NOT worth $15! My friend sells Mary Kay and she's trying to get me to buy something forever. Since I've never wanted to really try any MK products (I'm a MAC and NARS girl) I decided to get a few products that I couldn't go wrong with. This mascara did nothing to lengthen or pump up my lashes. It basically just gave them a natural tint. Yeah, it did not clump or smear but it did nothing that the booklet said it would.
I would not buy this again.
This curls my lashes without a curler. It makes my eys pop. It's pretty expensive at 15.00. I would buy it again.
This Mascara gives you DIVA lashes!! My eyes look more pronounced whenever I wear this alone or with other eyemakeup. My frieds are loving it too. One of my friends is a diehard lancome addict and she did not think that the MK mascarea could beat hers. All it took was one appliciation and she could not believe the results!! I love this stuff because it has a primer built in and the brush is awesome. Will definitely repurchase!
My friend's mom invited my friend and I to a Mary Kay roadshow at her house. I am more into high end brands, but I was curious about the Mary Kay concept since it has such a following and large customer base. This was probably the worst product I tried as part of this roadshow/consultation. First, I was shocked by the price -- I always associate MK with good value, and for $15, this was more expensive than Clinique and d/s mascaras (I put MK somewhere in that range for prices). Second, this mascara made my eyes burn, flaked off within an hour, and just generally struck me as pretty bad. I do see some good reviews, so I realized everyone is different, but I do think it's a love it or hate it product.
I really don't like this stuff. I cried the very first day I put it on, and it got EVERYWHERE. And then it didn't want to come off of my skin at all. The second time I tried it, even MK makeup remover wouldn't take it off... I had to scrape it out of my eyelashes in the shower. It clumps way too easily. Sucky mascara, I'll stick to my Clinique.
I have very long eyelashes and like to play them up as much as possible. I have used every mascara on the planet (seriously) and found this one to be the best. I was a long time user of clinique's lash doubling. I loved clinique's mascara but then tried this and fell in love. This mascara gives you thickness, doesn't clump, is buildable, and doesn't flake. If you are in search of a great mascara please give this a try!
I agree with snansel on 10/18/2006 7:32:00 AM. This is the worst mascara ever. It makes your lashes look horrible, it flakes under your eyes as the day goes by. I loved the Mary Kay endless performance mascara. Wish I had stocked up before they discontinued it.
This is the WORST mascara I have ever used! I have been using MK products for 17 years and became a consultant 11 years ago. I have long lashes to begin with and this gave me "Tammy Faye Baker" lashes. It was difficult to apply without clumping and if you don't get it on *just right* the first time, and quickly, there is no chance to continuing brushing or layering to straighten out any tweaked lashes - they're set! Then you spend forever trying to separate them with a lash comb or toothpick, but they still look bad. My sister and niece tried this and didn't like it either and we've all been using the various MK mascaras for years. My niece actually had an allergic reaction where her eyes swelled shut! This sent us in search of another brand of mascara for the first time since I switched to MK's original Conditioning mascara 17 years ago. The other new MK Lash Lengthening formula is much better as is Cover Girl Triple Lash.
I really like this mascara, which is surprising because I got it as a gift and thought I do not need a new mascara - it lasts forever and is very smudge proof. I like the container as well - although that doesn't really matter. I prefer a washable waterproof, but for regular mascaras this comes very close and works great!
Well, I had to try for myself. Been faithful to my Clinique Long Pretty Lashes for years, never gave me any trouble, but it didn't give me full lashes either. Now I wanted full ones, big and puffy and almost fake, and I tried lots of mascaras that were awful, not one that really did what it was supposed to do (what a waste of money!) The Ultimate from MK is nice, definivitely. It does what it is supposed to do, with the first swipe. Long and thick. Yes, it doesn't hold a curve, but that's not a big problem for me. I wore it all day today for the first time, and it doesn't flake or smear. I don't even need to wipe the wand off before using it (like I had to do with so many others), it works right out of the tube. No clumping, and no lashes sticking together either. I'm a happy camper now. :) + + + UPDATE + + + It's been a month now and I still think this is the best mascara I have ever tried. I have it in brown and black now, and I love it more every day. What a great find. Pricey, but worth is (and less pricey on Ebay!)