditioned. For me, though, it doesn't do much in the way of thickening or lengthening my lashes.
I really liked this mascara, although it's fairly expensive for a DS brand and I found that it dried out quickly, at least for me.
Also, the base/mascara duo takes longer to apply, and you have to be careful to cover all the white base with the mascara - I think if you have longer lashes, that wouldn't be a problem, but for me, with wimpy short lashes, it is.
I do have to blot both applicators for the first 10 applications - so I don't get too much product - which then wastes product - and I think causes the mascara to dry out more quickly -
I do love the lengthening and volume it give - but until I find a BOGO, I won't be repurchasing this again.
I bought this mascara for its promise to lengthen lashes up to 80% and because it is supposed to come off easily in "tubes" with just the use of water. I didn't really notice any difference in the length of my lashes as compared to other mascaras I've used. In fact, it seemed to be pretty much average to below average. It comes with a lash primer on one end and a mascara on the other end. I tried using the primer and then mascara directly afterward without letting the primer dry and I also tried letting the primer dry first. Neither technique created much extra length but allowing the primer to dry did work very slightly better. The primer is pretty much a waste of time and money, in my opinion. And because the primer takes up one side of the tube, you get 1/2 the amount of mascara and therefore have to replace it sooner. Besides the lack of length, it did nothing at all for volume. I have fine hair but most mascaras create at least a little thickness in my lashes. This one did not. In pictures it almost looks like I don't have any lashes at all. Also, I curl my eyelashes using a heated metal Shu Uemura curler before applying the mascara and that usually works fine. For some reason, this mascara causes me to lose the curl and makes my lashes straight almost immediately.
As far as the promise of easy removal and no smudging, it does come off in tubes to a certain extent. While in the shower, I pinched my lashes and pulled the mascara off and it pretty much did what it was supposed to. But when I stepped out of the shower and looked in the mirror, I still had the "raccoon eyes" to a certain extent.
The packaging is kind of awkward and inconvenient. The ends of the tube are pointed so when you remove the wand from the tube and have to place the tube on a flat surface, it can't stand up. When you place it its side, it rolls.
I do not like this mascara. It's below average and not worth the cost. I won't be buying it again.
It doesn't run, clump, or smudge. I find that I am reaching for this one every day instead of my Givenchy! I LOVE that it lasts forever, and only comes off with a little warm water. Update: still buying this regularly after one year.
This mascara is just ok for me. I like what it does to my almost non-existent eyelashes, but when I'm washing them off (easier in the shower), I don't like that fact that I have to almost literally take them off. I feel like my own lashes might be coming off with them. Will not repurchase.
I bought this in their black colour.
I like the primer, it really does thicken my lashes, and makes them look amazing.
The mascara that accompanies it is mediocre, hence why I took off a lipstick.
When I first used this and washed it off, I was actually a little frightened to see the whole eyelash tube coming off. But it made getting it off very easy, which I like!! (I have blonde lashes and find that mascaras always seem to...stain my lashes but this didn't!).
The black mascara isn't very thickening which is something I look for.
I used this the other day, one and a half coats of primer, one coat of black followed by one coat of Black Pearl Covergirl Eye Exacts.
The compliments I got on my eyes and lashes were ridiculous! By the end of the day I was a little tired of hearing about how big, and beautiful they looked haha.
I don't really like paying for only the half the product, as it is $12.99, and I have already run out of the primer, but barely dented the mascara. I will repurchase if it goes on sale.
I won't repurchase
after starting to run out I decided to use the primer only on days I wanted a little extra oomph in my look (so not on days for work etc)
My eyes had been increasingly irritated..and gooey (contact lense wearers would understand). I assumes it was because I was swimming more and probably the chlorine. After stopping this the redness, itching and gooey-ness went away. I used it again last night, after a few hours my eyes were red, irritated and my contact lenses were gooey. I tried this on and off. Definatly the culprit. Le sigh.
this product does what it says..it makes your lashes longer. I do like this mascara...but it doesnt thicken enough for me. I probably wont repurchase but I do like this. It isnt great mascara but its good! oo and it was 7 bucks. good price i think.
ICK! I hate this mascara. And to be fair, I gave it multiple chances, applying it many different ways. The first time was an absolute failure. I applied the primer first, then the mascara directly after (according to reviews) and my lashes were clumpy, hard, and straight up nasty. I then read the reviews here, and tried a new method the second time. I wiped of the excess primer from the primer brush and applied that, then did the same with the mascara. I didn't have a problem with clumpy, but my lashes still didn't look great. They were really stiff and unnatural feeling, and didn't hold curl AT ALL. Plus, washing them off was a pain (my water takes a while to get hot, and this mascara doesn't come off in cold water)...when the lashes did come off they looked disgusting floating down the drain - like spider legs, as another reviewer said. Anyway, this stuff is awful. I don't know what I'm going to do with the rest of it.
I will start by saying that I followed the directions given in these reviews prior to use so I did not have any of the issues with clumping etc. Once I did use a few times and had success what I noticed was that it did not really lengthen any more than any other mascaras and what I did not like is that it does not provide any curl. Even after I applied after using my lash curler it effectively straightens them out again. Once I tried to re-curl after putting the mascara on and my lashes stuck to the lash curler a little bit causing some pulling, but in the end it did curl again. Once positive is that I fell asleep with this on and it did not leave black smudges like all the others. In order to get the tubes off I used a warm washcloth over my eyes for a few seconds and then cleansed as normal and I did not have any problems. I will not buy this again. Still looking for HG mascara.