I like this product a lot, I really do. It helps my tiny eyelashes get the attention they deserve, and the black mascara part goes great with the white primer. The white begins to tube immediately after being applied, as already mentioned in a review, and the black applies smoothly over it. I have never had any troubles with flaking, and it holds a curl extremely well. I believe that the tube hardens just enough to keep those eyelashes curled upward the entire day, and I've never had any flaking or allergies to this product. I would definitely recommend buying this one, even though it is a bit pricey, ($7.99 at a local drugstore). It definitely can compare to the high-brands, and I do believe I have finally found my HG!
I like this. I really, really like this. Prior to this, I used Guerlain Le 2, which I liked quite a lot - it was fairly smudge resistant, and easy to wash off. Well, this is better and 1/3rd the price!
I initially resisted buying this, even when it was on sale for $7.99 at CVS because of the low rating and reviews on MUA. However, I eventually ran out of makeup, and I needed a mascara - so I took a chance with this mascara, and I'm glad I did! There is a bit of a learning curve with this mascara (the formula is quite different from that of a traditional mascara) but it's truly fantastic. I don't mind spending $$$ on a good mascara, but this mascara makes it not necessary for me to.
I think a lot of the problems people have with this mascara is due to not reading the directions on the back (and I don't blame ya - I mean, it's a frikkin' mascara. Really, who bothers to read the directions?) The trick to this mascara is that it has to be applied quickly, without allowing the layers to dry in between. When applying the primer, do it in quick short strokes (no 'wiggling' between the lashes) and then immediately flip the wand to the black side, and repeat on the same eye. Normally, I would use one side on both eyes first, then the other on both, but doing it that would would allow the mascara to dry, and you would end up applying layers upon layers of tubes, which can get spiky and clumpy... naturally, giving you an unattractive result.
I really love that this mascara is a *tubing* mascara, which I find to be incredibly cool. Both sides of the mascara will tubify, actually - I usually wear just the black end of the mascara (no primer) because it's quicker, but the primer gives me more volume and makes the mascara slightly easier to remove at the end of the day on days I feel like spending a little extra time on my mascara. I have short, thin lashes. After applying this mascara, my lashes aren't blow-me-away kind of incredible, but they do look pretty darn good.They don't look like false eyelashes, but they do look full and dark, but natural.
I think removal is the strongest part of this mascara. Prior to this, I used Lash Blast Waterproof, and that required a cleansing oil to remove fully. This just requires some hot water, and I think the little black fibers/strings coming off my lashes are actually kinda nifty. (My boyfriend thinks it's terrifying, though.) True to its tubing nature, I get absolutely NO smudging or running with mascara, and no flaking. I curl my eyelashes every day, and this is decent on curl. However, I canNOT use this with the primer on wet lashes, especially if I'm fresh out of the shower. The primer weighs down the lashes a bit, and will wilt the curl, but since I usually don't use the primer, the black end of the mascara is light enough to hold the curl, but again, tubifies to give me length in volume. I can't complain. I like this mascara quite a lot, and can see myself repurchasing this and having it become a staple. continued >>
I SOOOOOO wish that this product came in a brown or lighter. I am a very fair-skinned person but use this anyway because I love it. You have to get used to how the 'tubes' work, but it's worth it for the price. $10, compared to $25 for Dior Show? Works for me! And I have sensitive eyes, so it's great that this doesn't flake off during the day. I even slept in it once and woke up with perfect eyelashes. I just hope Loreal makes it in lighter shades sometime soon.
Looove this mascara. I really debated giving it a try, but I'm so happy I did. I have very average lashes, but this mascara makes my lashes look fabulous. I do find the case to be a bit clunky, but overall the mascara works. Now if it just curled, it would be out of this world.
My friend recommended this mascara as a cheaper alternative to my favorite Japanese mascaras (Imju Fiberwig & Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing). Too bad Beauty Tubes (BT) doesn't work well because it is cheaper. I don't like having to use a base coat for longer lashes when my regular mascaras can do the same without having to use a base coat. This mascara uncurls my lashes after application right after curling them! So my lashes end up looking spiky. I will not purchase this one again. The only good thing about this mascara is that they are tubes that can be washed off with warm water. However, Fiberwig is also a tube mascara doesn't make my lashes spiky for only a few dollars more.
I really love this mascara! I have always had racoon eyes in the morning if I slept with mascara on. Now, it is so nice not to have to use a load of baby oil to remove my eye makeup. It comes off so easy and gives me quite a bit more lash due to the tubes. You just have to make sure and lather on the primer, then you barely have to use the actual mascara. I also was not using enough primer at first, so I was getting some clumps, but like I said, use the primer and a lot of it, and that takes care of the clumps. If I need to retouch my makeup later, I just use the eyelash curler and that is all I need. Will be buying this again, although the price is not that great. I think I paid $9.
I love this mascara! I had my heart broken by Blinc's Kiss me when it would not build to a thick looking lash at all, even with the primer. And I hated that dinky brush. But this mascara had a good build able primer, thick brush, and build able mascara.
The Result? Thickening and lengthening. Ta Da!
To remove I got sick or bending over the sink splashing my self with warm water, so I get a wash cloth wet with warm water and let is sit on my eyes for about a minute. Very relaxing, and the mascara falls right off after.
Update: The mascara dried up and the primer didn't. There is still mascara in there, lots of it, but it is hard as a rock!
Just bought this yesterday and I love it! It's always hard for me to find mascara that hits all the right notes (volume, length, no smudging) but this hits it pretty close.
Before I always stuck to Maybelline Volum' Express, but it was such a pain to get off that I tried this just to see if it worked.
It doesn't give the fullness of the Volum' Express, but I think it's worth switching just for the ease of removal.
I got a free full-sized sample in the mail (not sure when I actually signed up for it) and had heard lots of not-so-good reviews on this due to clumping.
When I tried it out, there was no clumping. Put on a thin layer of the base coat and load on the actual mascara and you'll be fine. I found that it did lengthen, but did not give much curl or volume. If they sold a tube of just the base, I would buy it. The actual mascara is kind of grey-ish and not really my thing.
Washing it off was easy, no smudges, no make-up remover required. Just water will do.
I have to say that this is one of my favorite mascaras, namely because it is so easy to remove, but doesn't smudge or flake while I'm wearing it. It gives decent volume, but does a better job lengthening. It also holds a curl (after curling your lashes with an eye curler) alright. Overall, I love the "beauty tubes" formula which supposedly forms tubes of mascara over your lashes and washes off with just water. When it washes off, it doesn't make too much of a mess and you don't need any eye make up remover at all. I also think that this formula is probably less damaging than say a water proof mascara formula. Before this, I used CoverGirl Lash Blast (waterproof), and although I liked how it gave great volume and held a curl wonderfully, I have to say that it was a pain to remove and would sometimes smudge under my eyes during the day. For now, this is my HG drugstore mascara. I'd love to try more "tube" mascaras. I have tried Imju Fiberwig but I think this one is just as good. The price of Double Extend beauty tubes is cheaper, but it has the same effect. I think Imju clumps less (not that this one clumps much) and also lengthens maybe just a little bit more but doesn't really hold a curl at all. I have yet to try Blinc's Kiss Me mascara. All in all, I'm happy with this and will repurchase when I need to.