Before I bought this I was using the L'oreal lengthening mascara. While I like that one, I wanted something more natural for the day. This one is perfect. I have very black which really does make my lashes full and soft. No clumps, and lasts all day.
I've been using Ardell as a base before applying my Lancome Definicils mascara, and I noticed that my lashes were brittle and looked incredibly dry and stiff. I assumed that b/c I was using a base, any mascara I used would result in brittle lashes. However, based on the reviews here, I thought I'd give FNS a try, and I'm glad I did. My lashes are unmistakeably "full and soft," even w/ the Ardell. My lashes are defined and fanned out - very pretty. The formula's not gloopy and chunky, and there are no clumps on my lashes. I like the brush as well; there are numerous thin bristles on the brush which seem to deposit the product on my lashes evenly. I don't think this mascara is for a dramatic, voluminous, lush look, but it's a great everyday, YLBB look.
UPDATE: My lashes are still "full and soft," but I've noticed considerable flaking. Tiny black specks are scatttered right under my eyes and on my cheeks. Once I wipe them away, as soon as I blink, more tiny black dots of mascara appear on my face. :( I'm really bummed... I reeeally wanted to have this be my HG natural-looking-lashes mascara, but I can't go around looking like I sprinkled black pepper on my face!
I LOVE this mascara. I'm a big mascara fan - I love the super-long lash look. I used to constantly try out different kinds of mascara, but Maybelline's Full 'n Soft is the one I always come back to. I have long lashes anyway, but this mascara really lengthens without clumping and stays soft. It creates a very natural, yet wide-eyed look.
I do recommend heating your eyelash curler (using a hair dryer or running it under hot water) to really curl your lashes and wipe off excess mascara with a tissue.
And best of all, it's very affordable. Try it!
This is my HG mascara!! By blinking onto the brush, this product gives me nice thick lashes, and it doesn't smudge or flake despite my oily lids. Maybelline FnS is definately worth a try!!
This is my tried and true stand-by. I have pretty long lashes and this one stays true to it's name out of any mascara I have tried. Stays on almost all day (I re-do makeup anyway if going out after work). The thing noticeable with this is that lashes really do stay soft after application and don't get stuck together when applied. Comes off when washing my face and doesn't leave residue or streaks behind on my cheeks. Wand is really good at separating lashes while applying. I came across this years ago while stopping by a K-Mart on vacation and spotting it in the check-out lane. Have probably purchased 5X since then, I try something new on and off but come back to this one. Price is decent for something that gets tossed every few months anyway. Packaging could be better, printing usually comes off after awhile but that's about the time I know it's due for a new one anyway.
WOW! True to its name. So natural, for every day use. My lashes feel so soft. Will definitely buy again
This is probably the best mascara in Maybelline's lineup, in my opinion. This mascara really makes my lashes look lush, dark, longer, and thicker (without clumping and spiking). I love how I can build and layer without getting clumps. This mascara looks halfway between natural and over-dramatic on my average length, semi-thick lashes. The wear is amazing: no smudging and no flaking. I also love how I can use it on my lower lashes and see hardly any smudges at the end of the day. This is a must buy for those gals who find most volumizing mascaras too clumpy. EDIT: Spoke too soon. I realized that this mascara is too natural for my taste, I really prefer a more dramatic lash.
i hate this stuff, it worked great for a while and i got lots of complimenst on my eyes but then i started noticing that my eyes were always irritated. i thought that i was tired or that i had a scratch or something, but then they started watering...allergies?
no! it was this mascara! if a tiny bit got in my eye it would feel like an "eye cramp." my eyes would get this strange painful irritated feeling. i stopped using it and it was resolved. ug! i will not be buying this ever again!!
I bought this mascara hoping that it would give me full, natural looking mascara, but this is a horrible mascara. It made me look like i had seven very big lashes and the brush is too big and made application really difficult. Would not buy again.
I have purchased this for many years now. I have 2 sisters who also love it. A DS staple, I like it better than Great Lash. My lashes are very long, so I don't need lengthening. I DO like to plump them up with this mascara. It doesn't clump, or smear, and removes easily, with remover, or cleanser. It does what is says exceeding well, and doesn't flake. The waterproof version is not as "soft", and seems heavy to me. I prefer the washable one for everyday wear.
I have, however, picked up an unlucky tube once from a store that I suspect has stock that does not turn over very frequently; lumpy, dry and clumpy. If you have experienced this, I say take it back and buy from a fresher source, because a fresh tube does work wonders.