I have something of a love-hate relationship with this mascara. First off, I love how it volumizes and lengthens my eyelashes. This is my favorite DS mascara...for the first 2 weeks I have it. Secondly, the formula is nice and thick and buildable. But, after about 2 weeks, it starts becoming really clumpy and is quite dry. This has happened with every tube of this I have owned so I'm sure it's not just a one-time fluke. It's sad that the formula does this because it is such a nice mascara to begin with. Overall, I am content with this mascara but I am on the hunt for something that doesn't become dry and clumpy after a very short amount of time. If Neutrogena were to reformulate this mascara so that it stays really thick and creamy for longer than two weeks, I'd quite searching for the perfect mascara and declare this my HG!
This mascara really separated my lashes and it also gave me super long lashes. I have straight stubborn asian lashes and this really holds a curl nicely. It contains rice proteins and i dont know what that does but i guess its suppose to be really good for your lashes. This mascara did not weigh down my lashes at all. What i really liked about this is that it has a nice plasticy thin brush that will easily get into the inner corners of your eyes and the formula was not to thin or to thick.
The only problem i have with this is that the brush has no bristles for the top few millimeters and when i try to apply it to my bottom lashes, it would clump up horribly. But other than that, i thought this was great and i reccomend to anyone how needs added length and definition (but remember that this DOES NOT volumize your lashes at all)
I cant say I didn't like this product but I definatley did not love it. I bought this because I have a good lo'real mascara but it makes my lashes look a bit much and sometimes I just want a natural and lengthened look so I purchased this in hopes of the natural look. It wasn't as natural looking as I would've hoped but the length is okay, not very buildable. I don't have the waterproof version but I probably should've purchased that instead because my eyes water VERY easily so it smeared below my eyes a little and would not come off so it looked like I had very odd under eye circles. I think I'll try something else next time.
This product works very well on my lashes!! This is the first mascara that I have tried that doesn't make my lashes look at all clumpy. The brush separates all the lashes making them look natural and full. The color is is black/brown, but it is perfect for anyone who likes black mascara. I have tried other brands, but they seem to be some of the worst quality. I am glad I ran into make up products from Neutrogena; I like that this item is from a company that has given me good facial products.
I do wish, though, that my eye lashes were long and pretty so that I didn't have to use anything.
This is probably the worst mascara I've ever tried....EVER. I do have this in the Carbon Black waterproof version. It was on sale at Target for $4 so I thought "why not?". The brush is one of those flexible plastic ones, it has very sparse bristles and a tapered end. The product just gooped up on it so there was way too much product on the wand. Surprisingly, the product didn't clump, but it didn't do anything else to my lashes either. No length, no volume, no curl. That's right, a waterproof mascara that does NOT hold a curl! I just looked like I had darkened my lashes a bit. Moreover, I ended up with black smudges underneath my eyes after 4 hours! This is a terrible product, I do NOT suggest it.
This mascara does not lengthen my lashes. It plumps them up a little. It does not clump because the wand is long with short bristles, almost like a comb. I bought the waterproof version in carbon black. It lasted all day without flaking. Even though it does not lengthen my lashes, I will re-purchase because my lashes look natural.
I actually got this as a gift. My friend got it for me because I have litteraly been through dozens of mascaras hating all of them. My main problem is smudging-raccoon eyes at the end of the day. This mascara does not smudge on me as bad as all the rest. The bottle is made so that it removes excess product when you take the wand out. The wand is a flexible, rubbery one with short sparse bristles made for lengthing NOT volume. It holds curl really well and looks lovely. I can make a good 10 hours w/out any smudging so it's a keeper in my book. I've been wearing it for 2 weeks now and like it a lot. I have it in 02 black.
I used this mascara today for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. The tube removes excess product from the wand better than most mascaras I have owned. The brush is a rubber applicator and very flexible. I found the application to leave no clumps, lengthen my lases and keep a natural look.
I really enjoy this product...it was free with the HS foundation this summer, so I got it, but would repurchase.
I changed my mind about this. I would not repurchase. While I'm not sure why my initial impression was so positive, I just am not in love with the effect: my lashes are neither natural nor dramatic (I do prefer a natural, feathery look). They are left somewhere in the middle with many lashes that stick together. I will use it because I have it, but I wouldn't repurchase (even though it was free).
I really like this mascara a lot, it certainly makes your lashes seem longer and has a nice applicator. No complaints from me!
Apply a coat of this over a coat of Healthy Volume for great effect
It makes me a little sad to see all the bad reviews for this mascara. I LOVE it! It's my 'everday' mascara and makes my eyelashes look naturally long and lush. And it's a great deal if you buy on BOGO.